Ecology and Evolution of Disease

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of ecology and evolution of disease. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2017. We seek a candidate who conducts conceptually driven research, using either empirical or theoretical approaches to study issues related to ecology and evolution of disease. We seek applications from candidates whose research program fits with the research programs of the highly collaborative faculty currently in the department. The appointee will be expected to build an active, externally funded and internationally recognized research program. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and contributions to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of demonstrated excellence in research and teaching should be documented through the applicant's CV, publications, research and teaching statements, letters of reference and where appropriate, course evaluations. The successful applicant will have a PhD by July 1, 2017 or soon thereafter, with an outstanding academic record. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution with over 60 faculty members specializing in ecology and evolution. Strong links exist between the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Royal Ontario Museum, the Centre for Global Change, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the University network of leading academic research hospitals (, and the School of the Environment. The University owns a nearby field station dedicated to ecological research (the Koffler Scientific Reserve; Toronto is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in which to work and live. All qualified candidates are invited to apply at Applications must include a CV and statements of research and teaching interests combined into a single PDF file, plus three representative publications. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead) sent directly to: Professor Donald Jackson, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 25 Willcocks Street, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B2 Canada. Letters of reference may be e-mailed to Deadline for receipt of applications is September 28, 2016. For further information on the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, please visit our website at Questions regarding this position can be directed to Liz Rentzelos at or (416-946-3340). The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.