Assistant Professor, Statistical Genetics and Genomics, University of Toronto


Assistant Professor, Statistical Genetics and Genomics

The Department of Statistical Sciences in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in Statistical Science. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2019.

We are interested in candidates from all areas of the statistical sciences that impact statisticalgenetics and genomics, and all other quantitative “omics” research. The University of Toronto is an international leader in statistical science research and education. We seek exceptional candidates who complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. We are particularly interested in exceptional candidates who transcend traditional statistical research topics and who are working on non-traditional areas at the cutting edge of the statistical sciences and genetics or genomics. The candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive and externally funded research program; to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to contribute to the enrichment of all aspects of the Department.

Applicants must have a PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics or a closely related field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, and must demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. Evidence of research excellence will consist of publications in top ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at top conferences, research awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of top international stature. Evidence for excellence in teaching is based on strong letters of reference and a teaching dossier containing a strong statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, course materials, teaching accomplishments and evaluations.

Salary and start-up packages are competitive with our North American peers and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should apply online AcademicJobsOnline,, and include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a list of publications, up to three sample publications, research statements, a teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, sample syllabi, course materials and teaching evaluations. Applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed) uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline directly by the writers.

Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2018 and applicants should endeavor to have all materials submitted by then, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information about the Department of Statistical Sciences, please visit our website or contact Katrina Mintis at

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the world.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, 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.