Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Information and Health Sciences University of Toronto, Faculty of Information and the Institute of Medicine

The Faculty of Information and the Institute of Medicine at the University of Toronto invites applications for a two-year Contractually Limited-Term Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the area of information and health sciences in translation research. This is a joint appointment between the Faculty (51%) and the Institute (49%) beginning on July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019.


We seek individuals who have expertise in one or more of the following areas:information management, information systems, information practices design thinking, project management, translational thinking, and problem-solving design. We seek enthusiastic individuals with the ability and ambition to advance the Master of Information and the Master of Health Science in Translation Research Programs at the University of Toronto.


Candidates must have earned a Ph. D. in Information, or a related field by the  date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate must have strong endorsements from referees, excellent communication and expository skills, ability to expertly incorporate current research into our graduate courses, experience and demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by endorsements from referees, teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application, teaching evaluations, dossier and/or syllabi. The successful candidate must also possess the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues on our graduate courses and programs.Teaching duties are in a professional graduate program, and will include courses in the Master of Information, and the Master of Health Sciences in Translation Research.


Salary is to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications must be submitted online at the link below. Review of applications will begin on April 20, 2017 and the position will be open until filled. A completed application will include a curriculum vitae, a creative and coherent teaching dossier that highlights teaching accomplishments (including a teaching statement, course outlines, course evaluations, select course materials), one or more working papers, and presentation slides/materials. Please note that paper applications will not be accepted. If you have questions about this position please contact Faculty of Information Dean, Wendy Duff Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed) to be sent directly by the referee to the Faculty by the closing date, which comment specifically on the applicant’s experience in teaching and curriculum development. These letters can be sent to


Information about the University of Toronto Faculty of Information is available at: and


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.


As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see .


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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