Assistant Professor, Forensic Biology/Forensic Genetics

The Forensic Science Program at the University of Toronto Mississauga, currently administered in the Department of Anthropology, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Forensic Biology/Forensic Genetics, to commence on July 1, 2018.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology or cognate discipline with a focus on forensic genetics by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful applicant must also have a record of professional forensic activities as demonstrated by casework, court testimony, laboratory experience, or similar practices. Experience working in a forensic laboratory, or as an independent forensic consultant, or equivalent is also preferred. Candidates should also clearly indicate in the CV or cover letter any knowledge of Quality Assurance protocols and accreditation processes for forensic labs.

The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research in Forensic Biology or Forensic Genetics. The dossier should include evidence of an emerging reputation in research as demonstrated by an ability to attract research funding, publication in appropriate peer- reviewed journals with strong reputations, research in progress that targets such publication venues, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and a teaching statement that outlines teaching philosophy and future teaching plans.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an active, innovative, externally funded program of research and to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate students as well as graduate students enrolled in the tri-campus University of Toronto Graduate Program. The successful candidate’s primary graduate department will depend upon their field of expertise.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

U of T Mississauga’s Forensic Science program is designed to provide students with an understanding of scientific analyses, theories, laboratory skills, applications, and field techniques. Programs are offered in the fields of forensic anthropology, forensic biology, forensic chemistry, and forensic psychology. For more information, see the UTM Forensic Science website at .

Application Information:

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link:

Applications must be submitted online and submission guidelines can be found at: to-apply . A link to the online application system will also be available at the UTM Anthropology website. Review of applications will begin after February 28, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and copies of representative publications. Letters of reference must also be sent by email by the deadline, as noted below.

We ask that candidates combine requested documents into two or three PDF/MS Word files in the following format:

(1) Letter of application, CV, and teaching dossier, titled: 1800104_YourSurnameFirstname application.pdf (or .doc)

(2) Pedagogically-focused publication, titled: 1800104_YourSurnameFirstname publication.pdf

(3) Teaching evaluations may be submitted in a separate file if required due to size, otherwise bundle with teaching dossier in the application.pdf file; if a separate document, please title as: 1800104_YourSurnameFirstname evaluations.pdf (or .doc)

All applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (on letterhead, dated, signed and scanned) directly by e-mail to, addressed to Professor Gary Crawford, Chair of the Department of Anthropology, and with the Subject line “Forensic Biology Hire,” by the closing date of February 28, 2018. Receipt of all three letters will be necessary to consider an application.

If you have questions about this position or the program, please contact Professor Tracy Rogers, Director of the Forensic Science Program, at; questions about the hiring process can be directed to Professor Gary Crawford at

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, LGBTO 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.