Assistant Professor in Genetics

York University Department of Biology


Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Genetics
Home Faculty: Science
Home Department/Area/Division: Biology
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2023

The Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in the area of Genetics at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD (by the start of the appointment) in Genetics is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in research and in teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research and specialize in a branch of Genetics within (but not limited to) molecular, cellular, and/or evolutionary genetics or genomics.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and externally funded research at the highest level. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: their research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) in significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching can be provided through the teaching statement, teaching accomplishments or examples of mentoring undergraduate/graduate students, and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; and teaching evaluations (when available).

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Terrance Kubiseski, Chair of the Genetics Search Committee at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declarationform.

York supports Indigenous research and education through its Indigenous Framework for York University,the Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages and the Indigenous Council. The university is also invested in Advancing Black Research & Scholarshipand recently announced the recipients of the inaugural York Black Research Seed Fund awards.

York is located in Toronto, Canadas largest city and one of the worlds most diverse. In 2022, Forbes named Toronto one of the Ten Best Cities to Liveand the campus is accessible by subway. York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found at by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York Universitys Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing, and submitting this voluntary self-identification form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is January 15, 2023. A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and statements of research and of teaching interests and experience should be submitted by email to with "Genetics" in the subject line. Three letters of references will be requested from short-listed candidates.


Posting End Date: January 15, 2023

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