University of Toronto, Statistical Sciences

Position ID:UofT-Statistical Sciences-DATATS [#22980]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream Data Sciences
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z5, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Data Science
Computer Science
Appl Deadline:2022/11/21 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2022/09/27, finished 2023/03/21, listed until 2023/03/27)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Statistical Sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the area of Data Sciences. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023.


Applicants must have a PhD in Statistics, Computer Science, Biostatistics, Data Science, or a related discipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths in Statistical Sciences.


Candidates must have teaching experience in a degree granting program that includes Statistics, Computer Science or a related field; experience teaching computation using programming languages such as R or python; and have experience collaborating and mentoring students on statistical or data science research. Candidates also must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and an interest in teaching-related scholarly activities. Experience working with, teaching, or mentoring diverse groups or diverse students is an asset.


Evidence of excellence in teaching a commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.


Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials. 


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at Academic Jobs Online and must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; and a complete teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates therefore must submit a 12 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to):  teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.


Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead, dated and signed) uploaded through Academic Jobs Online directly by the writers by the closing date.


All application materials, including signed reference letters, must be received by November 21, 2022.


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


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


Diversity Statement

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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
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