Assistant Professor - Biostatistics

Application Deadline: 

January 27 2020

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, invites applications for a
tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Biostatistics. The
expected start date is July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

The Division of Biostatistics seeks an exceptional scholar with evidence of excellence in
teaching and research from any area of Biostatistics. Qualified applicants would have a PhD
or equivalent doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, applied mathematics, bioinformatics,
computer science or a related quantitative field by the date of appointment or shortly
thereafter. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and
strengthen our existing strengths. Candidates are expected to have demonstrated expertise
in the development of biostatistical methods, interest in applied collaborative research, and
enthusiasm along with experience in graduate training and classroom teaching.


Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of
publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting
high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant
conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high
standing. Evidence of the ability to obtain research funding is required. The successful
candidate’s core research in statistical methodology should be accompanied by
collaborative applications in health sciences.


Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the
teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations
submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach advanced research courses, to
supervise graduate students, to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest
international level, and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded
research program in biostatistics.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Established by Royal Charter in 1827, the University of Toronto is the largest and most
prestigious research-intensive university in Canada, located in one of the worlds great
cities. The University has more than 19,000 faculty and staff, some 73,000 students
enrolled across three campuses, an annual budget of 1.8 million dollars, including 376 million dollars in
externally funded research, an additional $469 million in research funding in the affiliated
teaching hospitals, and one of the premier research libraries in North America.


The Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH; has an
illustrious history that began in the 1920’s and continued with a recent renaissance
beginning in 2008 (see synopsis at The most
prominent School of Public Health in Canada, the DLSPH now has a roster of over 800
students, and greater than $27 million in annual research expenditures. It houses the
Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, the Institute for Global Health Equity
& Innovation, the new Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, major initiatives
related to Healthy Cities, Big Data for Health, Quality Improvement, and Clinical Public
Health, partnerships with institutions throughout Toronto that comprise the largest health-
science research complex in Canada, alliances with multiple international partners and a
central location in one of the most dynamic, multi-ethnic, and cosmopolitan cities in the


The mission of the Division of Biostatistics is to advance the development and application of
statistical methodology to further our understanding of data arising in public health, the
health sciences and biology. The Division offers both Doctoral (PhD) and Master’s (MSc)
degrees in Biostatistics.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below.
Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a
statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations), up to
three sample publications, and a statement outlining current and future research interests.
For questions regarding this position, please contact


Applicants must also ask three referees to send letters (signed and on letterhead) directly to
Dean Adalsteinn Brown via email to by the closing date.
All application materials, including letters of reference, must be received by January 27,


Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend
combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.


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. 


Please click here to apply.