The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of History of Biology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2006. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in the history of 20th-century biology. Familiarity with philosophical approaches to science will be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program and undertake graduate supervision and teaching. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in History of Biology or in History and Philosophy of Biology, an established record of high quality scholarly research and publication, a demonstrated commitment to teaching and evidence of high quality teaching. Additional information on the Institute can be obtained through the World Wide Web at

Please send applications to Professor Paul Thompson, Director, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto, Victoria College, 91 Charles Street West, Room 317, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1K7. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, examples of publications, and materials relevant to teaching experience. Applicants must also ask three referees to write letters directly to Professor Paul Thompson. Materials must be received by November 30, 2005 (no e-mail applications will be accepted).

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We offer opportunities to work in many collaborative programs, including Aboriginal, Canadian, environmental, ethno-cultural, sexual diversity, gender and women’s studies. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

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