Donships 2014-2015

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Applications are invited for the following donships at Trinity College in the University of Toronto for 2014-2015.

Life Sciences

While we are specifically interested in the academic areas listed above, we will also consider applications from individuals qualified in other academic areas.  We anticipate approximately 4 positions available for the 2014-15 school year.

General information

Trinity College appoints academic dons in a variety of disciplines.  Through formal and informal activities, academic dons provide support for undergraduates in their disciplines and encourage the overall academic and personal development of students.  Innovation and initiative are encouraged.  Academic dons live in residence at the College and have student life responsibilities as well as academic responsibilities.

All dons combine student life responsibilities with academic responsibilities in proportions that range from 80:20 (predominantly student life) to 40:60 (predominantly academic). Applicants are invited to indicate their preference with respect to the proportions of academic and student life.

Detailed information

For detailed information about Trinity donships, please see the document terms and conditions of employment as an academic don at Trinity College, available by request from Ms. Herma Joel ( The topics covered include: time commitment and division of duties; academic responsibilities; student life responsibilities; remuneration; restrictions and requirements.


Applicants should be enrolled in (or applying for admission to) a graduate or second-entry professional program, or pursuing post-doctoral studies, at the University of Toronto.

Applicants must have excellent academic records and should have, or be willing to acquire, a good working knowledge of the University's undergraduate courses (especially first- and second-year courses) in their areas. Tutoring or TA experience is an asset. Residential experience is also an asset.


Candidates should apply to Professor Alberto Martin, Acting Dean of Arts, Trinity College. Applications should be submitted by email to Acting Dean Martin c/o Ms. Herma Joel ( and should include a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, an undergraduate transcript and (if applicable) a graduate transcript. The covering letter should explain the applicant’s qualifications for, and interest in, the position. In addition, applicants should provide the names and email addresses of two references.  The deadline for receipt of application materials is Friday, February 28th, 2014.  Short-listed applicants will be interviewed in the week of March 3rd.

Trinity College encourages applications from all qualified individuals and seeks to appoint a team of dons who reflect the diversity of the College's students.