Assistant Professor – Polymer and Materials Chemistry

Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Aug 07, 2018
Oct 06, 2018
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Polymer and Materials Chemistry. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2019.

Applicants must have earned a PhD by date of the appointment or soon thereafter in the broadly defined area of Polymer and Materials Chemistry.

Successful candidates will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, independent, externally-funded research program. We seek candidates with a strong academic background, a record of excellence in research and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Applicant expertise and research interests may include fundamental studies and applications directed toward biological and health related problems, sustainable chemistry, renewable energy, nanochemistry, and optoelectronics.

Record of excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals or a publication pipeline that is at high international levels, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong endorsements by referees, and the teaching dossier, including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and sample course syllabi, submitted as part of the application.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the following link: Applications should include a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a teaching dossier, including a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, teaching evaluations and sample course syllabi; and an outline of proposed research. If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online.

Please combine attachments into one or two clearly labeled files in PDF format. Submission guidelines can be found at

Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 and applicants should endeavor to have all materials submitted by then to ensure full consideration; however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information about the Department of Chemistry, please visit our website,

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.

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