Faculty Positions

Job Field: Tenure Stream 

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science 

Department: Chemistry 

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto) 

Job Posting: May 15, 2020 

Job Closing: Jun 22, 2020, 11:59pm EST. 

Description

The Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Arts and Science and Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position at the rank of Professor in the area of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) for Materials and Computational Chemistry. This will be a joint appointment held by the Department of Chemistry (51%) and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (49%). The appointment will commence on January 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or Physics or a related area, with a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching in the area of A.I. for Materials and Computational Chemistry. We seek candidates with significant expertise in methods development and machine learning methodologies for chemistry. Applicant expertise and research interests may include the generation of new molecular and materials representations, or the use of AI for the understanding and exploration of chemical and materials space or for improving the accuracy of simulation methods. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths in Materials Science and Engineering and Chemistry. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, independent, externally-funded research program. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of sustained and high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or conferences, the submitted research statement, distinguished awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, and a high international profile in the field, as well as strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through strong communication skills, teaching accomplishments, strong endorsements by referees, and the teaching dossier submitted with the application, to include a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations.

The candidates will also be reviewed by the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence for consideration of appointment as a Faculty Member or Affiliate Faculty Member.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; one recent publication (of no more than 30 pages); a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, teaching evaluations; and a statement on commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Please combine attachments into one or two clearly labeled files in PDF format. Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants must also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent via email (on letterhead and signed) directly by the referees by the closing date to chem.chairassist@utoronto.ca

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by June 22, 2020, 11:59 pm EST. If you have questions about this position, please contact Stefanie Steele at chem.chairassist@utoronto.ca.

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 http://uoft.me/UP.

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

Job Field: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)

Req ID: 243

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science 

Department: Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences

Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)

Job Posting: August 10, 2020 

Job Closing: October 5, 2020, 11:59pm EDT.

Description:

The Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a full-time, tenure stream position in the area of Analytical Chemistry, with a preference for Bio-Analytical Chemistry. UTM is one of the three University of Toronto campuses and the incumbent will also be a member of the tri-campus graduate unit, the Department of Chemistry. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will commence on July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Chemistry or a related field by the time of appointment, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement existing departmental strengths in biological and protein chemistry, medicinal chemistry, biophysical chemistry, and organometallic chemistry; the ideal candidate would productively interact with the Centre for Medicinal Chemistry, a multi-disciplinary research consortium housed at UTM that will advance the methodology and practical application of medicinal chemistry.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. 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, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.  

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments and the teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements by referees. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters.

Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the button below. Applicants must submit a cover letter addressing: 1) their research record, 2) research plans, 3) demonstrated opportunities for synergy with ongoing departmental research and 4) their teaching interests and plans; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations 
or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above; and a diversity statement (1-2 pages).

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Michelle Bae, Assistant to the Chair, at cps.utm@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by October 5, 2020.

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, 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 http://uoft.me/UP.

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.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.