Faculty Positions

Professor - Artificial Intelligence for Materials and Computational Chemistry - 2001253


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. 


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.