Faculty Positions


Assistant Professor - Polymer and Materials Chemistry


The Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Polymer and Materials Chemistry. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.  

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree by date of the appointment or shortly thereafter in the broadly defined area of Polymer and Materials Chemistry, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. To that end, we are interested in applicants whose expertise and research interests include any of the following: fundamental studies and applications directed toward biological and health related problems, sustainable chemistry, renewable energy, nanochemistry, and optoelectronics.  

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, independent, externally-funded research program. Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by the submitted research statement and a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant academic journals or a publication pipeline that is meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.  

We seek applicants with a strong academic background and demonstrated excellence in teaching.  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 link below. Applications should include a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a research statement that details proposed research; up to three sample publications or working papers; and a teaching and service dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, teaching evaluations, sample course syllabi, and prior and proposed service experience, as well as a statement on commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you have questions about this position, please contact chem.chair@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online

Applicants should 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.chair@utoronto.ca.   

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by September 16, 2019, 11:59pm EST.  

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

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 http://uoft.me/UP.   

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