Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry

The Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Inorganic Chemistry, specifically in the area of Bio-inorganic or Materials Chemistry. The candidate will also be part of the tri-campus graduate Department of Chemistry. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Chemistry by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement existing departmental and institutional strengths in biological chemistry and organometallic chemistry; the ideal candidate would productively interact with the Centre for Medicinal Chemistry or the National Research Council facility in Mississauga with a focus on advanced materials including smart structures, green energy materials, engineered coatings, and printed electronics.

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, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high international standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, the teaching dossier, the teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application. 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.

Candidates with experience working with, mentoring, or teaching diverse students, and the desire and ability to contribute to fostering diversity on campus and within the discipline are preferred. Candidates may elect to submit a 1-2 page Diversity Statement to further describe their previous involvement in diversity-related initiatives, and to outline how they aim to embrace and enhance diversity at UTM.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by visiting University of Toronto's Careers Website. Applications must include a cover letter addressing: 1) their research record, 2) research plans, 3) planned synergy with ongoing departmental research and institutional initiatives and 4) their teaching interests and plans; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; and a teaching dossier with a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above; and an optional diversity statement.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead, dated, and signed) to by the closing date.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 4, 2019.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining documents into one file in PDF format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of color, 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 applications, 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.