Friday, September 18, 2015

U of T Mississauga: Assistant Professor—Tenure-Stream Appointment In Forensic Chemistry

University of Toronto Mississauga

Assistant Professor—Tenure-Stream Appointment In Forensic Chemistry


Company Information
Established in 1967, the University of Toronto Mississauga is the second-largest division of U of T (Canada’s largest university), numbering 13,500 undergraduate students, 575 graduate students, over 2,300 full- and part-time employees (including 915 permanent faculty and staff) as well as over 49,000 alumni. The campus is situated on 225 acres of protected greenbelt along the Credit River, 33 kilometres west of the university’s St. George campus in Toronto.

Job Description
The Forensic Science Program at the Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure–stream appointment in Forensic Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor. This appointment will begin July 1, 2016. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a forensic focus or application. They must have experience working in a forensic laboratory, or as an independent forensic consultant, or equivalent. Candidates should also clearly indicate in the CV or cover letter any knowledge of Quality Assurance protocols and accreditation processes for forensic labs. We seek an enthusiastic and innovative individual who is interested in developing a long-term research and teaching career in collaboration with the Forensic Science Program’s network of faculty, professionals, and students.

The successful applicant will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program, and to demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Candidates also must have a record of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees. The successful applicant must have a proven record of professional activities as demonstrated by casework, court testimony, laboratory experience, and similar practices.

The successful applicant will contribute to the education and training of undergraduate students in the Forensic Science program at the University of Toronto Mississauga, and to the education and training of graduate students as a member of the tri-campus Graduate Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Information: All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link following: . Applications must be submitted online and submission guidelines can be found at: . For more information about the Forensic Science Program please visit our homepage at; a link to the online application system will be also available there.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief summary of prior research experience, a proposal of future research (up to 10 pages), a teaching dossier, and 2-3 representative publications. Please submit files in PDF format only. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in the following format, labeled with the applicant’s surname and a brief description or the following numbers:
(1) Letter, CV, short research statement, and teaching dossier (the dossier may be a separate file if large)
(2) two or three publications, bundled together if file size permits.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly by e-mail to, addressed to Professor Heather M.-L. Miller, Chair, and with the Subject line “Forensic Chemistry Hire,” by the closing date of Oct. 22, 2015.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Professor Tracy Rogers, Director of the Forensic Science Program, at ; questions about the hiring process can be directed to Professor Heather M.-L. Miller at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

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

Contact Information
Company Name:University of Toronto Mississauga
Phone Number:905-569-4423
Web Site Address:

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