Thursday, October 29, 2015

University of Toronto Scarborough: Biophysical Chemistry

The Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Chemistry. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2016.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, postdoctoral experience, and an excellent publication record. Candidates’ scholarship must be in Biophysical Chemistry and be able to complement the existing strengths of our department in Biological and Environmental Chemistry. For further information about the research areas of our faculty, see
Candidates must show evidence of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. She or he will have an established or emerging record of scholarly accomplishment including publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses, or will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated in presentations at significant conferences, awards for work in the field and strong endorsements by referees.  Excellence in teaching can be established by teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application, endorsements from referees, and evidence of strong communication and expository skills.
The successful candidate will become a member of the University of Toronto tri-campus Graduate Department of Chemistry, and will be actively involved in graduate supervision. It is expected that s/he will develop an internationally recognized program of scholarly research as well as excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Toronto, including the University of Toronto Scarborough, is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The research laboratory and office of the successful candidate will be located in the recently opened Environmental Science and Chemistry building on UTSC’s North campus.The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.  
All qualified applicants should apply online by clicking on the link below.  A complete application must include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research proposal, preferably written in NSERC Discovery Grant format, a teaching dossier, and a one page statement of how the proposed research aligns with existing departmental strengths.
Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should list a minimum of three referees and arrange for these persons to submit a letter of recommendation electronically to
The closing date for applications is January 5, 2016. For more information about the Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences, please visit  For more information about the Graduate Department of Chemistry, please visit
The University of Toronto is fully committed to academic excellence and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  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.

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