Wednesday, August 17, 2016

University of Toronto: Toxicological Chemistry

Assistant Professor - Toxicological Chemistry - 1601128
Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Chemistry
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Aug 15, 2016
Job Closing: Oct 12, 2016, 11:59pm EST


The University of Toronto invites applications for one joint tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry (51%) and the School of the Environment (49%). The appointment is in the area of Toxicological Chemistry (Environmental, Biological, Analytical), and will commence on July 1, 2017.

We seek a candidate who conducts research on the impacts of either anthropogenic or natural environmental contaminants on organisms in one or more of the following or related areas: elucidating the molecular mechanisms of toxicity of xenobiotics, development of novel assays to identify toxins in the environment, the application of metabolomics or proteomics to study environmental exposure. This research is intended to complement the strengths of the Department of Chemistry in Environmental, Biological and Analytical Chemistry. We seek applications from candidates whose research program fits well with the collaborative research in our Department and with the interdisciplinary focus of the recently formed School of the Environment.

We encourage applicants to review both academic units’ research and teaching programs prior to applying. Successful applicants will have a PhD in Chemistry or a related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with an outstanding academic record as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, a strong research dossier submitted as part of the application, and strong endorsements by referees. Candidates will be expected to build an active, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program. The appointee will also demonstrate excellence in teaching, and will contribute to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students in both Chemistry and the School. Teaching responsibilities will be split between Chemistry and the School and may include jointly offered courses. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. This evidence can include performance as a teaching assistant, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the ‘apply’ link below. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, copies of representative publications, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests and teaching evaluations where available, a teaching dossier, and an outline of proposed research, research dossier and career goals.

Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential signed letters of recommendation on letterhead sent directly by the referee to the department via e-mail to by the review date of October 12, 2016.

All application materials should be submitted online. Please combine attachments into one or two clearly labeled files in PDF format. Submission guidelines can be found at To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 12, 2016, 11:59 pm EST. This search will remain open until filled.

Inquiries should be directed to Professor Robert Batey, Chair of the Department of Chemistry ( For more information about the Department of Chemistry, please visit For more information about the School of Environment, please visit

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

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

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