Assistant Professor of Chemistry

University of Toronto

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Date Posted: 08/21/2023
Closing Date: 09/26/2023, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 33281
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream, Contractually Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Chemistry
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)




The Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time, three-year contractually limited term appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, in the area of organic chemistry. The appointment is anticipated to begin January 1, 2024. An additional two-year renewal may be possible.


Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Chemistry, with expertise in synthetic organic chemistry by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths ( Candidates must have demonstrated teaching excellence and have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at the undergraduate program level. Experience in curricular development activities, coordinating laboratories, and supervising teaching assistants at the university level would be an asset. Candidates are preferred who possess a demonstrated commitment to novel and impactful pedagogical methods, and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and coordinate organic chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Department of Chemistry (including lecture and laboratory components of these courses where required). The successful candidate will have experience in teaching (including laboratory and lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures) and leading both large- and small-classes in an undergraduate program.

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Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through a teaching dossier that provides a strong teaching statement and outlines teaching accomplishments, grants, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing. Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a complete current curriculum vitae, and a complete teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi – especially those related to the teaching of organic chemistry, a statement regarding career goals, and teaching evaluations). Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. All application materials must be submitted online.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each referee the day after an application is submitted. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit recent letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. At least one reference letter must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the candidate FAQ.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by Tuesday, September 26, 2023 11:59pm EST.


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


Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.


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


Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.


The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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