Assistant Professor of Materials Science

University of Toronto

Assistant Professor of Materials Science

Date Posted: 01/30/2024
Closing Date: 03/08/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 34851
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)




The Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the area of Materials Science and Engineering. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024.


Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Materials Science or a related area at the time of the appointment, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and enhance our existing Departmental strengths.  Candidates must have teaching experience in a degree-granting program, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures.  Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry and a demonstrate interest in teaching-relate scholarly activities. It is strongly preferred that candidates have an undergraduate degree in engineering and be registered, or eligible for registration as, a Professional Engineer.


The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry, including in the development and delivery of undergraduate courses, as well as curriculum development. This will be demonstrated by strong communication skills evident throughout the application process; a teaching dossier that includes a compelling statement of teaching highlighting areas of interest, awards, accomplishments and teaching philosophy; sample course syllabi and materials; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing that endorse excellent teaching and a commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and teaching innovation.


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering recognizes the importance and benefits of including and fostering a diversity of perspectives in pursuit of its academic mission. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore asked to submit a statement (up to 2 pages) describing any equity, diversity and inclusion considerations that enrich their approaches to teaching, inform their approach to teaching and educating new and existing audiences, and/or foster innovation in their practice.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. The University’s distinguished faculty, institutional record of ground breaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto is home to the top Materials Science and Engineering program in Canada. We foster a world-class environment that excels in teaching, learning and research.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below.  Applications must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations), and the equity, diversity and inclusion statement (as outlined above).


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, however, remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.

More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the candidate FAQ .


Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any specific questions about this position, please contact


All application materials, including recent reference letters, must be received by 11:59 PM EST, Friday March 8th, 2024. Only complete applications, including all application materials and reference letters, will be considered.




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.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact