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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Contractually Limited Term Appointment – Inorganic Chemistry

University of Toronto

The Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one-year contractually limited term appointment in the area of inorganic chemistry. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and will commence July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter, and end on June 30, 2020.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Chemistry, with expertise in inorganic chemistry, inorganic materials, and/or metal/inorganic catalysis 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 coordinating laboratories at the university-level would be an asset. Candidates who possess a demonstrated commitment to novel, and impactful pedagogical methods and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities are preferred.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach inorganic chemistry with a focus on inorganic laboratories at the undergraduate level and may also be required to teach additional courses in the Department of Chemistry.

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.

For more information about the Department of Chemistry, please visit our website,

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 syllabi, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply using the following link:

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 inorganic chemistry, a statement regarding career goals, and teaching evaluations). All application materials must be submitted online.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference, including one primarily addressing the candidate’s teaching, sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to by the closing date.

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 May 31, 2019 11:59pm EST.

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.