[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor - Toxicological Chemistry - University of Toronto
jmurphy at chem.utoronto.ca
Mon Sep 5 17:19:58 MDT 2016
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,
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
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 chair at chem.utoronto.ca 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 http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. 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 (chair at chem.utoronto.ca). For more information
about the Department of Chemistry, please visit www.chem.utoronto.ca.
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.
Professor Jennifer G. Murphy
Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto
80 St. George Street, Rm 248
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H6
Email: jmurphy at chem.utoronto.ca
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