[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor - Toxicological Chemistry - University of Toronto

Jennifer Murphy 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
Phone: +1-416-946-0260
Email: jmurphy at chem.utoronto.ca

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