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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Inorganic Chemistry - 1601366

Job Field:Teaching Stream
Faculty/Division:University of Toronto Scarborough
Department:UTSC: Physical & Environmental Sciences
Job Closing:Dec. 1, 2016, 11:59 pm EST


The Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a teaching stream appointment in Inorganic Chemistry. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and will commence on July 1, 2017. 

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants must have demonstrated expertise in inorganic chemistry, with strong evidence of excellence in teaching inorganic and general chemistry at all levels including high enrolment courses. Candidates with experience in modern analytical techniques are preferred. 

Significant contributions to enhancing our inorganic chemistry course offerings, including lectures, laboratories and tutorials, will be expected, in addition to regular classroom teaching. Experience and demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activity are required. This can be demonstrated through excellent course evaluations, a coherent statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to evidence of excellent pedagogical practice, and/or demonstrated superior performance in other teaching related activities, including performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, or excellent conference posters or presentations. Experience and/or knowledge related to excellent pedagogical practice as it applies to teaching large classes will be considered an asset.   

The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The office of the successful candidate will be located in the recently opened Environmental Science and Chemistry building on UTSCís North campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University of Toronto is fully committed to academic excellence and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.      

All qualified applicants should apply online by clicking on the link below. A complete application must include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching excellence. If you have questions about this position, please contact rjones@utsc.utoronto.ca.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should list a minimum of three referees and arrange for these persons to submit a letter of recommendation (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly to dpeschair@utsc.utoronto.ca.

The closing date for applications is December 1, 2016.

For more information about the Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences, please visit http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/physsci/.  For more information about the Graduate Department of Chemistry, please visit http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/.

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 http://uoft.me/UP.

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