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Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunities


Posting date: January 21, 2021

Note: Candidates expected to work in a couple different areas.

  1. NSERC-UNENE Alliance grant – Corrosion Control and Materials Performance in Nuclear Power Systems (joint with Suraj Persaud, Queen’s University) – 1 or 2 positions
  2. NSERC-NWMO Alliance grant – Copper Corrosion Mechanisms and Prediction (joint with Queen’s University and faculty in MSE) – 1 position
  3. Qatar National Research Fund – Towards Science-Based Maps for Stress Corrosion Cracking (collaborative with Shell engineers) – partial position
  4. Applications of Nanoporous Metals to Sensing and Catalysis – partial position

Contact: Professor Roger Newman (

Tenure-Stream Appointments


No openings available at this time.

CUPE 3902 UNIT 1


Posting date: November 3, 2020

Job Posting: Course Instructor

Course title: APS106H1:  Fundamentals of Computer Programming, Winter 2021

Course description: An introduction to computer systems and software. Topics include the representation of information, algorithms, programming languages, operating systems and software engineering. Emphasis is on the design of algorithms and their implementation in software. Students will develop a competency in the Python programming language. Laboratory exercises will explore the concepts of both Structure-based and Object-Oriented programming using examples drawn from mathematics and engineering applications.

Estimated enrolment:  ~ 286

Estimated TA support: Approximately 200 TA hours

Course Schedule: TBD

Dates of appointment: January 1, 2021- April 30, 2021

Stipend: $8,219.16, inclusive of vacation pay, 4 installments

Qualifications:  Bachelors in Engineering

Duties of course instructor:  Deliver the course, 1 section

Closing Date: November 5, 2020

Those interested should submit a letter of application and current CV by email to professor Tim Bender ( and cc: Ha Le, Undergraduate Assistant (

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The position(s) posted above is (are) tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolments.

CUPE 3902 UNIT 3 – General Notice

How to submit an application for General Notice for Unit 3 postings

The Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry may hire (if required) Sessional Lecturers and Sessional Assistant Lecturers to deliver some of its undergraduate courses. To be considered for a position, an application and Curriculum Vitae must be submitted to We prefer that applications and CVs be submitted via e-mail.

General Information

Generally speaking, we expect to make decisions concerning courses in July for Fall and Spring courses. However, some decisions may be made earlier or later than these time frames, depending on circumstances. Unexpected vacancies may arise at any time.

Applications will be retained for twelve (12) months. Persons who submit applications and CVs will receive e-mailed job postings for specific positions for the subsequent twelve (12) months.

This notice is pursuant to the CUPE Local 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement. Please note that in accordance with that agreement, preference in hiring is given to qualified persons holding the rank of Sessional Lecturer II.

Continuously-Posted Notice
Filling Positions Under CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement

Posting Date: December 9, 2020.                                                                                                                              

Job Posting: Sessional Lecturer I

Course title: CHE1310H – Chemical Properties of Polymers

Course description:   Kinetics of polymerization and the conformation properties of the isolated random-coiling macromolecule. [Mechanism of chain propagation and step growth polymerizations using radical and ionic techniques.] The statistical thermodynamics of polymer solutions, derived (following Flory) for the dilute and for the concentrated solution. Applications to osmotic phenomena deduced from light scattering of polymer solutions. Extension of thermodynamic analysis to the theory of the intrinsic viscosity of polymer solution. Particular emphasis on the characterization of polymers. Introduction to the theories of de Gennes.

Estimated enrolment:  ~ 15

Estimated TA support: TBD

Course Schedule: TBD

Sessional dates of appointment: January 1, 2021- April 30, 2021

Stipend: Effective September 1, 2020, the minimum stipend rate inclusive of 4% vacation pay shall be: $8,489.67 (half course)

Qualifications: A PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with extensive experience in polymer research.

Duties of course instructor:  To provide instruction during lectures, tutorials and set-up quizzes, exams and mark them as necessary.

Those interested should submit a letter of application and current CV by email, to professor Molly Shoichet at and cc: Ha Le, Undergraduate Assistant (

The application deadline is December 11, 2020, 5:00 p.m. EST.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.

It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolment. Should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12 of the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 collective agreement.

Please note: Undergraduate or graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of the University of Toronto are covered by the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 collective agreement rather than the Unit 3 collective agreement, and should not apply for positions posted under the Unit 3 collective agreement

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