Date Posted: 06/29/2023
Closing Date: 08/08/2023, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 32269
Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Department: Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
The Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of artificial intelligence for materials and molecular discovery. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2024.
Applicants are expected to have a PhD degree in chemical or materials engineering or in applied chemistry or a related area at the time of appointment or soon after, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths. Areas of interest include the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning in design of molecules, proteins, and enzyme discovery.
The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and continuously lead an outstanding, independent, innovative, externally funded research program of international calibre, and teach in the chemical engineering curriculum at the undergraduate and post-graduate level. We will prioritize candidates who demonstrate the ability to sustain and lead innovative research that will advance the global frontiers of knowledge in the field, rather than only their specialization area. Collaborative and inter-disciplinary research and collegial interaction will be important elements in success. The candidate will also be reviewed by the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence for consideration of appointment as a Faculty Member or Faculty Affiliate. Eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer in Ontario is an asset.
Excellence in research is evidenced primarily by publications or forthcoming publications in leading journals or conferences, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and a teaching dossier including sample syllabi and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities, as well as strong endorsements. Other teaching related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are essential to academic excellence and to the success of our department. Evidence of a commitment to EDI will be demonstrated by a statement describing views, experiences and/or plans furthering EDI via teaching mentorship, outreach, and/or other activities.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified applicants are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research vision with a five-to-ten year horizon (three to five pages); up to three sample publications; a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations, or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above; and an EDI statement (as outlined above). All application materials must be submitted online.
Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the FAQs.
All application materials, including reference letters must be received by August 8, 2023.
Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format (maximum file size of 10 MB per attachment). If you have any questions about this position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto is committed to its vision statement, “Through leading edge research and innovation, we integrate chemistry, biology and engineering to drive solutions to global challenges in energy, the environment and health”. For more information on the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, please visit chem-eng.utoronto.ca.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.
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.
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