Friday 11 November 2016

Job opportunity: Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry - University of Toronto

Assistant Professor – Teaching Stream
Laboratories in Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
University of Toronto Requisition #1601754

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto invites applications for a Teaching Stream appointment in Laboratories in Chemical Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. The expected start date is July 1, 2017.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a related discipline by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter.  Hands on practical experience in industry is a significant asset.  Candidates are expected to demonstrate capacity for outstanding teaching, which will include developing and delivering undergraduate laboratories. Our most immediate need is in the delivery of our undergraduate laboratories in chemical engineering fundamentals, including unit operations, pilot scale processes, fluid flow, heat/mass transfer, separations, process monitoring and control, chemical reactions, bioprocesses etc. The two-story pilot lab is a ‘jewel’ in our program. It has seen significant recent investments with more planned as a key part of our strategic initiatives. The goal is to enhance experiential learning and innovation at both the undergraduate and graduate level as well as to connect it into other programs in engineering and science across the University. A description of the lab, its history and our exciting plans are at: Our primary objective is teaching excellence, particularly in the experiential/laboratory setting. We also expect that the successful candidate will be actively engaged in pedagogy and lead positive change in all of our educational programs including laboratory curriculum. 

The successful candidate will have: demonstrated excellence in teaching and pedagogy; a strong background in chemical engineering theory and practise; and excellent organizational and communication skills. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through strong letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates must have or be eligible for Professional Engineering registration. 

The CHE Department consistently ranks among the top in Canada and attracts outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, has excellent facilities, and is ideally located in the middle of a vibrant cosmopolitan city. Additional information may be found at: 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at the link below. For further information about the application process, please see the submission guidelines at 

Applicants shall provide a curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and interests and evidence of teaching excellence such as teaching evaluations). 

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and scanned) sent directly by the referees to Professor D. Grant Allen via email at:
Review of applications will begin after January 31, 2017 but the position will remain open until filled.

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.