Assistant Professor of Design, Safety and Fundamentals in Chemical Engineering
University of Toronto

Assistant Professor - Teaching Stream - Design, Safety and

Fundamentals in Chemical Engineering


The Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto invites applications for a teaching stream appointment in the area of Design, Safety and Fundamentals in Chemical Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. The expected start date is July 1, 2020.

All applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or a related discipline at the time of appointment or soon after. Additionally, the appointee is expected to have significant experience (e.g. at least 5 years) in chemical engineering practice. Experience in industry as a practicing chemical engineer is a significant asset. The appointee must be registered as a Professional Engineer in Canada by the time they start the position or soon after.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, which will include developing and delivering core aspects of our curriculum including chemical engineering design, safety and fundamentals. The candidate will deliver these key components within undergraduate core courses and technical electives and also may have the opportunity to teach graduate courses. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing department strengths. We also expect that the successful candidate will be actively engaged in pedagogy and lead positive change in our educational programs that facilitate the evolution of the chemical engineering discipline in Canada and around the world. As part of that, the successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in and strengthen the Canadian chemical engineering community in industry, postsecondary education and government.

The successful candidate will need to: demonstrate excellence in teaching and pedagogy; have a strong background in chemical engineering theory and practice; and have excellent organizational and communication skills. Evidence of excellence in teaching, strong background knowledge and practice  and pedagogy will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, engineering accomplishments, awards & accolades, strong letters of reference from referees of high standing, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application to include a teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and course materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry 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 and multicultural city, the City of Toronto. More information on the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry’s academic plan is available at: For more information on the Department, please visit

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

Applicants must provide a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, course materials, and teaching evaluations). Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and scanned) sent directly to Professor D. Grant Allen via email at

 All application materials, including reference letters, should be received by March 2, 2020.

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.

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