Tenure Track Position in Analytical Chemistry

Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here: https://www.ryerson.ca/hr/employee-resources/rfa/fu
October 15 2019
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The Opportunity

The Department of Chemistry and Biology in the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry with interests in consumables materials (such as food and nutraceuticals), environmental science, or the analysis of biological materials. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval. 

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. 

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (www.rfanet.ca).

The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.


The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties, maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Specifically, the candidate is expected to develop an innovative, independent, externally funded, and sustainable research program in the area of Analytical Chemistry. The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate (B.Sc.) and graduate programs (M.Sc./M.A.Sc./Ph.D.) through mentoring and supervision of trainees, and is expected to teach analytical chemistry courses. The candidate’s contributions in all areas of activity will reflect and support the Department’s inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment.


Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in Chemistry and post-doctoral research experience or equivalent in Analytical Chemistry. 

In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of: 

  • a record of scholarly research, creative activities and any other contributions that demonstrate their ability and potential for developing an innovative, independent, externally funded and sustainable research program in the area of Analytical Chemistry. Contributions may be, but are not limited to, peer reviewed publications, working papers, book chapters, policy documents, evidence of outreach and public engagement, presentations to the scientific community or other venues for knowledge dissemination; 
  • teaching excellence or the potential for teaching excellence through a statement of teaching philosophy and, if available, descriptions of teaching accomplishments, which could include examples of course/curriculum review/development, skills development in pedagogical practice, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations; 
  • strong communication skills and the ability to work with diverse communities of trainees;
  • a commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research or creative activities, including an understanding (either demonstrated or planned) to create an inclusive and accessible learning environment for a diverse student population. Evidence of commitment to EDI should be provided in the form a diversity statement that demonstrates an understanding of EDI principles and evidence of application of those EDI principles, or clearly defined plans of how they would apply those principles in their research programs and teaching responsibilities; and
  • an ability to contribute to the life of the Department. Faculty and the University through collegial service. 

About Ryerson and the Department

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University, is on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples and is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, scholarly research and creative activities. Ryerson is known for its culture of entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder, as it continues its growth through award-winning architecture and expansion of its campus.

Dedicated to a people first culture, Ryerson is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for every year since 2015. To learn more about our work environment, please visit us on Twitter:  @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI and our LinkedIn company page. We invite you to explore employment at Ryerson. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead at t26king@ryerson.ca.

The Department of Chemistry and Biology consists of 37 tenure-stream faculty members. The Department offers three undergraduate programs in Biomedical Sciences, Biology, and Chemistry, and graduate programs at the Master’s and Doctoral levels in Molecular Science and Environmental Applied Science and Management.

Equity at Ryerson 

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.  For more information about Ryerson’s commitment to EDI, please visit https://www.ryerson.ca/equity.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by November 15, 2019. The application must contain the following: 

  • a letter of application and a curriculum vitae; 
  • a teaching dossier or philosophy;
  • a 1-page statement of EDI philosophy;
  • a 1-page summary of research accomplishments;
  • a 5-page research proposal in the field of Analytical Chemistry; and
  • names of three individuals who may be contacted for references.

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.  

Any confidential inquiries can be directed to the DHC Chair, Dr. Roberto Botelho at rbotelho@ryerson.ca.

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. For any confidential accommodation needs and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Michelle Gomes, HR Advisor at michelle.gomes@ryerson.ca.

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