Faculty Position in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ryerson University Department of Chemistry and Biology

Two (2) Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Positions in Chemistry and Biochemistry

FOS, Chemistry and Biology

Deadline to Apply: Sunday, June 14, 2020

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 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. 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 .

The Opportunity

The Department of Chemistry and Biology in the Faculty of Science at is pleased to invite applications for two (2) one-year Limited Term Faculty (LTF) positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.

The Department of Chemistry and Biology consists of 37 tenure-stream faculty members. The Department offers undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) programs. Our Faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research and on the quality of its teaching. We are interested in candidates that will contribute to our existing teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to their work.

These positions fall under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) ().

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


The successful candidate will engage only in the teaching and service duties of faculty members in the Department, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities. Each position entails teaching and course management obligations for a range of courses, including courses with large enrolments or management of a lab component. In particular: 

Position 1: first year chemistry courses for science, engineering and public health programs.;

Position 2: first year chemistry, organic chemistry, as well as introductory and advanced biochemistry.


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant area of Chemistry and have post-secondary teaching experience. Previous experience with online teaching or innovative teaching approaches will be considered an asset.

Evidence of, or potential for, excellence in teaching must be provided through a statement of teaching philosophy and, if available, descriptions of teaching accomplishments, including experience with course/curriculum review/development, excellent pedagogical practice, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations. Please demonstrate evidence of strong communication skills.

Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) as it pertains to service and teaching, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population. Commitment to EDI must be provided through a diversity statement that provides evidence of how candidates have demonstrated or will demonstrate their commitment to the application of EDI principles through teaching and service.

Candidates must demonstrate an ability to contribute to the life of the Department and the University through collegial service.

Note: Limited Term Faculty appointments at Ryerson University may not exceed a combined total of four years. Applicants with prior Ryerson LTF appointments need to consider this limitation, as it may render them ineligible to apply. 

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 outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

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+. 

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by 14 June 2020. 

The application must contain a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, a statement demonstrating your commitment to diversity, a teaching dossier, results of teaching evaluations (if available) and names of three individuals who may be contacted for references. 

Any confidential inquiries can be directed to the Departmental Hiring Committee Chair, Dr. Roberto Botelho, at . 

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

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Michelle Gomes, HR Advisor at .  

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