Faculty Positions in Chemistry
Ryerson University Department of Chemistry and Biology

Two (Multi Year) Limited Term Faculty (LTF) Positions in Chemistry

FOS, Chemistry and Biology

Posted: March 2, 2023
Deadline to Apply: Monday, April 10, 2023

**Note to Applicants: Please indicate on your application which LTF position you are applying for 

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the  territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Department of Chemistry and Biology in the Faculty of Science at (formerly Ryerson University) invites applications for two (2) Limited Term Faculty (LTF) positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Chemistry. Both appointments shall be effective July 1, 2023 with the first position being for a two-year term and the second position being for a one-year term, subject to final budgetary approval. 

The successful candidate will engage only in the teaching and service duties of faculty members in the Department of Chemistry and Biology, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities. The successful candidates for both positions will contribute to our undergraduate (BSc Honours) programs through teaching introductory courses in General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. Responsibilities will include teaching and fulfilling course management obligations for the courses listed below:

Position #1 (General and Organic Chemistry; 2-Year Term): 

Introductory courses in General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. 

Position #2 (General and Organic Chemistry; 1-Year Term):

Introductory courses in General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. 

Candidates must hold a completed PhD in a relevant area of Chemistry by the appointment date. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of: 

  • demonstrated capacity or potential capacity for teaching excellence at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum as evidenced by a teaching dossier that includescommitment to our values of equity, diversity, and inclusion as it pertains to teaching and service activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and,
    •  a teaching philosophy statement
    • demonstrated experience in  course and curriculum review and/or development
    • examples of best practices in pedagogy, including effective use of classroom technology and any experience with experiential learning
    • sample syllabi
    • strong teaching evaluations
    • teaching awards and other relevant achievements in teaching
  • an ability and willingness to contribute to the life of the Department of Chemistry and Biology and the University through collegial service. 

Demonstrated experience in the area of chemical and/or scientific education or pedagogy development would be considered an asset.

Our committee recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions. 

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

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Metropolitan Faculty Association (TFA) (www.rfanet.ca). The TFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of TFA benefits can be found 

Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU)

Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally-focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture. 

Department of Chemistry and Biology

Our Department offers undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) programs to over 1600 students of diverse backgrounds. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research, the quality of its teaching and community engagement. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing strengths through academic, professional and diverse lived experiences and perspectives. 

Working at TMU

At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At TMU and within our department, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do. 

Dedicated to a people first culture, TMU is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer. We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty and their family, including access to our diverse . 

Visit us on Twitter: @torontomet, @VPFAtorontomet and @TorontoMetHR, and our .

TMU is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the Accessibility and websites.

Toronto Metropolitan 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, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Candidates who self identify as [specify - e.g. women, Black, Indigenous, etc.] are especially welcome to provide details of how their lived experiences inform their work. 

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the by clicking on “Start Application Process” to begin. Applications, consisting of the following, must be received by April 10, 2023:  

  • a letter of application (which highlights the position that is being applied for or if multiple positions are being applied for); 
  • a curriculum vitae; 
  • a dossier of teaching experience that includes a teaching statement/philosophy – 5 pages maximum;
  • a statement on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) that addresses their commitment to EDI as it pertains to their teaching and service activities (as described above) – 2 pages maximum
  • names of three individuals who may be contacted for references. (No letters required at this time).

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.  


Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the Departmental Hiring Committee  Chair, Dr. Jeffrey Fillingham at . 

Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Toronto Metropolitan University are welcome to contact Tracey King, Miigis Kwe, the Indigenous Human Resources Lead and the Founding Co-Chair of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Community Group at . 

Black identified candidates who wish to learn more about working at Toronto Metropolitan University are welcome to contact Shurla Charles-Forbes, Black Faculty & Staff Community Network at .  

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

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