Tenure-track Assistant Professor

Tenure-track Assistant Professor

FOS, Chemistry and Biology

Posted: December 4, 2017
Deadline to Apply: Sunday, January 7, 2018

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 in Chemical Biology at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval. This position is expected to synergize with, and complement current faculty interests, and sit at the interface of chemistry and biology. The Department of Chemistry and Biology is in a phase of dynamic growth, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry, Biomedical Science and Biology, the department offers Master’s and Doctoral programs in both Molecular Science and Environmental Applied Science and Management. We invite you to learn more by visiting us at http://www.ryerson.ca/cab/.


As the department continues to expand its research activities, the new faculty member will: be responsible for teaching organic chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular or cell biology at an introductory level; supervise at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; establish and maintain a strong externally-funded research agenda; collaborate with other university departments, partners and the community; participate in departmental and university service; and support curriculum development in undergraduate and graduate courses in the biomedical sciences, biology and/or chemistry programs, as required.


Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly, research or creative activities and will be expected to demonstrate their ability to work with a diverse student population. The ideal candidate will have an earned Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biology (or a closely related field), and post-doctoral experience that bridges Chemistry/Biochemistry with Molecular/Cell Biology, as well as a strong record of post-graduate research productivity (e.g., a strong publication record in high-impact journals & conferences). The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate an interdisciplinary working knowledge connecting organic chemistry, biochemistry and molecular (or cell) biology, both in their research and teaching. In addition, to possessing a strong research profile, the successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program; demonstrate the potential for high-quality teaching in organic chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular or cell biology at an introductory level and curriculum development; possess the ability to effectively train highly qualified personnel (HQP); and demonstrate a capacity for collegial service.

Equity at Ryerson University

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.

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, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people-first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016, and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU@RyersonHR and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

How to Apply?

Applications should be submitted via the Faculty Recruitment Portal. Deadline for submission is 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Interested candidates should prepare their application package as a single PDF file, and include the following;

  • cover letter & curriculum vitae;
  • statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy that demonstrates commitment to effective teaching and curriculum development;
  • research proposal (up to 5 pages including figures and references). Research proposals should conform to the guidelines including prescribed section headings for the "free-form" portion of the NSERC Discovery Grants Program application - see http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/ResearchPortal-PortailDeRecherche/Instructions-Instructions/DG-SD_eng.asp under "Proposal" for details. Candidates should not submit any other part of the NSERC application aside from the free-form research proposal; and,
  • two (2) recent publications

Selected candidates will be required to submit a budget, and up to two (2) reference letters at a later date. Any confidential inquiries should be sent to the Departmental Hiring Committee Chair by e-mail to cabchair@ryerson.ca with the subject line “CAB Chemical Biology Candidate”.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

The Department of Chemistry and Biology welcomes applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship. Candidates who will expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense are encouraged to apply. Aboriginal candidates interested in working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at t26king@ryerson.ca.

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