Assistant Professor - Green Energy Materials

Closing Date
WorkplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

Date Posted: 03/04/2022
Closing Date: 04/25/2022, 11:59PM ET, Open Until FIlled
Req ID: 21774
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)




The Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Green Energy Materials. The appointment that   will commence on September 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.   


The successful candidate will show innovation and excellence in research and teaching in the area of materials for sustainable energy conversion and storage. The candidate should have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. They are expected to have a solid theoretical background and extensive research experience in one or more of the following specific areas: Energy storage, including battery materials, electrochemistry, catalysis, supercapacitors, and hydrogen energy. The position is primarily for   an experimental   expertise, but complementary experience with computer simulations would be considered an asset. Demonstrable experience in industrial work   and/or collaborating with industrial partners is also desirable. The candidate should be able to teach courses relevant to materials chemistry, electrochemistry, and energy storage.   


Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in Materials Science and Engineering   or a related field, demonstrated excellence in research and excellent teaching skills. Postdoctoral or industrial experience is an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and establish an independent and innovative research program of international caliber, and to teach at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.    


Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. Excellence in research is evidenced primarily by a record publications in leading journals or conferences in the field, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences with strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.   Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by strong communication skills, a compelling statement of teaching highlighting areas of interest and accomplishments, the teaching dossier (with required materials outlined below) submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of recommendation.   


Eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer in Ontario is strongly desirable.   Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.   


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on   April 25, 2022. You must submit your application online by clicking on the link below. 


As part of your online application, please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of your previous research and future research plans, one recent publication, as well as a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching experience and interests, your teaching philosophy and accomplishments, sample course materials and teaching evaluations.


Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references.  The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an applications is submitted (this happens overnight).  Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) while the position remains open.  Applications without any reference letters will not be considered.


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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Diversity Statement
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, LGBTQ2S+ 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 ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> .


Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.


The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2257103.