Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Synthetic Chemistry
Home Faculty: Science
Home Department/Area/Division: Chemistry
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020

The Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at York University invites applications for a tenure-track professorial-stream position in Synthetic Chemistry (broadly defined) at the Assistant Professor level to commence July 1, 2020. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry or a related discipline, postdoctoral experience in relevant areas, and an outstanding research history (appropriate to their career stage) including a sustained record of publications in high quality peer reviewed journals, and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

We seek candidates who demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in research, teaching and scholarly activity. Candidates with an interest in medicinal and/or materials chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an outstanding and innovative research program, secure and maintain external peer-reviewed research funding, recruit and supervise graduate students, and contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred.

Further information about the Department of Chemistry can be found at: .

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Dr. René Fournier, Chair of the Department of Chemistry, at

The salary for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including but not limited to gender and racial diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at .

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is October 15, 2019. Applications should contain a cover letter, curriculum vitae, NSERC-style research proposal (5 pages) with a separate summary, statement of teaching interests, and completed Work Status Declaration (citizenship) form. Please arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation uploaded on your behalf. All materials should be submitted electronically, by you and your references, through:


Posting End Date: October 15, 2019