Assistant/Associate Professor, Forensic Toxicology
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Faculty of Science
Tracking Code: 1468-136
Position Title: Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty – Assistant or Associate Professor
Appointment Type: Continuing Full Time
Posting Date: January 7, 2019
Application Review Date: February 4, 2019
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), located in Oshawa, Ontario, advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and innovative programs responsive to the needs of students, and the evolving 21st-century workplace. UOIT promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking, and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to consider joining UOIT’s globally trained faculty as we further our reputation for providing a leading-edge learning environment and delivering innovative research.
The Faculty of Science and the Forensic Science program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), invite applications from qualified individuals for a tenure-track faculty position in Forensic Toxicology. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in toxicology, analytical chemistry, pharmacology or related field or have completed all of the requirements of their PhD by the date of appointment. Candidates familiar with Canada’s drug laws, having casework experience, knowledge of toxicology and laboratory equipment operation, and professional certification are preferred. This position is subject to budgetary approval.
The UOIT Forensic Science program has its full accreditation granted by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences’ Forensic Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC). The program is distinguished by a strong scientific foundation in biology and chemistry, with allied courses related to forensic aspects of identification, toxicology, physics, quality assurance, and law. The successful candidate will assist in upholding the close partnership with local police agencies and forensic science laboratories, aid in implementing innovative educational content in our state of the art teaching facilities, and help maintain the UOIT Forensic Science Program’s high standards of education.
This is a research-focused position. As such, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a dynamic and innovative externally funded research program which supports peer-reviewed publications, training of graduate students at both masters and PhD level, as well as academic and industrial collaborations. The candidate will also be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level and contributing to the continued development of these programs. Preferred areas of expertise to strengthen and complement our existing research programs are: drug toxicology, statistical analysis, biotechnology, drug chemistry, ecotoxicology, molecular biology, and biochemistry. We will, however, consider applicants in all areas of Forensic Science who have demonstrated exceptional research and teaching potential. Given UOIT’s commitment to providing a technology-enhanced learning environment, we seek individuals who are interested to explore and develop effective pedagogical applications of technology in Forensic Science education.
The successful candidate will be expected to follow a 40% Research, 40% Teaching and 20% Service workload each year.
UOIT is one of Canada’s newest public, research universities, with over 10,000 students at all levels of study. It is located in Oshawa, Ontario (population of approximately 160,000) and easily accessible from Toronto, Ontario by car and transit.
The Faculty of Science is interested in candidates who will proactively advance equity, diversity and inclusion in research activities, curriculum and teaching and can demonstrate their commitment to promoting a respectful work and learning environment at UOIT.
Review of applications will begin on February 4, 2019, but later submissions may be considered until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit, in an electronic format through the UOIT website, a formal letter of application, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications; a statement of teaching interests/experience; an outline of their present research program; a brief future research plan; and the names of three referees, and an outline of their present and future research programs.
This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the UOIT Faculty Association and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and the UOIT Faculty Association. The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and annual salary increases are administered as per the terms outlined in the tenured and tenure track collective agreement.
UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
UOIT respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify the Human Resources Department.
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Expected Start Date
Administered in accordance with the Collective Agreement