Monday, November 24, 2014

Queens University: Tenure-Track Position in Chemistry in Organic, Materials, Environmental or Physical Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Organic, Materials, Environmental or Physical Chemistry, subject to budgetary approval. The preferred starting date is July 1st, 2015.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. completed before the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic research and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding. In addition, the candidate will demonstrate a strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. The successful candidate will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the department, to the Faculty, to the University, and/or the broader community. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of: a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph); a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications); a statement of research interests; a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and three letters of reference to be sent independently.

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically (either as PDFs or MS Word files) to with the subject line “Application for Faculty Position”, although hard copy applications may be submitted to Dr. Richard Oleschuk, Head, Department of Chemistry, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, CANADA K7L 3N6.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Barb Armstrong in the Department of Chemistry, at

Academic staff at Queen’s are governed by a Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at:
The deadline for applications is December 31st, 2014.

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