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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.