Friday, May 8, 2015

Memorial University: Tenure Track Position in Organic Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective on or after January 1, 2016, subject to budgetary approval. The successful applicant will be required to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program in organic chemistry with focus in any of the following areas: synthesis and study of biologically relevant organic molecules, chemical biology, chemical genetics, medicinal chemistry, bionanometrials and related themes. The ideal applicant will complement existing research within the Department and fit within the framework of Memorial University’s research strategies ( A PhD in Chemistry is required as well as post-doctoral experience in a relevant area. The new appointee will be responsible for teaching Organic Chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, first year chemistry as  required, and also develop additional course(s) in their area of expertise. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Chemistry Department has 21 faculty and, 80 graduate students in research programs supported by NSERC as well as other provincial, federal and international funding agencies.
Research is supported by modern instrumentation in all areas of chemistry. The chemistry department at Memorial University is a highly collaborative environment; the new appointee is
encouraged to build on these, as well as initiate additional, collaborations. Interested candidates are invited to review the Chemistry Department home page at for further information.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a 5-page research proposal in NSERC format (, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

Dr. Peter Pickup, Head
Department of Chemistry
Memorial University
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada A1B 3X7
Telephone: (709) 864-8772
Fax: (709) 864-3702

Deadline for receipt of applications is August 24, 2015.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a very safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

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