Thursday, May 14, 2015

St. Mary's University: Tenure Track Faculty Position in Materials Chemistry, Green/Sustainable Chemistry, Organic Chemistry or Catalysis

The Department of Chemistry at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2016. The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Chemistry and will normally have postdoctoral or industrial experience. Applicants with a background in the areas of Materials Chemistry, Green/Sustainable Chemistry, Organic Chemistry or Catalysis are particularly encouraged to apply. The incumbent will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, a strong record of research contribution, and a high potential to obtain and retain external research funding. The successful candidate will develop and maintain an innovative, externally-funded research program in his/her field. Primary teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate classroom and lab instruction as well as curriculum development in the areas of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry. Duties may also include graduate-level teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in the administrative life of the Department of Chemistry, the Faculty of Science, and the University in general.
The Department of Chemistry offers a nationally-accredited Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree program in Chemistry (Major and Honours). Undergraduate students are actively involved in faculty research and graduate students are enrolled in the Masters of Science (M.Sc.) in Applied Science Program. As well, the Department is home to the Atlantic Centre for Green Chemistry and has a number of faculty members active in Green/Sustainable Chemistry research. Faculty members in the Department have access to advanced instrumentation, including a new 300 MHz NMR, LC-PDA/ESI-MS, GC-FID/MS, ICP-MS, TGA-MS, GFAAS, SEM/EDX, DSC, FT-IR, single crystal X-ray diffractometer, various spectrophotometers, and potentiostats (CV, ASV, etc.), all with excellent technical support. All laboratories and research spaces in the Department have been recently rebuilt as part of a major renovation of the Science Building.
Saint Mary's University is a public university with over 7,000 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. The University is committed to serving the local, regional, national, and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. Saint Mary’s has gone through significant renewal in the past decade, with over 250 full-time faculty involved in innovative teaching, research, and service. Interdisciplinary studies are a prominent feature and strength of the University. Saint Mary’s is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational and economic centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located with respect to recreational areas and other major urban centres in Canada and the northeastern United States. For information about the University and the Department of Chemistry, please see our website at
Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents (all applicants should clearly indicate their status as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident). Saint Mary’s University is committed to the principles of employment equity.
Applicants should provide a single pdf file or paper copy containing: a) a curriculum vitae, b) a concise research proposal (5 pages, NSERC Discovery Grant format including a section on HQP training), c) a teaching dossier including a statement on teaching philosophy and details on experiences training HQP, and d) contact information for three individuals able to act as referees. Please send complete applications by e-mail (or mail) to:
Robert D. Singer
Department of Chemistry
Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3
The Selection Committee will begin considering applications immediately
with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2016.

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