Tuesday, September 15, 2015

University of Windsor - Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions

University of Windsor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in
1) Sustainable Materials and Green Chemistry, and
2) Health Applications of Materials

The University of Windsor’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions as part of its expanding program in Materials Science in the areas of 1) Sustainable Materials and Green Chemistry, and 2) Health Applications of Materials commencing July 1, 2016. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

These positions are two of 50 new tenure-track Assistant Professor appointments that the University of Windsor will make over the next three years as part of a visionary strategic investment in our students and faculty. This cohort of 50 new teachers, scholars, researchers, and creators will demonstrate both disciplinary grasp and interdisciplinary reach, providing extraordinary leadership in research, teaching, and learning for a new generation. For more information on the 50 new appointments, visit us at www.uwindsor.ca/50newprofs/.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs of study in Chemistry and biochemistry. Faculty members have active research programs in a variety of areas, including synthetic inorganic and organic chemistry, materials science, surface science, solid-state chemistry and biological chemistry. For more information about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, visit our website at www.uwindsor.ca/chemistry.

Essential Qualifications

1) Sustainable Materials and Green Chemistry
The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, supported by postdoctoral experience, with a strong track record of publications in organic/materials related research and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The applicant will be expected to teach courses in organic and organic materials chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to lead an active research group in organic materials chemistry with a focus on research relating to, but not exclusively limited to, sustainable materials, environmentally benign materials and/or materials processing for a greener environment. The applicant is expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by external funding and will have opportunities for collaborations with materials researchers in Science and Engineering.

2) Health Applications of Materials
The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry, supported by postdoctoral experience, with a strong track record of publications in the fields of (Bio) materials and Health Science or related research and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The applicant will be expected to teach courses in chemistry and/or biochemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to lead an active research group in the development and/or application of (bio)materials to the field of Health Science. The applicant is expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by external funding and will have opportunities for collaborations with materials researchers in Science and Engineering.

Application Requirements - a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status; a detailed and current curriculum vitae; a two (2) page outline of research interests and accomplishments; a draft NSERC Discovery Grant research proposal (up to 5 pages); samples of scholarly writing, including (if applicable) clear indications of your contribution to any jointly authored pieces; a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio showing evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at www.uwindsor.ca/ctl/links-pd); graduate transcripts, and three (3) current letters of support forwarded directly by the referees to the Department Head at the address or email listed below.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application (www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions) found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of November 13, 2015. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of a late submission is at the discretion of the appointment committee.

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr. Bulent Mutus, Head,
Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Science,
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue,
Windsor, Ontario Canada N9B 3P4,
Phone: 519- 253-3000 Ext. 3526;
Email: chembiohead@uwindsor.ca

University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,050 students. The University of Windsor is a welcoming community that is committed to equity and supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Members of Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. For accessibility related accommodation, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (recruit@uwindsor.ca). More general information on the University's accessibility policy can be found on the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility website (www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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