Thursday, October 29, 2015

University of Alberta - Augustana: Physical and/or Inorganic Chemistry

The Department of Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing on July 01, 2016. The incumbent will join a growing program and a collegial environment that provide unique opportunities for faculty-student interaction and interdisciplinary collaboration. Responsibilities associated with this position include: undergraduate teaching; availability to students for informal mentoring/advising; the maintenance of an active research program; and service (potentially involving contributions to program assessment and development; participation in the governance of the Department, Faculty and University; the dissemination of knowledge to the general public; and engagement with disciplinary associations).
Specific to these responsibilities, the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate: a record of effective teaching at the undergraduate level; an ability to teach courses in both physical and inorganic chemistry; an existing research program with clear potential for future growth and development and the inclusion of undergraduate students; and a record of active engagement or leadership with important service activities. Applicants will have a Ph.D. in Chemistry and a background in physical and/or inorganic chemistry.
The Augustana Faculty of the University of Alberta enrols over 1000 undergraduate students in baccalaureate degree programs on a picturesque residential campus in the city of Camrose, 90 kilometers southeast of Edmonton. The Faculty is committed to building on its reputation for academic rigour, high-quality teaching in the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences, and extensive opportunities for students in the areas of community service learning, undergraduate research and international study. Augustana provides a distinctive undergraduate experience characterized by close student-faculty relationships and numerous opportunities for student participation in athletics, clubs, and campus organizations. Students benefit from the advantages of a small campus while earning a degree from one of Canada’s leading universities. The Faculty seeks to attract promising scholars who will share its enthusiasm for teaching in a small-campus environment, participate actively in a collegial culture of inquiry and public engagement, and flourish as researchers in an undergraduate and interdisciplinary setting.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy (including teaching evaluations or other evidence of excellent teaching), and the names and contact information for three referees.
Questions about this position or the Chemistry degree program at Augustana should be directed to Dr. Peter Berg, Chair of Science, at
Review of applications will begin on December 14, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.
The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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