Friday, January 22, 2016

St. Mary's University: Tenure-Track Position in Bio-Organic Chemistry

Tenure-Track Position in Bio-Organic Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Bio-Organic Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The position will commence preferably on July 1st, 2016 but may commence at a later date.  The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in the field of Bio-Organic Chemistry or a closely related field and will normally have postdoctoral or industrial experience.  Applicants with a background in the areas of bio-organic, physical organic, biochemistry, Green Chemistry, organic materials, or catalysis are particularly encouraged to apply.  Outstanding candidates with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research are sought for this position.  Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate classroom and lab instruction as well as curriculum development primarily in the area of introductory biochemistry, but also in introductory general chemistry, organic chemistry, and spectroscopy.  Duties may also include graduate-level supervision.  The successful candidate will develop and maintain an innovative, externally-funded research program in his/her field, an excellent teaching record at the undergraduate level, and 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 at Saint Mary’s University offers a nationally-accredited Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Chemistry (Major and Honours).  Undergraduate students are actively involved in faculty research and graduate students are enrolled in the M.Sc. in Applied Science and Ph.D. in Applied Science Programs.  As well, the Department is home to the Atlantic Centre for Green Chemistry and has a number of faculty members active in Green 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, Potentiostats (CV, ASV, etc.), DSC, FT-IR, single crystal X-ray diffractometer, and various spectrophotometers, all with excellent technical support.  All laboratories and research spaces in the Department have been 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.  The University 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
Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
Review of applications will begin after March 1st, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.  The application package should be submitted as a single pdf and include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a teaching dossier (i.e. teaching evaluations, teaching philosophy, etc.), a detailed research proposal in NSERC format, and the names and contact information of at least three referees.
The application should be sent directly to:
Dr. Robert Singer
Chair, Department of Chemistry
Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3, CANADA

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