Thursday, January 16, 2020

Western University: Corrosion Research on Biomaterials and Nanomaterials

The Department of Chemistry at The University of Western Ontario (Western) invites applications for a new full-time faculty position in corrosion research on biomaterials and nanomaterials research. The appointment will be probationary (tenure-track) at the rank of Assistant Professor. The preferred starting date of this position is July 1, 2020, or as negotiated. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in Corrosion Science, or related disciplines, and a strong record of research productivity in the form of publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals, awards, invited talks and other scholarly achievements. They also must demonstrate that they are well positioned at Western to secure external funding in both the public and private sectors as evidenced by their current success in securing funding and/or their potential for future partnerships detailed in their research plan. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Chemistry and to develop new courses in the core areas of their discipline. The successful candidate must also demonstrate his/her ability to attract and train graduate and/or undergraduate research students.

Research areas of interest must focus on corrosion of materials, biomaterials and nanomaterials, especially those taken up by living organisms. A major portion of the future research activities shall involve the study of corrosion with the electrochemical, spectroscopic and microscopic techniques available at Western. The primary research program of the successful candidate must also be complementary to our Department’s current research strengths in corrosion science, biomaterials and nanomaterials. Potential to collaborate with other researchers in the Department of Chemistry, Faculties of Science and Engineering, and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry must also be demonstrated.

The Department of Chemistry ( ) is a research-intensive department in Western’s Faculty of Science ( ), with both undergraduate and graduate programs. We are ranked #4 in total NSERC funding and #2 in NSERC Partnership Funding in the nation. Our Department is home to 30 faculty, including 8 current or former Canada Research Chairs and NSERC Industrial Research Chairs.

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses. Further information about Western can be found at

Western is also home of Surface Science Western, SSW ( ), a consulting and research laboratory specializing in the analysis and characterization of surfaces and materials. SSW offers industrial and academic research clients access to the latest in analysis technology and techniques including secondary ion mass spectrometry, scanning electron microscopy, x-ray photoelectron microscopy, auger electron spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, and x-ray diffraction.

Information about the City of London, which boasts an international airport, galleries, theatre, music and sporting events can be found at Western University Chemistry Building, 1151 Richmond St. London, ON, Canada N6A 5B7 t. 519.661.2166 f. 519.661.3022 Western’s Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention is available to assist in the transition of the successful applicant and their family.

Candidates should submit a complete application package electronically, that includes a curriculum vitae, one-page teaching statement, concise research proposal (5 pages), and contact details of at least three referees who can provide letters of support, as well as a cover letter addressing how their expertise AND proposed research fits this position by February 28, 2020 to:

Dr. Ken Yeung,
Acting Chair Department of Chemistry
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario N6A 5B7,
Canada Email:

Please ensure that the Application for Full-Time Faculty Position Form available at is completed and included in your application submission. Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Anna Vandendries-Barr at (519) 661-2111 ext. 86344 or Posted on Faculty Relations website January 15, 2020 (#271)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

York University: Three-year Teaching Stream Contractually Limited Appointment

Date posted: 2020-01-13
Advertised until: 2020-02-13
The Department of Chemistry, York University, invites applications for a three-year Teaching Stream Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) in Biochemistry at the Sessional Assistant Professor rank to commence July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the Departments of Chemistry and Biology, and in the Division of Natural Science which provides general science education to non-science students. Creative educational initiatives and contributions to curriculum delivery and development will be expected. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD or a PhD near completion in Chemistry or Biochemistry is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses, a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success and the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to teaching and learning design. The successful candidate will demonstrate good judgment and a reflective approach to teaching innovation. A record of pedagogical innovation in high-priority areas such as experiential education, technology-enhanced learning and community-based learning is preferred as is experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment. Further information about the Department of Chemistry can be found at:

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Prof. René Fournier, Chair of the Department of Chemistry, at 1-416-736-5246.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including but not limited to gender and racial diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at  or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found here.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or citizens of Chile may apply per the provisions of the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA). No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found here.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is February 14, 2020. All application materials are to be submitted to Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining professional experience, an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier which supports excellence and innovation in teaching, to include course outlines, student ratings, teaching reviews, etc., and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be uploaded to by the deadline. Referees should provide strong letters of reference and be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Hans-Peter Loock Appointed as Dean of Science at the University of Victoria [@Peter_Loock]

Congratulations to Professor Hans-Peter Loock, who has been appointed as Dean of Science at the University of Victoria. Professor Loock had previously been a faculty member and department head at Queen's University.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Université du Québec à Montréal: Electrochemistry, experimental or theoretical/computational

Start date is July 1st 2020, subject to budgetary approval by the University.UQAM is seeking outstanding candidates to maintain a level of excellence in all fields of activity.
The Département de Chimie at the Université du Québec à Montréal invites applications for a full-time Tenure-Track Professor position in electrochemistry. The candidate must propose a research program mainly in the field of electrochemistry (experimental or theoretical/computational) and will benefit from access to NanoQAM, an institutional research centre, which hosts a suite of equipment for materials synthesis and characterization (
  • Teaching and supervision at the undergraduate, master and Ph.D. levels
  • Research in the field of electrochemistry (experimental or theoretical/computational)
  • Service to the department, Faculty, University and community
  • Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field
  • Postdoctoral or industrial experience
  • Ability to teach electrochemistry
  • Ability to develop a dynamic and international research program that could be funded by major funding agencies
  • Excellent publication track record
  • Ability to establish internal and external collaborations
  • Ability to teach and communicate in French. Courses are taught in French. UQAM provides support to new faculty to attain proficiency in French.
STARTING DATE: On or after July 1st 2020
SALARY AND BENEFITS: According to UQAM-SPUQ collective agreement.
The Université du Québec à Montréal is an equal opportunity employer. The University invites members of visible and ethnic minorities as well as women, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities who meet the requirements to submit their application. We encourage those who identify with one of these groups to fill out the questionnaire at the following address and to attach it to their application:
We encourage all qualified candidates to apply to the position. However, according to federal laws, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Interested applicants are requested to submit a single PDF file containing a cover letter, a detailed CV in French, signed and dated, a 5 page research proposal, a proposed start-up budget, teaching philosophy and samples of relevant publications. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly by email in pdf format to the President of the selection committee. The complete application should be sent in electronic form and in hard copy before February 28th, 2020 5pm to:
Dr. Joshua Byers, Assistant Professor
President of the selection committee
Département de chimie
Université du Québec à Montréal
C.P. 8888, Succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3P8

Friday, December 13, 2019

Memorial University: Materials Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry, Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 2020 (negotiable), subject to budgetary approval. The successful applicant will be required to develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program in the broad area of Materials Chemistry. The proposed research program should fit into Memorial’s Research Strategy Framework ( Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complement current faculty in the department and/or the University.

The position requires a Ph.D. degree and post-doctoral experience in the area of Materials Chemistry, an excellent track record in research, and a demonstrated aptitude for teaching. The new appointee will be responsible for teaching chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Chemistry Department has 19 faculty, 22 M.Sc. students, and 48 Ph.D. students in research groups supported by NSERC and other provincial, federal, international, and industrial funding agencies. Our department is home to vibrant, diverse, and interdisciplinary research programs. We offer an exceptional research environment with access to electronic, machine, and glass shop support, as well as modern chemical analysis instrumentation through the Core Research Equipment and Instrument Training (CREAIT) facilities ( Interested candidates are invited to review the Chemistry Department home page at for further information.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (interests, experience and philosophy), a 5-page research proposal in NSERC Discovery Grant format (, and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three referees to:

Dr. Sunil Pansare, Professor and Head

Deadline for receipt of applications is February 28th, 2020.

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 diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities. As part of Memorial University’s commitment to employment equity, all applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of a target group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Wilfrid Laurier University: Jarislowsky Chair in Sustainable Water Futures

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level for the Jarislowsky Chair in Sustainable Water Futures (subject to budgetary approval). Commencement of the initial five-year appointment is negotiable, but the expected start date of the appointment is July 1, 2020.

The Jarislowsky Chair, created as a result of a gift from the Jarislowsky Foundation and housed in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will support the sustainability of Canada’s water and other natural resources. A joint appointment in the Balsillie School of International Affairs will provide unique opportunities for the Jarislowsky Chair to shape policy developments that offer innovative solutions for critical sustainability challenges. These challenges include industrial pollution, energy development, global water use, food security and climate change management and adaptation. The Chair holder will direct an innovative research program in the detection, analysis, remediation, and/or toxicology of contaminants. This research program is expected to address gaps in scientific knowledge that will lead to policy developments related to Canada’s water and other natural resources.

The endowment funds will be available to the Jarislowsky Chair to support:
(i) Students and other personnel;
(ii) Research; and
(iii) Seed funding that will help to leverage additional research support.

The Chair holder will seek further funding from external sources to support their research activities. The five-year term of the Chair holder is renewable upon successful review. This position is open for applicants with established programs of research aligned with the objectives of the Jarislowsky Chair.

The Jarislowsky Chair will also join the Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science (CCRWS). Opened in 2013, the CCRWS is a collaborative research facility that, in partnership with the Government of the Northwest Territories, houses four research centres/groups, including the Laurier Institute for Water Science (

This multidisciplinary Institute promotes collaboration amongst researchers in the Faculty of Arts, the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, and the Faculty of Science. The focus of this research institute is on three interconnected water-related disciplines:
• Hydrological Sciences: This includes physical, chemical, biogeochemical aspects of hydrology, climatology and hydrogeology
• Ecology and Biogeochemical Sciences: This includes toxicology, geochemistry, terrestrial and aquatic ecology
• Public Policy and Management: Issues related to this discipline include policy, economic, governance and legal aspects of water across
Canada and internationally.

CCRWS also houses researchers of the collaborative groups: Canadian Aquatic Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Boreal Ecosystem Research (CALIBER), and the Ontario Water Consortium (OWC). CALIBER researchers apply a holistic, interdisciplinary, and ecosystem approach based on watersheds, responding to urgent and serious concerns about flows and storage processes and the effects of nutrients and contaminants on boreal freshwater. The OWC is a platform for research, development and demonstration of water technologies in the context of an urbanizing watershed. Their collective facilities in the CCRWS building include labs for hydrology, hydrometerology calibration, aquatic culture and testing, biogeochemistry characterization, molecular biochemistry and imaging, and predictive modelling. The successful candidate will benefit from laboratory and student office spaces reserved for this research chair within the CCRWS building.

The Jarislowsky Chair will be also closely aligned with Global Water Futures, a $78M multi-institutional research program awarded to Laurier and its university partners across Canada by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. Global Water Futures is the largest university-led water research program ever funded worldwide and it will deliver solutions to manage water futures in Canada and other regions where climate is changing landscapes, ecosystems and aquatic environments.

Qualification for the position includes a PhD in Chemistry or Biochemistry, or a cognate discipline.

The application package should include:
(i) A cover letter,
(ii) A detailed curriculum vitae with names of three references,
(iii) A 5-page research proposal,
(iv) Past contributions and future plans to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in science and,
(v) Contact information (address, telephone, and email) for at least three referees

The research proposal should introduce and contextualize the research program, describe long and short-term objectives, methodologies, feasibility, impact and significance, and highlight progress to date.

Application Submission:
Applications should be combined into a single PDF document and submitted to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Electronic submission of applications is preferred.

Applications will be accepted until January 20, 2020.

Wilfrid Laurier University offers competitive benefits and start-up packages; salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Departmental Information:
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has 19 members (13 faculty members and 6 instructors) with facilities and laboratory spaces fostering diverse collaborations, and particularly with the Department of Biology through a joint PhD program. Descriptions of the two Departments can be found at:

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcome to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity hand inclusive programming at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships, however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:

Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Members of designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to Dr. Anthony J. Clarke, Dean of Science ( Further information on the equity policy can be found at .

Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact

The Faculty of Science wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.

Friday, December 6, 2019

University of Winnipeg: Analytical Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at The University of Winnipeg invites outstanding candidates to apply for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry and have relevant postdoctoral experience.  Candidates with research expertise in bioanalytical chemistry, biotechnology, biochemistry and biomedical science and an interest in interdisciplinary research will be preferred.
Candidates must have a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an active externally-funded research program, and develop and teach undergraduate courses in analytical chemistry. Expertise in techniques including analytical separations, chromatography, mass spectrometry and micro/nanofluidics will be an asset. Supervision of undergraduate and graduate student research projects is expected. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate actively in departmental and university service activities.
The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on January 20, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled; full consideration is assured for applications received by Friday, January 17, 2020.  Subject to budgetary approval, this position will be effective from July 1, 2020.  Salary levels will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Applicants are requested to submit a complete application, including (all documents in PDF):
  • a cover letter
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • a Tri-Agency Grant style research proposal (maximum five pages)
  • a teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness, including teaching evaluations, if available (one to two pages)
  • copies of at most three relevant publications
Applicants must submit all of the above materials through The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment systemPlease click on the apply link below to submit your application.
Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference e-mailed directly to:
Dr. Athar Ata, Chair
Department of Chemistry

Additional information on the Department of Chemistry is available at
The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Additional information on the University of Winnipeg is available at