Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Roman Belli hired by the University of Winnipeg

Dr. Roman Belli grew up in Toronto, ON, and obtained his BSc in Chemistry with Honours from the University of Toronto (UofT) – St. George. During this time, he participated in undergraduate research with Prof. Douglas Stephan at UofT and received the Canadian Society for Chemistry Silver Medal. He also had the opportunity to participate in the Inorganic Chemistry Exchange (ICE), which brought him to the University of Victoria (UVic) for a summer to do undergraduate research with Prof. Lisa Rosenberg. From this experience, he decided to return to UVic for his PhD with Prof. Lisa Rosenberg where he received both the NSERC CGS-M and PGS-D. In his PhD research he developed new metal catalyst systems for hydrophosphination. After his PhD, he went on to work as a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Courtney Roberts at the University of Minnesota (UMN) – Twin Cities. In his postdoctoral research he developed one of the first examples of using early transition metals in cross-coupling catalysis, and also isolated the first “inaccessible” five-membered heteroaryne which was published in Science. From Minnesota, Roman will be moving directly north of the border to start his independent career as an Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Winnipeg in January 2025. His research will primarily focus on developing new sustainable methods to prepare valuable main group compounds.



Friday, July 12, 2024

University of Waterloo: Synthetic Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applications from outstanding scholars and researchers for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in any area of Synthetic Chemistry, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2025. In exceptional cases, an appointment at a more senior rank will be considered.

We are seeking candidates whose research interests will complement existing strengths in the Department (https://uwaterloo.ca/chemistry/). Applicants should have outstanding training and demonstrated excellence in synthetic chemistry. A PhD in Chemistry or an equivalent discipline, as well as postdoctoral experience, is required. Applicants should be creative scientists with a strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching and service.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an internationally recognized, independent research group including supervision and mentoring of graduate students. Our interdisciplinary and collaborative department includes 43 faculty, and active, innovative programs shared with other departments in the Faculties of Science, Mathematics, Health and Engineering, as well as other universities around the world. Our faculty are key members of interdisciplinary research centres such as the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, the Institute for Polymer Research, the Water Institute, the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change, and the Centre for Bioengineering & Biotechnology.


The successful candidate will provide evidence of their potential to develop and deliver introductory and advanced courses in chemistry and related areas in the Department’s programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The University of Waterloo is located in the vibrant and friendly two-university Region of Waterloo (population 590,000) in southwestern Ontario, approximately 100 km from Toronto. We are centrally positioned relative to other universities with strong research profiles. The University of Waterloo and the Waterloo region are established leaders in innovation and entrepreneurial culture, affording a myriad of collaborative opportunities. Together, Waterloo and Toronto form a highly successful “tech corridor”.


Additional information about the Faculty of Science and the University of Waterloo can be found at: https://uwaterloo.ca/science.


The salary range of this position at the Assistant Professor rank is $105,000 to $125,000 per year.


Applications received by August 31, 2024 will be given full consideration. However, applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Application materials must be submitted online through https://ofas.uwaterloo.ca/. Please include electronic copies of a cover letter explaining how your expertise and proposed research fit this position (addressed to Dr. John F. Corrigan, Chair of Chemistry), curriculum vitae, a research proposal of up to 5 pages (plus 2 for references), a teaching and mentoring statement including how you will contribute to an equitable, diverse and inclusive (EDI) academic environment (maximum of 2 pages), up to 5 samples of recent research publications, and provide the names, affiliations, and the institutional email addresses of your three references. The references will be invited directly by email from our system to upload letters for you via a link provided to them.


The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity-inclusion/indigenousinitiatives).


The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.


The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Elisabeth Esson, eesson@uwaterloo.ca.


If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Elisabeth Esson, eesson@uwaterloo.ca.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.


Tuesday, July 9, 2024

University of Waterloo: Analytical Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry – Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo

The Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applications from outstanding scholars and researchers for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Analytical Chemistry, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2025. In exceptional cases, an appointment at a more senior rank will be considered.

We are seeking candidates whose research interests will complement existing strengths in the Department (https://uwaterloo.ca/chemistry/). Applicants should have outstanding training and demonstrated excellence in analytical chemistry. A PhD in Chemistry or an equivalent discipline, as well as postdoctoral experience, is required. Applicants should be creative scientists with a strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching and service.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an internationally recognized, independent research group in the area of analytical chemistry, including supervision and mentoring of graduate students. Our interdisciplinary and collaborative department includes 43 faculty, and active, innovative programs shared with other departments in the Faculties of Science, Mathematics, Health and Engineering, as well as other universities around the world. Our faculty are key members of interdisciplinary research centres such as the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, the Institute for Polymer Research, the Water Institute, the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change, and the Centre for Bioengineering & Biotechnology.

The successful candidate will provide evidence of their potential to develop and deliver introductory and advanced courses in analytical chemistry and related areas in the Department’s programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


The University of Waterloo is located in the vibrant and friendly two-university Region of Waterloo (population 590,000) in southwestern Ontario, approximately 100 km from Toronto. We are centrally positioned relative to other universities with strong research profiles. The University of Waterloo and the Waterloo region are established leaders in innovation and entrepreneurial culture, affording a myriad of collaborative opportunities. Together, Waterloo and Toronto form a highly successful “tech corridor”.

Additional information about the Faculty of Science and the University of Waterloo can be found at: https://uwaterloo.ca/science.

The salary range of this position at the Assistant Professor rank is $105,000 to $125,000 per year.


Applications received by September 30, 2024 will be given full consideration. However, applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Application materials must be submitted online through https://ofas.uwaterloo.ca/. Please include electronic copies of a cover letter explaining how your expertise and proposed research fit this position (addressed to Dr. John F. Corrigan, Chair of Chemistry), curriculum vitae, a research proposal of up to 5 pages (plus 2 for references), a teaching and mentoring statement including how you will contribute to an equitable, diverse and inclusive (EDI) academic environment (maximum of 2 pages), up to 5 samples of recent research publications, and provide the names, affiliations, and the institutional email addresses of your three references. The references will be invited directly by email from our system to upload letters for you via a link provided to them.


The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity-inclusion/indigenousinitiatives).


The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Elisabeth Esson, eesson@uwaterloo.ca.


If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Elisabeth Esson, eesson@uwaterloo.ca.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Ambrose University: sessional faculty position

Ambrose University invites applications for the following sessional faculty position in Chemistry for the Fall 2024 and Winter 2025 semesters.

Fall 2024

Lab Instructor:

  • CHE 101L-1 General Chemistry I Lab
  • CHE 103L-2 General Chemistry I Lab
  • CHE 251L Organic Chemistry I Lab

Winter 2024

Lab Instructor:

  • CHE 103L General Chemistry II Lab
  • CHE 253L Organic Chemistry II Lab
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Duties and Responsibilities

Preparation, teaching, and grading of an undergraduate-level contents.

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 Qualifications

Candidates should have a Master’s degree (PhD preferred) in a relevant field by the time of placement. Successful candidates will be committed to high quality teaching and be student centered. Preference will be given to candidates with undergraduate teaching experience, and abilities to integrate Christian perspectives into teaching and learning.

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Additional Information
  • Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Employment is contingent upon satisfactory criminal background check and academic transcripts.

Employment is contingent upon affirmation that employees understand that Ambrose is a Christian University, and that they will work in good faith within the sphere of their expertise and contractual obligations to support the mission of Ambrose.

Application Process

To apply, send a letter of application and curriculum vitae (CV) to Ambrose University c/o ssylvester@ambrose.edu, indicating “Sessional Faculty Position in Chemistry” in the subject line. Review of applications begins immediately.

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Ambrose University is committed to employment diversity and encourages applications from all qualified men and women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Ambrose University is a private, accredited Christian post-secondary institute located in South West Calgary. Our Faculty of Arts and Science offers provincially accredited Bachelor of Arts degree programs majoring in Behavioural Science, Christian Studies, English Literature, General Studies, History, and Psychology as well as Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Music, and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology. We also offer a Bachelor of Education (After Degree). Our Faculty of Theology offers undergraduate degree programs in Children’s Ministries, Church Ministries, Intercultural Studies, Worship Arts and Youth Ministries. At the Seminary level there are a variety of graduate options including Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Christian Studies as well as Diploma and Certificate programs. Ambrose is committed to the integration of Christian faith with academic discipline, with a vision for academic excellence in the service of the church and the world. For more information visit us online at www.ambrose.edu.

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Samuel Griffin hired by Mount Allison University

 Dr. Samuel E. Griffin grew up in West Kelowna, British Columbia (BC) and completed a B.Sc. degree with Honours in Chemistry from The University of British Columbia – Okanagan in Kelowna, BC, conducting research in the labs of Profs. Wesley Zandberg (analytical glycoscience) and Kevin Smith (organometallic chemistry). Excited by the organometallic chemistry of early-transition metals, he then pursued an NSERC-funded Ph.D. in Chemistry at The University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver, BC under the supervision of Prof. Laurel Schafer, investigating zirconium- and vanadium-catalyzed reactions. He successfully defended his thesis titled “1,3-N,O-Chelated Early-Transition-Metal Complexes for the Activation and Formation of C−E (E = H, C, N, O) Bonds”. Shifting gears to late-transition metals and materials chemistry, he then moved to sunny San Diego, California to work in the lab of Prof. Seth Cohen at the University of California, San Diego as an NSERC-funded postdoctoral scholar. During this time, his work focused on the development of low-valent metal-organic frameworks with phosphine linkers for catalytic applications. In Summer 2024, Dr. Griffin will be saying goodbye to the West coast and hello to the East coast as he starts as an Assistant Professor in the area of synthetic inorganic chemistry with applications in organometallic and materials chemistry at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Dhésmon Lima Hired at Mount St. Vincent

Dr. Dhésmon Lima holds a B.Sc. (2014) and aM.Sc. (2016) degrees in Chemistry obtained at the State University of Ponta Grossa (Brazil), in which he conducted research focused on the green synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles and the design of electrochemical sensors for quality control of pharmaceutical formulations.  He obtained his Ph.D. degree (2020) in Analytical/Inorganic Chemistry at the State University of Ponta Grossa in partnership with the University of Toronto (Canada), in which he focused on the design of electrochemical biosensors to detect protein disease biomarkers,  including cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Dhésmon Lima joined the research group of Dr. Sabine Kuss at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB, Canada) as a postdoctoral fellow in 2021, conducting research in Bioelectrochemistry, mainly in the study and detection of rare mitochondrial diseases and drug resistance in cancer, the detection of mycotoxins in Canadian grains and the design and application of didactic experiments for Analytical Chemistry undergraduate laboratories. Dr. Dhésmon Lima will join the Department of Chemistry and Physics of Mount Saint Vincent University (Halifax, NS, Canada) as an assistant professor of Analytical Chemistry this summer, where he intends to apply (Bio)Eletrochemistry and Nanotechnology as tools to provide solutions for environmental issues and cancer diagnosis.



Saturday, June 15, 2024

Toronto Metropolitan University: 1-year term position

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Department of Chemistry and Biology in the Faculty of Science at Toronto Metropolitan University [www.torontomu.ca]  (formerly Ryerson University) invites applications for a Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Chemistry. The appointment shall be effective August 1, 2024 for a one (1) year term, subject to final budgetary approval. 

The successful candidate will engage only in the teaching and service duties of faculty members in the Department, while maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across such activities. The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate (BSc) and graduate (MSc/PhD) programs through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students. 

Candidates must hold a doctoral (PhD) degree in Chemistry, or a closely related field, by the appointment date. Candidates who are all-but-dissertation (ABD) and are able to demonstrate that they are very close to completion may also be considered. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of: 

  • Potential for excellence in teaching that outlines scientific teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments (from a variety of perspectives including community and academic), and pedagogical practices. 
  • Commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to teaching and service activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population.
  • An ability and willingness to contribute to the life of the Department and the University through collegial service.  

 

Commensurate experience in chemistry education and pedagogy would be considered an asset. Candidates will be required to teach general chemistry including the following TMU courses: CHY102,  CHY152,  CHY 113.

Our committee recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions. 

 

Note: Limited Term Faculty appointments at Toronto Metropolitan University may not exceed a combined total of four years. Applicants with prior Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) LTF appointments need to consider this limitation, as it may render them ineligible to apply. 

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Metropolitan Faculty Association (TFA) [www.tfanet.ca]. Visit us at www.torontomu.ca/faculty-affairs to view the TFA collective agreement and a summary of TFA benefits

 

Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU)

Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally focussed curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, TMU is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture.  

 

Department Chemistry and Biology, Faculty of Science

Our Department offers undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) programs to students of diverse backgrounds. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research, the quality of its teaching and community engagement. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our existing strengths in research/creative activity and teaching through academic, professional, and diverse lived experiences and perspectives. We are committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility (EDI&A) in all of our teaching, service and research. Resources describing EDI&A considerations in the Faculty of Science at TMU can be viewed at: https://sites.google.com/torontomu.ca/srio/edi-in-research-resources

 

Working at TMU

At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At TMU and within our department, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current Academic Plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do. 

Dedicated to a people first culture, TMU is proud to rank number one on the Forbes List of Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity. 

We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports  available to faculty, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks

Visit us on X (previously known as Twitter): @torontomet@VPFAtorontomet and @TorontoMetHR, and our LinkedIn page.

TMU is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the Accessibility and Human Rights websites.

Toronto Metropolitan University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Candidates who self identify as women, Black, Indigenous, or other marginalized and/or protected groups are especially welcome to provide details of how their lived experiences inform their work. 

 

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal [https://hr.cf.torontomu.ca/ams/faculty/] by clicking on “Start Application Process” to begin. Applications, consisting of the following, must be received by June 30, 2024:  

  • a cover letter of application 
  • a curriculum vitae 
  • A dossier of teaching experience which should also include a teaching statement/philosophy – 5 pages max
  • A statement on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) – 2 pages max
  • The names of three references – no letters are required at this time

 

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. 

 

Contacts

Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the Departmental Hiring Committee Chair: Dr. Sarah Sabatinos at ssabatinos@torontomu.ca

Candidates who belong to one or more of the equity-deserving groups recognized at TMU are welcome to connect with Debbie Thompson [debbie.thompson@torontomu.ca], Executive Director, Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion [www.torontomu.ca/equity].   

For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Recruitment Portal, please contact vpfa@torontomu.ca

https://hr.cf.torontomu.ca/ams/faculty/preview.cfm?posting_id=552000