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Assistant Professor, Chemistry (Eight-Month Limited Term Appointment)

Saint Mary's University

The Department of Chemistry at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for an eight month contractually limited term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence September 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related discipline. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and have a record of research contribution. Primary teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate classroom and laboratory instruction. The successful candidate is anticipated to instruct in a combination of the following lectures and/or laboratories: Physical Chemistry I and II, General Chemistry I and II, and may include other lectures and labs depending on the successful candidate’s expertise and departmental needs. The successful candidate has the opportunity to 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 offers a nationally-accredited Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree program in Chemistry (Major and Honours). Undergraduate students are actively involved in faculty research and graduate students are enrolled in the in Applied Science Program at both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels.

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. Saint Mary’s 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 www.smu.ca.

Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents (all applicants must clearly indicate their status as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident). Saint Mary’s University is committed to the principles of employment equity.

Applicants will only provide a single PDF file containing: a) a cover letter, b) a curriculum vitae, c) a teaching dossier including a statement on teaching philosophy and any evidence of teaching effectiveness, and d) contact information for three individuals able to act as references. Please send complete applications by e-mail to:

Dr. Jason Masuda
Professor and Chairperson
Department of Chemistry
Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Email: chem@smu.ca

The Selection Committee will begin considering applications on June 14, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Only successful applicants will be contacted.