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Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry

University of Prince Edward Island


The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), which is located on the unceded land of the Mi’kmaq Nation, of the Wabanaki Confederacy, in the traditional district of Epekwitk, invites applications to the Department of Chemistry for consideration for a three-year term position in Organic Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level to commence July 1, 2022. This appointment is subject to budgetary approval.


Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry or a related field and have relevant postdoctoral experience. Teaching experience would be a strong asset.

The department is committed to undergraduate and graduate teaching and the successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in organic chemistry and related areas, including first year general chemistry. It is expected that the successful faculty member will develop a vigorous research program that will attract external funding. Applications from all areas of Organic Chemistry will be considered.

The Department of Chemistry at UPEI has an enthusiastic and active faculty, with vibrant research profiles and dedication to undergraduate and graduate teaching and training. We offer Chemistry Majors and Honours, as well as interdisciplinary Masters and PhD programs in Molecular and Macromolecular Sciences. The Department is housed in a modern teaching and research facility, opened in 1996, and is well equipped with modern instrumentation including a 300 MHz FT-NMR, a new (3 years old) 400 MHz NMR with a cryoprobe, a high resolution Thermo Exactive mass spectrometer, a powder X-ray diffractometer, TGA, DSC, HPLC and GC-MS. In addition, researchers in the Department have access to a 600 mHz NMR and state of the art high resolution MS-MS instruments through industry and government partners on or near campus. The successful candidate will have access to a well-equipped laboratory which includes gloveboxes, a solvent purification system, and GPC. For more information, please see the departmental web page at

Application Instructions:

Completed applications will consist of a curriculum vitae, a research proposal (NSERC format), a statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy and experience, and a one-page statement on how the applicant will implement the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in their teaching, research, and scholarly work. Applicants must also arrange for letters from three referees to be sent directly to the email address below. Enquiries, applications, and reference letters should be sent electronically to:

Dr. Brian Wagner
Chair, Department of Chemistry
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4P3
Phone: (902) 628-4351

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation, and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received electronically (pdf or word file) by February 25, 2022, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled