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Probationary Tenure track Assistant Professor, Analytical Chemistry

Brock University

About Brock University
Brock University is located on the Traditional Territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. This Territory is covered by the One Dish One Spoon Wampum Agreement and the Upper Canada Treaties. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working with Indigenous people. In all that we do, Brock University strives to honour and support the Indigenous peoples of whose Traditional Territory Brock University is located. Our commitment to Reconciliation and Decolonization are one of four strategic priorities of Brock’s 2018-2025 Strategic Plan. These priorities include fostering a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization. At Brock, “we believe that a diverse and welcoming learning community is built upon the foundation of exceptional students, faculty, staff and alumni. This requires that Brock be attractive and welcoming to people of all identities and accepting of the unique histories and experiences of Indigenous people within the Canadian state.

The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 19,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

Our Geography
Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara wine country. The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize our nation’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, clean, safe communities, and surprisingly affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.

What We Offer
Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research and sabbaticals. Research resources include conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases, and access to various research funding vehicles. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Collective Agreement.

About the position
The Department of Chemistry at Brock University invites applications for a probationary tenure track position in any area of Analytical Chemistry. Applications will be considered at the rank of Assistant Professor from individuals with post-doctoral experience. The appointment will commence on or after January 1, 2022, subject to final budgetary approval. Successful applicants will have strong experimental skills in analytical chemistry. An ability and willingness to support aspects of teaching and collaborative research is an asset. Applicants are expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to develop and maintain a thriving, externally funded, research program.

Interested candidates are invited to electronically submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a detailed research proposal including plain-language summary and budget, with clearly-stated equipment needs, and a teaching dossier (or equivalent documentation that outlines the candidate’s teaching experience and philosophy), and the contact information for 3 academic references via the online application system using the link below (please do not email application material to the department).

The closing date for the position is 12:01am on October 1, 2021. The last business day to apply is September 30, 2021. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Georgii Nikonov (Chemistry Department Chair, Although we appreciate all applications received, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

About the department
The Department ( offers B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry and M.Sc./Ph.D. degrees for students who qualify for the Biotechnology graduate program ( Applicants are expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to develop and maintain a thriving, externally funded, research program. The Department has the state-of-the-art research facilities featuring three Bruker NMR spectrometers (300, 400 and 600 MHz) and a suite of mass-spectrometers (Thermo Scientific GC-MS, Bruker HCT Plus ion-trap, and Bruker Autoflex TOF/TOF MALDI). In addition, the following equipment is available: LC-MS/MS, LC-IMS-QTOF-MS for surface analysis, LC-IMS-QTOF-MS, GC-olfactometer-MS, GC-QTOF-MS, ICP-MS, metabolic flux analyzer multimode microplate reader, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and a range of bench-top equipment for handling biomolecules.

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.

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

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy Please advise:
Talent Acquisition, to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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