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Tenure-Track Poistion in Environmental Science, Chemistry

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Memorial University of Newfoundland
Tenure-Track Position in Environmental Science – Chemistry

The School of Science and the Environment (Grenfell Campus) at Memorial University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Environmental Analytical Chemistry commencing August 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, environmental science, geochemistry, or a related field. Duties will include teaching a range of courses, supervising student research, and undertaking an active, funded research program. An interdisciplinary research background and experience with collaborative research involving industrial or government partners is desirable. Teaching responsibilities have an undergraduate focus and include courses in analytical chemistry (e.g., ENVS 3210 and 3211; applicant should be familiar with relevant instrumentation), a fourth-year course in the applicant’s area of specialization (e.g., ENVS 4230 – Aquatic Chemistry), and contributions to relevant introductory and upper year courses in support of the Environmental Science program ( Previous teaching experience would be an asset. Opportunities exist to incorporate senior undergraduate students within research projects. Supervision of graduate students within an active, externally funded research program is encouraged. The Boreal Ecosystem Research Facility ( is one venue that facilitates such ventures at Grenfell, and access to other MSc and PhD programs and collaborators are available through the St. John's Campus of Memorial University.

Memorial University is one of the largest universities 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 and Corner Brook (Grenfell campus). Grenfell Campus of Memorial has an enrolment of ~1100 undergraduate and ~70 graduate students. Corner Brook is a friendly and safe city with excellent summer and winter outdoor recreational opportunities, situated in an area of great natural beauty which includes Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Scientists from both provincial and federal agencies are located on campus or in the immediate vicinity offering further local opportunities for research collaboration. For more information about Memorial, please visit or The deadline to receive applications is 4 January 2019.

Candidates should forward an electronic application indicating the position to which the application is being made in the subject line with the correct reference number. Applications should include (a) curriculum vitae; (b) a brief (maximum 10 pages) teaching dossier demonstrating teaching approaches and effectiveness; (c) a statement of research interests and a research proposal in the form of that required for an NSERC Discovery Grant (i.e., 5 pages maximum); and (d) the names and complete contact information of three referees. All applications should be forwarded via email to:

Dr. Michele Piercey-Normore, Dean,
School of Science and the Environment,
Grenfell campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland,
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada A2H 5G4,
by email: /or

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University of Newfoundland is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and persons 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