Assistant Professor



Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Assistant Professor, Chemical Education


The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology invites applications for a teaching-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2017.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the time of appointment and should have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.  The duties will involve teaching a range of courses, including general (freshman) chemistry and higher level courses in Chemistry and/or Chemical Biology, as well as administrative service.  Participation in curriculum development and/or undergraduate laboratory supervision may also be required, but there is no expectation that the candidate will develop an independent research program or engage in collaborative research.  The current annual salary floor is $74,707 for an Assistant Professor with an appropriate doctoral degree.

McMaster University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff that reflects the multicultural makeup of our student body. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence and the search Committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community. Women and applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Gender diversity is being addressed at McMaster University through our policies and actions. One recent action in this area was the completion of a gender pay equity study and a resultant base salary adjustment applied to all female faculty members in July 2015.

Faculty members at McMaster University enjoy a number of personal and professional benefits. University employees are offered an excellent benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, extended health care benefits, dental care, group life, long term disability, worldwide travel assistance, and a retirement plan. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty men and women who become parents or are needed to care for family members.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness. Applications must be made online at to the attention of Dr. W.J. Leigh, Chair, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA L8S 4M1 (  Applicants should also arrange to have three referees provide a confidential letter of reference, sent by e-mail to the Chair. Review of applications will begin immediately and no later than April 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.


Note: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for the position. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 1-905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247). To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada / No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.