Assistant Professor (Contractually Limited) in Chemical Education

Canada (CA)
Compensation commensurate with experience
Jun 11, 2018
Jul 11, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department Chemistry & Chemical Biology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, invites applications for a two-year contractually limited faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Chemical Education.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in chemistry or chemical biology at the time of appointment and should have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. Duties include teaching a range of courses, including general (first year) chemistry, Level II organic chemistry and laboratory courses in 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.

McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer groundbreaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World. The Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change.

McMaster University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff that reflects the diversity of our student body. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence and the Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community. Women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons 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 numerous 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 women and men who become parents or are needed to care for family members. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier which includes a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, and a statement on equity and diversity. Academic reference letters are not required at the time of application, but applicants must provide the names of three (3) referees who may be subsequently contacted.

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Complete applications must be made online at (Faculty Positions, Job ID 20071) to the attention of:

Dr. Gillian Goward, Professor and Chair

Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

McMaster University

1280 Main Street West

Hamilton, Ontario

Canada, L8S 4K1

Review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is expected to be on or before September 1, 2018. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

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

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.