Assistant Professor, Chemistry / Biochemistry
The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Mount Royal University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence, subject to final budgetary approval, July 1, 2019.
The successful candidate will be an important part of our efforts in implementing an Analytical Biochemistry concentration within our new B.Sc. in Chemistry degree. The successful candidate is expected to make significant contributions to the teaching of biochemistry, analytical chemistry, and/or organic chemistry courses.
As such, the candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or allied areas and experience in the use and development of analytical methods. In addition to these disciplinary-focused courses, there are also opportunities to teach General Education courses. These courses constitute an important element of all Mount Royal bachelor degrees by providing a broad, liberal education that complements discipline-specific training.
In addition to a passion for teaching, the candidate is also expected to have a research/scholarship program that is appropriate to an undergraduate institution where teaching is the primary focus. The research/scholarship program could be discipline-focused research and/or in the area of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Regardless, a clear and meaningful plan for student involvement in candidate research/scholarship is highly desired. The department is dedicated to providing teaching and laboratory experiences for undergraduate students through course-based instruction, community service learning, independent research experiences and other means. The ability to attract external funding, or clear promise thereof, is also desirable.
Applicants should submit:
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Dossier
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Evidence of teaching excellence
- Statement of Research Interest (maximum length 3 pages)
- Demonstration that the research plan is appropriate to the Mount Royal environment
- A clear plan for meaningful student involvement
- The names and contact information of three references
A review of applications will begin after March 1st, 2019 and will continue until shortlisting is complete.