Instructor I, Chemistry Program

University of Northern British Columbia
Prince George, British Columbia (CA)
Competitive Salary
May 24, 2019
Jun 23, 2019
Field of specialization
Analytical, General / Technical, Inorganic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Posting # FACH12-19 ACI

Instructor I

Chemistry Program

College of Science & Management

3 Year Term, Full time

The University of Northern British Columbia, in conjunction with the Chemistry Program, invites applications for a full-time position as Instructor I. The preferred start date for this position is July 1, 2019 but the successful candidate must be able to start no later than August 15, 2019.

The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching a range of courses over the next three years. In 2019/2020, these will include CHEM 100 – General Chemistry, CHEM 202 – Inorganic Chemistry I, CHEM 210 – Analytical Chemistry, CHEM 321 – Inorganic Chemistry III (Bioinorganic Chemistry), and possible CHEM 110 – Chemistry of Everyday Life. In subsequent years, teaching could include second year organic chemistry, third year analytical chemistry, third year organic chemistry, second year physical chemistry, third year physical chemistry, and fourth year capstone laboratory courses.

Applicants for this position must hold a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, with teaching experience across a broad range of disciplines at the undergraduate level and present a record of teaching excellence.   

About the Community

UNBC is a primarily undergraduate, research intensive university located near the geographic center of beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Established in the community of Prince George in 1994, UNBC has quickly built a reputation as a top ranked Canadian University in both undergraduate and graduate education, along with an excellent research profile.

There is a strong support system for students, including the First Nations Centre and other academic programs.  Currently there are over 3500 students enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs throughout northern British Columbia.  Approximately 400 students are of Aboriginal descent. 

UNBC values experiential learning, student engagement, and interdisciplinary study, with demonstrated excellence in community-inspired research and alumni who are leading change around the world. Its low student to faculty ratio provides both undergraduate and graduate students with substantial opportunities to work closely with faculty and gain valuable research experience. 

For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings, the only University of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top four per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

With a diverse student population, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Prince George is a city of ~74,000 people with impressive cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. For more information about living and working in Prince George, please refer to and Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.

To Apply

Applicants should forward their curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting competition #FACH12-19 ACI to:  The Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9.  Fax:  (250) 960-5791.  Please direct inquiries to:  Dr. Todd Whitcombe, Chair of the Chemistry Program, at Telephone (250) 960-6678, Email <>.  This position is being advertised subject to budgetary approval.  Electronic submissions of CVs can be forwarded to:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Applications received on or before June 7, 2019, will receive full consideration;
however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.