Professors of Chemistry (2 Faculty Positions)

Sherbrooke (County), Quebec (CA)
The working conditions are governed by the collective agreements in force.
Sep 05, 2019
Oct 05, 2019
Job Type
Full time

The Université de Sherbrooke invites applications for two  full time tenure-track professor positions in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science.

As an internationally renowned institution, the Université de Sherbrooke belongs to one of the three major higher education and research hubs in Quebec (Canada). Well-recognized for its pedagogic innovations, its coop-type programs and its innovative approaches for a sustainable environment, the Université de Sherbrooke is also a leading partner of national and local governmental bodies when it is time to favor social, cultural and economic development.  The Université de Sherbrooke is staffed by 7 000 persons and hosts 31 000 students as well as 11 000 enrolees in the senior citizen program. It has more than 2 400 international students from 95 countries and territories. With its 393 study programs, it offers a complete formation for all cycles and main sectors of human activity.

The Department of Chemistry at Université de Sherbrooke offers an exceptional environment for research and teaching, with more than 160 B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, an internationally recognized Faculty composed of 14 professors, and extensive research facilities at the cutting edge of technology. Faculty members at the Department of Chemistry have been awarded research chairs, fellowships and grants that testify to the quality of their research in bio-geochemistry, green chemistry and catalysis, self-assembled and functional materials, electrochemistry, photonics and molecular modelling as well as organic, organometallic and inorganic synthesis.

The Department of Chemistry has recently been completely renovated (2016) to offer modern research and teaching laboratories. Researchers at the Department of Chemistry enjoy cutting edge infrastructure and services for analytical chemistry, chemistry of materials, optics and photonics. Our researchers belong to various centers of excellence and strategic networks enabling access to the full array of resources available in Québec.  For more information on our staff, our infrastructure and our instrumentation (departmental and institutional), please visit our web site:

 The University is committed to making a priority of these values as strategic factors of excellence. This commitment is stated in the University's Plan d'action d'équité pour les programmes interorganismes (2017–2022).
 The Université de Sherbrooke encourages diversity, equity and inclusion and invites all qualified persons to submit an application, and in particular, women, members of visible or ethnic minorities, autochthones and handicapped persons in relation to the program ‘programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi (PAEE). Selection tools can be adapted for handicapped persons who request it, under the seal of confidentiality. The Université de Sherbrooke also encourages persons of all sexual orientations and identities to apply. As a token of its effort to valorize diversity, the Université de Sherbrooke is committed to grant, for at least one of the two positions, preference to a woman or to a member of an under-represented group in chemistry. The priority will nevertheless be granted to Canadian citizens and to permanent residents.


  •  Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 
  • Independent research. 
  • Student mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 
  • Involvement in the university community. 
  • Service to the collectivity.


  •  Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field. 
  • Postdoctoral experience. 
  • Exceptional skills for research to develop an innovative, independent, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program. 
  • Strong pedagogical skills and enthusiasm for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 
  • Potential and desire to develop interactions with other professors in the Department of Chemistry and the Faculty of Sciences.

 Note: The ability to teach in French, or to rapidly achieve this ability (2 years), is required.

 Check our website for the full description of all our job opportunities, then submit your application online.  For this opportunity, see offer 03477. 
 Review of applications will begin on November 1st, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please use the convenient electronic system to submit your application by clicking "Postuler". 

Please join to your curriculum vitæ a statement of your teaching interests and philosophy, and a list of your infrastructure needs including a provisional budget to acquire it.

Join also a proposal of maximum 6 pages including references detailing your future research program. This proposal needs to include long and short-term objectives, a review of the current state of the art, and a description of the methodology. 

 In addition, please have three letters of recommendation (citing this announcement and addressing both research and teaching potential) supporting your application sent directly by the signatories to the coordinates listed below.

Madame la Doyenne

Faculté des sciences

Offre d'emploi no 03734

Université de Sherbrooke

2500, boul. de l'Université Sherbrooke (Québec) J1K 2R1


 All recommendation letters must be sent separately from the professional email address of the referring person. Incomplete application files will not be considered.