Department of Chemistry - DEPARTMENT HEAD - University of Manitoba Faculty of Science

Winnipeg (City), Manitoba (CA)
Nov 12, 2020
Jan 11, 2021
Position # 29663/BR192
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a 5-year term position as Head and a full-time tenured position at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor, commencing July 1, 2021, or on a date mutually agreed upon. The Department seeks an established scholar with a commitment to excellence in teaching, research and academic leadership.  Outstanding candidates in any area of chemistry will be considered. The department has particular strengths in environmental analytical chemistry, materials chemistry and chemical biology including synthetic biology and structural biology.  The successful candidate will have a track record of high quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications, will have established an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable research program, will have demonstrated strong and outstanding teaching contributions, will have  demonstrated strong administrative, leadership and management skills, and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To enrich our department and create role models for a diverse population of students, we particularly invite application from those who can support and enhance our diversity, including women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons, and those committed to a diverse environment.

The Department currently has 18 full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 7 Instructors, and offers Canadian Society for Chemistry-accredited Honours, Major and Cooperative programs in Chemistry and Biochemisty with Focus Areas in Bioanalytical, Biopharmaceutical, Biophysical, Environmental, Inorganic, Materials Science, Organic, Physical and Quantum/Computational Chemistry. The Department also offers MSc and PhD degrees in all of the major sub-disciplines of Chemistry including Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, Materials Science, Physical and Quantum Theoretical Chemistry.   The Department has a well-established and equipped research facility, including a Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscope, X-ray diffractometers for proteins and small molecules, 4 Liquid and solid-state NMR Spectrometers, an Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometer and a Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometer among others, and is supported by strong research links with other University of Manitoba departments including Microbiology, Physics and Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Civil Engineering.  Further information about the Department can be obtained from  Winnipeg is the largest city in the Province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment, including symphony, opera, dance, theatre, and ethnic festivals. The region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. Learn more about Winnipeg at .

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Applications including a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy, a summary of research interests, a three page research plan and contact information for three references should be sent to (PDF files preferred).  Please ensure to specify position number 29663/BR192 in the application.  For further information contact the Search Committee Chair at  The closing date for receipt of applications is January 8, 2021. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.