Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Calgary (Region), Alberta (CA)
Commensurate with experience + benefits
Mar 25, 2021
Apr 24, 2021
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 14,000 credit students choose from 12 bachelor degrees and 36 majors.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.


About the Faculty of Science and Technology

The Department of Chemistry and Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology at Mount Royal University invites applications for a tenure track position, which will commence July 1, 2021, subject to final budgetary approval, at the Rank of Assistant Professor. 

The Faculty of Science and Technology currently offers bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, and General Science. The Department currently offers a BSc degree program in Chemistry with an optional focus in Analytical Biochemistry.


About the Role

The successful candidate will be a passionate teacher who will make substantial contributions to the teaching of Analytical Chemistry, as well as its interactions with other chemistry subdisciplines. Mount Royal’s General Education program is an important part of all Mount Royal bachelor degrees, offering a broad, liberal education that complements discipline-specific training, and the successful candidate would also have the possibility to teach in this program if desired.

The candidate will have a scholarship plan that is meaningful and appropriate to an undergraduate institution where teaching is the primary focus. The scholarship program may be discipline-focused and/or in the area of chemistry education research, but should involve undergraduate students in a substantive way.

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.

A Ph.D. in Chemistry / Biochemistry or closely related field is required. The successful candidate should also have significant experience in the use and development of analytical methods. A strong commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion, particularly how they relate to science, would be an asset.

New faculty are hired into one of two work patterns. The teaching / scholarship / service pattern (TSS) has a focus on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The teaching / service pattern (TS) has a focus on teaching and service only. The successful candidate will be hired into the teaching / scholarship / service pattern (TSS). There is an option to change work patterns after tenure.

For further information, contact Dr. Christopher Lovallo, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics at .


What We Offer

Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions. 

At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.

Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits the individual and the University. A variety of services, resources and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace. Mount Royal University offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, health and personal spending accounts, paid vacation, winter holiday closure, personal days and a free membership in our fully equipped recreation centre. 

Our campus offers the convenience of a full medical clinic, dentist and pharmacy, as well as a variety of wellness services such as physiotherapists and massage therapists. Campus Recreation offers many activities, including personal training, fitness classes, climbing, aquatics, sports, tournaments and certifications for students, employees and the public.


Closing Date:     Open until suitable candidate is found, review of applications will begin after May 1, 2021.

If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request.

A complete dossier should be submitted including: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, scholarship plan (3 pages maximum) with evidence of intent to pursue a research program involving undergraduates, and contact information for three (3) references. Please title your .pdf document as follows: [Last Name], [Requisition Number], [Document].pdf (ex. Smith, 999999, CV.pdf).