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Chemistry Department Head at the rank of tenured Professor or Associate Professor

Manitoba (CA)
Closing date
May 26, 2024

Department of Chemistry

Faculty of Science - University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Department Head - Position # 34760/BR192

The Department of Chemistry is inviting applications for a full-time position as Head at the rank of tenured Professor or Associate Professor. The position is set to commence on January 1, 2025, or on a mutually agreed-upon date for a five year term. The Department is seeking an established scholar with a commitment to excellence in teaching, research and academic leadership. Outstanding candidates in any area of chemistry or biochemistry will be considered. 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, and will have demonstrated strong teaching contributions. The successful candidate should exhibit strong administrative, leadership and management skills, as well as evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Department currently has 20 full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 8 Instructors, and offers Honours, Major and Cooperative undergraduate programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry, and 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 departments within the Faculty of Science, including Microbiology, Physics and Astronomy, Biological Sciences, as well as those within the Faculties of Agricultural and Food Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Further information about the Department can be obtained from

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Interested applicants should submit a package to the Chair of the Search committee that includes a curriculum vitae, a 2-3 page statement summarizing their approach towards departmental leadership and administration, a 1-2 page description of their teaching philosophy, a 2 page research plan summary, and contact information for three references.

The leadership/administrative statement, teaching philosophy, and research plan should explicitly detail how principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) are integrated into the applicant's leadership/administrative role, teaching, and research.

Please send the application package as a single PDF file to Tracy Foster at Ensure to specify the position number 34760/BR192 in the application. Review of applications will begin on May 01, 2024 and will remain open until the position is filled.  For further information, please reach out to Ayush Kumar, Chair of the Search Committee, at

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities)All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applicants requiring accommodation supports during the recruitment process are encouraged to contact or +1-204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation purposes only.

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 shared with participating members of the search process.

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