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Instructor, Department of Chemistry

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg (City), Manitoba (CA)
Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Full time

Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Science
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Position #34478

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a full-time probationary position at the rank of Instructor I, commencing September 1, 2024, or on a mutually agreed upon date. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department seeks an emerging scholar with a commitment to excellence in teaching and pedagogical development in Organic Chemistry. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated expertise in Organic Chemistry (e.g. relevant teaching experience, Ph.D., publications in organic chemistry). Duties include undergraduate teaching, including live lecture, lab-based instruction, and service-related activities. Additional duties may include pedagogical, course and lab development. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a track record of outstanding teaching contributions, curriculum development, and work in a collaborative environment with diverse students.

To enhance our department and create role models for a diverse population of students, we particularly invite applications from those who can support and enhance our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, other visible minorities, and those committed to a diverse environment.

The Department currently has 21 full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 10 Instructors and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The Department has well-established and equipped teaching and research facilities such as microwave reactors, X-ray diffractometers, NMR spectrometers, thermogravimetric analysis, electrochemical equipment, IR spectroscopy, gas-chromatography mass spectrometers and high performance liquid chromatography instruments among others, and is supported by strong links with other University of Manitoba departments including Microbiology, Physics and Astronomy, Biological Sciences and Civil Engineering. Instructors and faculty members receive strong support by the University’s Centre for Teaching and Learning. 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 throughout all seasons. To discover more about Winnipeg, please visit

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.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Applications including a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy and pedagogy development interest including a discussion of the applicant's approach in engaging students in large classrooms and in advising and mentoring students (2 pages), evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), an equity, diversity, and inclusion statement (2 pages), and contact information for three references should be sent to (PDF files preferred). Please ensure to specify position number # 34478 in the application.

Review of applications will begin on June 10, 2024, and will remain open until the position is filled. For further information, please contact John Sorensen, the search committee chair.

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.

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