Chemistry - Tier II Canada Research Chair (Organic Chemistry)

University of Waterloo

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2012-12-07

Department of Chemistry
University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo - Tier II Canada Research Chair - Assistant or Associate Professor Level
Organic Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Organic Chemistry with research interests in the synthesis of novel small organic molecules for applications in material science.

Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in possible materials-related research areas include but not limited to: organic electronics or photoresponsive organic materials. Although the successful candidate is expected to establish a strong independent research group, opportunities exist for interdisciplinary collaborations with established material scientists in the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Nanotechnology Institute, and the Institute for Quantum Computing. Successful candidates will also have established outstanding teaching records or will be able to provide evidence of potential for high-quality teaching in organic chemistry at all levels. Postdoctoral experience, in addition to a Ph.D. degree in any area of Organic Chemistry, is essential. The Department has an excellent reputation in organic chemistry, and offers outstanding research and teaching environments, including access to unique facilities for construction of materials and devices from novel synthetic compounds as well as access to scientific workshops, instrumentation and computational facilities. Inquiries and applications should be directed to:

Dr. John F. Honek, Chair
Department of Chemistry
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1

Applicants should submit a complete curriculum vitae, a research proposal (max. 5 pages in length) and arrange for three letters of recommendation from professional references to arrive before March 31st, 2013. Additional information about the Department and the University of Waterloo can be found at All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples and persons with disabilities. This appointment is subject to the availability of funds.


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