Chemistry - Tier II Canada Research Chair (Experimental Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics)

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
Experimental Physical Chemistry / Chemical Physics

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 Experimental Physical Chemistry / Chemical Physics with research interests in fundamental studies of more complex systems with applications to interdisciplinary areas, including but not limited to energy research, environmental and atmospheric sciences, advanced materials research, biological and biochemical sciences, emerging analytical chemistry such as novel spectroscopic and/or mass spectrometric techniques, and synchrotron-radiation based research.

Applicants should have outstanding training and demonstrated excellence in experimental physical chemistry / chemical physics. The successful candidate is expected to establish a strong independent research group and be able to develop interdisciplinary collaborations with other researchers in the Departments of Chemistry and Physics, the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, 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 physical chemistry at all levels. Postdoctoral experience, in addition to a Ph.D. degree in any area of Physical Chemistry or Chemical Physics, is essential. The Department has an excellent reputation in physical chemistry and chemical physics, and offers outstanding research and teaching environments, including access to unique on-campus facilities for materials characterization and device fabrication as well as access to machining and electronics shops, 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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