Chemistry - Assistant Professor (Professional Teaching Position)

Wilfrid Laurier University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-02-06


The Department of Chemistry at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a tenuretrack appointment in a Professional Teaching Position in Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2013, subject to budgetary approval. Among the primary expectations from the applicants for this position will be demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, educational innovation, as well as research in Chemical Education. For more information on the Professional Teaching Position at Laurier, please see Article 13.2 of the Collective Agreement (

The Department of Chemistry is committed to growth in the area of Chemical Education and development of new ideas, methods and technologies in teaching Chemistry and enhancing the student experience in learning Chemistry. The Department welcomes applicants who have demonstrated excellence in teaching Chemistry and strong commitment to pedagogical innovation, development of novel teaching and learning strategies, and research in Chemical Education. Applicants must have completed their PhD degree in Chemistry or Chemical Education.

A Faculty Member holding a Professional Teaching Position in Chemistry in the Faculty of Science may be assigned teaching six one-term courses (or equivalent) annually over three terms. At least four courses will be taught at the first year level (two sections of Fundamentals of Chemistry/Introductory Chemistry (CH110/120) and two sections of Fundamentals of Chemistry II (CH111/121)). Interest in teaching introductory Chemistry courses is therefore preferred. The successful candidate may also be assigned the role of Undergraduate Advisor (in lieu of one one-term course).

Candidates should submit a teaching dossier that may include institutional teaching evaluations for any courses taught (including both the raw data and a summary of that data), along with a 1-2 page reflection on those evaluations; a statement of teaching philosophy; a summary of the scholarly work and research performed in the area of Chemical Education (if available).

Candidates should also submit a CV and any sample publications, and provide contact information for three referees (address, telephone, and email) who can attest, not only to the candidate's field-specific expertise, but also to their commitment to teaching excellence. All material should be sent to Dr. Masoud Jelokhani-Niaraki, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5 (email:

Applicants can learn more about the Department of Chemistry at Laurier at Applications will be accepted until March 30, 2013.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Dr. Paul Jessop ( Further information on the equity policy can be found at


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