Chemistry - Assistant Professor (Organic Chemistry)

Saint Mary's University

Location: Nova Scotia
Date posted: 2013-02-08

Tenure-Track Position in Organic Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1st, 2013. The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or a closely related field, and will normally have postdoctoral or industrial experience. Applicants with a background in the areas of Green Chemistry, Organic Materials or Catalysis are particularly encouraged to apply. The incumbent will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and a strong record of research contribution.

The successful candidate will develop and maintain an innovative, externally-funded research program in his/her field. Primary teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate classroom and lab instruction as well as curriculum development in the areas of Organic Chemistry, and Spectroscopy. Duties may also include graduate-level teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in the administrative life of the Department of Chemistry, the Faculty of Science, and the University in general.

The Department of Chemistry offers a nationally-accredited Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree program in Chemistry (Major and Honours). Undergraduate students are actively involved in faculty research and graduate students are enrolled in the Masters of Science (M.Sc.) in Applied Science Program. As well, the Department is home to the Atlantic Centre for Green Chemistry and with a number of faculty members active in Green Chemistry research. Faculty members in the Department have access to advanced instrumentation, including a new 300 MHz NMR, LC-PDA/ESI-MS, GC-FID/MS, ICP-MS, TGA-MS, GFAAS, SEM/EDX, DSC, FT-IR, single crystal X-ray diffractometer, various spectrophotometers, and potentiostats (CV, ASV, etc.), all with excellent technical support. All laboratories and research spaces in the Department have been recently rebuilt as part of a major renovation of the Science Building.

Saint Mary's University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located close to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States. For information about the University and the Faculty of Science please see our website at:

Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents (all applicants should clearly indicate their status as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident). Saint Mary's University is committed to the principles of employment equity.

Review of applications will begin after January 31st, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Complete applications including: (i) a current curriculum vitae including a list of publications; (ii) a statement of teaching philosophy; (iii) a detailed research proposal in NSERC format; and (iv) the names and contact information (email and full mailing address) of three referees should be sent directly to the address below. Applicants are also encouraged to submit their applications electronically as single files in.pdf format in addition to mailing paper copies. Please submit electronic applications directly to

Chair, Search Committee
Department of Chemistry
Saint Mary's University
923 Robie Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 3C3


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