Chemistry - Assistant Professor (Organic Chemistry)

University of Manitoba

Location: Manitoba
Date posted: 2013-02-27

Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will be available July 1, 2013. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, with relevant postdoctoral experience. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a vigorous externally-funded research program in any area of organic chemistry and teach core Organic Chemistry courses at the undergraduate level as well as advanced courses at the graduate level. A strong background in Organic Chemistry is required; candidates specialized in areas complementing our own strengths are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department currently has 17 tenured or tenure-track staff, 6 other full-time academic staff, 12 support staff, and over 60 graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and research associates. The Department has undergone a period of rejuvenation with the appointment of more than 10 new faculty members and about $20 million in funding for new infrastructure over the past 10 years. We are well equipped for research support in most branches of chemistry, including a full-time glassblower and service laboratories for NMR (300, 400, 500 and 600 MHz instruments), combination FT-Raman/FT-IR spectrophotometer, mass spectrometry (EI, ESI, MALDI and ICP-MS), and materials characterization (ESCA, Auger, powder XRD, SIMS, SEM, SPM; in part via our interdisciplinary Manitoba Institute for Materials). We are in close proximity to national laboratories such as the National Microbiology Laboratory, the Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health, the International Centre for Infectious Diseases, and the NRC Institute for Biodiagnostics.

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Culturally diverse and rich in recreational opportunities, Winnipeg combines the amenities of urban life with easy access to the countryside and to northern lakes and forests. Housing prices are attractive by North American standards.

Review of applications will begin April 20, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Please refer to position number #14127 in all correspondence. Electronic submissions are encouraged; MS Word or PDF preferred. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a concise research proposal (5 pages, NSERC format preferred), a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three referees, to:

Dr. Peter H.M. Budzelaar
Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Chemistry
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3T 2N2

Telephone: (204) 474-9321
Fax: (204) 474-7608

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that CVs may be provided to participating members of the search process.


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