Chemistry - Assistant Professor

University of Prince Edward Island

Location: Prince Edward Island
Date posted: 2013-06-04

Assistant Professor in Chemistry
9 Month Term Position

University of Prince Edward Island

The University of Prince Edward Island invites applications to the Department of Chemistry for consideration for a 9 month limited term position in Chemistry. Applicants must either currently hold a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or a related field, or expect to complete their degree requirements by the date of appointment. Teaching experience and/or postdoctoral experience would be an asset. The appointment will be a limited 9 month term position at the Assistant Professor level, and will commence August 1, 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will teach physical chemistry at the undergraduate level, as well as other courses which may include introductory chemistry. Specific courses to be taught are second year Physical Chemistry (Chem 231), and other courses possibly including first year General Chemistry (Chem 111 and/or 112), Advanced Organic Chemistry (Chem 342), Biochemistry (Chem 353) and Introduction to Research (Chem 382); course descriptions can be found in the UPEI calendar (

The Department of Chemistry at UPEI has a young and very active faculty, with a vibrant research profile. We offer Chemistry Majors, Honours, and Masters programs as well as an interdisciplinary PhD program. The Department is housed in a modern teaching and research facility, opened in 1996, and is well equipped with modern instrumentation including a 300 MHz FT-NMR. The Department also maintains close ties to the NRC Institute for Nutrisciences and Health, which allows access to a wide range of research instrumentation. For more information please see the departmental web page at

Completed applications will consist of a curriculum vitae and a statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy and experience. Applicants must also arrange for letters from three referees to be sent directly to the email address below (hard copies not required). Applicants may also include a statement of research interests. To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received electronically (pdf or word file) by June 30, 2013, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Enquiries and applications should be sent to:
Dr. Nola Etkin,
Chair, Department of Chemistry
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4P3
Phone: (902) 566 0693


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