Chemistry - Department Chair

University of Waterloo

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-10-02

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department. Candidates are expected to have a distinguished record of teaching and research as well as demonstrated ability in leadership and administration. They should also be eligible for a faculty position, normally, although not necessarily, at the level of full professor. The successful candidate will set the academic tone for the Department, be responsible for the relationship between the Department and the broader academic community, and play a leading role in the academic planning and management process within the Faculty of Science. The position will commence either July 1, 2014 or September 1, 2014.

The Department has 42 full-time members of faculty, 27 staff, 130 graduate students, 30 post-doctoral fellows and research associates and ~150 Honours undergraduate students in Chemistry as well as ~350 Honours undergraduate students in Biochemistry, a program shared equally with the Department of Biology. In addition, the Nanotechnology Engineering program, with ~500 students, is shared with the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Chemical Engineering. Service teaching is also extremely important with over 1800 students enrolled in first year Chemistry and ~800 students in each of introductory Organic Chemistry and Introductory Biochemistry. The Department is very research active with an annual research income of 8-10 M$ and attracts outstanding Canadian and international applicants to its graduate programs. Collaborative research programs also exist with members of the Departments of Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics, the Schools of Optometry and Pharmacy as well as Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, Institute for Quantum Computing and the Water Institute.

The University of Waterloo is located in the attractive two-university community of Kitchener-Waterloo (population 300,000) in southwestern Ontario, about one hour west of Toronto.

Applications and nominations should include a detailed resume, the names and contact information for three individuals willing to provide references, and a statement of capabilities and qualification. For full consideration, applications should be received prior to December 15, 2013. Send applications or nominations to:

Professor Terry McMahon, Dean
Faculty of Science
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue, West
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada, N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4591
Fax: (519) 746-2543

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 people and persons with disabilities.


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