Chemistry - Assistant Professor (Analytical Chemistry)

Brandon University

Location: Manitoba
Date posted: 2013-10-12

The Faculty of Science at Brandon University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry in the area of Analytical Chemistry.

The successful individual will have a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or closely related field and expertise in the development and validation of methods for the quantification of trace components in biologically-relevant matrices. The successful candidate is expected to develop an active, externally funded research programme, and to be an active participant in the interdisciplinary Master of Science in Environmental and Life Sciences. A track-record of successful collaborations in both Life Science and Environmental Science fields will be a considerable advantage. Existing analytical instrumentation within the Faculty includes 400MHz and 60MHz NMR; LC-MS; GC-MS; atomic absorption, UV/visible and fluorescence spectroscopy; electroanalytical; analytical scanning electron microscopy, and X-ray diffractometer with qualitative X-ray fluorescence.

The successful candidate will complement the existing strengths of both the Department and Faculty with the expectation that this will lead to the establishment of new collaborations and strong interdisciplinary research clusters at Brandon University, and with researchers across Canada (e.g. the nearby Canadian Light Source facility). The successful applicant will be responsible for the lecture and laboratory delivery of existing undergraduate analytical and instrumentation courses that form a core component of both the chemistry and multi-disciplinary environmental and life sciences undergraduate programming. Candidates will also be expected to develop new courses in their area of specialization. The ability to develop courses that will broaden both chemistry and either environmental or life sciences programming will be particularly advantageous.

This position is subject to budget approval.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2013, or until position is filled
Start Date: July 1, 2014
Salary: Commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.

Applicants shall provide a detailed curriculum vitae, details of teaching experience and interests, three representative publications, a research plan, and the names and contact details of at least three individuals from whom confidential letters of reference can be obtained. Please clearly indicate citizenship or immigration status on the application. Applications should be submitted in a single electronic file in pdf format to: Dr. Andrew Egan, Dean of Science, Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6A9, CANADA, E-mail:

Brandon University is a leader in providing high quality education to a diverse population of over 3,500 full and part-time students in nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs in arts, sciences, education, music, and health studies. The University also offers innovative and award-wining outreach programs in a personalized learning environment. For more information visit

We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Short-listed candidates will be expected to provide copies of credentials at time of interview. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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