Chemistry - Assistant Professor (Materials Chemistry)

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-12-06

Assistant Professor, Materials Chemistry
Competition Number: UOIT 13-423
Appointment: Full-time Continuing
Posting Date: November 26, 2013
Closing Date: January 15, 2014

The Faculty of Science invites applications for a tenure-stream position in experimental Materials Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. This position is subject to budgetary approval, and would start July 1, 2014 or at a mutually agreeable time, but not later than August 2014. We invite you to consider joining UOIT's globally trained faculty as we further our reputation as a leading-edge learning and innovative research environment. UOIT has a 21st-century vision of teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our educational philosophy is to challenge, encourage innovation, and connect our faculty, students and the community, while respecting the best practice traditions of Canada's established universities.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish an active and innovative research program and to teach at the undergraduate level in the Chemistry program; the ability to teach inorganic chemistry would be considered an asset. UOIT offers a unique and interdisciplinary graduate training environment in Chemistry. Graduate studies in chemistry are offered through three different MSc/PhD programs: Applied Bioscience, Materials Science, and Modelling and Computation Science. The successful candidate would be expected to be a contributing member of the Materials Science Program. UOIT's Materials Science program emphasizes the interdisciplinary aspect of the field, which is at the intersection of physics, chemistry, and biology, including many sub-fields (e.g. nanotechnology, surface science, materials characterization). Therefore candidates should possess a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related discipline and have a strong academic background in interdisciplinary research. Although all areas of materials science will be considered, preference will be given to candidates with expertise in materials science for energy conversion/storage (e.g. lithium ion batteries, super capacitors).

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to develop and provide high quality curriculum; excellent communication skills; a willingness to work collegially; and be expected to play an integral role in the growth, development and identity of the Chemistry and Materials Science Programs. In keeping with a technology-enhanced learning environment utilizing laptop computers and wireless connectivity, UOIT seeks faculty members who will utilize a technology-enhanced learning approach, and who strive to explore and develop new pedagogies.

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the UOIT Faculty Association and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and the UOIT Faculty Association. The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website.

Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2014 or until suitable candidates are found. Applicants should submit in electronic format, with their name and the above competition number in the subject line, a covering letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a statement of teaching interests, an outline of their present research program and a concise future research plan (NSERC style preferred), and a list of at least 3 referees to careers@uoit.ca.

UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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