Chemistry - Assistant Professor

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Date posted: 2014-01-15

Tenure Track Academic Position in Sustainable Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry, Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective on or after September 1, 2014, subject to budgetary approval. The successful applicant will be required to develop an internationally recognized, externally funded sustainable chemistry or energy research program aimed at achieving fundamental, groundbreaking discoveries. This could be focused on one of the following areas: catalysis (incl. biocatalysis); green chemistry; marine/ocean chemistry; materials/nanoscience; renewable energy and resources; cleaner resource processing methodologies (incl. minerals, oil and gas). A PhD in Chemistry is required as well as post-doctoral experience in a relevant area. Qualified applicants with experience in areas identified in Memorial's Research Strategy Framework ( are strongly encouraged to apply. Depending on their specialization, the new appointee will also be responsible for teaching inorganic and/or organic chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and first year chemistry as required. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Chemistry Department has 21 faculty, 80 graduate students in NSERC supported research programs and modern research instrumentation in all areas of chemistry. In sustainable chemistry research, collaborations exist with faculty in the Department of Earth Sciences and process engineers in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Interested candidates are invited to review the Chemistry Department home page at for further information. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a detailed research proposal in NSERC format, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to:

Dr. Peter Pickup, Head
Department of Chemistry
Memorial University
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada A1B 3X7
Telephone: (709) 864-8772
Fax: (709) 864-3702

Deadline for receipt of applications is March 14, 2014.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John's, a very safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.


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