Nine Month Term Position - Department of Chemistry - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Academic Opening
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Date of Posting: 
May 27, 2016
Department of Chemistry
Nine Month Term Position

The University of Prince Edward Island invites applications to the Department of Chemistry for consideration for a 9 month limited term position in Inorganic Chemistry.  Applicants must either currently hold a Ph.D. degree in inorganic chemistry or a related field.  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, 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will teach inorganic chemistry at the undergraduate level, as well as introductory chemistry.  Specific courses to be taught are second year Inorganic Chemistry (Chem 272), third year Inorganic Chemistry (Chem 374), Advanced Chemistry Laboratory (Chem 483), General Chemistry II (Chem 112) and a senior-level Inorganic Chemistry course (Chem 468); 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, a powder X-ray diffractometer, elemental analyzer, TGA, DSC, DMA, high resolution TEM/SEM, and GCMS.  UPEI also maintains close ties to the Duffy Research Centre, which allows access to a wide range of research instrumentation including 600 MHz NMR and High Resolution Mass Spectrometers.  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 address below. 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 15, 2016; 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. Rabin Bissessur,
Chair, Department of Chemistry
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4P3
Phone: (902) 566 0510

Closing date for applications is June 15, 2016 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

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