Sessional Instructor - Department of Chemistry - Faculty of Science (2016/2017 Academic Year)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Monday, April 25, 2016
Date of Posting: 
April 11, 2016
Chemistry Department - Faculty of Science
Sessional Instructor
2016/2017 Academic Year

The Department of Chemistry has openings for sessional instructors during the forthcoming Fall/Winter Session (2016-2017) to teach Chemistry, 481/MMS 805, 481/MMS882. This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

CHEM 481/MMS 805 – “Advanced Studies in NMR Spectroscopy”

This course covers the use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometry used in the determination of structures in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry. Major topics include the theory and use of NMR spectroscopy, in particular the use of 2D experiments and multi-nuclear NMR spectroscopy. Particular emphasis is placed on developing the students’ ability to interpret spectra and elucidate the structure of a molecule based on this evidence beyond the undergraduate level, as well as the role NMR has played as a structural tool in the pharmaceutical industry and academia.

MMS 805 course also has a practical component where the students are trained to acquire high quality NMR data needed for structural elucidation.

CHEM 481/MMS 882 – “Carbohydrate Chemistry”

This course will serve as an introduction to the fundamental concepts of carbohydrate chemistry.  It will cover the open chain and ring structure of monosaccharides and reactions both at the anomeric center and at the non-anomeric center.   It will also cover chemical and enzymatic methods of glycosidic bond formation for the preparation of disaccharides.  There will be a discussion of glyconjugates including their biosynthesis and their roles in signaling, metabolism, and disease.  The use of NMR spectroscopy, both 1D and 2D experiments, for the purposes of characterizing carbohydrates will also be presented. 


• Successful applicants will have a minimum of a Master’s degree in a related area
• Priority will be given to qualified individuals on the sessional roster of the academic unit

Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and names of three referees by email to:

Dr. Rabin Bissessur, Chair
Department of Chemistry
University of Prince Edward Island
Fax: 902-566-0693

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.

Closing date for applications is April 25, 2016. 

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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