Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank:

Department Chair



College of Physical and Engineering Science








May 28, 2012



Position Description:

A search has begun, internal to the university, for a new Chair of the Department of Chemistry.  The initial appointment will be for no less than three years and no more than five years to begin July 1, 2012.

The Department of Chemistry includes 20 faculty members who are active in physical, theoretical, analytical, organic and inorganic chemistry. Graduate studies are carried out through the (GWC)2 partnership with the University of Waterloo, one of the largest, best recognized chemistry graduate programs in Canada. Undergraduate offerings cover a full range of programs, many with both regular and co-op streams. The Department is home to the Electrochemical Technology Center and groups of researchers focusing on aspects of biological chemistry, catalysis and the design, synthesis and analysis of functional molecules and materials.


Applications and nominations for the position are requested by the Selection Committee.  All material by the applicant or nominee should be directed to the Chair of the committee.  The closing date and time for the receipt of applications for the position is 12:00 noon, Monday, May 28, 2012. A complete application consists of (i) an updated curriculum vitae and (ii) a candidate’s brief that highlights qualifications and experience, along with a vision on the future of the discipline and department. Applications /nominations should be sent to:


Tony Vannelli, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Dean, College of Physical and Engineering Science
Chair of the Selection Committee
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON  N1G 2W1


The Committee welcomes advice from members of the university community concerning qualifications and skills that are important for the position as well as the names of suitable candidates.  Such advice may be provided verbally or in writing to any member of the committee.


The membership of the committee is as follows:

Professor Jacek Lipkowski, Department of Chemistry
Professor Peter Tremaine, Department of Chemistry  

Professor Marcel Schlaf, Department of Chemistry
Professor Michele Oliver, School of Engineering
Professor Moira Ferguson, Department of Integrative Biology           
Ms. Kim Rawson, Staff Member Department of Chemistry
Ms. Elisa Fatila, Student, Department of Chemistry


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

  The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.


University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1