Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Associate or Full Professor and Chair in Chemistry

College: College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department: Chemistry

Date Posted: November 11, 2020
Deadline: November 27, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #20-38

Position Description:

A search has begun, internal to the university, for a new Chair, Dept. of Chemistry. The initial appointment will be for five years to begin February 1, 2021.

The Department of Chemistry includes 19 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 of the new Electrochemical Technology Center, and the Molecular and Materials Synthesis Group.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Applications or nominations for the position are now requested by the Selection Committee. The closing date and time for the receipt of applications for the position is 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 27, 2020. A complete application consists of (i) an updated curriculum vitae (ii) a candidate’s brief that highlights qualifications and experience (iii) a vision statement regarding the future of the disciplines and the department and (iv) the names of three referees who may be contacted in confidence by the Committee.

Applications or nominations (with a seconder) of candidates should be sent to the undersigned (Chair of the Selection Committee) or to Esther Codner cepsdean@uoguelph.ca by the November 27, 2020 deadline.

The membership of the committee is as follows:
Gerarda Darlington, Interim Dean, CEPS and Chair of Selection Committee: gdarling@uoguelph.ca
Professor Adrian Schwan, Faculty Member Chemistry
Professor Marcel Schlaf, Faculty Member Chemistry
Professor Leanne Chen, Faculty Member Chemistry
Professor Soha Moussa, Faculty Member Engineering
Professor Paul Garrett, Chair Department of Physics
Monalisa Gill, staff member Department of Chemistry
Sharon Abner, student member Department of Chemistry

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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.