Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Materials Chemistry

College: College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department: Chemistry

Date Posted: March 2, 2022
Deadline: April 1, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #22-17

Position Description:

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Guelph invites applications from individuals with research expertise in any field of Materials Chemistry, for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level.

The anticipated start date of the position is 1 September 2022. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. and a record of internationally recognized research in the relevant field. They will have a desire to inspire and the pedagogic ability to teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program, with global impact, funded by Canadian and international agencies (i.e. NSERC, CFI, etc.), and which may lead to industrial collaborations. Candidates with interests in the design, synthesis, and/or physiochemical analysis of molecular, supramolecular, polymeric, nanostructured, crystalline, alloyed, amorphous, or other materials are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to devote significant portions of their time to both research and teaching within the Department. They will also be expected to participate in service for the Department, the University, and the profession, nationally and internationally.

Research Requirements: The application must include evidence of a consistent record of high quality, funded research, or strong evidence of the ability to attract funding for such. Evidence for this will include a record of submission and acceptance to high-quality peer-reviewed journals and conferences, in addition to a detailed research proposal which must demonstrate the candidate’s potential to establish an independent research career.

Teaching Requirements: The applicant will need to demonstrate their willingness and ability to lecture, examine, and develop new course materials as needed for established courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. Additionally, they will need to develop and deliver courses at the graduate level. If candidates have previous teaching experience, a record of high-quality teaching based on formal teaching evaluations or awards will be viewed positively.

Service Requirements: All faculty participate in numerous service activities within the Department (Safety, Curriculum, Student advising, etc.), within the University (Senate, College Planning, Academic Policy, etc.), and externally (organizing conferences, journal editorial board, manuscript reviews, etc.). Candidates should be prepared to participate appropriately in these activities.

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Engineering and Physical Science at the University of Guelph is an equal partner with the University of Waterloo in the Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry, (GWC)2, which attracts top-level graduate students from across the globe. Our academic environment is strongly supportive of innovative research and teaching, and all interviewed applicants will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in both of these essential roles.

The current research activities of the Department are supported by major infrastructure resources of characterization and analytical instrumentation, including extensive NMR capabilities in the Advanced Analysis Centre (AAC), the Electrochemical Technology Centre (ETC), the Departmental X-Ray Facility, and the High-Pressure Lab, as well as dedicated Electronic Shop and Machine Shop support.

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

Assessment of applications will begin on April 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a five-page research proposal in NSERC Discovery Program format; (4) a one-page statement on how the applicant will implement the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity (EDI) in their teaching, research, and scholarly work; (5) a one-page statement on the applicant’s teaching vision and philosophy; and (6) the names and contact information for three referees. Please arrange with your referees to send their letters of reference directly to the department using the same address indicated below. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Kathryn E. Preuss
Department of Chemistry
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: chemchr@uoguelph.ca

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.

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