Lecturer, First Year and Advanced Chemistry, Definite Term

$75,000 - $95,000 yearly
  • University of Waterloo, Department of Chemistry
  • Waterloo, ON, Canada
  • Nov 25, 2020
Full time   Chemistry

Job Description


The Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a full-time definite term Lecturer position in Chemistry. The successful candidate will teach five lecture courses over three terms per year predominantly in introductory first year chemistry with some opportunities to teach upper year courses.   In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will have a substantial role in advising students and in further developing the Chemistry undergraduate program. Details concerning the Chemistry program may be found at:


While the appointment will be made initially for a three-year term, this position fills an important role in the program; it is anticipated that an appointee with outstanding performance will be considered for a permanent appointment as a Continuing Lecturer during a second three-year term.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Applicants should have outstanding training and demonstrated excellence in chemistry or a closely related discipline. A doctoral degree in chemistry or a closely related discipline is required; postdoctoral experience is desired. They should have established an outstanding teaching record or be able to provide evidence of potential for high-quality teaching at all levels within the Chemistry undergraduate curriculum.  Teaching experience in a university setting will be considered an asset.

Application Details

Applications must be received by February 15, 2021. Application materials must be submitted online through https://ofas.uwaterloo.ca/. Please include electronic copies of a cover letter (addressed to Dr. William P. Power, Chair of Chemistry), curriculum vitae, teaching dossier up to 5 pages in length, and provide the names, affiliations and the institutional email addresses of your three references. The referees will be invited by email from our system to upload letters of reference for you via a link provided to them.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, or a request for accommodation during the hiring process, please contact Janice Campbell, jcampbell@uwaterloo.ca.

The University of Waterloo regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation.”

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.


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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the University of Waterloo and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers-Canada.com or www.AcademicCareers.com or www.UniversityJobsCanada.com

Application Deadline

Feb 15, 2021