Tenure-Track Position in
Trace-Analytical Chemistry or Inorganic Chemistry
Specializing in Heavy Elements/Nuclear Chemistry
at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
The Department of Chemistry at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in either trace-analytical chemistry or inorganic chemistry specializing in heavy elements/nuclear chemistry. The earliest starting date for the position is January 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be an excellent scientist who will establish an outstanding research program and will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision in the Department of Chemistry. In exceptional cases, candidates above the level of Assistant Professor may be considered.
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities. The Department of Chemistry at Queen's University has 25 faculty members working in all areas of modern chemistry. We are located in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities.
THE POSITION is supported by the Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre (CPARC), a new program funded by the Canada-First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) and the successful candidate for this position will develop a research program that supports the research program of CPARC. For example, the applicant may contribute to research and development activities in low background radio-emission counting or radio-purification techniques to contribute to CPARC’s continuing and future research in neutrino physics and the search for dark matter. Inorganic chemistry - especially of heavy elements – and the development of new detector technologies, are also of interest to CPARC. All CPARC-supported faculty will collaborate with other researchers and establish scientific partnerships through links to universities, industries, and international programs. For further information and the complete set of goals for CPARC, please visit www.cparc.ca. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to initiate an independent research program. Aside from teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in chemistry, the successful candidate will also mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and supervise technical staff in laboratory techniques in a research-intensive environment.
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE is expected to have a Ph.D. degree in either analytical chemistry, nuclear chemistry or inorganic chemistry, or have equivalent experience as demonstrated through a strong record of scientific and/or technical publications. A proven ability to participate in scientific collaborations with good project management skills and some supervisory experience is required.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
A complete application consists of: a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph), a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications), a statement of research interests clearly outlining anticipated contributions to the CPARC program and your vision for an independent research program, a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available), and three letters of reference.
Please indicate clearly the position for which you are applying by quoting the following position number on your cover letter: (00503694). Electronic applications (in PDF format) should be addressed to Hans-Peter Loock, Head, Department of Chemistry, at email@example.com.
OR Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed only if the position remains unfilled OR Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position has been filled.
The first review of applications will begin on Sept 15th, 2017 and will continue thereafter until a successful candidate is found.
The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Barbara Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information about Queen’s University, which may be of interest to prospective faculty members, can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrecruitment.
Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreementand at http://www.qufa.ca.