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Limited-Term Appointment in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in Organic Chemistry

Last updated: April 1, 2021, 9:54 a.m.

Job title: Limited-Term Appointment in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in Organic Chemistry
Date posted: April 1, 2021
Application deadline: May 3, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

We are seeking candidates with commitment to undergraduate education in chemistry and biochemistry. The incumbent should have the ability to address teaching needs related to organic chemistry (including courses in organic spectroscopy and stereochemistry) that are predominantly taught to chemistry and biochemistry students. The incumbent must be willing and able to teach courses online and will also be expected to contribute to committee work and administrative service within the department.

Qualifications and assets

Applicants should possess a PhD in chemistry or a related field with formal teaching experience at the university level and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Evidence of prior teaching experience, teaching effectiveness and a commitment to diversity and inclusivity is highly sought.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to Christine DeWolf (chair.chemistryandbiochemistry@concordia.ca) and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title, a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by May 3, 2021 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence at the end of June 2021.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.



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