Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Mount Royal University
February 23, 2024
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Assistant Professor, Chemistry

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Permanent (for any group)

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MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)


About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Today, Mount Royal offers 14 bachelor degrees and 38 majors, along with a wide range of diploma and certificate options. It boasts a diverse community with nearly 16,000 credit students, more than 5,500 non- credit students and about 1,700 employees.

Mount Royal is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina, and the Iyarhe Nakoda. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

Mount Royal is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self- identify.

About the Faculty of Science and Technology

Mount Royal's Faculty of Science and Technology offers Bachelor's Degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Data Science, Environmental Science, Geology, and General Science which allow students to prepare for a variety of exciting careers in science and technology by not only teaching them the basics of science but also how to be flexible and innovative problem-solvers.

Faculty members in the Faculty of Science and Technology also support the delivery of the liberal education component of all Mount Royal University undergraduate degree programs by teaching courses in General Education (GNED), Cluster-One: Numeracy and Scientific Literacy. In foundation level GNED courses students explore pre-disciplinary themes and subjects and are exposed to a range of academic disciplines while developing key undergraduate intellectual capacities.

The Department of Chemistry and Physics offers a Bachelor of Science Chemistry major with two concentrations (Analytical Biochemistry and General Chemistry Option), as well as minors in Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics. The Department is committed to providing exceptional teaching and scholarship experiences for undergraduate students in a supportive environment of equity, diversity and inclusion.

About the Role

The Department of Chemistry and Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology at Mount Royal University invites applications for a tenure track position which will commence July 1, 2024, subject to final budgetary approval, at the Rank of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will be a passionate teacher who will make substantial contributions to the Analytical Biochemistry concentration in the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry major. Applicants should have a PhD in Chemistry or a closely related field, with expertise in analytical chemistry applied to biochemical problems. Expertise in spectroscopic methods that leverages the Department's suite of instruments will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will teach specialized courses in the Analytical Biochemistry concentration as well as more general courses throughout the Chemistry major. The successful candidate will also have the possibility to teach in the General Education program if desired.

Applicants should demonstrate their intent and ability to pursue a research program. In particular, they should articulate a well-defined plan to involve undergraduate students in their research program. The potential for success in obtaining external funding will be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will be hired directly into the Teaching/Scholarship/Service (TSS) work pattern. The TSS work pattern focuses on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member also be involved in a program of scholarship as well as service to the Mount Royal community. Alternatively, the Teaching/Service pattern (TS) focuses on teaching and service only. There is an option to change work patterns after tenure.

For further information, contact Dr. Raphael Slawinski, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics at [email protected].

What We Offer

Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions.

At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.

Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits the individual and the University. A variety of services, resources and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace. Mount Royal University offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, health and personal spending accounts, paid vacation, winter holiday closure, personal days and a free membership in our fully equipped recreation centre.

Our campus offers the convenience of a full medical clinic, dentist and pharmacy, as well as a variety of wellness services such as physiotherapists and massage therapists. Campus Recreation offers many activities, including personal training, fitness classes, climbing, aquatics, sports and certifications for students, employees and the public.

Closing Date: February 23, 2024

Please notify us if you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process.

A complete dossier should be submitted online and should include:

  • cover letter (1 page maximum);

  • curriculum vitae, including list of courses taught, research outputs (e.g., publications, presentations), awards and grants, outreach activities, and service roles;

  • teaching dossier, including statement of teaching philosophy (1 page maximum) and evidence of teaching excellence;

  • inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) statement (1 page maximum) discussing challenges related to IDEA within the field of chemistry, and describing specific actions you would take to advance these ideals in your classroom and in your work more broadly;

  • research statement (2 pages maximum) describing the program you would pursue within the context of the strictly undergraduate setting of Mount Royal University;

  • and the names and contact information for three (3) referees (to be available upon request).

  • Please provide all documents in the above order in a single PDF document titled LastName,Initial-ReqNo.pdf (e.g. Slawinski,R-999999.pdf).

    If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify [email protected] and we will work together on the accommodation request.

    We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.

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