Assistant Professor – Chemistry (Chemical Sciences)

Updated: 12 days ago
Location: Ottawa West, ONTARIO
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

About the Position
  • Field of Specialization: Chemical Sciences
  • Academic Unit: Department of Chemistry
  • Category of Appointment: Preliminary
  • Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
  • Start Date: July 1, 2023
  • Closing Date: October 31st 2022

The Department of Chemistry at Carleton University is seeking an outstanding new investigator for a preliminary full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor beginning July 1, 2023.

Qualified applicants are expected to have exceptional records of demonstrated success in chemistry or a related field that complements existing Departmental strengths and fits within the broadly defined theme of “molecules and materials for sustainability”, as detailed in the Department’s strategic plan:

Additionally, preference will be given to candidates with a background in inorganic chemistry and science communication.

Researchers taking interdisciplinary, collaborative, and community-oriented approaches are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a sustained, externally funded research program and establish productive collaborations within the Department and beyond. The successful candidate must be able to teach core courses in inorganic chemistry, and strengths in teaching sustainable chemistry, and/or scientific communication are an asset.

Equity, diversity and inclusion are among Carleton and the Department of Chemistry’s core principles and are essential in cultivating imagination, discovery, and understanding. Candidates are sought who value diversity and whose research, teaching, and service demonstrate a commitment to these principles. Applications of candidates from groups underrepresented in chemistry and/or with experience in mentoring students from such groups are especially encouraged.

About the Academic Unit

The Department of Chemistry, housed within the Faculty of Science, offers high-quality teaching and comprehensive research programs. We provide a holistic experiential chemistry education with distinctive programming in food science, nanoscience, and toxicology. The Department is home to excellent spaces, equipment and facilities, and to scholars who conduct research that responds to societal needs, provides tools for solving problems, serves as evidence for policy, and offers the highest quality training for our students. Our faculty collaborate widely within the University and take advantage of and contribute to the breadth of research taking place across campus. We also benefit from our location in Ottawa, which enables and facilitates partnerships with industry and government.

As a Department, we value welcoming and forward-thinking teaching, globally-minded research, a community-minded approach, and a mutually respectful workplace. We aim to create and maintain positive environments for our faculty, staff and students and to make an impact on our communities. For more information, please visit our website and consult our Department’s strategic plan for 2020-2025 at .


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, demonstrated research excellence and a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate-level students. The successful candidate must show proven ability or significant potential to develop an independent research program and will be expected to maintain their research program by obtaining external competitive grants (e.g. Tri-council funding). The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent teaching and communication skills. Administrative experience will be an asset, as the candidates will be required to participate in the administrative work of the Department.

As part of an interdisciplinary department, the successful candidate’s research interests are expected to dovetail with that of the existing faculty members. Applicants with the ability to forge collaborations with members of the Department and interdisciplinary-oriented faculty across the University, as well as with allied agencies, will be given preference.

Application Instructions

Applicants should include the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a summary statement of research experience and proposed research, and a teaching statement that includes relevant experience and pedagogical approaches to teaching and mentoring. Please provide a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans. The application should be sent as one single PDF document to: Chair, Chemistry Department ( ) by October 31, 2022. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information of three referees.

Please indicate in your application if you are currently legally eligible to work in Canada.

About Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa .

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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