The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training

The Department of Chemistry at Saint Mary's University invites applications for two eight month contractually limited term appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence September 1, 2019.


What you'll do


Primary teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate classroom and laboratory instruction. The successful candidates are anticipated to instruct in a combination of the following lectures and/or laboratories (depending on background experience): General Chemistry I and II, Inorganic Chemistry I and II, Organometallics, Biochemistry, Polymers, and Organic Chemistry. The successful candidates have the opportunity to play an active role in the administrative life of the Department of Chemistry, the Faculty of Science, and the University in general.

What you'll need


The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Chemistry and will normally have postdoctoral or other work experience. Applicants with a background in the areas of Inorganic, Organic, and/or Materials Chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply. The incumbent persons will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and have a record of research contribution. 

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Saint Mary's is a public university with over 7,000 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our university is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. Saint Mary's is located in the historic and affordable port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located near to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.

Applicants will only provide a single PDF file containing: a) a cover letter, b) a curriculum vitae, c) a teaching dossier including a statement on teaching philosophy and any evidence of teaching effectiveness, and d) contact information for three individuals able to act as references.

Please send complete applications by e-mail to:Dr. Jason Masuda, Professor and Chairperson, Chemistry,

The Selection Committee will begin considering applications on March 18, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Saint Mary's University thanks all applicants for applying. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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