Assistant Professor in Environmental Chemistry, Tenure Track

The Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia is seeking an outstanding new investigator for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking candidates of exceptional scientific talent who have demonstrated success in any area of environmental chemistry.

The position requires a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or a related discipline, postdoctoral experience, and an outstanding research track record. Relevant postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. The successful candidate will develop and maintain an internationally recognized research program. As a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry, the successful applicant will be expected to effectively supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty members, obtain external funding, teach undergraduate and graduate chemistry courses, and actively participate in departmental activities. Leading candidates will complement and strengthen the Department and University’s expertise in research and education.

The successful candidate will be eligible to hold an appointment at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, but a higher rank may be considered for applicants with exceptional qualifications and experience.

The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. However, Canadian and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

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  • a cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae (including a full list of publications);
  • a combined one-page summary of research interests and accomplishments and a five-page detailed research proposal;
  • one-page statement of teaching philosophy.

The recommended formatting for the research statement and proposal, and statement of teaching philosophy is 8.5” x 11” (216mm x 279mm) letter-size paper, minimum 3/4" margins, single spacing (not more than six lines of text per inch), and a font size equivalent to 12 pt Times New Roman or 11 pt Arial. The system will only accept PDF files.

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