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Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
The Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO)

Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry


The University of Ottawa invites applications for appointment to a tenure-stream Assistant or Associate Professor position with expertise within the broad framework of Chemistry. This position is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Anishinabe-Algonquin people.

The Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Ottawa provides a thriving research environment with state-of-the-art research facilities (more information on Core Facilities and Research Centers can be found at: Research and innovation | University of Ottawa (

Required qualifications and work experience: PhD in Chemistry or a related field is mandatory. Candidates should have demonstrated an excellent research track record.

Furthermore, candidates should show enthusiasm for teaching and graduate training, a strong track record in and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, the ability to obtain external research funds, and excellent communication skills in either English or French. English-French bilingualism is an asset. Ideal candidates will have interests that complement the strengths of our department (Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences | Faculty of Science (

Preferential Hiring of Racialized and Indigenous Candidates. The University of Ottawa is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in equity, diversity and inclusiveness. The hiring for this position will be done in accordance with the University’s initiatives to combat systemic racial discrimination as announced by the University President in January 2021, which aim among other things, to remedy the under-representation of racialized and Indigenous peoples within the ranks of its faculty members. As such, only qualified applications from racialized or Indigenous peoples will be considered and evaluated for the position. Candidates who wish to be considered as members of one or more of these groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire in their online profile at the time of application.

All such qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves  can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and that these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

Title of the position: Assistant or Associate Professor

Rank and salary: Regular tenure-track academic appointment in the Faculty of Science, with a salary consistent with the collective agreement of the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa.

Application Package:

• A cover letter;

• A curriculum vitae;

• A narrative summary of the candidate’s productivity, impact and education (if applicable, explain any career interruptions that might have affected research productivity);

• A research plan demonstrating a strong commitment to research excellence (5 pages maximum, including short executive summary);

• A statement of equity, diversity, and inclusion training and mentorship plan;

• A teaching philosophy statement;

• The names and contact information of three people who may be contacted by the University for letters of reference.

• Self-Identification Form: We encourage all applicants to complete the confidential Employment Equity section in their online profile during the application process online. 

Applications must be submitted by September 15, 2022. The selection process will begin after that date and will continue until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The application package should be submitted electronically through the uOttawa Academic Careers website  (Academic and Executive Careers) and address the cover letter to :

Prof. John Pezacki, Chair

Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

University of Ottawa

150 Louis Pasteur Private, STEM 341

Ottawa, ON Canada K1N 6N5

Ph 1-613-562-3346

Fax 1-613-562-5193

Equity is a University of Ottawa policy; women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the  Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations at

The University of Ottawa is justly proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to be able to function in a bilingual setting. In certain cases, professors must have the ability to teach in both official languages to be granted tenure.