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The Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO)

Replacement professor in Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences

The Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences of the University of Ottawa invites applications to fill one replacement professor position in Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences, to begin September 2022.

Title of the position: Replacement professor in Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences.

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: teaching activities (six courses per year) and academic service activities.

Terms: A three-year contract, non-renewable.

Wage: Salary scales for Assistant Professors start at $ 88,735 (as of May 2022). 

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance, as well as paid leave (including maternal, parental and academic leave:

Location of work:  Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences, University of Ottawa, STEM Complex, 150 Louis-Pasteur Pvt, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5.

Contact information: Dr. John Pezacki, Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences, STEM Complex, room 341, 150 Louis-Pasteur Pvt, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5. 

Skills requirements:

  • Education: Ph.D. or equivalent in organic or biological chemistry.
  • Work experience:

We are seeking candidates with a proven track record in teaching at the undergraduate level (in chemistry & biomolecular sciences), in both official languages. Research experience in academia and/or industry will be an asset. Experience in supervising undergraduate students will be an asset.

The ability of the candidate to teach at chemistry & biomolecular sciences at the graduate level will be an asset. The ability of the candidate to participate in at least one of the established research groups will be viewed as an asset.

The ability of the candidate to build inclusive courses designed for learning will be an asset.

Application deadline: August 6, 2022 or until position is filled.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Academic Careers website. 

 Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae and a teaching philosophy statement, as well as the contact details of two references who would provide a letter of recommendation for the selected candidate.

Other information:

The University of Ottawa is proud of its more than 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. Located on the unceded ancestral territory of the Anishinabé-Algonquin people, the University of Ottawa is at the heart of Canada’s capital with unparalleled opportunity for collaborations with governmental agencies for funding and samples (e.g., Canadian Museum of Nature, GSC).

In accordance with Immigration Canada requirements, any qualified person is invited to submit their application; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples in Canada, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations at Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.