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Summer 2021 Sessional Lecturers

The Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia invites applications for sessional lecturers for the Summer term 2021 laboratory courses (Summer term 1 May-June; term 2 July-August) https://senate.ubc.ca/vancouver/termdates. The salary range for these positions depends on qualifications and experience. Individuals with a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in chemistry and successful teaching experience are preferred. Familiarity with computer interfaces and online teaching systems (UBC Canvas) is an asset. For further information regarding Sessional Lecturer positions at UBC please refer to: https://hr.ubc.ca/managers-admins/recruiting-and-hiring/faculty-recruitment/faculty-titles-ranks-and-descriptions-5

These sessional lecturers will be responsible for the delivery and assessment of Chemistry laboratory courses. Each of these courses have online requirements for students as well as in-person activities. Individuals will organize teaching assistants and will coordinate the grading of laboratory reports.

Expertise is required in the fields of:

CHEM 215:

• experimental analytical chemistry – this instructor (1) will be responsible for the delivery and assessment of CHEM 215, an introductory course in analytical methods and techniques

CHEM 225/235/245:

• experimental synthetic chemistry – these instructors (3) will be responsible for the delivery and assessment of one (or a combination of) CHEM 225, CHEM 235 and/or CHEM 245, courses that introduce and develop introductory synthetic techniques within an organic chemistry laboratory.


Successful candidates will have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and will be able to work within a team environment.

Important: Student enrollment may impact the need for the delivery of the above courses or the number of course sections within courses. Reassignments within the above courses during the 2021 Summer terms is possible.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the BC Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

Applicants should send a curriculum vita and a statement of teaching philosophy and experience. Evidence of teaching effectiveness relevant to these courses would be a definite asset. Applicants should also arrange to have two reference letters sent directly to: mgrhr@chem.ubc.ca

Please use the subject line: “ATTN: Chair, Sessional Lecturer Search Committee”

Review of completed applications as of noon, Friday March 19, 2021.  Positions will remain open until filled.





Research Associate - Atmospheric Aerosols

The successful applicant will be directly involved in the operation and maintenance of infrastructure purchased through the CFI grant “The Canadian Aerosol Research Network (CARN)”.  Infrastructure to be operated and maintained include the following:

  • Aerodyne high resolution time of flight aerosol mass spectrometer
  • Particle sizing equipment
  • Gas analyzers


  • A Ph.D. in chemistry or related field
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • At least 3 years experience operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting time-of-flight mass spectrometers
  • At least 3 years experience developing or improving ionization sources for mass spectrometers
  • In-depth understanding of physical principles limiting performance of time-of-flight mass spectrometers and ionization source
  • At least 2 years experience writing and maintaining Labview data acquisition software
  • At least 2 years relevant postdoctoral or industrial experience
  • At least 1 year experience operating an Aerodyne high resolution time of flight aerosol mass spectrometer

This appointment will be for one year.

How to Apply:

Please send a CV and two letters of recommendation to hrfacilities@chem.ubc.ca

Applications must include the phrase “Research Associate on Atmospheric Aerosols” in the subject line of the email.

Closing date for all applications is NOON PST on Friday April 9, 2021.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Please indicate in your CV your legal status to work in Canada.