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Sessional Lecturer Positions

The Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia invites applications for the following sessional lecturer positions for the January – April 2018 period. The salary range for this position will depend on qualifications and experience. Individuals with a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in chemistry and successful teaching experience are preferred. Successful candidates will also have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team environment. Familiarity with computer interfaces and the Blackboard Learning Management System (UBC Connect) is an asset. 

Please ensure that your cover letter clearly indicates the positions for which you are best qualified and want consideration.  

CHEM 250 - Inorganic Chemistry. Chemistry of selected groups of inorganic compounds considered in relation to industrial processes and the environment. 

SCIE 300 - Scientific Communication and Reporting. Required communication course for students in the Combined Majors in Science program. Effective argument and communication skills for scientists. The instructor will be responsible for small group instruction within a small instructor team from a variety of departments in the Faculty of Science. Experience with scientific and/or technical writing is a strong asset. Individuals with science backgrounds other than chemistry and strong writing skills may be considered.  

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply.  The position is subject to final budgetary approval and, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements; priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. 

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita and arrange to have two reference letters sent directly via e-mail to: 


Deadline for complete applications including letters of reference is Oct. 6, 2017 


Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry, Tenure Track

The Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia (www.chem.ubc.ca) 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 analytical chemistry working at the interface of one or more other areas of science including, but not limited to, biological chemistry, data science, environmental chemistry, materials chemistry, and radiochemistry.

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 1st, 2018.

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 B.C. 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. Canadian and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of research interests, a detailed research proposal, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and arrange to have three reference letters sent directly to:

Deadline for receipt of complete applications is NOVEMBER 1ST, 2017