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Assistant Professor or Lecturer (One-Year Limited Term), Integrated Science and Chemistry

Western University

Integrated Science and Chemistry – Assistant Professor or Lecturer (One-Year Limited Term)

The Integrated Science program and the Department of Chemistry at Western University invite applications for a one-year, limited-term faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Lecturer. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff, and students to commit to the highest global standards. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence, and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.

The Integrated Science program (WISc), launched in 2016, is designed for undergraduate students who have a passion for science and the interdisciplinary nature of scientific discovery. WISc combines the focussed coursework of a traditional honours degree with a set of Integrated Science courses that also emphasize professional skills and community engagement. As a high-impact program with a vision to transform science education, WISc is a testbed for innovative teaching and learning strategies and pedagogical approaches. More details on WISc can be found at: .

The Department of Chemistry ( ) is a vibrant and collegial workplace with over 30 research and teaching faculty and 20 support staff. Training 2200 students per year in first-year chemistry, between 50–90 of whom join a chemistry program, the department is committed to outstanding teaching and learning. Through the addition of new undergraduate facilities and the modernization of many courses in the past decade, the student-centered activities in the department have seen significant growth and transformation.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and talented educator who will continue the trajectory of excellence and transformation in undergraduate science and chemistry education at Western. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Department of Chemistry and will have their responsibilities equally divided between Integrated Science and Chemistry. Responsibilities in both Integrated Science and Chemistry include developing, improving, and teaching undergraduate courses. The successful candidate will also be expected to embrace service opportunities such as outreach, counselling, and recruitment. Please note that this position is a teaching-focussed position and not a research-focussed position.
In addition to having a proven interest and ability in undergraduate education, the successful candidate will have an MSc or PhD in Chemistry, Chemistry Education, or a closely related field (a PhD is preferred and required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor). Equally important is the ability of the candidate to be able to foster equality, diversity, and inclusion in a dynamic, student-centered environment.

We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate the following assets or experience:

● Interdisciplinarity across the sciences, particularly in biology, math, and physics
● Innovative undergraduate course, curriculum, or laboratory design
● Experience in providing high-impact learning experiences
● Use of methods and approaches that enhance student engagement and learning
● Interest in technology-enhanced and online-learning initiatives

The starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should email a single PDF file containing a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of teaching philosophy, the contact details of at least three referees who can email letters of support by May 29, 2020, and a completed Application for Full-Time Faculty Position form ( ) to:

Dr. Felix Lee, Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Chemistry
Western University
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7

Review of applications will begin on May 29, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Position is subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Anna Vandendries-Barr at (519) 661-2111 ext. 86344 or .