Faculty of Science, McMaster University

Teaching-Track Assistant Professor

McMaster University

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology invites applications for a teaching-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2020.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the time of appointment and should have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.  The duties will involve teaching a range of courses, including general (first-year) chemistry and higher level courses in Chemistry and/or Chemical Biology, as well as administrative service.  Participation in curriculum development and/or undergraduate laboratory supervision may also be required. There is no expectation that the candidate will develop an independent research program or engage in collaborative research in the chemical sciences, but pedagogic research relevant to chemistry would be encouraged.  


McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer ground-breaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World.  The Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change.


McMaster University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff that reflects the multicultural makeup of our student body. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence. The search Committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community. Women and applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Gender diversity is being addressed at McMaster University through our policies and actions. Recent actions in this area include the completion of a gender pay equity study and a resultant base salary adjustment applied to all female faculty members in July 2015, as well as a recent commitment by McMaster to the nation-wide Dimensions EDI charter (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/NSERC-CRSNG/EDI-EDI/Dimensions_Dimensions_eng.asp).


Faculty members at McMaster University enjoy a number of personal and professional benefits. University employees are offered an excellent benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, extended health care benefits, dental care, group life, long term disability, worldwide travel assistance, and a retirement plan. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty members who become parents or are needed to care for family members. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, and a one-page statement on equity and diversity. Applicants should also arrange to have three referees provide a confidential letter of reference, sent by e-mail to the Chair (chair@chemistry.mcmaster.ca). Reference letters should include the candidate’s name in the file name (Last_First.pdf) and should be submitted as a PDF, on letterhead, and from an email address that is associated with the institution or organization of origin. Complete applications must be made online at hr.mcmaster.ca/careers (Faculty Positions, Job ID 29497) to the attention of: 



Dr. Gillian Goward, Professor & Chair

Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

McMaster University

1280 Main Street West

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1


Review of complete applications will begin February 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is expected to be on July 1, 2020. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:


Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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