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Sessional Instructor, Fall 2018 Session Courses, Department of Chemistry

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Job ID: 15789

Updated: July 16, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for sessional instructors to teach the following courses during the Fall 2018 Session.

  • CHEM 201 - General Chemistry: Structure and Bonding

An introduction to university chemistry from theoretical and practical perspectives, that focuses on an exploration of the fundamental links between electronic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure and the interactions of molecules using inorganic and organic examples.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in chemistry and demonstrate a strong, substantial record of teaching excellence. The successful candidate will be required to remain abreast of current developments in science, particularly in Chemistry. Previous experience in lecturing Chemistry 201 or 203 is an important asset.  Duties will include course and tutorial instruction.

  • CHEM 351 - Organic Chemistry I

An introduction to Organic Chemistry from a mechanistic perspective. Structure, bonding, and function, e.g. physical properties and reactivity. Stereochemistry, kinetics and thermodynamics, spectroscopy (nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared, ultra-violet/visible, and mass spectrometric techniques). Substitution and elimination reactions of saturated functional groups - the chemistry of alkanes, alkyl halides, alcohols and their derivatives.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and demonstrate a strong, substantial record of teaching excellence. The successful candidate will be required to remain abreast of current developments in science, particularly in Chemistry.  Previous experience in lecturing Chemistry 351, or a related course, is an important asset.  Duties will include course and tutorial instruction.

The appointments are effective for the Fall 2018 term (August 27 to December 24, 2018).  The amount of remuneration is calculated according to the Collective Agreement, Schedule B.  Please see the Faculty Association’s website for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration.

The successful candidates will be expected to contribute substantially and at a high level of quality to the teaching efforts of the Department.  Information about the Department and its programs can be found online.

To apply for any of the above teaching opportunities, please submit a letter of application indicating which course(s) you are interested in teaching to:

Ms. Ruvé Fenrich, Assistant to the Department Head
Department of Chemistry
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4
Confidential Fax:  403-284-1372

In support of your application, please provide the following:

  • Cover letter that explains your ability and qualifications to teach the specific course;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Teaching Dossier (including a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, teaching history, and/or evidence of teaching effectiveness);
  • Names and contact information of three references.

The application deadline is July 13, 2018.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

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