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Instructor, Department of Chemistry and Natural Sciences Program, Faculty of Science

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Job ID: 15841

Updated: August 1, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for a full-time 3-year limited-term appointment at the rank of Instructor, commencing as early as September 1, 2018. This is a joint-appointment between the Department of Chemistry and the Natural Sciences Program.

The successful candidate will be required to teach and manage courses in Chemistry, primarily at the first year (general) chemistry level. Experience in teaching organic chemistry is considered an asset. Duties will include instruction, as well as course, tutorial, and lab coordination.

The successful candidate will also be required to teach and manage cross-disciplinary courses in the Natural Sciences Program. Duties will include collaborating as part of an instructional team and facilitating team-based learning. Experience providing formative feedback on student writing would be an asset and, more broadly, experience with a variety of assessment tools is desirable.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry and demonstrate a strong, substantial record of teaching excellence. Demonstration of a breadth of scientific literacy across disciplines would be an asset.  Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. The candidate must be comfortable using technology both in and out of the classroom.

The successful candidate should have a background demonstrating innovation in teaching and learning, and will be expected to remain abreast of current developments in science, particularly in Chemistry, and in pedagogy, particularly as it relates to instruction in Chemistry or in cross-disciplinary science contexts.

The successful candidate 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.

How to apply: Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, teaching history, and/or evidence of teaching effectiveness), prior to the closing date of July 31, 2018 and have three letters of reference sent directly to:

Ms. Ruvé Fenrich, Administrative Assistant to the Head
Department of Chemistry
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4
Confidential Fax: 403.284.1372

The application deadline is July 31, 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

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

About the University of Calgary
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