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Instructor posting: Department of Chemistry

Posted by Department of Chemistry on March 31, 2022 in Job Postings

Instructor of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Dalhousie University invites applications for a 12-month, 100% FTE limited term instructor beginning July 1, 2022.

Duties: The primary responsibilities of this position are coordination and delivery of 2nd- and 3rd- year inorganic labs, including all aspects of scheduling, TA training, lab supervision, grading and evaluation, running of the labs, class administration and organization. Additional responsibilities include providing lecture and/or lab support for 2nd-year organic chemistry classes, as well as providing support for the summer session of 1st-year chemistry. Other responsibilities include advising of students, academic administration, and outreach and community service. This position reports to the Dean of Science though the Chair of the Department of Chemistry.

This position requires a PhD degree in Chemistry. Significant experience in teaching inorganic or organic chemistry, in an undergraduate lab setting, at the university level is required. Evidence of professional development in teaching methods, such as completing a formal education course, attending teaching conferences, participation in teaching workshops, is an important asset, as is a solid familiarity with the inorganic and/or organic chemistry program at Dalhousie. The DFA Collective Agreement, 2020-22, defines total compensation for the position, including salary and benefits.

The application package should be submitted via PeopleAdmin ( and should consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and names/contact information of two referees. Consideration of candidates will begin April 29th and will continue until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Dalhousie also recognizes the need to accommodate candidates to ensure their full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed online at: For further information regarding this position, or to request accommodation at any stage of the hiring process, please email

Dalhousie has a vaccine mandate that is currently in place until April 30, 2022. Should the vaccine mandate be re-implemented at a later date, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of full vaccination through Campus Check, or may seek an accommodation from Dalhousie’s vaccine requirements on grounds protected under provincial human rights legislation. Please visit the Campus Check Website for more information.