Lecturer in Chemistry
University of Waterloo Department of Chemistry

Lecturer, First Year and Advanced Chemistry, Definite Term, Department of Chemistry,
University of Waterloo

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a full-time
definite term Lecturer position in Chemistry. The successful candidate will teach five lecture
courses over three terms per year predominantly in introductory first year chemistry with some
opportunities to teach upper year courses. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will
have a substantial role in advising students and in further developing the Chemistry
undergraduate program. Details concerning the Chemistry program may be found at:
While the appointment will be made initially for a three-year term, this position fills an important
role in the program; it is anticipated that an appointee with outstanding performance will be
considered for a permanent appointment as a Continuing Lecturer during a second three-year

Applicants should have outstanding training and demonstrated excellence in chemistry or a
closely related discipline. A doctoral degree in chemistry or a closely related discipline is required;
postdoctoral experience is desired. They should have established an outstanding teaching record
or be able to provide evidence of potential for high-quality teaching at all levels within the
Chemistry undergraduate curriculum. Teaching experience in a university setting will be
considered an asset.

The University of Waterloo is in the attractive and vibrant two-university community of
Kitchener-Waterloo (population 330,000) in southwestern Ontario, about 100 km west of
Toronto. The Faculty of Science has an excellent reputation for teaching chemistry and science
at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and it offers outstanding research and teaching
environments, including new teaching facilities in the Science Teaching Complex, opened in 2016.
The University of Waterloo is also home to the world's largest co-operative education program,
where students gain work experience during work terms as part of their degree program. This is
an attractive option for students entering the Chemistry program. Additional information about
the Faculty of Science and the University of Waterloo can be found at:

The salary range of this position at the Lecturer rank is $75,000 to $95,000 for 12 months.
Anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2021.

Applications must be received by February 15, 2021. Application materials must be submitted
online through https://ofas.uwaterloo.ca/. Please include electronic copies of a cover letter
(addressed to Dr. William P. Power, Chair of Chemistry), curriculum vitae, teaching dossier up to
5 pages in length, and provide the names, affiliations and the institutional email addresses of
your three references. The referees will be invited by email from our system to upload letters of
reference for you via a link provided to them.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process,
eligibility, or a request for accommodation during the hiring process, please contact Janice
Campbell, jcampbell@uwaterloo.ca.

The University of Waterloo regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic
excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such,
we encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, members
of visible minorities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At
Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an
international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing
community that has been termed a "hub of innovation."

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and Permanent Residents
will be given priority.

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.

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