Assistant Professor – Chemistry (Chemical Sciences)

About the Position

  • Field of Specialization: Chemical Sciences
  • Academic Unit: Department of Chemistry
  • Category of Appointment: Preliminary
  • Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
  • Start Date: July 1, 2023
  • Closing Date: October 31st 2022

The Department of Chemistry at Carleton University is seeking an outstanding new investigator for a preliminary full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor beginning July 1, 2023.

Qualified applicants are expected to have exceptional records of demonstrated success in chemistry or a related field that complements existing Departmental strengths and fits within the broadly defined theme of “molecules and materials for sustainability”, as detailed in the Department’s strategic plan:

Additionally, preference will be given to candidates with a background in inorganic chemistry and science communication.

Researchers taking interdisciplinary, collaborative, and community-oriented approaches are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a sustained, externally funded research program and establish productive collaborations within the Department and beyond. The successful candidate must be able to teach core courses in inorganic chemistry, and strengths in teaching sustainable chemistry, and/or scientific communication are an asset.

Equity, diversity and inclusion are among Carleton and the Department of Chemistry’s core principles and are essential in cultivating imagination, discovery, and understanding. Candidates are sought who value diversity and whose research, teaching, and service demonstrate a commitment to these principles. Applications of candidates from groups underrepresented in chemistry and/or with experience in mentoring students from such groups are especially encouraged.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, demonstrated research excellence and a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate-level students. The successful candidate must show proven ability or significant potential to develop an independent research program and will be expected to maintain their research program by obtaining external competitive grants (e.g. Tri-council funding). The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent teaching and communication skills. Administrative experience will be an asset, as the candidates will be required to participate in the administrative work of the Department.

As part of an interdisciplinary department, the successful candidate’s research interests are expected to dovetail with that of the existing faculty members. Applicants with the ability to forge collaborations with members of the Department and interdisciplinary-oriented faculty across the University, as well as with allied agencies, will be given preference.

Application Instructions

Applicants should include the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a summary statement of research experience and proposed research, and a teaching statement that includes relevant experience and pedagogical approaches to teaching and mentoring. Please provide a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans. The application should be sent as one single PDF document to: Chair, Chemistry Department ( by October 31, 2022. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information of three referees.

Please indicate in your application if you are currently legally eligible to work in Canada.