Field of Specialization: Computational Chemistry
Academic Unit: Chemistry
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2020
Closing Date: January 31, 2020

About the Position:

The Chemistry Department invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track appointment in Computational Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020.


Candidates must have a PhD or the equivalent and possess a strong commitment to teaching, research and scholarship. The successful candidate will be an effective teacher at the undergraduate and graduate levels, develop an externally funded, high quality research program and contribute effectively to the academic life of the Department. Candidates will be expected to teach core courses and higher level courses in computational methods. The application of computational methods to the Department’s strengths in nanoscience, surface chemistry, polymers and inorganic materials, mass spectrometry and health sciences is of particular interest as is a commitment to interdisciplinary research. We have outstanding researchers in many fields with excellent and improving infrastructure, space and equipment facilities.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, along with a statement of research interests, and a statement of teaching interests in one single PDF document to: Chair, Chemistry Department ( by January 31, 2020. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information of three referees.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 30,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary.  Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

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