The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta invites applications for a Director of Undergraduate General Chemistry Laboratories (FSO II) position. The Department has vibrant research programs encompassing most areas of modern chemistry including materials and nanoscience, catalysis, analytical chemistry, spectroscopy, synthesis and medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, computational chemistry, and instrumentation and analysis (www.chem.ualberta.ca). An outstanding teaching and research environment is offered with access to excellent support facilities.
Reporting directly to the Department Chair, the Director of Undergraduate General Chemistry Laboratories is responsible for the management and coordination of the undergraduate student laboratories. In collaboration with faculty members, the incumbent must instruct, organize, and mentor Graduate Teaching Assistants to provide an excellent practical laboratory education to thousands of undergraduate students annually. The incumbent will also train and evaluate Teaching Assistants, develop experiments and exams for undergraduate students, and maintain records of grades. The successful candidate should possess the ability to interact professionally and credibly with faculty, instructors, staff, and students; the ability to train, monitor, evaluate, and contribute to the professional development of Teaching Assistants in the courses, as well as to develop and refine learning tools including web based and new technologies.
Laboratory Content and Development
Professional Development and Supervision of Laboratory Personnel
Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae, a clear statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, and arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent on their behalf.
In accordance with the Faculty Service Officer agreement, this position offers a comprehensive benefits package found at: www.hrs.ualberta.ca and an annual salary commensurate with experience.
To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).
Review of applications will begin on April 20, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.