Sessional Instructor, Spring 2020, Department of Chemistry – Calgary

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    University of Calgary
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    negotiable / monthly
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    2 hours ago
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    Education & Teaching

Job ID:20292Updated:March 11, 2020Location:Main CampusPosition DescriptionTheDepartment of Chemistryat the University of Calgary invites applications forSessional Instructorsto teach the following courses during the 2020 Spring session:CHEMISTRY 203- General Chemistry: Change and EquilibriumAn introduction to university chemistry from theoretical and practical perspectives, that focuses on an exploration of the fundamental links between kinetics, equilibria and thermodynamics and explores acidity/basicity and redox behaviour using inorganic and organic examples.Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry and a strong, substantial record demonstrating teaching excellence.  The appointees will be expected to remain abreast of current developments in science, particularly in Chemistry.  Previous experience in lecturing Chemistry 201 or 203 is an important asset.CHEMISTRY 321- Environmental ChemistryA survey course of major aspects of environmental chemistry including the natural chemical cycles in the biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere and the consequences of anthropogenic disturbances to these cycles.  Topics discussed will include: Aquatic Chemistry and Water Pollution; Atmospheric Chemistry and Its Alteration; Soil Chemistry and the Fate of Pollutants; Hazardous Waste; Toxicological Chemistry. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in environmental chemistry and a strong, substantial record demonstrating teaching excellence.  The appointee will be expected to remain abreast of current developments in science, particularly in Chemistry.  Previous experience in lecturing Chemistry 321, or a related course, is an important asset.Sessional positions are offered on a per course basis.  The dates of the Spring Intersession are May 6 to June 26, 2020.To apply for any of the above teaching opportunities, please submit a letter of application indicating which course(s) you are interested in teaching to:Mr. Chadwick Dawes , Assistant to the Department HeadDepartment of ChemistryUniversity of Calgary2500 University Drive NWCalgary, AB, Canada  T2N 1N4Confidential Fax: In support of your application, please provide the following:Cover letter that explains your ability and qualifications to teach the specific course;Curriculum Vitae;Teaching Dossier (including a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, teaching history, and/or evidence of teaching effectiveness);Names and contact information of three references.The application deadline is4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2019 .Thank you for submitting your application to the Department of Chemistry.  Please be aware that only those candidates chosen to proceed in the selection process will be contacted.The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)Additional InformationTo learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view ourAcademic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visitCareers in the Faculty of Science.About the University of Calgary The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, About Calgary, AlbertaCalgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.