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Laboratory Instructor – Chemistry Program

Category: Staff

Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) is a community of learning grounded in scholarship and academic freedom, preparing students to be independent thinkers, ethical leaders and citizens for the common good. Concordia University of Edmonton is situated on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton’s historic Highlands neighborhood. Supporting a student body of approximately 3,000, Concordia is known for its small class sizes and its excellence in teaching. Our small classes and diverse student population provide an excellent opportunity for engaging with students in a sustained and nurturing way unique within the Canadian university system.

CUE is also an institution that values research in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and management. Concordia’s Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences is seeking candidates for the position of Laboratory Instructor in the chemistry program. This full-time permanent position is available to begin in December 2019.

The Chemistry Program at CUE offers 3- and 4-year (CSC accredited) Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry, giving students the option to either prepare for a professional career or move forward to professional programs or graduate school. The chemistry program is designed to give students a broad understanding of the foundational concepts in chemistry. Students are exposed to extensive laboratory experience that supports and expands upon concepts discussed in lectures while allowing them to gain a variety of practical skills.

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Coordination of laboratory teaching and resources.
  • Preparation and supervision of weekly laboratory sessions – 15 contact hours.
  • Collection, marking, and correction of weekly laboratory assignments.
  • Preparation of instructional and testing material relevant to the laboratory periods.
  • Providing constructive feedback to students.
  • Maintaining regular office hours.
  • Developing of new labs as well as updating/revising of lab manuals in all areas of undergraduate chemistry.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will bring both informed professional practice, and academic scholarship to the program and will have:

  • A minimum of Master’s degree in Chemistry is required, preferably in the area of organic chemistry.
  • Experience and interest in teaching introductory as well as senior level laboratory courses in chemistry.
  • Empathetic approach to the instructional needs and concerns of students.
  • Demonstrated teaching effectiveness in teaching through student evaluations at the bachelor level in chemistry.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially as a team member in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in Occupational Health and Safety (WHIMIS 2015) as well as First Aid training.
  • Experience using Learning Management Systems, such as Moodle, is an asset.
  • Experience and knowledge, including troubleshooting, of common instrumentation as well as equipment maintenance is an asset.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check results

Closing Date: Application review will commence on October 31, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Application packages must include:

  • A cover letter (including a statement of citizenship/immigration status);
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of three (3) references;
  • Transcripts of all graduate-level courses;
  • A teaching portfolio including a statement on teaching philosophy;
  • A statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions;
  • Recent student evaluations.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience as required for this position.

Please forward all documents in electronic format to:

Human Resources
Concordia University of Edmonton
E-mail: careers@concordia.ab.ca

Concordia University of Edmonton is an equal-opportunity employer. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.