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Vancouver Island University invites applications for the full-time role of Chemistry Professor (2 positions).  



Ideally situated on Mid-Vancouver Island with spectacular views of the coastal mountains, Vancouver Island University is a comprehensive teaching university with approximately 15,000 students across four campuses. VIU proudly fosters student success, strong community connections and international collaborations by providing access to a wide range of programs, from academic undergraduate and master’s to industry-responsive trades and vocational training. To be a part of the VIU community is to know what it is like to matter here.


The VIU community acknowledges the traditional, unceded territories of the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun, Tla’Amin, Snaw-naw-as and Qualicum First Nation on whose lands we teach, learn, research, live and share knowledge. We raise our hands and say Hay ch qa’ sii’em sieye’ yu mukw Mustimuxw to the original stewards of these territories.



The Department of Chemistry is looking for two dynamic, high calibre individuals for full-time faculty appointments with teaching and research interests at a special purpose teaching university. We invite applications from individuals interested in contributing to a growing modern undergraduate chemistry program with an emphasis on analytical chemistry and the incorporation of green chemistry principles.


The program is part of a strategic expansion of program offerings in the Faculty of Science and Technology and is housed in the new Dr. Ralph Nilson Health and Science Centre with over 1000 m2 of modern teaching and project laboratory space. The degree program provides opportunities for students to specialize in Biological and Environmental Chemistry and incorporates experiential learning opportunities through undergraduate research projects. The Department is home to the internationally recognized Applied Environmental Research Laboratory, with a world-class mass spectrometry facility.



The desired faculty members are expected to demonstrate excellence as educators, contribute to a respectful, collegial and collaborative environment, complement core departmental strengths in Biological and/or Environmental Chemistry, and maintain a program of scholarly activity/research that includes undergraduate students with the potential to utilize existing infrastructure and attract external funding. Vancouver Island University is located in Nanaimo, British Columbia, which provides access to world-class recreational opportunities and research field sites, such as the Deep Bay Marine Field Station, the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve, and the Pacific Biological Station. VIU is committed to diversity as one of its core values and seeks applicants that support equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning and student success through scholarship and institutional service. Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.



The successful candidates will be outstanding teachers and mentors to students in the classroom, laboratory, and research setting. While the department is seeking to build expertise in Analytical, Green, and Physical Chemistry, individuals in any sub-discipline of chemistry are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in chemistry, teaching experience, post-doctoral research and/or industry experience.



View the full position profile and apply online by the close date of March 25.


VIU hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. The University welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified