Assistant Professor - Environmental Science - Inorganic Chemistry

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Tenure-Track Position in Environmental Science – Inorganic Chemistry

The School of Science and the Environment (Grenfell Campus) at Memorial University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Environmental Inorganic Chemistry/Geochemistry commencing 1 August 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Candidate:

The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry, environmental science, geochemistry, or a related field. Duties will include teaching a range of courses, supervising student research, and undertaking an active, externally funded research program. An interdisciplinary research background and experience with collaborative research involving industrial or government partners is desirable. Teaching responsibilities have an undergraduate focus and include a combination of introductory courses (e.g., CHEM 1200 and 1001), inorganic chemistry (i.e., CHEM 2210), senior courses emphasizing inorganic perspectives on environmental science (e.g., ENVS 3260 – Industrial Chemistry) and other courses existing or newly developed in support of  the Environmental Science program. Previous teaching experience would be an asset and applicants should be familiar with relevant instrumentation (e.g., Raman spectrophotometer). Opportunities exist to incorporate senior undergraduate students within research projects and the supervision of graduate students is strongly encouraged. The Boreal Ecosystem Research Facility is one venue that facilitates research in the School of Science and the Environment at Grenfell.  A MSc program is associated with the facility and access to other MSc and PhD programs and collaborators are under development or available through the St. John’s Campus of Memorial University.

The University:

Memorial University is one of the largest universities in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s and Corner Brook (Grenfell Campus). Grenfell Campus of Memorial has an enrolment of ~1300 undergraduate and ~100 graduate students. Corner Brook is a friendly and safe city with excellent summer and winter outdoor recreational opportunities, situated in an area of great natural beauty which includes Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Scientists from provincial and federal agencies are located on campus or in the immediate vicinity offering further local opportunities for research collaboration. For more information about Memorial, please visit or

How To Apply

Candidates should forward an electronic application indicating the position to which the application is being made in the subject line with the reference number below.  Applications should include (a) curriculum vitae; (b) a brief (maximum 8 pages) teaching dossier demonstrating teaching approaches and effectiveness; (c) a research proposal in the style of an NSERC Discovery Grant (i.e., 5 pages maximum); and (d) the names and complete contact information of three referees.  All applications should be forwarded via email to:

Dr. Michele Piercey-Normore

Dean, School of Science and the Environment, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada A2H 5G4 /or

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities.

As part of Memorial University’s commitment to employment equity, all applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of a target group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact

The deadline to receive applications is 17 January 2020.


Reference No. VPA-GRSC-2020-001