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Chemistry - Department Chair (PDF)

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The University of Western Ontario
Faculty of Science
department chair – department of chemistry
applications are invited for the position of Chair, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science.
Applications from internal candidates, who must hold at least the rank of Associate Professor
with tenure or its international equivalent, will be considered. A record of high quality
undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision, and research in Chemistry is required, as
well as some administrative experience. Applicants must have a PhD degree in Chemistry, or
related discipline, and a strong record of research productivity in the form of publications in
relevant peer-reviewed journals, awards, invited talks and other scholarly achievements. The
successful candidate will have a clear vision for the direction of the Department, demonstrated
leadership ability and integrity, excellent communication skills, and a willingness to be a strong
advocate for the Department. The successful candidate will be energetic and able to recognize,
take, and create opportunities, in light of a shared vision of the future of the discipline. They
must have the ability to establish and maintain strong relationships both within the department,
the faculty, and across Western, as well as in the Canadian Chemistry community
The Chair will consult with the Dean on Departmental budgetary requirements and administer
the Departmental budget. The Chair will also be expected to develop and facilitate the
implementation of a Departmental academic, research and administrative plan that will aim to
position the Department within the top tier of Canadian Chemistry departments. Furthermore,
the Chair will be a part of the Faculty of Science leadership team and as such, will have input
into the annual budget and academic planning process for the Faculty of Science. The Chair
will develop and implement a strategy for mentoring, developing, and supporting Departmental
faculty and staff across career stages, with a strong commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion,
and decolonization.
About the Department: The Department of Chemistry (https://www.uwo.ca/chem/) provides a
nationally accredited program in Chemistry, together with large and successful doctoral and
master’s programs. Research fields encompass a range of complementary and interrelated
disciplines spanning much of the breadth of modern Chemistry. The multidisciplinary character
of the Department’s interests and expertise has resulted in teaching and research collaborations
across Western’s campus. Western is the home of Surface Science Western
(https://www.surfacesciencewestern.com/) and the Nanofabrication Facility ( https://www.uwo.ca/fab/)
and materials science research across the university is mobilized via the Centre for Materials
and Biomaterials Research (https://www.uwo.ca/cambr/).
About the University: With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an
international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive
universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world
application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive
salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful
campuses. Further information about Western can be found at http://www.uwo.ca/.
Candidates should submit a complete application package electronically, that includes a
curriculum vitae, a vision statement , as well as a cover letter addressing how their expertise
and proposed research fit this position.
Please ensure that the Application for Full-Time Faculty Position Form available at
https://www.uwo.ca//facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf is completed and included
in your application submission.
The term of the appointment will be negotiated, normally a renewable five-year term. The
appointment is anticipated to commence on July 1, 2022.
Applications should be sent to:
Dr. Matt Davison
Dean of Science
North Campus Building
The University of Western Ontario
Reference Job ID: DOCH2021
Considerations of applications will begin on January 28, 2022 and will continue until the
position is filled.

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