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Sessional Instructor (CHEM 209 - Winter 2021), Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Job ID: 21772

Updated: November 20, 2020

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Chemistry within the Faculty of Science invites applications for a Winter 2021 Term (CHEM 209) Sessional Instructor.

The successful candidate will have responsibilities for instruction and associated duties for this 3-unit course during the Winter 2021 Session. The successful candidate will facilitate one lecture section and one tutorial section of the course. While this position does not involve responsibility for the laboratory component, the appointee will collaborate with the 209 teaching team to remain aware of all aspects of the course.

Chemistry 209 - General Chemistry for Engineers

General Chemistry for Engineers: Basic chemical concepts. Atomic and molecular structure. Chemical bonding. Chemical kinetics and equilibria. Acid-base and solubility equilibria. Oxidation-reduction phenomena and electrochemistry. The chemistry of water. The chemistry of energy sources. Basic environmental issues.

Winter 2021 Term Dates: January 4 - April 30, 2021

Teaching Schedule: Lectures will be offered via online delivery modes with timing to be determined.

Tutorial sessions are 1-hour in duration and are offered online during a variety of timeslots during the regular week.


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 teaching Chemistry 201, 203 or 209 is an important asset. The candidate should have experience in navigating online teaching models since the course will be fully online.

Please apply on-line via the "Apply Now" link. A complete application should be submitted in a single pdf, and include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness

Three letters of reference are also required and can be submitted with the pdf application, or sent under separate cover by the application deadline to [email protected]

Please note that applicants who have applied for any sessional position within the University of Calgary within the past two years may choose to use previously submitted letters of reference which are on file with the University.

Application Deadline: December 3, 2020

Please visit for further information about the Department of Chemistry.

Remuneration is calculated according to the Collective Agreement, Schedule B. Please see the Faculty Association's website at for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration.

As per the Collective Agreement, the Department of Chemistry will adhere to the right of first refusal terms (Section 23.12.1 and 23.12.2) for Sessional Appointments.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High , committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

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 Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers 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, visit
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