The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry (position 32341), commencing on July 1st, 2023, or on a mutually agreed upon date. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department seeks an emerging scholar with demonstrated research excellence in any area of organic synthesis and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. and relevant post-doctoral experience in Organic Chemistry or a related field. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an externally funded research program, that is recognized at the national and international level, with a strong focus on training at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral level. Moreover, the candidate will contribute to the vibrant nature of the Department of Chemistry through meaningful service supporting our academic and research activities.

To enhance our department, we particularly invite applications from those individuals who will increase and support our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, underrepresented groups such as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities), and those committed to an inclusive environment.

The Department has 20 full time tenured and tenure track faculty members, and 10 Instructors. There is established research strengths in the Department in the areas of synthetic, analytical, and physical chemistry complemented by computational research. Additionally, the Department has a research focus in biochemistry, structural biology and natural products research offering ample opportunities for collaborations. Research in the Department of Chemistry is supported by a state-of-the-art NMR facility, the Manitoba Chemical Analysis Laboratory, and a newly established Cryo-EM facility. The University also hosts an extensive high performance computing infrastructure and the Manitoba Institute of Materials which supports the university’s advanced microscopy and surface characterization equipment.

Applications should include

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a research plan (3-5 pages)
  • a description of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages)
  • a description of equity diversity and inclusion philosophy (1 page)
  • contact information for three references

Applications should be sent to (PDF files preferred). Please ensure to specify position number #32341 in the application. For further information contact the Search Committee Chair at

The closing date for receipt of applications is September 8, 2022.

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The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.