Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Job posting: assistant professor, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada

From the inbox, a faculty position at the University of Waterloo:
The Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in any area of Nanotechnology. Exceptional candidates at a more senior level may also be considered. 
Applicants should have outstanding training and demonstrated excellence in areas related to nanotechnology, especially nanoscience, that complement existing strengths, ranging from computational studies and fundamental properties of materials to novel applications and devices. The successful candidate is expected to establish a strong independent research group and be able to develop interdisciplinary collaborations with other researchers in the Department of Chemistry, the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) and other departments and centres at Waterloo. Successful candidates will also have established outstanding teaching records or will be able to provide evidence of potential for high-quality teaching in nanotechnology at all levels. Postdoctoral experience, in addition to a Ph.D. degree in any area of chemistry or related fields, is essential.
Full description here. Best wishes to those interested.


  1. $95 to $120 K in Waterloo would afford a pretty decent lifestyle.

  2. "...however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority."

    One-way hiring preferences. Thanks NAFTA!

    1. Chemjobber, you may want to reconsider posting job adds that would violate American Federal law if posted by an American company/school. Or would you welcome ads from extranational firms promising to give preference on the basis of race, gender, or religion?

      Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

      Title VII, the federal law that prohibits most workplace harassment and discrimination, covers all private employers, state and local governments, and educational institutions with 15 or more employees. In addition to prohibiting discrimination against workers because of race, color, national origin, religion, and sex, those protections have been extended to include barring against discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, sex stereotyping, and sexual harassment of employees.

    2. Perhaps it's better to be like most American Universities and pretend the job is open for everyone, yet essentially disregard any applicant who hasn't attended the right combination of 10 (or so) acceptable Universities for undergrand/PhD/postdoc... none of which are outside the US, because as we all know, no other country has quite figured out this science thing.

      Canadian Universities post that with all of their jobs, yet % wise, I would bet they hire just as many Americans as American schools ultimately hire Canadians.

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  3. "pretend the job is open for everyone, yet essentially disregard any applicant who hasn't attended the right combination of 10 (or so) acceptable Universities for undergrand/PhD/postdoc"

    I don't think the CRA protects people who couldn't get in to good schools.