Career Posting - SESSIONAL FACULTY - CHEM 2E03 - Introductory Organic Chemistry

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology invites applications for the following teaching position to be offered in the 2022 - 23 fall session.

Date of Posting: See Mosaic Posting Dates

Department Contact: Tanja Petrovic (

Course Name(s)/Number(s): CHEM 2E03 - Introductory Organic Chemistry

Term: September 6 2022 - December 22, 2022
Number of Section(s) Available: 1
Number of Units per Section: 3
Location: In-person with possible on-line components
Projected Enrollment: 400
Projected TA Support: 8
Wage Rate* $7,630.55 as per schedule "A" of the CUPE Local 3906 Unit 1 Collective Agreement
Start Time and Duration: September - December 2022
Course Description/Relevant Employment Duties:

Single term Introductory Organic Chemistry offering for students in engineering, biomedical sciences, health sciences and life sciences streams. Topics covered include structure and bonding, acids and bases, conformations and stereochemistry, spectroscopy, and reactivity of organic molecules including addition, substitution, elimination, carbonyl, and nucleophilic acyl substitution reactions.

Three lectures, one tutorial; first term

Required Qualifications: Ph.D preferred, or equivalent combination of graduate education and experience in organic chemistry

Preferred Qualifications: Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred.

*Supplemented Fees- 15.02(a) The employee may be eligible to receive supplemented fees in accordance with Schedule C of the Collective Agreement. The actual rate of pay when in excess of the base rate of pay is deemed to include any supplemented fees owing, to the extent of the excess amount. If the actual rate of pay is less than the sum of the base rate of pay and the supplemented fees owing, then the employee shall receive the difference

How To Apply

To apply for this job, please submit your application online, and include the following:

A cover letter stating your intent to apply for the position (including your address, phone number, and email address) and emphasizing your experience with the material to be taught.

A resume listing your academic qualifications and relevant employment experience.

Information necessary to determine your current and aggregate seniority (as defined by Article 20 of the Unit 2 Collective Agreement). Questions may be directed to CUPE 3906 (905-525-9140 Ext. 24003).

Names and contact information of two references.

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