Lab Instructor, Chemistry

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: AS349P
  • Deadline: April 17, 2024 at 11:59 pm

CBU invites applications for the position of Laboratory Instructor, Chemistry. This position is a Full-Time Continuing role and will commence in July 1, 2024 (or soon thereafter). This role is Subject to Budget Approval before commencing.

One of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities, CBU recognizes its location on Cape Breton Island as part of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. CBU offers a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science, and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning, and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 9000 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction, and employability.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Surrounded by pristine natural landscape, vibrant culture, and welcoming communities on Canada’s stunning east coast, CBU attracts students from more than 50 countries around the world. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research and we are known for our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

The successful candidate will be responsible for laboratory preparation and instruction from among the following: General Chemistry, Physical, Inorganic, Analytical, Organic and Biochemistry courses.

Some specific duties to the role are but not limited to:

  • Ensure that correct and safe laboratory procedures are followed by students in the Laboratory, pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, including the proper use of safety glasses, lab coats, and any other appropriate personal protective equipment, when required
  • Perform routine maintenance of laboratory and related equipment, supplies and specimens as required in order that varied experiments can be performed;
  • Prepare and lead the classes in problem solving session (in lieu of laboratories when necessary)
  • Participate in safety inspections of laboratories.
  • Assist the Department during academic advising and specifically with the scheduling of lab sections

More on Lab Instructors responsibilities can be found in the Collective Agreement for CBUFA (25.1.2).

Refer to the CBU Academic Timetable for course descriptions.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across and outside of Canada, and on-line. The university and its partners will therefore provide opportunities for faculty members to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload. While these opportunities may not be available equally for all faculty positions in all programs, a clear willingness to teach in different modes and locations will be noted as part of your application.

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application quoting the reference number, a complete dossier including curriculum vitae, copy of academic transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a diversity statement, a complete resume and if possible three current letters of reference.

The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.


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Applications must be received by April 17, 2024.


Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

1250 Grand Lake Road,

Sydney, NS B1M 1A2