Lab Instructor, Chemistry

  • Program: Chemistry
  • Location: School of Science & Technology
  • Competition Number: CHM2001
  • Deadline: February 10, 2020

CBU invites applications for a full-time continuing position as a Laboratory Instructor in Chemistry to commence August, 2020 or shortly thereafter.

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 5000 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. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research, and we are known for our smaller class sizes as well as 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 as required by enrolment.

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.

Applicants should have a minimum of a B.Sc. with preference for a M.Sc. degree in chemistry. Other degrees, experience in laboratory instruction at the university level and experience using analytical instrumentation such as HPLC/UPLC, GC, IR, UV and NMR and would be considered assets. Candidates with qualifications in a closely related field may be considered.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential and commitment with regard to teaching activities and service to Cape Breton  University, community and profession.

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

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application quoting the reference number (CHM2001), a complete dossier including a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three current letters of reference (sent directly to CBU) to the Human Resources Department. Applications must be received by 12:00AM on 10 February 2020. Applicants who apply by email (pdf format preferred) will receive a return email confirming receipt.

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 B1P 6L2