Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry

University of Canterbury, New Zealand - School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE) - fractional appointments will be considered
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

We seek a dynamic and enthusiastic colleague to establish a cutting-edge research programme in organic chemistry, with preference given to chemical biology/medicinal chemistry underpinned by synthetic chemistry. This position is part of a strategic investment to develop our research and teaching programmes in organic and chemical biology.

The successful applicant will be capable of high quality research, generating a portfolio of excellent publications in high impact journals. This research will be in one or more of the following sub-disciplines: organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, chemical biology, biomolecular interactions, biomaterials chemistry, molecular structure-function relationships, or protein biochemistry. Significant experience in the use and research-level application of one or more of the following instrumental techniques would be desirable: NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, and/or mass spectrometry. The successful applicant will also develop linkages with research institutes and/or industry groups, and participate in undergraduate and postgraduate supervision and teaching.

The successful applicant will demonstrate potential for academic excellence in university teaching, and be able to conduct innovative and effective lectures and laboratory classes from first year through to postgraduate level in our chemistry and biochemistry teaching programmes.

Applicants should have a PhD or an appropriate equivalent qualification in chemistry, together with suitable post-doctoral experience.

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora ('People Prepared to Make a Difference'). You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy and the School is strongly committed to equality in the workplace. Applications from all suitably qualified persons are encouraged. The University of Canterbury offers generous leave provisions, including sabbatical and Erskine Fellowship leave. It also has excellent childcare, recreation and staff/graduates club facilities on campus.

For information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us online at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

The closing date for this position is: Tuesday, 4 September 2017.

Interviews for this vacancy are anticipated to take place in October- November, 2017.

The position will be available from 1 January 2018, although the start date is flexible.

Applications for this position should include a completed University of Canterbury application form, a curriculum vitae, a summary of recent research achievements and a 1-2 page research proposal outlining intended research and research goals. Applicants are also expected to indicate their teaching experience and philosophy and to indicate the ways they could contribute to courses within the chemistry and biochemistry programmes and to curriculum development in the future. They should also indicate the names and contact details of three referees. Applications should be combined into one document and submitted online.

Should you wish to e-mail any additional attachments or have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Nikki Gibbs, Recruitment Coordinator, nikki.gibbs@canterbury.ac.nz

Further information about this role can be obtained by contacting Associate Professor Richard Hartshorn, richard.hartshorn@canterbury.ac.nz

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to embrace the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

To learn more about working & living in New Zealand, please visit: www.jobs.ac.uk/new-zealand

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