Chemistry & Chemical Engineering UT-2021-829242-006

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Physical Chemistry UT-02/UT-03/UT-04

The Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (CCE) Department at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) wishes to hire an indeterminate Faculty member with expertise in Physical Chemistry at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor. The rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related discipline at the time of hiring. The preferred start date is 1 January 2022.

All candidates are encouraged to detail their experience in physical chemistry research, academia, and/or industry in their cover letter and curriculum-vitae. Their commitment to research should be demonstrated by a strong record of peer-reviewed scientific contributions. Candidates must include  examples of up to three refereed publications devoted to physical chemistry or a closely related field. Post-doctoral research experience or relevant industrial equivalent in physical chemistry would be an asset.

The successful candidate is expected to show initiative and to develop an independent research program that can capitalize on the resources of the CCE Department. As part of their research portfolio submission, candidates should include a 5-to-10-year research program plan and an undergraduate/graduate student supervision plan. Additionally, a research program that includes collaboration with CCE Departmental Faculty, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Department of National Defence  (DND), industrial contacts, and/or other external contacts would be an asset.

The official language profile requirements for the position are imperative bilingual at the intermediate level (BBB/BBB). An imperative BBB/BBB profile means that a person whose first official language is French must possess, at the time of appointment, the BBB level in English and a person whose first official language is English must possess the BBB level in French.

The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in both official languages at the undergraduate and graduate levels within the CCE Department. As part of their teaching portfolio submission, candidates are encouraged to provide a description of their teaching and training objectives and demonstrate their commitment to excellence in teaching pedagogy. Candidates should also include in their portfolio a statement about their second language abilities. An undergraduate degree in Chemistry or a closely related discipline would be an asset.

The successful candidate is required to make contributions through service to the CCE Department, the Faculty, the University, and the broader community. The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a university environment is essential. Conditions of employment will require the successful candidate to obtain a reliability security clearance status.

The RMC is Canada’s largest federal university and is a bilingual teaching and research institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the social sciences and humanities, sciences, and engineering to members of the CAF and to civilians. As part of the DND, RMC’s primary mission is to prepare future leaders for the CAF. Whilst some Faculty are active CAF members in uniform, most Faculty members are civilians and have active research programs that are supported by the DND, industrial, and/or national research funding. Research groups have a mixture of civilian and CAF members. The RMC offers competitive salaries and benefits (including health insurance, dental insurance, parental leave, and an exceptional pension plan) with support to new hires for reallocation expenses and start-up funding.

The CCE Department is one of the largest at the RMC and offers a vibrant and cooperative teaching and research environment with both civilian and CAF Faculty. The CCE Department offers B.Sc., B.Eng. (accredited by the CEAB), M.Eng., M.A.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. Degrees. The CCE Department has an active research program with more than 60 researchers and over $6M from industrial, DND, and/or national funding sources. The CCE Department operates an extensive suite of analytical equipment and resources used for both undergraduate teaching and for Faculty research programs. Further, the CCE Department has a knowledgeable and experienced technical staff that assist in the operation of the CCE Department, undergraduate laboratory activities, and Faculty research programs.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled research and teaching oriented environment that is equitable, diverse, supportive, inclusive, and multicultural. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to a designated group when you apply. Should you require technical aid or an alternative method of assessment to ensure an equitable assessment of your qualifications, please indicate so in your application. In accordance with the Public Service Employment Act, preference will be given to Canadian veterans and Canadian citizens. Candidates with foreign educational credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for additional information.

Interested candidates should submit the following in PDF format by email to AND no later than 24 May 2021:

  • Cover letter, (maximum two pages);
  • Recent curriculum-vitae;
  • Research portfolio that includes: a description of your area(s) of expertise, proposed research objectives, 5-to-10-year research program plan, undergraduate/graduate student supervision plan, and any additional relevant information (maximum five pages);
  • Teaching portfolio that includes: a description of your teaching and training objectives, a listing of your teaching and/or training experience, and any additional relevant information (maximum five pages);
  • If applicable, university-level teaching evaluations;
  • Sample of peer-reviewed scientific contributions (up to three publications);
  • Proof of university degrees;
  • Proof of citizenship;
  • If applicable, proof of Canadian military service; and
  • Full contact information of three persons able to provide a professional reference.

Please reference the file UT-2021-829242-006 in the email correspondence. Applicants are entitled to participate in this appointment process in the official language of their choice. Should you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Dr. Danny Pagé ( Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

Statement of Merit and Conditions of Employment

Essential Qualifications


A Ph.D. (or one nearing completion – must be confirmed prior to appointment) from a recognized university in Chemistry or closely related field.

Official Language Proficiency

Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB)


E1 - Evidence of work or research experience in the areas of, or related to, Physical Chemistry.  

E2 - Publications in refereed journals in the areas of, or related to, Physical Chemistry.

Abilities and Skills

A1 - *Ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department of the Royal Military College of Canada.

* For bilingual positions, must be able to teach courses effectively at the university level in both official languages.

A2 - Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 

A3 - Ability to develop an independently funded research program.

Personal Suitability

PS1      Effective interpersonal relationships

PS2      Flexibility

PS3      Dependability

PS4      Motivation

PS5      Leadership Potential

Asset Qualifications

AQ1 – Undergraduate degree in chemistry or a closely related discipline.

AQ2 – Industrial, academic or postdoctoral experience in the field of Physical Chemistry.

AQ3 - Recent experience lecturing at the university-level or equivalent.

AQ4 – Demonstrate supervision ability.

AQ5– Research interests compatible with those of the Royal Military College of Canada and the Chemical and Chemical Engineering Department.

Organizational Needs

Consideration may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, Visible Minorities, persons with a disability, and Women.

Condition(s) of Employment

Security level: Reliability

UT02 positions: Candidates for appointment to this rank must possess experience that would demonstrate evidence of effective teaching and scholarly ** potential.

UT03 positions: Candidate must possess experience that would demonstrate satisfactory teaching effectiveness over a period of years and demonstrate independent scholarly ** activity over a period of years beyond that of the PhD level.

UT04 positions: Candidate must possess experience that would demonstrate continued satisfactory teaching performance effectiveness over a period of years and demonstrate a continuing record of scholarly ** achievements in his/her scholarly field or discipline and candidate should have experience in effective participation in service to a university. 

**Note: Scholarly is defined as publishing in refereed scientific journals in fields related to the position being staffed

N.B: Interested persons must meet each essential qualification and the condition of employment to be appointed to the position. However, a person may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements or organizational needs. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

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