Assistant Professor in the field of Forensic Chemistry
Trent University Department of Chemistry & Department of Forensic Science

Limited Term Appointment (12 Months) - Assistant Professor


Date Posted: May 23, 2019
Closing Date: June 24, 2019 - 4:00PM
Faculty Position: Limited Term
Department: Department of Chemistry & Department of Forensic Science
Location: Peterborough


1-Year Limited-Term Appointment in FORENSIC CHEMISTRY Trent University invites applications for a 1-year limited-term appointment in the field of Forensic Chemistry to be cross-appointed in the Department of Chemistry and the Forensic Science Program at the rank of Assistant Professor to start August 15, 2019. This position is subject to budgetary approval. A completed Ph.D. with relevant teaching experience or equivalent, are required. Priority will be given to applicants who have completed a Ph.D. degree in Forensic Chemistry or in Chemistry with an expertise in instrumental analytical and forensic chemistry or a closely related field. The successful candidate will teach a total of six term-length courses in the 2019-2020 academic year (Fall, Winter, Summer). These courses may include, but are not restricted to, Analytical Chemistry, Spectrophotometry and Spectroscopy, Forensic Chemistry, Advanced Topics in Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Toxicology, Advanced Forensic Toxicology and Molecules of Murder. Demonstrated teaching experience at the interface of forensic science and chemistry is an important asset as are a strong working knowledge of analytical chemistry theory and forensic practices.

Trent University’s Forensic Science professional degree programs integrate the study of investigative practice and theory with both science and law. These programs provide students with access to an array of forensic practitioners who enrich their classes with the latest forensic theory and practice. Trent University’s Chemistry Department provides programs in honours chemistry and joint degree programs in biochemistry, forensic chemistry, environmental chemistry and chemical physics. With their outstanding faculty, access to cuttingedge laboratories and technology, our programs combines theory and practice to give students the confidence and skills to succeed in their chosen careers. Information about Trent and the Forensic Science and Chemistry departments can be found at: and

Applications will include a curriculum vitae, teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, examples of published work, teaching evaluations, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three referees who would be willing to write on the candidate’s behalf. Please note that applications will only be accepted in PDF format via email and should indicate “LTA in Forensic Chemistry” in the subject line. Please send applications to, attention Prof. Andrew Vreugdenhil, Chair, Department of Chemistry.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is June 24th, 2019.

Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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