Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4207

Position Title: INSTRUCTOR
Course: CHEM 3P51
Course Details: Quantum Chemistry
Start 2013-09-01     End 2013-12-31
Fall, 2013
$6,067 per half course (195 hours nominally)
$12,134 per full course (390 hours nominally)

Please note: Instructors who are employed in a 2-hour/week lecture, or the equivalent of a 2-hour/week lecture, are responsible for the first hour of seminar/lab in each course.
The course instructor is responsible for organizing the course and presenting the lectures, devising computer exercises in FORTRAN 90 and computer-based problems illustrating the theory presented in lecture, supervising the computer laboratory demonstrator (if any ) and the weekly tutorial (see posting for Teaching Assistant for CHEM 3P51). He or she determines the textbook and other course materials and sets the marking scheme (note: regulations require that these be approved by the Department Chair). He or she also sets the lecture topics. Other duties include setting the course and tutorial assignments, midterm test(s), and the final examination. The instructor is also expected to oversee any tutorial demonstrator, lab demonstrator and/or marker appointed to the course to ensure that the marks are recorded and submitted in a timely manner. If course enrollment is insufficient to require a separate demonstrator/marker, the instructor will grade all assignments, midterm tests, and the final examination. The instructor will also serve as a proctor for any midterm tests and the final examination in the course.
The candidate requires a PhD in Physical or Theoretical Chemistry, or Theoretical Physics or equivalent. The applicant must also have previous research and teaching experience in quantum chemistry or quantum mechanics. Research and lecturing experience at the University level is required.

Applicants for this position are encouraged to apply for Teaching Assistant for CHEM 3P51.

For additional opportunities in quantum teaching, please see job posting for Instructor for CHEM 5P00.
Applications will be accepted until 2013-06-14

Applications should include a cover letter, a current resume, a CUPE 4207 application form and your seniority date.

Please complete an application form available online at Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, a transcript, a list of 3 referees, a CUPE 4207 application form, and your seniority date. Forward applications to: Costa Metallinos, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1.
Please Note:
If applicable, applicants are responsible for submitting their seniority date with their application. Applicants that don't include a seniority date will be assumed not to have one. All applications should be forwarded to the appropriate department. Do not submit your information to

Positions listed on this posting are subject to course enrolments and budgetary approval.

As per Article 22.04 of the Collective Agreement:

- Graduate Students enrolled at Brock University shall not accept an appointment in excess of an average of ten hours per week over an academic term, in which she is enrolled as a full time student, without the prior permission of the Dean of Graduate Studies.

- Undergraduate Students enrolled at Brock University shall not accept more than nine Teaching Assistant appointments, or the equivalent of nine Teaching Assistant appointments in any classification, per term minus the number of courses in which that student is currently enrolled;

- Part-time Graduate Students and Non-Students shall not accept any appointment which, taken together with all other appointments at the University, would cause the member to exceed the maximum number of regular hours - i.e. not overtime hours - allowable in a work week under the Employment Standards Act, as amended from time to time.

Applicants that are in excess of the above noted workload limits will not have their applications considered unless they have received prior written approval from the appropriate Dean and the Human Resources Department.

A Collective Agreement governs part-time Instructor, Teaching Assistant, Lab Demonstrator, Course Coordinator and Marker-Grader positions at Brock University. A hardcopy of the Agreement can be obtained from Human Resources or accessed on the Human Resources Web Site -
Additional Comments:
Course description:
CHEM 3P51 (Quantum Chemistry)
Schrodinger equation, solution of the harmonic oscillator problem, hydrogen atom, angular momentum theory, variational method with applications to atomic and molecular systems, molecular orbital theory, self-consistent field theory, and simple group theory. Introduction to FORTRAN 90.
Lectures, 3 hours per week; lab, 2 hours per week; tutorial, 1 hour per week.

Recommended Textbooks: I.N. Levine, Quantum Chemistry, 6th edition, Pearson Prentice Hill 2009. D.M. Etter, Fortran 90 for Engineers, Addison-Wesley 1995.
For office use only: 2013-04-01 - #5463 - Approved