The Department of Chemistry has openings for Sessional Instructors, pending budgetary approval, during the forthcoming Fall Session (2013) to teach Chemistry 243 & Winter Session (2014) to teach Chemistry 342 and/or 353.
243 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES
This course is an introduction to organic chemistry for students in the life sciences (and others who do not intend to pursue a major in chemistry). Topics covered include the structure and reactivity of hydrocarbons and functional groups, stereochemistry, aromaticity, nucleophilicity and electrophilicity. Basic types of reactions discussed include nucleophilic substitution, elimination, addition, oxidation/reduction and reactions of carbonyl compounds.
CHEM 342 ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
This course addresses the application of structure elucidation and synthetic methods to organic chemistry. Topics covered include: enolates, enamines, functional group interconversion, polycyclic and heterocyclic aromatic compounds, cycloadditions, rearrangements, multistep syntheses, and natural product synthesis.
CHEM 353 BIOCHEMISTRY
This course is an introduction to biochemistry. Topics covered include the structure and function of biomolecules and their building blocks; protein structure; enzyme mechanism and kinetics; cell membrane structure and transmembrane signaling; thermodynamics of metabolism and an overview of the major metabolic pathways; DNA replication, transcription and translation of RNA for protein synthesis. The laboratory portion of the course focuses on the physical and chemical properties of proteins and enzymes. Students use modern biochemistry techniques including ion-exchange and affinity chromatography, spectroscopy and enzyme assays.
Successful applicants will have a minimum of a Master’s degree in a related area. Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster.
All applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and names of three referees by email to:
Dr. Nola Etkin, Chair
Department of Chemistry
University of Prince Edward Island
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.