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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

The Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia (www.chem.ubc.ca) is seeking an outstanding new investigator for a full-time tenure-track faculty position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, at its Vancouver campus.  With over 60 faculty, over 230 graduate students and 60 dedicated staff members, UBC Chemistry is one of the world’s top Departments, boasting outstanding research infrastructure, well-equipped shops and services and an unparalleled location on Canada’s beautiful west coast. 

We are seeking candidates of exceptional scientific talent who have demonstrated success in the field of Biological Chemistry/Chemical Biology.  Research programs in the areas of organic, inorganic, physical, theoretical, analytical, and materials chemistry that have strong relevance to the understanding and manipulation of biological systems will all be considered.

The position requires a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a related discipline and an outstanding research track record.  Relevant postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. The successful candidate will develop and maintain an internationally recognized research program.  As a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry, the successful applicant will be expected to effectively supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty members, obtain external funding, teach undergraduate and graduate Chemistry courses, and actively participate in departmental activities. Leading candidates will complement and strengthen the Department and University’s expertise in research and education.

The successful candidate will be eligible to hold an appointment at the Assistant Professor level but a higher rank may be considered for applicants with exceptional qualifications and experience. 

The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.  Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

Applicants should upload a cover letter including a summary of research interests and fit to the position, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a detailed research proposal, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a statement describing your experience working with a diverse student body, as well as your past, present, and/or future contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus or within your discipline. 

Applicants should also provide contact information for three reference letter writers.


                                                 Apply here: https://xenon.chem.ubc.ca/chempostings/index.php/Applicant

Review of completed applications will begin on January 8th, 2021

Please contact:  chemsearch@chem.ubc.ca for general inquiries. 


Application packages are not accepted via email.