University of Alberta

Associate/Full Professor

Department of Chemistry

Competition No.  -    A104935467
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in prebiotic chemistry and artificial cellular systems at the Associate or Full Professor level. The appointment will be in the Faculty of Science’s Department of Chemistry, which has 35 research faculty and approximately 210 graduate students, supported by excellent services, including X-ray crystallography, mass spectrometry, and high-field NMR laboratories.  Excellent electronic, machine, and glassblowing shops, and a biological services laboratory are other key components of Departmental infrastructure.

This new hire is expected take a leadership role in continuing the long tradition of excellence that the University of Alberta has established in nanotechnology and chemical biology and act as a catalyst to increase the visibility of the institution in the field of nanobiotechnology and prebiotic chemistry. The Department’s expertise in nanotechnology is reinforced by the collaborative and supportive culture that emerges from interactions between faculty and students across Edmonton through programs like the student-run nanoGroup and researchers at NINT/NRC-Edmonton. In addition, the University of Alberta’s strengths in chemical biology, bioinformatics and metabolomics, bioengineering and synthetic biology, and artificial intelligence will complement the new hire’s research program in prebiotic chemistry and artificial cells. There will also be opportunities to collaborate with the Faculty of Medicine to ensure that technological advancements can be shared and tailored to meet the needs of patients.

Position requirements include:

  • A PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or an aligned field
  • An exceptional and internationally-recognized research program directed towards understanding the role of peptides in prebiotic systems as well as expertise in artificial cells, the next generation of smart stimuli-responsive nanobiotechnology
  • A proven track record of excellence in teaching, mentoring, research training, outreach, professional service, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting the involvement of diverse groups in research

The appointment will be at either the tenured-track Associate Professor or tenured Full Professor level and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants should provide: 1) a complete curriculum vitae; 2) a maximum three-page description of current and future research; 3) a maximum two-page summary of contributions to outreach; professional service and their philosophy on involving of diverse groups in research; and 4) the names and contact information of five referees.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

The position will remain open until filled; however, review of applications will commence on June 1, 2018. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by that date.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.