University of Alberta

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professors, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicinal Chemistry, Translational Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacogenomics

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Competition No.  -    A105530706
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta ( invites applications for up to four full time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor positions. One position will be in the field of Medicinal Chemistry/Drug Discovery, the others in any field of Pharmaceutical Sciences including Pharmacogenomics, Drug Delivery and Translational Pharmacotherapy.

Applicants should demonstrate the potential to achieve international recognition in emerging fields related to Medicinal Chemistry/Drug Discovery and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Candidates must hold a PhD focused in the fields of Medicinal Chemistry/Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Drug delivery and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Translational Pharmacotherapy or Pharmacogenomics and have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. Criteria for research excellence will include a strong record of publications and presentations in high impact venues, a successful research funding history (in the case of applicants who already hold a tenure-track position), a summary of planned research projects, and appropriately supportive and detailed letters of reference. Evidence of high-calibre teaching and supervisory potential will be documented via previous teaching experiences, letters of reference, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an innovative and robust externally-funded research program, regularly engage in relevant domestic and international research networks, teach both graduate and undergraduate classes, supervise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and provide service to the Faculty and the University, as well as to professional and external communities.

The successful candidates will have excellent opportunities to develop collaborative interactions not only with members of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, but also with a wide variety of research institutes and departments within the Katz Group Centre for Pharmacy/Health Research and the University of Alberta.

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers one of the strongest Pharmacy degree programs in Canada. The Faculty currently has 520 undergraduate and 60 graduate students. The University of Alberta has approximately 39,000 students.

The University of Alberta is located in Edmonton, a vibrant, cosmopolitan city of 1.2 million and the provincial capital. This friendly city offers a rich cultural life and diverse recreational opportunities. The campus is located adjacent to one of the largest municipal park systems in North America and is approximately 3.5 hours by car from the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Applications will be evaluated until the positions are filled. Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae, a clear statement of which field they are applying in, a proposal that details innovative and original research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and provide the name and contact of three referees who could provide a confidential reference. 

Please contact Dr. Raimar Loebenberg ( any further questions.

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.

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.