The Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia (www.chem.ubc.ca) is seeking outstanding new investigators for three full time tenure-track faculty positions, at the rank of Assistant Professor at its Vancouver campus. With over 60 faculty, over 240 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 their field for three positions:

  1. Biological Chemistry
  2. Inorganic Chemistry
  3. Machine Learning in Chemistry

The positions require 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 tenure-track Assistant Professor level but a higher rank may be considered for applicants with exceptional qualifications and experience.

Review of completed applications will begin on October 15th, 2019.

The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

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.

Application Instructions

Applicants should provide their contact information and upload the following documents a single PDF files:

  • a cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae (including a full list of publications);
  • a one-page summary of research interests and accomplishments and a five-page detailed research proposal;
  • a one-page statement of teaching philosophy.
  • a diversity statement * (one-page limit).
    *indicate 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.

The recommended formatting for the research statement and proposal, and statement of teaching philosophy is 8.5" x 11" (216mm x 279mm) letter-size paper, minimum 3/4" margins, single spacing (not more than six lines of text per inch), and a font size equivalent to 12 pt Times New Roman or 11 pt Arial. The system will only accept PDF files.

Applicants must also provide contact information for three reference letter writers. These persons will be sent an automated email message requesting that a letter be uploaded on your behalf. We recommend that you follow-up with your letter writers to confirm receipt of this message. You can also send reminder requests to your letter writers through this application portal.

Fields marked with an asterisk(*) are mandatory for submission of your application. You must press the "View application package" to view your complete application package. When completed, please press the "Validate" button to complete your application. After midnight (12:00 AM PST) on October 15, all completed applications will be automatically submitted if validated. The system will remain open for submissions until October 31 (11:59 PM PST). Note: if you successfully validate between October 15 - October 31, your application will be submitted for review immediately. After your application is submitted, or after October 31, applicants will need to contact chemsearch@chem.ubc.ca to make updates or apply. Review of late applications and updates is not guaranteed.

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