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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

UBC Dept. of Chemistry
Vancouver, British Columbia (CA)
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Jan 14, 2021

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Field of specialization
Work Function
Research-Applied, Research-Basic, Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
Salary Band
$100,000 - $124,999
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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track


The Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia ( is seeking a highly qualified 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 highly qualified scientific talent who have demonstrated success in the field of Experimental Physical Chemistry.  Research programs in the areas of physical chemistry applied to all areas of chemistry, including analytical, electrochemistry, environmental, energy transfer, nuclear, materials, interfacial phenomena, photonics, condensed-matter, organic, inorganic, and biological problems will be considered. The candidate should be proficient in experimental physical chemistry/chemical physics approaches.

The position requires a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a related discipline and an excellent 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.  

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, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a detailed research proposal, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a statement describing your past, present, and future contributions to EDI (equity, diversity, inclusion) on campus or within your discipline. 

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

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Review of completed applications will begin on Jan 15th, 2021.

Please contact: for general inquiries. 


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