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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position, Nanomedicine or Chemical Biology

UBC Pharmscience
Vancouver, British Columbia (CA)
Competitive salary with benefits
Closing date
Oct 12, 2021

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The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. The UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is undergoing major expansion and investment to meet our ambitious goal of being one of the leading academic centres internationally in the pharmaceutical sciences within the next decade. As part of this ongoing strategic development program, research activity in the Faculty is focusing on themes (nanomedicine & chemical biology, molecular & systems pharmacology, health outcomes, and pharmacy education) that reflect areas of existing strength, opportunities for new partnerships, and the potential for delivering long-term impact, with an emphasis on the application of state-of-the-art concepts and methodologies to address clinically important issues in pharmacotherapy.

We now invite applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in our Nanomedicine and Chemical Biology Research Theme, where the research programs focus on many aspects of drug discovery, development and delivery. Applicants for this position must possess a PhD or equivalent doctoral qualification, with research expertise that complements and broadens the current strengths in our Nanomedicine and Chemical Biology Research Theme. Relevant postdoctoral research experience, demonstrated research skills, an outstanding publication record, potential for excellence in teaching, well-developed mentoring and communication skills, commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion best practices, and a strong commitment to professional, graduate, and post-doctoral education are essential. The successful candidate will have a track record, or demonstrated potential, for success in attracting national and/or international research funding. The major focus of this position will be the development of a cutting-edge, externally-funded, world-class research program. Other responsibilities will include teaching nanomedicine/drug delivery or chemical biology and other related topics to students in the BPSc, PharmD, and MSc/PhD programs, as well as new programs under development.

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is located in a state-of-the-art $150-million, 23,000-square-metre facility on UBC's Vancouver campus underpinned by world-class infrastructure and equipment. The building also houses one of the Faculty's key partners, adMare BioInnovations. The successful candidate will have ample opportunities for collaboration with basic and clinical researchers in the Faculty, other major basic science and health science faculties, clinical centres, core research facilities, and external partners (e.g., Nanomedicines Innovation Network and BC Cancer Research Centre). Salary is competitive, negotiable, and commensurate with experience and is subject to final budgetary approval. UBC is committed to attracting outstanding faculty members and offers competitive compensation, a start-up package, and benefits packages, including support for housing and relocation.

Applicants must include the following items in their applications:

  • A letter of application (1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Five-year research program plan (3 pages)
  • Statement of your philosophy relating to teaching, and the mentoring and supervision of research trainees (1 page)
  • Statement of commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion best practices in research and teaching (1 page)
  • Copies of up to five key publications as well as a brief summary of each of these publications outlining the significance, impact, and your contribution (1 page)
  • Names and contact information of five referees

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2022 or upon a date to be mutually agreed. Inquiries about the position may be directed to

The UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is committed to creating an inclusive environment for research and teaching excellence, where differences are recognized, accepted and valued. We acknowledge the impact of systemic discrimination within academia and are committed to dismantle systems of oppression that have led to inequities in representation. Our recruitment practices reflect the goals of increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion within our Faculty. We specifically encourage applicants from historically marginalized groups to apply for this position. We recognize the legitimate impact that systemic discrimination can have on a candidate's record of scholarly achievement and will take this into careful consideration during the assessment process. Accommodations are also available on request for all candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To confidentially request accommodations, please contact

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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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