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Assistant/Associate Professor, Biophysical Chemistry, Faculty of Science (24155)

University of Calgary
Calgary (City), Alberta (CA)
Min Salary $75,435.00
Closing date
Nov 20, 2021

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Field of specialization
Work Function
Research-Applied, Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
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The Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Full-time Tenure-track Faculty Position in the area of Biophysical Chemistry, with a start date of July 1, 2022 or later. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or in exceptional cases as an Associate Professor.


Qualified applicants are expected to conduct research on biophysical chemistry of biologically relevant macromolecules. Applicants will use and build on the existing analytical, biophysical and computational infrastructure within the University of Calgary and Canada wide computing networks. In addition, the establishment of novel experimental approaches is encouraged to complement the existing biophysical instrumentation in the Biophysics core facility and the Calgary Center for Metabolomics Research in the Department of Biological Sciences (NMR, MS, ITC, DSC, SPR, Fluorescence, CD).

The applicant is expected to establish a vibrant and internationally recognized, externally funded research program in the broadly defined area of biophysics using experimental and/or computational approaches, as well as provide excellent, innovative education for undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will assist in meeting the institutional goals outlined in the recently developed ‘Framework for Growth’ and in the strategic plan of the Faculty of Science. The ‘Framework for Growth’ is centered around three big ideas that will differentiate our entrepreneurial university and drive growth: transdisciplinary scholarship, deeper community partnerships, and future-focused delivery of programs that will see us expand the flexibility and customizability of the UCalgary experience. To learn more about this vision please see:  Cohesion with the existing and emerging trans-disciplinary research themes in life-science and health will be essential.

The successful candidate must possess a PhD or M.D. (or equivalent science degree) in biophysics or related disciplines and postdoctoral experience in biophysics or related disciplines.

Applicants at the Assistant Professor rank must have a strong publication record demonstrating excellence in biophysics. Prior success in obtaining peer-reviewed funding is an asset. Candidates should also demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning and the use of contemporary approaches to teaching.

The successful candidate at the Associate Professor level must have a strong track record of publications in high quality journals in biophysics, as well as evidence of securing ongoing external research funding.  They must also have demonstrated effectiveness in teaching at the University level that utilizes contemporary approaches to teaching, and evidence of effective graduate student supervision.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in service activities, as appropriate.

Application Process:

Please apply online via the `Apply Now’ link on the University of Calgary Careers website. A complete application should be submitted in a single pdf, and include the following:

  • Cover letter (1-2 pages)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Research Plan (1-3 pages)
  • Teaching Philosophy (1-2 pages)
  • Statement describing the candidate’s contributions, or potential contributions to, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse and international student, staff, and faculty body (up to 1 page)
  • Names and contact information of three references

Applications can be addressed to:

Dr. David Hansen, Head, Department of Biological Sciences

Application Deadline:  November 23, 2021

To apply please visit the UCalgary Careers page:

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University is committed to student engagement and creating an innovative, student-centered learning environment. Information about the Department and its programs can be found at

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)


Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

 About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.


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