Department of Chemistry - Tenure-stream Assistant Professor

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The Department of Chemistry invites applications from outstanding candidates for appointment to a tenure-stream Assistant Professor position with expertise within the broad framework of experimental Chemistry. This position is restricted to candidates who self-identify as a member of one or more equity-seeking groups (see below.) 

Ideal candidates will have interests that complement the strengths of our department (

The position requires a PhD degree, postdoctoral experience and an exceptional research track record. This appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate classes in chemistry and to develop vigorous and creative research programs with external funding. The anticipated start date is July 2022 or as negotiated.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted via PeopleAdmin ( and should consist of:

  • a cover letter;
  • a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications;
  • a detailed research proposal (5 pages maximum including executive summary), plus one-page statement of how the proposed research aligns with the Dalhousie University Strategic Research Plan (;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience; and
  • the names and email addresses of at least three referees.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. In keeping with the principles of employment equity, this position is restricted to candidates who self-identify in one or more of the following groups: Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. (See for definitions of these groups.) All such qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Dalhousie also recognizes the need to accommodate candidates to ensure their full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed online at: For further information regarding this position, or to request accommodation at any stage of the hiring process, please email