Saturday, May 9, 2015

University of Victoria: Tier 2 CRC Chair in New Materials and Techniques for Health Applications

The University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor as a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 in the Department of Chemistry in the area of “New Materials and Techniques for Health Applications”. The CRC program offers the possibility for nomination of outstanding researchers for professorships in areas that will further the institution's overall research priorities and enable them to maximize their contributions as centres of research and research training. Outstanding researchers in all fields of chemistry are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be nominated by the university for a CRC Tier 2. If appropriate, the position could involve a formal cross appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, with teaching responsibilities assigned in the Department of Chemistry.


In accordance with the regulations for the Canada Research Chairs (, nominees should be within 10 years of receiving their PhD. The successful candidate will be an emerging scholar who has demonstrated research productivity and potential to achieve international recognition within the next 5-10 years. The appointee will be expected to establish an independent, creative and high-impact research program based on external research funding. The appointee will develop as an outstanding teacher and mentor of undergraduate and graduate students, and will contribute to the development and delivery of core programs. Postdoctoral experience or equivalent is desirable.

Application Instructions

Applicants should provide:
a) a curriculum vitae,
b) a concise research proposal (5 pages, NSERC Discovery Grant format preferred),
c) a short statement on teaching philosophy or teaching dossier, and
d) names and contact information for three or more individuals able to act as referees.
Documents should be sent to: Sandra Carlson, Department Secretary, Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria, PO Box 3065 STN CSC, Victoria BC V8W 3V6 Canada,
Applications will be considered after 18 June 2015 to identify a suitable candidate who may be nominated to the CRC by the nomination deadlines of 9 October 2015 for appointment 1 July 2016.

Equity Statement

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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