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Assistant/Associate Professor of Pharmacology

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Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Posting Number F553P
Type of position Tenure Stream
Department/Unit Pharmacology
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
About the opportunity
The Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University is seeking a scientist to fill a tenure-stream position in the area of cardiovascular research with an anticipated start date of September 2024 (negotiable). This position is designated for an applicant who identifies as a woman. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a strong externally funded research program and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of Pharmacology maintains a strong research profile across a wide range of health-related fields, including cardiovascular sciences. Details can be found on our department website: Dalhousie University provides exceptional opportunities for cardiovascular research. This includes strong links with the Dalhousie Cardiovascular Research Excellence Wave (DalCREW): This is a collaborative group of more than 20 Dalhousie-affiliated clinical and basic science researchers with interests in translational research in cardiovascular biology and disease at our two medical campuses and affiliated hospitals located in Halifax, NS and Saint John, NB (DalMedNB). This position will be based at the Halifax campus. The successful candidate will contribute to the goals of international leadership in medical research and education, and be responsive to health needs across Atlantic Canada.

The successful applicant will have a PhD, or equivalent, and postdoctoral experience (at least two years preferred). Candidates must have a record of high-quality research related to the pathogenesis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, commensurate to their career stage; and must demonstrate potential for effective teaching and administrative service. Ideally, a candidate’s expertise will complement the research interests of DalCREW members to foster translational, interdisciplinary collaborations among basic and clinician scientists.
A complete application requires:
  1. cover letter (2 pages max)
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. research statement/plan addressing past, current, and future research (2 pages max)
  4. teaching statement summarizing teaching and mentorship experience (1 page max)
Please note: 2-3 academic references will be requested for short-listed candidates.

Interested candidates, please apply via PeopleAdmin.
Review of applications will commence April 1, 2024 and continue until the position has been filled. To guarantee consideration of your application, please submit it by the deadline.

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

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. In keeping with the principles of employment equity, this position is designated to candidates who self-identify as women. The university encourages applications from women who also identify as Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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Posting Detail Information

Open Date
Close Date 04/01/2024
Open Until Filled Yes
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents