Assistant Professor in Cellular & Molecular Physiology

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Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor in Cellular & Molecular Physiology
Posting Number F576P
Type of position Tenure Stream
Department/Unit Physiology & Biophysics
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
About the opportunity
The Department of Physiology & Biophysics in the Faculty of Medicine ( invites applications from qualified candidates for a faculty position in Cellular and Molecular Physiology. This position is designated for an applicant who identifies as a woman. The successful candidate will hold a tenure stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Physiology, Biophysics, or a related field, and a minimum of three years postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate will have a record of demonstrated research excellence in a field related to the study of cell physiology and membrane proteins, as evidenced by strong peer-reviewed publications and participation at international scientific meetings.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a dynamic, externally funded research program studying fundamental cellular and molecular aspects of membrane physiology and biophysics, including, but not limited to, neuroscience, cardiovascular science, cell signaling, channelopathies, or cancer. The research program should complement existing strengths within the Department of Physiology & Biophysics, and lead to research collaborations within the Department as well as more broadly within the Faculty of Medicine ( The successful candidate is expected to supervise graduate and undergraduate students, and contribute to the teaching and administrative activities of the Department. Applicants should have excellent communication skills and evidence of potential for excellence in teaching.

Current research strengths in the Department include cellular and molecular physiology, neurophysiology, cardiovascular physiology, respiratory physiology, and endocrinology. We are committed to the success of our members and provide mentoring to new faculty. To support their research program, the successful candidate will have access to newly-renovated dedicated laboratory space, start-up funds, and state-of-the-art core facilities ( As the top-ranked university in Atlantic Canada, Dalhousie is home to a vibrant learning and research community. The Medical School is blocks away from the main campus and University hospitals, with opportunities for interactions with Dalhousie’s other faculties, such as Science, Engineering, Computer Science, and Arts and Sciences. We are located in the heart of Halifax, a short distance from downtown, the waterfront, and public parks. Faculty members are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package.

Applications must be submitted online and include a Cover Letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a Research Statement that outlines past achievements and future research plans (maximum 3 pages), a Teaching Statement that outlines experience and interests (maximum 1 page), and contact information for three references.

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 Dalhousie’s Employment Equity Plan, this position is designated to candidates who self-identify as women. The university encourages applications from women who also identify as Indigenous persons of Turtle Island (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians) and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, 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 05/31/2024
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

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