Open Assistant Professor Position in Chemistry for Sustainabi​lity at UBC

Chemistry for Sustainability

The Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia ( ) invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair position in any area of Chemistry that will advance innovation in Sustainability. The focus of chair can be in diverse areas such as: environmental chemistry, for example, air or water quality, climate change, transport and fate of pollution in water, soil or air; green chemistry, for example, efficient heterogeneous catalysis, improved efficiency and environmental safety in chemical syntheses, chemistry of biomass/renewable or gaseous feedstocks; or materials chemistry, for example, polymer or membrane chemistry, organic materials for alternative energy applications, nanomaterials for energy conversion or environmental remediation. The position requires a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, postdoctoral experience and an excellent research track record. The successful candidate will develop and maintain a dynamic research program. As a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry the successful applicant will be expected to effectively supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty members, obtain external funding, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate Chemistry courses and actively participate in departmental activities.

The successful candidate will be eligible to hold an appointment at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level but a higher rank may be considered for applicants with exceptional qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2014.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality; offers will be made in accordance with the Canadian Research Chair program. Information about the Canada Research Chair program can be found at

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of research interests, a detailed research proposal, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience and arrange to have three reference letters sent directly to:

Chair, CRC Tier 2 Search Committee

Review of applications will begin November 15th, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.


Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: