University of Alberta, Department of Physics

Position ID:UAlberta-Physics-APB [#11458, A107836474]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Biophysics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Biophysics
Appl Deadline:2018/10/15 finished (2018/07/18, finished 2019/04/21, listed until 2018/10/15)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics, University of Alberta ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in either experimental or theoretical biophysics. We seek candidates at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in physics, biophysics, or a related field, and must demonstrate an excellent research record. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a strong research program. As a faculty member in the Department of Physics, the successful applicant is expected to obtain external funding, participate in departmental activities, mentor graduate students, and contribute to our educational responsibilities by teaching both physics and biophysics courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. 

The Department of Physics has 50 faculty with research interests in in astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, geophysics, particle physics, and space physics. Access to a wide range of infrastructure for biophysical research is available on campus, from laser spectroscopy labs and microscopy facilities to structural and chemical characterization labs, nano-fabrication facilities, molecular biology services, clusters for high-performance computation, and the Peter S. Allen Magnetic Resonance Centre. An extensive medical research and hospital complex at the University of Alberta offers many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, as does the Nanotechnology Initiative with the National Research Council. Initiatives by the Governments of Alberta and Canada provide exceptional opportunities for additional funding to establish new research programs at the University of Alberta. For example, several of our professors hold Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF) Chairs. 

To apply, please: 

1) Visit this link to submit a CV, a list of publications, a statement of research interests, and a summary of teaching interests (submit as one document). 

 2) Arrange for at least 3 referees to email confidential reference letters: 
  • To Suzette Chan ( 
  • With subject line: Biophysics Competition A107836474 
  • Referees should address their letters to: 
The Selection Committee 
Department of Physics 
University of Alberta 
Edmonton AB Canada T6G 2E1 

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

Applicant evaluation will begin on October 15, 2018. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. 

Applications by other means will not be reviewed.

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Contact: Suzette Chan, 1 (780) 492-1052
Email: email
Postal Mail:
The Selection Committee
Department of Physics
University of Alberta
Edmonton AB Canada T6G 2E1
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