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Assistant Professor (Tenure-track)
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Pharmacology
Competition No. A104430204

Posted: August 24, 2016

Closing Date: Will remain open until filled

The Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta, invites applications for an Assistant Professor (contingent tenure-track) position in an area of research congruent with the Vision of theDepartment as a leader in pharmacology research and teaching.

The Department of Pharmacology at the University of Alberta has strengths in neuropharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, molecular pharmacology, and pharmacology of metabolic disorders. It has well-established undergraduate and graduate degree programs and access to extensive state-of-the-art core facilities within the Faculty of Medicine &Dentistry. As part of an integrated health campus, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry also offers excellent translational research opportunities. Further information about the Department is available at

The successful candidate is expected to establish an innovative research program in an area of pharmacology that is compatible with existing strengths. The successful candidate is also expected to teach pharmacology at the graduate and undergraduate levels, actively recruit and supervise graduate students, and develop collaborations with fellow researchers throughout Canada and abroad. Applicants are required to have a BSc and/or PhD (or equivalent) degree in pharmacology, and have undertaken a minimum of two years post-doctoral training. Applicants should also provide clear evidence for their ability to develop their own research program and have an excellent publication record.

The University of Alberta is one of the largest universities in Canada with a student enrollment in excess of 39,000 (including about 7,500 graduate students) across 18 different Faculties. The main North Campus, where theDepartment of Pharmacology is situated, overlooks the North Saskatchewan River valley and downtown Edmonton. Edmonton is a vibrant capital city of 1 million residents with a lively arts and music scene, excellent recreational opportunities and proximity to National Parks and the Rocky Mountains. 

Interested applicants are invited to send their curriculum vitae, a brief (1-2 page) five year research plan, a record of teaching excellence, three papers that best exemplify their research interests, and the names and contact information of three referees.

Mail to:
Dr. James R Hammond
Department of Pharmacology
9-70 Medical Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2H7

Or by email to:

Review of applications will commence September 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Job posting on The University of Alberta Career Page

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