Molecular Virologist
Dalhousie University
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Post Date: Apr 20, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Ph.D.
Years Experience: 3+
Location: Canada - Halifax
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Molecular Virologist (Assistant Professor, 1.0 FTE)
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University is inviting applications for a full-time, probationary tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine. The appointment will be made at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant is expected to develop an externally funded research program in the area of molecular virology and host-pathogen interactions, and to mentor trainees at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels. The incumbent will also be expected to teach undergraduate courses in the Medical Sciences, and Microbiology and Immunology programs.   

Dalhousie University is a research-intensive university located in Halifax, a cosmopolitan port city and the capital of Nova Scotia ( Virology is an area of research strength at Dalhousie University, which receives strong support through the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation ( and is complemented by extensive collaborations with vibrant research programs in infection, immunity, inflammation, vaccinology and cancer cell biology. Information on faculty research interests can be found at

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, along with extensive postdoctoral experience and a solid publication record. The successful applicant will have demonstrated the ability or potential to secure peer-reviewed funding, conduct independent and collaborative research, mentor trainees, and effectively develop and teach face-to-face and online undergraduate courses.

A complete application includes:
1) your curriculum vitae, 2) a two-page description of proposed research, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, experience and interests, 4) three letters of reference (at least two must be academic referees) sent under separate cover, and 5) a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at

Please submit your complete application by June 15th, 2017 to:
Michelle Sampson, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University, 5850 College Street, Room 7-C5, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2 or Email: ML.Sampson@Dal.Ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture, grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.