University of Alberta

Assistant Professor in Biophysics

Department of Physics

Competition No.  -    A107836474
Closing Date  -    Oct 15, 2018

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)  Use the APPLY ONLINE button below 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.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

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 is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.