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Assistant Professor of Applied Biomaterials
Dalhousie University

Date Posted Nov. 20, 2023
Title Assistant Professor of Applied Biomaterials
University Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS, Canada
Department Faculty of Dentistry
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2024
  • Assistant Professor
  • Material/Metallurgy
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
The Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University, is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track or probationary tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Oral Sciences.

The Department of Applied Oral Sciences (AOS) is a multidisciplinary fundamental and applied science department within the Faculty of Dentistry. Faculty interests include biomaterial synthesis, cell/implant interactions, in vitro systems, microbiology, translational device development, and local therapeutic delivery. Notably, AOS faculty routinely hold cross-appointments in the Faculties of Medicine, Science, and Engineering at Dalhousie University that support a multidisciplinary graduate program in their respective research groups. These include but are not limited to the School of Biomedical Engineering, Departments of Microbiology & Immunology, Chemistry, Physics, Process Engineering and Applied Sciences, Surgery, and Radiology.

To complement the research conducted within the department, applications are being sought from candidates with established research expertise in advanced applied biomaterials science and technology, including design and application of biomaterials for chronic disease prevention, treatment, and management. Applicants with specific expertise in microbial synthesis or persistence as it relates to biomaterials, bioinspired and/or stimuli-responsive therapeutic delivery, metallic materials, extracellular matrix biology, or biosensors are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in one of the following areas: chemical, materials or biomedical engineering; material/polymer chemistry; biophysics; microbiology; or a related discipline, and academic or industrial postdoctoral experience. This individual will be expected to compete effectively for extramural research funding and maintain an active research program that has the capacity to attract both NSERC and CIHR funding. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in the Faculty of Dentistry and will actively engage in graduate student supervision.

Applicants must submit, via the PeopleAdmin posting, an application that includes: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a research statement incorporating the proposed program of research (maximum of 3 pages); a statement of teaching philosophy (maximum of 1 page); copies of three recent publications related to this job posting;and the names and contact information for three referees.
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  • Dalhousie University is one of Canada’s leading teaching and research universities with four professional Faculties, a Faculty of Graduate Studies, and a diverse complement of graduate programs. Inter-faculty collaborative and interactive research is encouraged, as is cooperation in teaching. Dalhousie University inspires students, faculty, staff, and alumni to make significant contributions regionally, nationally, and to the world.

    Dalhousie University is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax is a vibrant, capital city and is the business, academic, and medical centre for Canada’s east coast.

    To guarantee full consideration, applications must be submitted by January 15, 2024; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. This position could commence as early as July 1, 2024. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

    If you require any support for the purpose of accommodation, such as technical aids or alternative arrangements, please let us know of these needs and how we can be of assistance. Dalhousie University is committed to ensuring all candidates have full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed here.

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