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UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
DEPARTMENTS OF CHEMISTRY, AND CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR TIER 2
SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION
The Department of Chemistry and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia invite applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Solar Energy Conversion. The Chair is expected to provide leadership within the University and Canada through a field-defining program focused on establishing the technological breakthroughs and fundamental research required to develop chemical processes utilizing solar energy. Possible focal areas include development of nanomaterials for solar energy conversion and solar fuels, solar assisted electrocatalysis or photocatalysis. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or in a closely related field, and have a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching. Relevant industrial and teaching experience are assets.
The successful candidate must possess the skills, background and motivation needed to quickly build an independent research program of international calibre within the area defined above that leverages current strengths within the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, as well as within complementary and affiliated interdisciplinary centres such as the Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC), the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratories (AMPEL), and the Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL). Details about each Department and Centre are available at the following websites: http://www.chbe.ubc.ca, http://www.chem.ubc.ca, http://www.cerc.ubc.ca, http://www.ampel.ubc.ca and http://www.msl.ubc.ca .
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the departmental community.
The successful candidate will be eligible to hold a joint appointment between the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level but an appointment at the rank of associate professor may be considered for applicants with exceptional qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is July 1st, 2013.
Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality; offers will be made in accordance with the Canadian Research Chair program. Information about the Canada Research Chair program can be found at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/
Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of research interests, a detailed research proposal, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience and arrange to have three reference letters sent directly to:
CRC Tier 2 Search Committee
via e-mail by clicking APPLY NOW below
c/o Department of Chemistry
University of British Columbia
2036 Main Mail
Vancouver, BC. V6T 1Z1
Review of applications will begin October 15th, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.