Assistant Professor - Virologist

Assistant Professor - Virologist

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

 Assistant Professor – Virologist (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 Virology in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor.


Candidates must have a PhD or MD degree and a strong record, for their career stage, of innovative research investigating fundamental and/or applied aspects of virology. The successful incumbent will be expected to develop a collaborative research program that complements Infection, Immunity, Inflammation & Vaccinology (I3V) research at Dalhousie and affiliated Health Centres (for example, Canadian Centre for Vaccinology). Using diverse virus systems, local investigators explore such areas as oncolytics, vaccines, antivirals, immune responses, virus-host interactions and viral engineering. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in their areas of expertise.


Dalhousie University is a top-tier Canadian research institution that partners with affiliated Health Centres to drive intellectual, social and economic development in Atlantic Canada. Our 19,000 students and 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018. Dalhousie is located in the historic ocean-side city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, which provides excellent schools, sports and cultural facilities, and outdoor activities that enhance quality of life and work-life balance.


A complete application must include a Curriculum Vitae, a 2-page research statement, a 1-page description of teaching and training philosophy, and a completed self-identification questionnaire (available at Three letters of reference should also be sent under separate cover directly to Dr. Craig McCormick c/o Michelle Sampson, Administrator, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University, P.O. Box 15000, Halifax, NS Canada B3H 4R2. E-mail: This competition closes on May 15, 2019.


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.


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Assistant Professor - Virologist