Assistant/Associate Professor in Neuropharmacology – Dalhousie University

Posting Number: F325P
Type of position: Tenure Stream
Department/Unit: Pharmacology
Location: Halifax

About the opportunity

The Department of Pharmacology at Dalhousie University is seeking to fill a tenure-stream position in the area of neuropharmacology with an anticipated start date of September 2022 (negotiable). The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a strong externally funded research program and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of Pharmacology maintains a strong research profile across a wide range of health-related fields. Neuropharmacological areas of interest within the Department include the endocannabinoid system, neuropeptides, cytokines, prostaglandins, and ion channel modulators. Information on the research activities of the Department of Pharmacology can be found at

Dalhousie University provides exceptional opportunities for neuroscience research. This includes strong links with research groups with a focus on neuroscience including the Atlantic Mobility Action Project (AMAP), Dalhousie Pain Network, and Brain Repair Centre that links Neuroscience research across a number of Faculties at Dalhousie and across the Atlantic region.

The successful applicant will have a PhD, or equivalent, and postdoctoral experience (at least two years preferred). Candidates should have a demonstrated record of, and potential for, high-quality research, teaching, and administrative service commensurate with their career stage. The successful candidate will have expertise in pharmacology, preferably in research areas related to systems neuroscience including pain, neuroinflammation, psychiatric or neurodegenerative disorders. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in neuromolecular pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, or pharmacokinetics.

Applicants should indicate their research alignment with neuropharmacology and strategic areas within the Faculty of Medicine and in particular, the potential for research interactions with the Brain Repair centre (, Infection, Immunity, Inflammation and Vaccinology (I3V, and The Institute for Comparative Genomics (ICG) (

A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page (max) statement outlining your research program (highlighting the potential for attracting research funding), a teaching dossier, including a two page statement of teaching interests including how equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility is embedded in your teaching philosophy. Two academic references will be requested for short-listed candidates.

Interested candidates, please apply by clicking “Apply for this job” on this webpage
Review of applications will commence May 16, 2022 and continue until the position has been filled.

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 Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians),women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

In accordance with Dalhousie’s vaccination requirements, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or may seek an accommodation from Dalhousie’s vaccine requirements on grounds protected under provincial human rights legislation. Visit the Campus Check website for more information.

Contact information

Lori Lawson. (email:

Posting end date: 2022/05/16

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