Two Chair Positions in Advanced Battery Research DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science
Dalhousie University invites applications from outstanding candidates for one of two probationary tenure-track faculty positions, at the rank of assistant or associate professor, open to candidates interested in a research partnership with Tesla.
1. The first position is the Tesla Canada Chair. The priorities of the appointment are the excellence of the candidate and their ability to continue a world-class partnership with Tesla started by Prof. Jeff Dahn. The successful candidate will enhance, complement and eventually lead the research partnership between Dalhousie and Tesla in longer-lived, high-energy density and lower cost Li-ion batteries. Applicants are required to have a PhD, postdoctoral or equivalent experience in physics, chemistry or engineering, and demonstrated excellence in research, with a strong potential for effective teaching of selected classes in our program. For further information about this position and to apply, please visit http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/2282
2. The second position is the Herzberg-Dahn Chair. The priorities of the appointment are the excellence of the candidate and their ability to initiate a world-class research program in either experimental or theoretical/computational research in advanced Li-ion battery or “beyond Li-ion battery” research. A program that enhances or complements the existing and planned activities of the NSERC/Tesla Canada Industrial Research Chair (IRC) program in longer lived, high-energy density and lower cost Li-ion batteries would be considered an asset. Applicants are required to have a PhD, postdoctoral or equivalent experience in physics or a related discipline and demonstrated excellence in research, with a strong potential for effective teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programs. For further information about this position and to apply, please visit http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/2249
Dalhousie is one of the top universities in Canada. In the last six years, three of the recipients of the NSERC Herzberg Gold Medal – Canada’s highest prize in science and engineering – have been Dalhousie faculty members. Prof. Jeff Dahn is one of these awardees, and is the NSERC/Tesla Canada IRC. The activities of Dalhousie’s researchers recently attracted several companies to the region that forms a hub for the Li-ion battery industry.
Halifax is the largest city in Atlantic Canada, and offers an outstanding quality of life. Dalhousie benefits include spousal hiring and parental leave plans for faculty.
Consideration of candidates will begin on Feb 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. While it is intended for the position to commence on July 1, 2020, the start date can be negotiated at the time of offer.
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, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, 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 www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
About Dalhousie University
Founded in 1818, Dalhousie hosts approximately 18,100 full- and part-time students, with a dedicated team of more than 6,698 faculty and staff. With a stellar academic reputation, Dalhousie is a highly competitive employer, attracting more than 90 per cent of first-choice candidates for academic positions. The calibre of Dalhousie's 2,072 faculty members is key to our reputation as an academic leader. Our faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their achievement, research and teaching. More than 90 per cent of our faculty have a PhD or doctorate. Dalhousie hosts 50 Canada Research Chairs – more than at any other university in the Atlantic Region. The chairs advance the frontiers of knowledge in their fields, not only through their own work, but also by teaching and supervising students and co-ordinating the work of other researchers.
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