Assistant/Associate Professor – Virus-Host Interactions

Employer: Dalhousie University

Closing Date: April 1, 2023

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Job Description:

Assistant/Associate Professor – Virus-Host Interactions (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 Virus-Host Interactions in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, as appropriate.


Candidates must have a PhD or MD degree or equivalent, and a strong record, for their career stage, of innovative research investigating fundamental and/or applied aspects of virus-host interactions. The successful candidate 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)complement established investigators who explore such areas as molecular virology, innate immunity, oncolytics, vaccines, antivirals, and viral engineering. Healthy People, Healthy Communities, Healthy Populations Signature Research ClusterThe 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. Dalhousie University is family friendly, offering competitive parental leave benefits and on-campus child-care facilities.

Dalhousie recognizes that career paths can be diverse and that career interruptions may occur. Applicants are encouraged to include, in their cover letter, an explanation of the impact that any career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement. 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 This competition closes on April 1st, 2023.

Dalhousie University recognizes its obligation to accommodate candidates to ensure full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed online at: For information on the position or to request accommodation at any stage of the hiring process, please contact


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. In keeping with the principles of employment equity and with the aim of correcting historic underrepresentation, this position is restricted to candidates who self-identify as women. Dalhousie recognizes that candidates may self-identify in more than one equity-seeking group, and in this spirit, encourages applications from women, persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. For more information, please visit

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