Assistant/Associate Professor – Virus-Host Interactions

(Ref#: F432P)

Dalhousie University

  • Academic Faculty - Tenured
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

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). These groups bring together comprehensive knowledge in fundamental aspects of the pathogen-host interface, microbial genetics, host immune responses and pathogenesis, as well as expertise in clinical trials, implementation, and social sciences. The successful candidate will complement established investigators who explore such areas as molecular virology, innate immunity, oncolytics, vaccines, antivirals, and viral engineering. This recruitment aligns directly with Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine strategic priorities and Dalhousie’s Healthy People, Healthy Communities, Healthy Populations Signature Research Cluster. 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. 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, and a 1-page description of teaching and training philosophy, 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 commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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