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Two Chair Positions in Advanced Battery Research
Dalhousie University


Date Posted Dec. 4, 2019
Title Two Chair Positions in Advanced Battery Research
University Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS, Canada
Department Faculty of Science
Application Deadline Feb. 15, 2020
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2020
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Physics - General
 
 

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.


  • 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.


 
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