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Head, Department of Chemistry Search

Updated February 24 2024 - Application deadline has passed.

The Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia is seeking applications for the
position of Head of the Department of Chemistry. The Department is committed to excellence
in Chemistry research and education, and plays a key role in a range of interdisciplinary
initiatives. Further information about the department can be found at https://www.chem.ubc.ca.

We seek a dynamic individual with an excellent international research profile, a strong
commitment to educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, a
compelling vision for the future of the Department of Chemistry at UBC, and demonstrated
leadership abilities, including management, organizational, communication, and consensus-
building skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall academic and non-
academic leadership of the Department, and will be a strong advocate for the Department within
the University and in the national and international arenas.

The position is for a five-year term and will be available beginning July 1, 2024. The
successful candidate must currently hold a tenured professorial position at the University of
British Columbia, with preference being given to a faculty member currently at the rank of
Professor. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups,
women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations
and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with
diverse communities.

Applications are strongly encouraged. The deadline for applications is February 23, 2024, and
applications will be processed as soon as they are received. An application consists of a cover
letter, curriculum vitae, publication list and the names and addresses (including e-mail
addresses) of at least two references.

Application packages should be sent to:

Dr. Mark MacLachlan
Dean pro tem, Faculty of Science
University of British Columbia
E-mail: The application deadline has passed.