Assistant Professor, Electrochemistry for Clean Energy, Faculty of Science

Salary Not specified
Mar 16, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the area of Electrochemistry for Clean Energy. This is a joint appointment between the Department of Chemistry and the Natural Sciences Program at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2021 or later.

We seek an emerging leader looking to contribute to innovative research and teaching focused on clean energy technologies in the field of electrochemistry and related areas. The University of Calgary is a centre for innovation and training in energy science and low-carbon energy initiatives, providing a range of opportunities to engage in collaborative research and teaching. The successful candidate will join transdisciplinary teams across campus working in the Energy Transformations area of the Growth Through Focus strategy to tackle important clean energy challenges in areas such as fuel cells/electrolysis cells, hydrogen and low-carbon fuels, batteries and clean energy storage, supercapacitors, biofuels, solar energy conversion and photovoltaics, CO 2 reduction and conversion, micro-grid technologies, electricity management, nanomaterials, carbon capture and storage, and/or wind energy. In particular, the Calgary Advanced Energy Storage and Conversion Research Technologies (CAESR-Tech) cluster will enable collaborations with colleagues developing advanced chemical and electrochemical energy storage and conversion technologies. The candidate will also contribute to the multidisciplinary Energy Science concentration in the Faculty of Science through innovative teaching, course development, and enhanced integration of research and teaching in this unique energy-focused program.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, geochemistry, or a related field, with a speciality in clean energy, a research focus in electrochemical clean energy technologies, and a demonstrated record or commitment to high-quality teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate level. A proven record of research excellence commensurate with the applicant’s stage of career development and a demonstrated record or potential to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program are required. Interdisciplinarity is an asset and industrial partnerships are also encouraged. To support the Natural Sciences program, we are particularly interested in applicants with experience or desire to teach multidisciplinary undergraduate science courses along with development and teaching of courses in renewable energy systems.

The applicant must be able to work effectively with people from diverse communities and cultures at the University of Calgary.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via UCalgary Careers ( A complete application should be submitted in a single pdf, and include the following:

  • Cover letter (1-2 pages)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Research Plan (1-3 pages)
  • Teaching Philosophy (1-2 pages)
  • Statement describing the candidate’s contributions, or potential contributions to, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse and international student, staff, and faculty body (up to 1 page)
  • Names and contact information of three references

Application deadline is April 13, 2021. 

For more information and to apply for the position (Job ID# 22281), please visit:

Applications can be addressed to: Dr. Jennifer Love, Head, Department of Chemistry

About the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science has been catalyzing change and inspiring discovery, creativity, and innovation for over 50 years. Our strategic direction integrates current and emerging strengths with areas targeted for future growth and investment. Our strategic priorities, goals, and values guide our mission to advance research, scholarship, and innovation, create authentic learning experiences, and inspire careers of the future. We drive transformational change, and build a strong community through teaching, learning, research, scholarship, and collaborative partnerships. We do this work to generate curiosity-driven discovery and contribute solutions to society’s grand challenges. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit


About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.