Biology - Associate/Full Professor (Animal Cell Biology)

Wilfrid Laurier University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2012-10-26

WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY


The Department of Biology invites applications for a position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor starting July 1, 2013, subject to budgetary approval.

The position is in the area of Animal Cell Biology. All cell biology related fields will be considered, with special consideration for candidates who use cutting edge techniques to investigate biological systems at the cellular level in vertebrates or invertebrates. Of particular interest are candidates whose research straddles the fields of cell biology, and toxicology or physiology. The Department has access to on-site state-of-the-art facilities that include: BSL II tissue culture facilities and cellular imaging facilities (including confocal and scanning electron microscopy).

The successful candidate will have a strong, externally-funded research program, a good record in the training of highly qualified undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral scholars, and a solid publication record. The candidate will have a demonstrated record of service on both internal and external committees. We are seeking a candidate who will contribute to the teaching and research reputation of the Department of Biology and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Research and teaching in the Department of Biology (http://www.wlu.ca/science/biology) comprises three interconnecting streams: A - Cell, Molecular & Microbial Biology, and Genetics; B - Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution; and C - Physiology and Toxicology. We anticipate that the successful candidate will build on the existing research strengths in cell biology, physiology and toxicology through strong independent and collaborative research programs.

We offer several undergraduate programs and an MSc in Integrative Biology that promote an understanding of the form, function, and interactions of life processes and structures at every level of biological organization. A PhD program for the department is currently under review with implementation expected in 2013. The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and would be expected to deliver mandatory and core undergraduate courses in streams A or C, from among the following: advanced cell biology, embryology, histology, developmental biology, physiology or environmental assessment. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement regarding teaching experience and interests, copies of recent publications, a statement of current and prospective research interests, and contact information (address, telephone, and email) for at least three referees to Dr. Scott Ramsay, Chair, Department of Biology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3C5 (email: sramsay@wlu.ca). Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2013.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Dr. Paul Jessop ( pjessop@wlu.ca ). Further information on the equity policy can be found at https://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2465&p=10545.


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