Animal Science - Assistant/Associate Professor (Applied Gut Microbiology)

University of Manitoba

Location: Manitoba
Date posted: 2012-11-07

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

The Department of Animal Science, University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor, commencing July 1, 2013, to conduct research related to the role of the gut microbiome in sustainable livestock production systems; to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students in cognate areas such as nutrient utilization, gastrointestinal microbiology, metagenomics and/or bioinformatics; and to participate in service and outreach activities. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful applicant must possess: a Ph.D. and demonstrated research excellence in an area directly related to applied livestock gut microbiology including, but not limited to, food and feed safety, animal, human and environmental health, nutrient and microbial cycling in complex ecosystems; as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. University teaching experience, a demonstrable commitment to excellence in teaching, a record of independent, as well as collaborative research resulting in scholarly publications, and an ability to secure external funding is expected. Extension/outreach experience would be an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate students as well as mentor and train graduate students. Development of a good working relationship with appropriate commodity groups, industry and government will be expected. Position Number: 14297

The Department of Animal Science ( is part of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, which is committed to an interdisciplinary systems approach to both teaching and research. The successful applicant will complement the Faculty's current strengths in livestock production systems research and will be expected to participate and where appropriate, take a leadership role in cross-disciplinary initiatives relevant to the sustainability of integrated livestock production systems such as through linkages with the National Center for Livestock and the Environment (, the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals ( and the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine ( as well as industry and government collaborators. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Manitoba is located in Winnipeg, the largest city in the province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment including symphony, opera, dance, theatre, and ethnic festivals. The region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. Learn more about Winnipeg at

The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research vision including its potential to complement existing expertise in the faculty, as well as the names and addresses (including phone, fax and e-mail addresses) of three referees should be sent to Dr. M.L. Connor, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Animal Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2 Canada. Telephone: (204) 474-9219; FAX: (204) 474-7628; Specify position number in the application. Closing date for applications is January 7th, 2013. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the "Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act" (Manitoba). Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

For more information on this opportunity, please visit


back to top