Biological Sciences - Assistant Professor

University of Manitoba

Location: Manitoba
Date posted: 2012-11-13

>b>Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science

University of Manitoba, Position # 15338

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2013. This position includes responsibilities for teaching, research and service. Applicants with expertise in the biology of secondary compounds in plants, fungi or algae are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will conduct research that complements the scope of expertise in physiology, ecology, development, metabolomics/genomics, and cell/molecular biology in many areas and systems in the Department of Biological Sciences. The successful applicant must hold a PhD and post-doctoral experience in a relevant discipline. Applicants should have a publication record indicative of their ability to establish an active, independent research program. Teaching experience is a strong asset. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and to promote research synergies within the department, the Faculty of Science and across campus, and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching. The position entails department-based instruction in introductory biology and upper-level courses in areas appropriate to the candidate's expertise.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and integrative Biological Sciences department. The department has 37 faculty including 2 CRC Tier 2s, 70 graduate students and over 200 Major and Honours students with research strengths across the spectrum of biology and its sub-disciplines ( http://www.umanitoba.ca/science/biologicalsciences ).

The department is located on the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, a city with a rich cultural environment and abundant outdoor recreational venues (learn more about Winnipeg at http://www.winnipeg.ca ). The Faculty of Science offers excellent opportunities for research, collaboration and teaching in a broad range of biological systems, and access to outstanding resources comprising a comprehensive range of microscopy and imaging, laser-capture microdissection, GC-MS, sequencing, culturing, and analytical, molecular and cell biology, and animal and plant-rearing facilities.

Applications (ideally in pdf format) should include: a covering letter outlining interest in the position, a CV, a research plan with short and long-term goals, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and the name and contact information of 3 academic referees. Applications must be sent electronically by January 7, 2013 to Dr. Judy Anderson, Head, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba, at Judy_Anderson@umanitoba.ca. Please refer to position # 15338.

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

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 CVs may be provided to participating members of the search committee.


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