Biological Sciences - Assistant Professor

University of Manitoba

Location: Manitoba
Date posted: 2013-01-17

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science
University of Manitoba, Position # 15372

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. The ideal candidate will conduct research in ornithology and have a strong background in field-based studies. Those conducting ornithology research in aspects of evolution, ecology, behaviour, systematics and/or conservation, etc. are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant must hold a PhD and post-graduate experience in a relevant discipline. Applicants should have a publication record indicative of their ability to establish an active, independent research program. Strengths in teaching and an interest in collections would be assets. 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 the biology of birds and other introductory and/or 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 two CRC Tier 2 Chairs, 70 graduate students and over 200 Major and Honours students, and has research and teaching strengths across the spectrum of biology and its sub-disciplines (

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 The Faculty of Science offers excellent opportunities for research, collaboration and teaching in a broad range of biological systems, and access to an outstanding range of research resources for field studies; microscopy and imaging; DNA and RNA sequencing; culturing; 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 names and contact information of 3 academic referees. Applications must be sent electronically by March 7, 2013 to Dr. Judy Anderson, Head, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba, at Please refer to position # 15372.

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members if visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy" (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitaes may be provided to participating members of the search process.


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