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Assistant Teaching Professor
University of Victoria, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

Posted: August 17, 2018

The Department of Biology, University of Victoria, invites applications for a tenure-track teaching position in Biology. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor. The successful applicant will normally teach 12 units (8 courses) of undergraduate course work over three terms. Teaching responsibilities include participation in team-taught introductory courses and intermediate level courses, and may include oversight of laboratory and/or field instruction. Applicants with broad expertise in aquatic or terrestrial organismal biology, particularly the evolution, diversity, physiology and ecology of animal systems, and strong quantitative skills are encouraged to apply.

Requirements: Candidates must possess a PhD degree in the biological sciences, or equivalent. The successful applicant will have demonstrated commitment to post-secondary teaching excellence through pedagogical training, a record of superior teaching, and active student mentorship, recognizing the diversity of student experience.

The following will be considered assets:

  • A strong record of publication in the area of organismal biology in leading, peer-reviewed, scientific journals;
  • Demonstrated experience in course and program planning and curriculum development;
  • Experience in and commitment to respectful and collegial relationships;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead as well as be a supportive team member.

Additional information
Candidates are requested to provide:

  • Cover letter outlining how the candidate meets the requirements of the position;
  • Updated academic curriculum vitae;
  • Statement of teaching philosophy that addresses experience supporting diverse and marginalized students in the classroom;
  • Teaching dossier with course evaluation scores, where available;
  • Three professional contributions;
  • Names and contact details of three referees.

Application deadline: September 4, 2018

For More Information: Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Victoria


Tenure-track Faculty Position at the Rank of Assistant Professor with Specialization in Systems Biology
Queen's University, Department of Biology
Kingston, ON

Posted: August 17, 2018


The Department of Biology at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Systems Biology. The preferred start date is July 1, 2019.

The department seeks a systems biologist with a strong experimental and computational approach and research interests centred in identifying emergent system-level properties. Examples of research areas could include, but are not limited to: the control of gene, protein, and metabolic networks; cell signalling; cell interaction; or synthetic biology. The successful candidate will complement and broaden the department’s existing expertise and strengths and will contribute to teaching within the areas of cell and molecular biology, development, genetics, genomics, or bioinformatics.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a statement of research interests that highlights your three most significant contributions and future directions (3 pages maximum);
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (3 pages maximum);
  • a diversity statement describing your past and planned commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in your research programs and outreach activities;
  • Three letters of reference to be sent directly to: Brian Cumming, Professor and Head, Department of Biology, c/o Anne Dumont

The deadline for applications is September 10, 2018.

For more information: Queen's University Tenure-track Faculty Position at the Rank of Assistant Professor with Specialization in Systems Biology


Technologist, Teaching Support and Research (NSGEU)
Office of the Dean of Science
St. Francis Xavier University

Posted: June 11, 2018

St. Francis Xavier University, located in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, is a top ranking Canadian university focused on academic excellence, innovation in teaching and research, service to society and international outreach.

We are seeking a Research and Teaching Support Technologist who will join the Office of the Dean of Science and provide exceptional support to the academic community. This position is in salary band 7 of the NSGEU Collective Agreement with an hourly salary range of $24.20 to $29.60 and is for 40 hours per week.

The technologist will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the university’s Microscopy Facility (1 transmission electron microscope, 1 scanning electron microscope, and 1 confocal laser scanning microscope, plus ancillary specimen preparation equipment) and for the daily operation and maintenance of certain critical Biology Department equipment, such as the distilled water apparatus. The technologist will provide technical support to individual faculty members and students in order to advance student learning and to increase research productivity. Project examples include nanomaterial analysis, water acidification effects on shellfish, seaweed cell wall analysis, mollusc reproduction, and elucidating microbial infection processes; this position provides opportunities to co-supervise and train undergraduate and graduate students.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will continue until the position is filled
For more information
: St. Francis Xavier University - Technologist, Teaching Support and Research


Tenure-track Faculty Position in Environmental Virology
Department of Biology
Faculty of Science
University of Waterloo

Posted: May 23, 2018

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Environmental Virology commencing July 2019, or other mutually agreeable date. Although candidates at the Assistant Professor level will be preferred, exceptional candidates at higher ranks may also be considered. We are seeking applications from outstanding scholars that have established disciplinary expertise in environmental virology, with an emphasis on ecological interactions of viruses with aquatic or terrestrial hosts. The successful candidate will join our dedicated team of scholars and teachers and will bring innovative and modern pedagogical practices to courses in both the core and microbiology areas of our undergraduate and graduate curricula.

The successful applicant will have a PhD and a strong track record of innovative research in environmental virology with important peer-assessed contributions to the field. Additionally, s/he will demonstrate a commitment to achieve outstanding undergraduate and graduate teaching and to make valuable service contributions within our collaborative environment. Finally, the candidate must either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish and maintain, an independent, externally-funded research program.

Application Deadline: September 21, 2018
For more information
: University of Waterloo - Tenure-track Faculty Position in Environmental Virology


Tenure-track Faculty Position in Terrestrial Ecology
Department of Biology
Faculty of Science
University of Waterloo

Posted: May 23, 2018

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Evolutionary Ecology of terrestrial organisms with a focus on either Mammalogy or Ornithology commencing July 2019, or another mutually agreeable date. Although candidates at the Assistant Professor level will be preferred, exceptional candidates at higher ranks may also be considered. We are seeking applications from outstanding scholars in evolutionary ecology whose research uses innovative field- and lab-based approaches (e.g., tracking, molecular, physiology, etc.) to investigate applied and/or theoretical questions in the area of ornithology or mammalogy in terrestrial environments. The research program should have a field-based component and may target the population-, species- or community-level. The successful candidate will join our dedicated team of scholars and teachers and will bring innovative and modern pedagogical practices to courses in both the core and ecology and evolution areas of our undergraduate and graduate curricula.

The successful applicant will have a PhD and a strong track record of innovative research in evolutionary ecology with important peer-assessed contributions to the field. Additionally, s/he will demonstrate a commitment to achieve outstanding undergraduate and graduate teaching and to make valuable service contributions within our collaborative environment. Finally, the candidate must either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish and maintain, an independent, externally-funded research program.

Application Deadline: September 21, 2018.
For more information
: University of Waterloo - Tenure-track Faculty Position in Terrestrial Ecology


Tenure-track Faculty Position in Aquatic Ecology
Department of Biology
Faculty of Science
University of Waterloo

Posted: May 23, 2018

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Aquatic Ecology commencing July 2019, or another mutually agreeable date. Although candidates at the Assistant Professor level will be preferred, exceptional candidates at higher ranks may also be considered. We are seeking applications from outstanding scholars in the area of aquatic ecology. Candidates are expected to develop a strong, independently-funded, field-based research program. The research should address structural and/or functional relations among organisms of inland waters, as affected by natural and anthropogenic processes. The successful candidate will join our dedicated team of scholars and teachers and will bring innovative and modern pedagogical practices to courses in both the core and ecology areas of our undergraduate and graduate curricula.

The successful applicant will have a PhD and a strong track record of innovative research in aquatic ecology with important peer-assessed contributions to the field. Additionally, s/he will demonstrate a commitment to achieve outstanding undergraduate and graduate teaching and to make valuable service contributions within our collaborative environment. Finally, the candidate must either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish and maintain, an independent, externally-funded research program.

Application Deadline: September 21, 2018.
For more information
: University of Waterloo - Tenure-track Faculty Position in Aquatic Ecology