Tenure-track position in Model Organism Genetics - Assistant Professor
University of Alberta, Department of Biological Sciences

Posted:October 29, 2018

We invite candidates to apply for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Model Organism Genetics. Candidates with an excellent publication record and research expertise with genetically tractable eukaryotic model organisms (e.g., yeast, C. elegans, Drosophila, zebrafish) and a strong interest in undergraduate education are encouraged to apply. We are interested in candidates who study any aspects of cell, developmental, or molecular biology, and use diverse experimental approaches that integrate well with existing areas of Departmental expertise in model organism genetics specifically, and molecular and cellular biology broadly.

Applicants must hold a PhD in biological sciences or a related field and have a proven track record of leading-edge research. The successful candidate will develop an independent, original, and externally funded research programme. The candidate will be expected to supervise both graduate and undergraduate students and contribute to a vibrant department through teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.

The Department of Biological Sciences is one of the largest in North America, with over 60 faculty members and 250 graduate students. Exceptional infrastructure includes core facilities for aquatics, microscopy, proteomics, metabolomics and genomics. The University of Alberta offers a rich environment for interdisciplinary research collaborations.

Candidates should electronically submit a curriculum vitae, a 1-3 page research plan, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and reprints of their three most significant publications to modelog@ualberta.ca. Combine these files into a single pdf if possible. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the attention of the Chair to modelog@ualberta.ca.

All correspondence should be addressed as follows and emailed to

modelog@ualberta.ca: Dr. Michael Caldwell, Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
CW405 Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2E9

Closing Date: December 7, 2018. The effective date of employment will be July 1, 2019 (open to negotiation).

For More Information: Tenure Track Position in Model Organism Genetics - University of Alberta


Tenure Track Faculty Position at the Assistant Professor Level in the Area of Plant Cell/Developmental Biology
Wilfrid Laurier University
Faculty Of Science
Department Of Biology

Posted: 29 October 2018

The Department of Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a Tenure Track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Plant Cell/Developmental Biology beginning July 1, 2019, subject to budgetary approval.

To be considered, applicants must possess a PhD in Biological Sciences, or a related discipline, with relevant post-doctoral experience in plant biology. The successful candidate will have a record of strong research productivity which demonstrates an ability to develop an independent, externally-funded research program. A commitment to teaching and student success is also critical.

The incumbent will be a plant biologist who uses a diverse set of advanced approaches to study fundamental questions related to plant cell and/or plant developmental biology. Applications are welcome from individuals capable of developing a research program to study any aspect of plant cell/developmental biology (e.g. cell signaling and development, plant-microbe interactions, plant defence mechanisms, organelle biogenesis and dynamics, cell morphogenesis), that has the potential to cross over into applied research areas. Preference will be given to applicants who can complement and build upon the broad foundation of plant biology research conducted by current faculty members of the department.

Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position and fit with Biology at Laurier, a curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of current and prospective research interests, a two-page statement on teaching philosophy and teaching interests, PDF copies of up to three scholarly publications that demonstrate contributions to the field, and the names of three referees willing to provide a letter of reference. Application packages should be submitted electronically to Dr. Matt Smith, Chair, Department of Biology, Wilfrid Laurier University ( bioadmin@wlu.ca). Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2018.

For More Information: Tenure Track Faculty Position - Wilfrid Laurier University


Teaching-Focused (Alternate Stream) Position in Ecology
Tenure‐Track Position in Ecology at the Rank of Assistant Lecturer
York University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology
Toronto ON

Posted: September 13, 2018


The Department of Biology, York University invites applications for a teaching-focused (alternate stream) tenure‐track position in Ecology at the rank of Assistant Lecturer, to commence July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses and to provide leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular development and pedagogical innovation. Please note there are two alternate stream ecology searches currently in the Faculty of Science, one in the Department of Biology and the other in Natural Science (NATS).

Candidates must possess a PhD in Biological Science (specifically in the field of Ecology), and have demonstrated experience in science education and biology education research, particularly post-Ph.D.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses and have a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success. This includes experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment. Applicants will demonstrate a proven dedication to using innovative, effective evidence-based approaches to teaching university-level science, including innovation in experiential education and technology-enhanced learning. The successful candidate will be expected to align and integrate lecture and laboratory curricula to learning outcomes. Applicants should have experience developing or re-designing courses and teaching laboratories. The successful applicant will be expected to design a new second-year experiential laboratory course and may participate in revising and enhancing existing undergraduate teaching laboratories, as well as teaching ecology and evolutionary biology courses at all levels to both science and non-science students.

Deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 1, 2018. For more information: Teaching-Focused (Alternate Stream) Position in Ecology (PDF)


Assistant Professor, Plant Systems Biology
York University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology
Toronto, ON

Posted: September 13, 2018

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track professorial-stream appointment in Plant Systems Biology at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Traditional biological research has used reductionist methodologies to investigate and understand the network of genes, proteins, and metabolites within a cell and with the cell’s external environment. Systems biology is the new and emerging field that takes a holistic approach integrating “omic” research (genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic, lipidomic, etc.) with computational and mathematical modeling to explore the complex interaction of biological processes at a cellular, tissue or organismal level. The successful candidate will have research experience and expertise in the fields of plant molecular biology, cell biology or physiology coupled with using bioinformatic techniques on large data sets.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is December 1, 2018. For more information: Assistant Professor, Plant Systems Biology (PDF)


Teaching-Focused (Alternate Stream) Position in Cell and Molecular Biology
York University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology
Toronto, ON

Posted: September 13, 2018

The Department of Biology, York University invites applications for a teaching-focused (alternate stream) tenure‐track position in Cell and Molecular Biology at the rank of Assistant Lecturer, to commence July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses and to provide leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular development (design) and pedagogical innovation. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences (specifically in the area of cell and molecular biology) with postdoctoral experience in the field of science education and biology education research.

Applicants will have developed and implemented laboratory courses at the undergraduate level, and should have experience directing teaching laboratories (e.g., overall operation of the labs, training of TAs, liaising with technical staff). Applicants will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching and proven dedication to using innovative, effective evidence-based approaches to teaching university-level science.

We seek applicants with a record of pedagogical innovation in experiential education and technology enhanced learning. The successful candidate will be expected to design new undergraduate laboratory courses, revise and enhance existing lab courses, and align and integrate lecture curriculum with learning outcomes. Specifically, the position will include, but will not be limited to designing, developing and teaching a fourth-year project-based lab course that will provide students with experiential learning opportunities using state-of-the-art scientific equipment and experimental project design skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach to undergraduate teaching, and the ability to work effectively as part of a teaching team and within the department. The successful candidate will also work closely with an Educational Development Specialist in the Faculty of Science to develop new experiential learning opportunities within the Department of Biology. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 1, 2018. For more information: Teaching-Focused (Alternate Stream) Position in Cell and Molecular Biology (PDF)


Assistant Lecturer (Teaching-focused, Alternate Stream) in Ecology
Division of Natural Science, Dept. of Science and Technology Studies
Faculty of Science, York University
Toronto, ON

Posted: September 13, 2018

The Division of Natural Science, Department of Science and Technology Studies, invites applications for a teaching-focused (alternate stream) tenure-track position in Ecology at the rank of Assistant Lecturer, to commence July 1 2019. Please note there are two alternate stream ecology searches currently in the Faculty of Science, one in Natural Science, and the other in Biology.

The Division of Natural Science (NATS) specializes in developing and delivering high quality undergraduate general education science courses to non-science university students. The Division is a unit within the Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS), whose faculty represent a wide range of fields within the natural and social sciences. The successful candidate must demonstrate dedication to a teaching-focused position and will be expected to teach general education science courses to non-science university students. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation (e.g. experiential education).

A Ph.D. in Ecology is required, as is a demonstrated ability to teach science to non-science majors at the university level. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the ability to teach urban ecology in this context.

The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence or clear potential of excellence in teaching university-level courses and have a strong commitment to pedagogy (including evidence-based strategies) and student success. This includes aligning and integrating lecture and/or laboratory curricula to desired learning outcomes. Experience with curriculum development, course design and re-design, and the application of universal design approaches to teaching and assessment are preferred. Experience with different delivery formats (e.g. lecture, blended, online) is preferred. The successful candidate must have experience teaching large classes, and will be expected to effectively utilize undergraduate laboratories, and other forms of experiential education, as required.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 1, 2018. For more information: Assistant Lecturer (Teaching-focused, Alternate Stream) in Ecology, Division of Natural Science


Tenure-track Faculty Position at the Level of Assistant Professor in the Area of Plant Genetics
Carleton University, Department of Biology

Posted: August 23rd, 2018

About the Position: The Department of Biology at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Plant Genetics, beginning July 1, 2019. We are especially interested in Plant Biologists with expertise in Population Genetics, Evolutionary Genetics, or Evolutionary Genomics.

Qualifications:

Applicants will have a Ph.D. and preferably postdoctoral experience in the relevant discipline, with a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen our research and teaching programs in Population Genetics or Genomics and Molecular Biology. She/he will establish an externally-funded, independent and vibrant research program, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching and training in research.

Application Instructions:

Application materials should be sent electronically as one PDF file to:

Biology@carleton.ca
Attention: Chair, Search Committee for Assistant Professor in Plant Genetics,
Department of Biology,
Room 209, H.H.J. Nesbitt Biology Building,
1125 Colonel By Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S SB6 Canada.

The electronic PDF file should include the following:

  • a cover letter,
  • the names and contact information for three referees,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a statement of current and future research interests, and
  • a statement of your teaching philosophy with a list of Biology and Biochemistry courses you would be interested in teaching or developing.
Course descriptions can be found at:
http://calendar.carleton.ca/undergrad/courses/BIOL
http://calendar.carleton.ca/undergrad/courses/BIOC/
http://calendar.carleton.ca/grad/courses/BIOL/

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Application Deadline: September 1st, 2018

For More Information: Tenure-Track Faculty Position - Carleton University.



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