Toxicologist-Biologist - Assistant Professor
Brandon University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

Posted: March 1st, 2021

Brandon University is a leader in providing high quality education in arts, sciences, education, music, and health studies. Based in southwestern Manitoba, Brandon University also offers pre-professional and Masters programs, as well as innovative and award-winning outreach programs in a personalized learning environment.

The Faculty of Science at Brandon University invites applications for a five-year term position in the Department of Biology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Department of Biology is in a period of rejuvenation and growth. We have an active Departmental research culture and promote excellence in our teaching. We seek an outstanding individual who will help us support, build, and maintain the momentum in our program.

Qualifications: A doctorate in Biology or related discipline, with expertise in toxicology

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will actively contribute to teaching at various levels of the undergraduate curriculum in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences streams. Based on qualifications and expertise, this may include introductory biology, animal diversity, anatomy and physiology, environmental toxicology, developmental biology, population genetics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, applied toxicology, and endocrinology. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply for research funding, to supervise undergraduate and graduate students, and to participate in Departmental, University and community service.

Application Deadline: April 5, 2021 or until the position is filled

Start date: August 1, 2021

Salary: Commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience

Applicants are invited to consult the Brandon University course calendar for more information. Further details about Brandon University and the Department of Biology can be found at http://www.brandonu.ca

For an application to be considered it must include a cover letter (including clear indication of citizenship or Canadian immigration status), statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages maximum), curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial, or scanned copies of official transcripts are acceptable), teaching evaluations, and a one page research summary. Candidates should send the application by email attachment in a single PDF document of reasonable size to:

Dr. Bernadette Ardelli, Dean of Science,
Brandon University,
Brandon, MB, R7A 6A9
Email: science@brandonu.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The names and contact information of three referees will be requested of short-listed candidates.

Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. This starts with the hiring process. If you require an accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, please indicate it in your cover letter. All information received related to an accommodation is kept confidential. To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, this posting is available in an alternate format upon request.

Toxicologist-Biologist - Assistant Professor, Brandon University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology (PDF)


Titulaire d'une chaire de recherche sur le cannabis thérapeutique
Poste de 5 ans au rang d’adjoint
Université de Moncton, Faculté des sciences, Département de biologie

Posted: 1 March 2021

Campus: Moncton
Type: Professeures et professeurs

Secteur: Faculté des sciences

Fonction et information générale

Dans le cadre des fonctions universitaires d’enseignement, de recherche et de services à la collectivité, la personne retenue sera appelée à réaliser et à développer un programme de recherche de haut niveau dans un domaine permettant d’étudier les effets du cannabis sur la santé humaine.

La personne retenue œuvrera au Centre de médecine de précision du Nouveau Brunswick (CMPNB). Ce centre de recherche abrite des équipes de recherche dont les activités touchent plusieurs domaines reliés à la santé incluant le cancer, les maladies neurodégénératives et le développement de la médecine de précision. Les activités de recherche de la personne retenue devront porter sur les effets et la spécificité des cannabinoïdes en condition physiopathologique et dans le traitement des maladies. Aucun domaine pathologique précis n’est ciblé. L’utilisation d’une approche clinique dans le cadre du programme de recherche sera considérée comme un atout.

La personne retenue sera appelée à enseigner aux niveaux du baccalauréat et aux cycles supérieurs. La charge d’enseignement inclura des cours de biologie et la supervision de la recherche étudiante.

Information générale : Le mandat de la Chaire est de 5 ans. Ce poste est sujet à approbation budgétaire.

Ce poste est rattaché au Département de biologie de la Faculté des sciences, dont les axes de recherche touchent l’écologie, la physiologie et la biologie cellulaire et moléculaire. La Chaire de recherche est financée par l’Université de Moncton et la Fondation de recherche en santé du Nouveau-Brunswick.

L’Université de Moncton, fondée en 1963, est un établissement d’enseignement supérieur de langue française en milieu acadien. Avec ses trois campus situés à Edmundston, à Moncton et à Shippagan, elle offre des programmes d’études universitaires de baccalauréat, de maîtrise et de doctorat dans plusieurs disciplines. Près de 4500 étudiantes et étudiants provenant de partout au Canada et de l’étranger la fréquentent. Pour de plus amples renseignements sur l’Université et ses programmes d’études, vous êtes invités à consulter le site Internet www.umoncton.ca.

L’Université de Moncton souscrit à l’équité en matière d’emploi et encourage les candidatures de toute personne qualifiée, femme ou homme, y compris les autochtones, les personnes handicapées et les membres des minorités visibles. Conformément aux exigences relatives à l’immigration au Canada, la personne retenue doit, dès son embauche, avoir le droit de travailler au Canada.

Particularités: Les candidates et les candidats possèdent un doctorat (ou son équivalent) en biologie, en biologie moléculaire ou dans une discipline connexe leur permettant d’enseigner les cours de biologie. Leur expertise doit également permettre le développement de la recherche sur le cannabis dans un cadre biomédical ou clinique. Une expérience postdoctorale est exigée. Les candidates et les candidats ont à leur actif un dossier solide de réalisations en recherche, et démontrent une capacité à développer un programme de recherche autonome financé par des sources externes. La maîtrise du français et de l’anglais tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit est également essentielle.

Les personnes intéressées à postuler sont priées de faire parvenir un dossier complet par le site web en indiquant le numéro de concours (seules les candidatures acheminées par le site web seront considérées). Le dossier comprend : 1) un curriculum vitae détaillé, 2) une copie des diplômes obtenus, 3) une description de leur philosophie d’enseignement et de supervision d’étudiantes et d’étudiants, 4) une description détaillée de leurs intérêts de recherche, 5) ainsi que tout document pertinent permettant d’évaluer les compétences en enseignement et en recherche.

De plus, les candidates et les candidats veilleront à ce que trois répondants fassent parvenir, directement et sous pli séparé, une lettre de référence commentant les compétences en enseignement et le potentiel de recherche à M. Pandurang Ashrit (sciences@umoncton.ca).

Salaire: Le traitement annuel est établi selon la formation et l’expérience. Les critères servant à établir le rang professoral et le traitement annuel seront régis par la convention collective.

Fermeture du concours: Le 30 avril 2021

Entrée en fonction: Le 1er juillet 2021

Personne ressource: M. Pandurang Ashrit, doyen - Faculté des sciences

No. de téléphone : (506) 858-4301

Courriel: sciences@umoncton.ca

Numéro de référence: UMAP19-19

Titulaire d'une chaire de recherche sur le cannabis thérapeutique (PDF)


Tenure Track Position in Discipline-based Education Research [DEBR]

Posted: February 8, 2021

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Department of Chemistry and Biology in the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University, as part of a major new initiative, is creating a cluster of pedagogical excellence designed to better understand how science impacts the world in the form of science education, communication and outreach. As part of this clustered hire the Department of Chemistry and Biology invites applications for a tenure track, discipline-based education research position at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2021, subject to final budgetary approval. All candidates with research and teaching expertise in science education scholarship will be considered.

The successful discipline-based education research scholar (DBER) science scholar will engage in a combination of teaching, research, and service duties, maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Responsibilities will include teaching and supervising at the undergraduate and graduate levels (predominantly in chemistry/biology); contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs, including curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong research agenda; and participating in the academic life of the Department, the Faculty, and the University.

Candidates must hold a completed PhD in either chemical or biological sciences.

In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:

  • a strong program of established (or a potential for establishing an emerging) discipline-based education research program or creative projects that are active, innovative, and impactful;
  • evidence of, or potential for, excellence in teaching that outlines scientific teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments (from a variety of perspectives including community and academic), and pedagogical practices;
  • strong communication and expository skills and an demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor and train HQP;
  • commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research or creative activities, including a dedication to making learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and
  • an ability and willingness to positively transform the life of the Department and the University through collegial service.
  • having commensurate experience in the area of chemical and/or biological education or pedagogy would be considered an asset.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (www.rfanet.ca). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by March 15, 2021. The application must contain the following:

  • a cover letter
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • A dossier of teaching experience which should also include a teaching statement/philosophy – 5 pages max
  • A statement on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) – 2 pages max
  • Plan for pedagogical research and innovation – 5 pages max
  • The names of three references – no letters are required at this time

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.

Contacts

Any confidential inquiries can be directed to the chair of the hiring committee: Dr. Bryan Koivisto at bryan.koivisto@ryerson.ca

For More Information: Tenure Track Position in Discipline-based Education Research [DEBR] (PDF)


Tenure Track Position in Indigenous Science

Posted: February 8, 2021

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Department of Chemistry and Biology in the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Indigenous Science at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2021, subject to final budgetary approval. All candidates with research and teaching expertise in Indigenous science scholarship will be considered. Candidates who are First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, and Indigenous peoples of North America, are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful Indigenous science scholar will engage in a combination of teaching, research, and service duties, maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Responsibilities will include teaching and supervising at the undergraduate and graduate levels (predominantly chemistry/biology students); contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs, including curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong research agenda; and participating in the academic life of the Department, the Faculty, and the University.

Candidates that have completed a PhD in western or Indigenous sciences, with commensurate experience, will be considered at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Candidates who are all-but-dissertation [ABD] holding a completed MSc in western or Indigenous sciences, and are able to demonstrate that they are close to completion of their PhD, may be considered at the Acting Assistant Professor level. In addition, the successful candidate must present potential of:

  • a strong program of established (or a potential for establishing an emerging) Indigenous science scholarly research or creative projects that are active, innovative, and impactful;
  • evidence of, or potential for, excellence in teaching that outlines an Indigenous scientific teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments (from a variety of perspectives including community and academic), and pedagogical (including narrative storytelling) and reciprocity practices;
  • respectful and Indigenous scientific collaboration with Indigenous communities and organizations;
  • strong communication and expository skills and an ability to supervise trainees and students;
  • commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research or creative activities, including a dedication to making learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and
  • an ability and willingness to contribute to the life of the Department and the University through collegial service.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (www.rfanet.ca). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.

How to Apply

Applicants submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal {https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/} (click on “Start Application Process” to begin.  Review of the applications will begin on March 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The application must contain the following:

  • a cover letter explaining interest in the position;
  • a curriculum vitae; a dossier outlining educational background, evidence of, or potential for, teaching acumen, and scholarly research;
  • at least one article or book chapter as a sample of scholarly writing; this may include graduate thesis; and
  • the names of three individuals, including Traditional Knowledge Holders and Elders, who may be contacted for references.

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.

Contacts

Any confidential inquiries can be directed to:

Tracey King,
Indigenous Human Resources Lead
Email: t26king@ryerson.ca
and Dr. Bryan Koivisto (PhD, Chemistry),
Email: bryan.koivisto@ryerson.ca
DHC Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biology

For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Michelle Gomes at michelle.gomes@ryerson.ca.

For more information: Tenure Track Position in Indigenous Science