Two full-time tenure stream appointments in Neuroscience

Posted: November 10, 2020

The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for two full-time tenure stream appointments in Neuroscience. Both appointments are at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Context & Qualifications

The University of Toronto Scarborough is implementing a new Strategic Plan: Inspiring Inclusive Excellence. Consistent with the values and objectives in that plan, we especially welcome candidates who self-identify as Indigenous or those who have lived experience in Black or other racialized (persons of colour) communities. This position is part of a cohort of similar faculty searches in Historical and Cultural Studies, the Centre for Critical Development Studies, Political Science, and Psychology. New colleagues will have the opportunity to be connected with previous cohorts of faculty from under-represented groups, including those hired last year in four departments spanning the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Applicants must have a PhD in Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, or a related field, at least one year of postdoctoral research experience, an outstanding research record, and a demonstrated strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidates must employ the latest approaches to understand brain function on multiple levels ranging from the genomic and cellular to circuits and entire organisms. We are particularly interested in candidates who will create synergies with existing neuroscience research at UTSC, in areas such as motor control, learning and motivation, synaptic plasticity, sensory neurobiology, neurodegeneration, neuro-epigenetics, and the neurobiology of stress. The candidate must complement and deepen our existing departmental strengths. Research areas of interest must include one or more of the following:

  • translational neuroscience focused on understanding the molecular or systems level mechanisms underlying brain diseases
  • neuroimmunology e.g. microglia, immune responses in healthy and diseased brain
  • tool development for imaging or manipulating brain function
  • neurobiology of memory, sensory or motor systems
  • computational neuroscience
  • vertebrate and invertebrate models

The successful candidates will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research programs. Applicants must have a record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conference, awards and accolades for work in the field, an innovative research statement and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.

The successful candidates will also have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. A commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through the teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities documented in the submitted teaching materials, as well as strong letters of reference. Other teaching-related activities may include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or conference posters or presentations. The successful candidates must also show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, demonstrated through the application materials.

Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Further information on the research and teaching activities of the department can be found at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~biosci/.

The University of Toronto is an international leader in biological research and education and the Department of Biological Sciences enjoys strong ties to other units within the University. The successful candidates will be cross appointed to the Graduate Department of Cell and Systems Biology at the University of Toronto (http://csb.utoronto.ca/), and are expected to maintain an active research program centered at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and to foster and facilitate inclusivity while working in one of Canada's most diverse institutions. At UTSC, the new faculty members will have access to several research facilities including state of the art molecular, cellular, neuroscience, and imaging tools in the Centre for the Neurobiology of Stress (https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/cns/) and the outstanding chemistry analytical capacity offered by the TRACES Lab (Teaching and Research in Analytical Chemical and Environmental Science - http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~traceslab/).

Application Process

All qualified candidates are invited to apply here. Applications must include a current CV, a cover letter, a statement of research, three representative publications, a teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, teaching evaluations or other teaching materials showing evidence of excellent performance in teaching related activities as listed above. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date (on letterhead, dated, and signed). PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters. Applications lacking reference letters will not be considered. If you have questions about this position, please email biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca. All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 5, 2021.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Assistant Professor, Tenure track (preliminary appointment)
Carleton University, Department of Biology
Field of Specialization: Conservation Science

Posted: August 24, 2020

About the Position:
The Department of Biology at Carleton University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor. Qualified applicants are expected to have an exceptional record of research accomplishment within the discipline of Conservation Science. The successful applicant will be expected to teach core undergraduate courses in the Biology program in the realm of conservation science, and interact with scholars and learners in other related units such as Environmental Science and Geography. This position will augment existing teaching and research strengths within the Department of Biology, and provide research leadership on evidence-based approaches to conservation decisions, policy, and practice.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and demonstrated excellence and commitment to teaching and mentoring of undergraduate- and graduate-level students. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program in conservation science. Research topics of particular interest include but are not limited to landscape ecology, quantitative approaches, restoration, risk assessment, sustainability science, and conservation decisions and solutions. Applicants with the ability to forge collaborations with members of the Department of Biology and relevant faculty across the university, as well as with allied agencies, will be given preference. Successful candidates will have an established track record of engaging with diverse partners and delivering science that informs environmental policy and practice.

Application Instructions:
Applications for this appointment should include the following:

  • a cover letter;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a summary statement of research interests and experience;
  • a teaching statement that includes relevant experience and pedagogical approaches to teaching and mentoring;
  • a list of Biology courses that you would be interested in teaching (existing course descriptions can be found here: https://calendar.carleton.ca/undergrad/courses/BIOL/);
  • a diversity statement (one’s approach to equity, diversity and inclusion);
  • and contact information for three referees.

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

Application materials should be sent electronically as one PDF file to biology@carleton.ca to the attention of: Chair, Search Committee for faculty position in Conservation Science.

The deadline for applications is October 1st, 2020. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2021.

For More Information: Assistant Professor, Tenure track (Conservation Science), Carleton University, Department of Biology


Assistant Professor, Tenure track (preliminary appointment)
Carleton University, Department of Biology
Field of Specialization: Molecular and Cellular Biology

Posted: August 24, 2020

About the Position:
The Department of Biology at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2021. Qualified applicants are expected to have an exceptional record of research accomplishment within the discipline of Cellular and Molecular Biology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a sustained externally funded research program in their model of choice. Applicants must be able to teach core undergraduate courses and successful candidates will be expected to develop graduate and undergraduate courses in their area of specialization.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, demonstrated research excellence and a commitment to teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate-level students. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded Cellular and Molecular Biology research program where they will mentor undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Applicants with expertise in Systems Biology and those with the ability to forge collaborations with members of the Department of Biology and other Departments across Campus, as well as with allied agencies, will be given preference.

Application Instructions:
Application materials should be sent electronically as one PDF file to Biology@cunet.carleton.ca to the attention of:

Chair, Search Committee for Instructor Position in Cellular and Molecular Biology,
Room 209, Nesbitt Biology Building,
1125 Colonel By Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 5B6 Canada.
The deadline for applications is October 1st, 2020.

The electronic PDF file should include the following:

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

For More Information: Assistant Professor, Tenure track (Molecular and Cellular Biology), Carleton University, Department of Biology


Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology
Athabasca University

Posted:May 27, 2020

Athabasca University (AU), Canada's Open University, is devoted to the removal of barriers that restrict access to and success in university-level study and to increasing equality of educational opportunity for adult learners worldwide. As Canada’s only open online university, created by Alberta innovators, Athabasca University’s classrooms, collaboration spaces and student hubs are virtual rather than brick and mortar facilities. Athabasca University provides learning for life. Through the achievements of its students, faculty and staff, AU stands out as a provider of high quality post-secondary education. AU serves over 40,000 students and offers more than 850 courses in more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs in a range of arts, science and professional disciplines. To learn more about AU, please visit www.athabascau.ca .

The Faculty of Science and Technology offers an innovative and accessible spectrum of learning and teaching activities in undergraduate and graduate programs and courses. Students can experience learning in areas of computing and information systems, architecture and science by taking one or more courses, or following a program of study.

As the Faculty’s chief academic and administrative officer, the Dean is responsible to the Provost and Vice President Academic for providing strategic, academic and administrative leadership for the Faculty of Science and Technology. A key member of the executive and academic leadership team, the Dean will have responsibility for developing the strategies, programs, services and supports to enhance AU’s diverse range of science and technology programming; to improve student learning outcomes; and to support a vibrant culture of research in the Faculty.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced, collaborative leader with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to foster excellence in teaching and research. The new Dean will possess a record of scholarly achievement and research in an area relevant to the academic mission of the Faculty as well as a successful record of administration. A demonstrated ability to fairly balance the demands of a multi-disciplinary Faculty and to capitalize on opportunities for synergy is critical for success in the role.

This is an exciting opportunity to serve in a transformational capacity at Canada’s leading online university. To learn more about this exciting leadership opportunity, please call The Geldart Group at 587.534.2222 or forward your CV, a letter of introduction along with the names and contact information of three referees, in confidence, to cameron@thegeldartgroup.com.

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Reduced Workload Limited-Term Appointment in Biology
University of Western Ontario

Posted: May 28, 2020

The University of Western Ontario invites applications for a half-time Limited-Term faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, to participate in the delivery and administration of first-year Biology lectures and laboratories, at Western University. The start date is anticipated to be September 1, 2020. The initial appointment will be up to two years in duration and may be renewable. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be appointed as a faculty member in the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science.

This position is a half-time (50% of a full-time faculty appointment) position (20 hr/wk), and has been created in support of teaching and administering Western’s large First Year Biology Program (~2000 students). Duties are divided between Teaching (60%) and Service (40%) activities. Teaching duties will include 1.0 full course equivalents of first year biology undergraduate courses, including development of online curriculum, over a twelve-month period. Service duties encompass all aspects of the administrative coordination of the First Year Biology lectures and laboratories, including management of academic accommodations, processing of exams, marks administration, etc.

Requirements:
● A PhD in Biology or related field with experience teaching first year biology at the university level

Assets:
● A degree in Education
● Excellence in undergraduate classroom teaching, as evidenced by, but not limited to:
o Innovative undergraduate course, curriculum, or laboratory design and evaluation
o Outstanding teaching evaluations
o Teaching awards
o The effective implementation of technology in curriculum delivery
o The use of teaching methods that enhance student engagement and learning
● Experience in providing high-impact learning experiences for undergraduate students
● Experience with online course delivery
● Interest and/or experience in the scholarship of teaching and learning
● Training in pedagogy or teaching at the university level

Candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness and a statement of teaching philosophy, along with the names of three (3) potential references to the address below.

Dr. Mark A. Bernards, Professor & Chair
Department of Biology
Western University
1151 Richmond St
London, ON, N6A 5B7
Canada
E-mail: hrbio@uwo.ca

Please ensure that the form available at:
http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf is completed and included in your application submission.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2020. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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