Assistant Professor – Genetics
University of Toronto Mississauga, Department of Biology

Posted: July 15, 2021

The Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a teaching stream part time faculty appointment at 75% FTE in Genetics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream for a one year term expected to commence September 1, 2021.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching in genetics, molecular genetics and science. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen the Department of Biology’s existing strengths. Candidates should be able to teach units on the following topics and concepts: genetics, molecular genetics, chromosome theory of inheritance, basic eukaryotic chromosome mapping, gene and chromosome mutation, the lac system, the extranuclear genome, population and quantitative genetics as well as Mendelian genetics, linkage and advanced mapping analyses, mutation, extrachromosomal inheritance, quantitative genetics, population and evolutionary genetics and genetics of behaviour. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in genetics or another relevant field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry, and have undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience that includes lecture and practicums preparation and delivery, assessment, and broader curriculum development. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to improving their pedagogical practices, and an interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

Evidence for excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong and reflective teaching statement, sample syllabi, course materials, teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

The University of Toronto Mississauga and its affiliated institutions offer a stimulating and supportive environment with a variety of facilities and a highly interactive academic community. Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration within the Department of Biology, with other departments at UTM, as well as with faculty at the St. George and Scarborough campuses of the University of Toronto. The Department of Biology offers exciting undergraduate programs in all of the major biological areas with specialization in four main topics: Ecology & Field Biology, Whole Organisms; Genetics & Evolution; Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology; Physiology & Behaviour.

The application package must include: 1. A cover letter and detailed C.V.; 2. A teaching dossier, including a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, sample syllabi and course materials, teaching evaluations, and teaching accomplishments. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference (pdf, on letterhead, signed, and scanned), including at least one primarily addressing the candidate’s teaching.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by submitting a complete application package addressed to Professor Joel Levine via e-mail at biology.utm@utoronto.ca.

The review of applications will begin on July 30, 2021, however applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.


Lecturer, Applied Microbiology, Definite Term,
University of Waterloo, Department of Biology

Posted: June 17, 2021

The Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a full-time definite term faculty position as a Lecturer in Applied Microbiology with an anticipated start date of November 1, 2021.

The successful candidate will normally teach approximately five lecture courses over three terms per year, including an introductory course in Applied Microbiology and third- and fourth-year courses in public health, environmental, and industrial microbiology. In addition to developing, updating, and teaching courses, the successful candidate will have opportunities to have a substantial role in advising students and developing the Biology undergraduate program more broadly. Details concerning the Biology undergraduate program may be found at: https://uwaterloo.ca/biology/degrees-and-programs

Although the appointment will be made initially for a three-year term, this position fills an important role in the Department. It is anticipated that an appointee with outstanding performance will be considered for a permanent faculty appointment as a Continuing Lecturer during a second three-year term. The salary range for the Lecturer rank is $75,000 to $95,000 for 12 months.

Applicants should have relevant training and demonstrated excellence in microbiology. A doctoral degree in biology or a closely related discipline is required. Applicants should have established a strong teaching record or be able to provide evidence of potential for high-quality teaching at all levels within an undergraduate curriculum. Teaching experience in a university setting will be considered an asset.

The University of Waterloo is in the attractive and vibrant two-university community of Kitchener-Waterloo (population 330,000) in southwestern Ontario. The Faculty of Science has an excellent reputation for teaching biology and science at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It offers outstanding research and teaching environments, including new teaching facilities in the Science Teaching Complex, which opened in 2016. The University of Waterloo is also home to the world's largest co-operative education program, where students gain work experience during work terms as part of their degree program. Additional information about the Faculty of Science can be found at: https://uwaterloo.ca/science.

Applications must be received by July 15, 2021. Application packages, which should be submitted electronically as a single pdf document, should include a brief cover letter, full curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy (up to 5 pages), and the names and full contact information of at least three references to:

Dr. Kirsten Müller, Chair,
Department of Biology
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Email: biochair@uwaterloo.ca

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, or a request for accommodation during the hiring process, please contact Christina Lashbrook through biochair@uwaterloo.ca.

The University of Waterloo regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation”.

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

Three reasons to apply:https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo

For More Information:  Lecturer, Applied Microbiology, Definite Term, Department of Biology, University of Waterloo



Sessional Lecture Instructor
Brandon University, Department of Biology

Posted: June 16, 2021


Brandon University is seeking a sessional lecture instructor in the Department of Biology to teach one lecture section (3hours/week) of 15:269 Microbiology from September to December 2021. Qualified candidates must possess strong teaching, communication and organizational skills.

Responsibilities include:

The normal mode of course delivery is in-person; however, given the uncertainties inherent in the current pandemic, applicants should also be prepared to teach in an online synchronous format.

Lecture schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30-10:20am

Qualifications: Completion of M.Sc, Ph.D. preferred, and demonstrated knowledge of Microbiology. Prior experience in Microbiology instruction or equivalent would be an asset.

Salary: $6252 for 3 credit hour course

Application deadline: June 28, 2021 or until the position is filled

Applications should be sent directly by the applicant via e-mail in a single pdf file of reasonable size, and include a letter of application, evidence of citizenship or Canadian immigration status, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and the names of three references to:

Dr. Pamela Rutherford, Associate Professor,
Brandon University,Department of Biology,
Brandon, MB, R7A 6A9,
Email: RutherfordP@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.

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.

To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, please advise of any accessibility needs by contacting the Human Resources office at (204)727-9782 or hr@brandonu.ca.This posting is available in an alternate format.

For More Information: Sessional Lecture Instructor, Brandon University, Department of Biology


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: 20 May 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: 31 août 2021

Entrée en fonction: 15 octobre 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)



Assistant Professor,Tenure-track; Specializing in Eukaryotic Genetics
University of Saskatchewan, College of Arts & Science, Department of Biology

Posted: April 22, 2021


The Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Eukaryotic Genetics. Applicants addressing fundamental questions in evolution or development are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, independent, externally-funded research program.

The department is dedicated to an interactive and experience-based approach to the education of its students. The candidate will participate in both the undergraduate and graduate teaching programs, including courses in genetics and introductory biology.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have a Ph.D. and relevant post-doctoral experience with an established record of research excellence. They should have demonstrated research impact through quality publications in peer-reviewed journals or equivalent research outputs.

Salary Bands (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)
Assistant professor: $98,178 (floor) to $117,978 (CDI ceiling)

Benefits:
This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit via email: a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position; a detailed curriculum vitae; a statement of research focus; a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references that may be contacted later to provide letters of support.

Dr. Christopher Todd, Head
Department of Biology
University of Saskatchewan
112 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5E2 Canada
Telephone: (306) 966-4400
Fax: (306) 966-4461
Email: biology.dept@usask.ca

All qualified candidates, Canadian or other nationalities are encouraged to apply. Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.

Review of applications will begin May 10, 2021; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is on or after July 1, 2021

For More Information: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology Tenure-track; Specializing in Eukaryotic Genetics


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)


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