The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2012. This position includes responsibilities for teaching, research and service. Applicants with expertise in parasitology using a range of tools from fields of ecology, physiology and molecular biology, preferably with emphasis on host-animal interactions in the field, are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant must hold a PhD and preferably, have post-doctoral experience in a relevant discipline. Applicants should have a publication record indicative of their ability to establish an active, independent research program. Teaching experience is a strong asset. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and to promote research synergies within the department, the Faculty of Science and across campus, and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching. The position entails department-based instruction in introductory, wildlife and ecological-evolutionary parasitology and areas appropriate to the candidate’s expertise.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a newly integrated Department of Biological Sciences and to define your own niche in science! The department has 36 faculty including 2 CRC Tier 2s, 70 graduate students and over 200 Major and Honours students with research strengths across the spectrum of biology and its sub-disciplines (www.umanitoba.ca/science/biologicalsciences).
The department is located on the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, a city with a rich cultural environment and abundant outdoor recreational venues (learn more about Winnipeg athttp://www.winnipeg.ca). The Faculty of Science offers excellent opportunities for research and teaching in a broad range of biological systems, collaborations across departments with biologically related interests, broad outreach and supportive infrastructure including a range of microscopy and imaging equipment, spectrometers and other chemical analysis instruments, molecular and cell biology facilities, and animal and plant-rearing facilities.
Applications (ideally in pdf format) should include: a covering letter outlining interest in the position, CV, research plan with short and long term goals, statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and the name and contact information of 3 academic referees. Applications must be sent by December 13, 2011 to Dr. Judy Anderson, Head, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba, at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please refer to position # 13200.
The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act” (Manitoba).