Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba

Posted on July 28, 2022
Expires: September 30, 2022

Department of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Assistant Professor, Position #32313

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank, commencing 01 July 2023, or on a date mutually agreed upon. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Department seeks an outstanding and visionary early career scholar committed to the study of animal development biology. The candidate will demonstrate research excellence and hold a PhD degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as, but not limited to, Biology, Genetics or Biochemistry. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Using the strengths of multi-cellular model organisms, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a competitively funded programme in an area such as animal/microbe interactions; animal cell and developmental biology; genomics; gene by environment interactions or developmental neuroscience. Duties will include meaningful contributions to the research, teaching and service activities of the Department. The successful candidate will have a track record of high-quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications; will either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish, an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable research program; will have demonstrable strength in or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment.

To enhance our department, we particularly invite applications from those who will increase and support our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, underrepresented groups such as 2SLGBTQIA+, and those committed to an inclusive environment. The Department currently has 31 full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 7 Instructors and offers a full range of both undergraduate and graduate programs in areas including molecular biology, evolution, physiology, development, systematics, ecology, behaviour and plant pathology. The Department of Biological Sciences is a well established and equipped research facility including microscopy, CCAC approved animal holding facilities and is supported by strong research links with other University of Manitoba departments and faculties. Further information can be obtained from .

Applications including a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy, a summary of research interests, a three-page research plan and contact information for three references should be sent to: (PDF files preferred). Please ensure to specify position #32313 in the application. For further information contact the search committee Chair Dr. W. Gary Anderson (

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

The closing date for receipt of applications is September 30th, 2022.

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