Assistant Professor, Biology
Biology Department, University of the Fraser Valley

Posted: April 26, 2022


Application deadline: April 30, 2022
Job Number: J0322-1550
Status: Permanent
Open Positions: 1
Salary Scale: Faculty Scale
Hours/Week: 35



The Department of Biology invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track Faculty position. We are seeking applicants who have expertise in Molecular Evolutionary Biology. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a wide variety of courses including first year biology (BIO111, BIO112); however, their main teaching responsibilities will be second year core courses such as Biochemistry and Metabolism (BIO201), Cellular Signaling and Regulation of Gene Expression (BIO202) and/or Genetics (BIO220) along with upper-level courses such as Evolutionary Biology (BIO416), Molecular Biology (BIO401 and BIO403) and/or Bioinformatics (BIO333 and BIO433).

We seek applicants who share our passion for, and commitment to, excellence in undergraduate teaching in a student-centered environment and who successfully integrate their scholarship into their teaching. Applicants must have exceptional communication and teaching skills; a demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level; and demonstrable ability to develop research opportunities for undergraduate students. The successful applicant will be expected to actively participate in departmental activities, service, events, and initiatives. A commitment to an ongoing program of professional development is required. The mission of the Biology Department at the University of the Fraser Valley is to provide students with a unique appreciation and understanding of the living world. We incorporate a student-centered focus to our courses and deliver a practical hands-on approach to learning. Small class discussions, student presentations, as well as scientific experimentation and analysis are integral to our courses and provide essential skills for our students.

Qualifications:


Applicants must have completed a PhD in Molecular Evolutionary Biology or a closely related discipline. Applicants must have demonstrated teaching experience at the University level. Priority will be given to candidates with teaching expertise in similar courses as those listed in this job posting.

Applicants must submit the following:

These documents should be uploaded directly by the candidate to the UFV HR employment portal.

Separately, we ask that three letters of references (PDF) be sent directly by referees to Biologyhires@ufv.ca, with the name of the candidate in the email subject.

About UFV:


The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the traditional territory of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in Stó:lo Temexw (Stó:lo Land; Stó:lo World). In all that we do, UFV strives to support and honour the Stó:lo peoples goals of self-determination and well-being on these lands. A commitment to Indigenization and Reconciliation is core to our institutional Vision and — which means House of Transformation. This commitment includes the goal of centering Indigenous ways of knowing throughout our organization, recognizing our responsibilities to community, and a multi-year plan to increase the number of Indigenous faculty, staff, and administrators working at UFV.

UFV has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.

Indigenization, equity, and diversity are essential to our work as a university. A diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented and marginalized. At UFV, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we proudly serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of groups that experience discrimination due to race, colour, place of origin, ancestry, and/or religion, persons who identify as women and 2SLGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities. We invite applicants to complete a confidential self-identification survey as part of the application process. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. Information will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the recruitment process, and results are not shared with the selection committee. Inquiries about the survey may be directed to careers@ufv.ca . Learn more about our commitment to .

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/ or a verification of their education credentials.

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Please note: you should receive a confirmation email once you have successfully applied to this position. If you do not, please contact the Njoyn Help Desk at candidate.njoynhelp@cgi.com or 1-877-427-7717 Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (EST).

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Tenure Track Position at the rank of Assistant Professor
Department of Biology, St. Francis Xavier University

Posted: 1 February 2022

The Department of Biology at St. Francis Xavier University invites applications for a probationary tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2022. Applicants must have a PhD degree and relevant post-doctoral experience and will be expected to develop an externally funded program of research that will complement established research programs, contribute to the training of highly qualified graduates, and enhance our network of departmental, interdisciplinary and external collaborations.

We seek a prokaryotic biologist with expertise in bioinformatics and related disciplines such as molecular biology, genomics, to develop an experimental research program involving undergraduate student assistants, Honours students and MSc students. Co-supervision of PhD students is facilitated by a bilateral agreement with the Memorial University of Newfoundland. The Biology Department houses two CL2 laboratories, one for research (which contains a walk-in temperature-controlled incubator and a new biosafety cabinet), and one for teaching, plus several core research facilities, including a newly-purchased Olympus Fluoview laser scanning confocal microscopy system, a common-use molecular biology laboratory, a tissue culture facility, and the University’s microscopy and animal & plant care facilities. Access to advanced computing infrastructure and support is available through our membership in ACENet.

St. Francis Xavier University has a long-standing liberal arts and science approach to education. Upper level classes are small, with substantial interactions between faculty and students in lecture, laboratory, and field settings. The successful candidate will have training and/or experience teaching undergraduates according to modern pedagogical practices. We seek candidates who are committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion; candidates should indicate concretely in their application how they plan to contribute towards these principles in the performance of their teaching and research activities.

The primary teaching responsibilities are one or more core microbiology courses and courses that will enhance our cell, molecular and health-related offerings. Biology core courses serve students from across the Faculty of Science, including professional programs in Human Kinetics and Nutrition, as well as students completing Bachelor of Arts & Science degrees in Health. Teaching will include developing new, or teaching existing, advanced course(s) related to the candidate’s area of expertise.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching interests and philosophy, research interests and plans, and the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers of three references. Applications should be sent via email to:

Dr. Moira Galway, Chair
Department of Biology
2320 Notre Dame Avenue
St. Francis Xavier University
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 2W5, Canada
Email: biology@stfx.ca; Telephone: 902-867-3841

To learn more about the Department of Biology, St Francis Xavier University, please visit our website available at https://www.stfx.ca/academics/science/biology.

The review of applications will begin on February 18, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. StFX respects diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities and members of a sexual minority group.

To download the full posting as a PDF: Tenure-Track Position, Department of Biology, St. Francis Xavier University 


Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream) in Environmental Sciences, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Science, York University

Posted: January 14, 2022

The Division of Natural Science (NATS), Department of Science and Technology Studies, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a teaching stream tenure-track position in Environmental Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, to commence July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as an Indigenous person. Seeking to strengthen the representation of Indigenous faculty and the inclusion of Indigenous knowledges and perspectives, this opportunity is to support the University’s Affirmative Action program and has been developed based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code.

A Ph.D. (by the start of the appointment) in any science field, with expertise in Environmental Sciences is required, as is an ability to teach science to non-science majors at the undergraduate level. Experience communicating science to non-science individuals (e.g., via social media platforms) is an asset. An Indigenous scholar would complement and accentuate the breadth of diverse teaching and learning supported by the expanding Department of Science & Technology Studies and the Division of Natural Science.

NATS specializes in developing and delivering high quality undergraduate general education science courses to non-science students. The successful candidate must demonstrate dedication to a teaching-focused position and will be expected to teach undergraduate general education science courses to non-science students. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation, and we welcome candidates who want to incorporate their Indigenous worldview in these areas.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to pedagogy, student success, and general education science teaching using evidence-based strategies. The successful candidate will demonstrate good judgement and a reflective approach to teaching innovation. Experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment is preferred. The successful candidate is preferred to have experience teaching large audiences and is also preferred to have experience teaching with different delivery formats (e.g., lecture, blended, online).

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Julie Clark, Chair of the Environmental Sciences Search Committee at srchnats@yorku.ca .

This selection will be limited to individuals who self-identify as Indigenous. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. York University encourages candidates from Indigenous communities to self-identify as a member of one or more of the four designated groups: women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities. The Affirmative Action program can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is March 4, 2022. Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining professional experience, an up‐to‐date curriculum vitae and a concise (20 pages maximum) teaching dossier that demonstrates the applicant's potential for excellence and innovation in teaching. The dossier may include elements such as sample course outlines, teaching strategies, course evaluations, teaching reviews, and selected course materials, but it must be prefaced by a clear one-page statement that briefly outlines the applicant's teaching philosophy and justifies the materials included in the dossier. Applications must also include a course proposal for an Environmental Sciences course for non-science students. All applications must be submitted electronically to http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20699 .

If short-listed, applicants will be asked for three referees to send signed, confidential letters of recommendation directly to: Chair, Natural Science Environmental Sciences Search Committee, Division of Natural Science, 218 Bethune College, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3 (letters emailed by referees directly to srchnats@yorku.ca are also acceptable). Referees should be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position.

The Search Committee takes Indigenous identification seriously. In addition to self-identification, the Committee considers the importance of kinship, citizenship, and connections to Indigenous communities. Accordingly, the Search Committee strongly advises applicants to include in their application package a letter of support from an Indigenous community member, government, or organization, which can speak to the applicant's community and family relationships. The letter should include the applicant's connections to their Indigenous community and traditional territories.

York University recognizes its presence in the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The region known as Tkaronto has been preserved by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederation and the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to a large number of Indigenous, Inuit and Métis communities. We recognize the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject to the Wampum Belt Treaty (“Dish with One Spoon”), an agreement defining the peaceful sharing and preservation of the Great Lakes region. York University supports Indigenous research and education through its Indigenous Framework for York University, Indigenous Student Services Center, Glendon Indigenous Affairs Committee and Skennen'kó: wa Gamig, a space for Indigenous faculty, staff and student community. York is committed to fostering understanding, respect and connection with Indigenous communities. The University works to support the recruitment and success of Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students, the integration of Indigenous cultures, approaches and perspectives into curriculum and research, collaboration with Indigenous communities, as well as the recruitment and retention of Indigenous faculty and staff.

To download the complete posting as a PDF: Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream) in Environmental Sciences Department of Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Science, York University


Assistant Professor in Genetics
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, York University

Posted: January 13, 2022

The Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in the area of Genetics at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD (by the start of the appointment) in Genetics (or related area) is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in research and in teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research and specialize in a branch of Genetics within (but not limited to) molecular, cellular, and/or population genetics.

This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as an Indigenous person. Seeking to strengthen the representation of Indigenous faculty and the inclusion of Indigenous knowledges and perspectives, this opportunity is to support the University’s Affirmative Action program and has been developed based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. An Indigenous scholar would bring a critical intersection between cutting edge genetics research with an Indigenous worldview that connects to the very real world around us and creates lasting positive change. Their research will complement and accentuate the breadth of research in the department and support the teaching needs of the continuously expanding Biology department with an Indigenous worldview.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level. Candidates must provide evidence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: their research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) in significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching can be provided through the teaching statement, teaching accomplishments or examples of mentoring undergraduate/graduate students, and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Terrance Kubiseski, Chair of the Genetics Search Committee at tkubises@yorku.ca .

York University recognizes its presence in the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The region known as Tkaronto has been preserved by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederation and the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to a large number of Indigenous, Inuit and Métis communities. We recognize the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject to the Wampum Belt Treaty (“Dish with One Spoon”), an agreement defining the peaceful sharing and preservation of the Great Lakes region. York University supports Indigenous research and education through its Indigenous Framework for York University , Indigenous Student Services Center, Glendon Indigenous Affairs Committee and Skennen'kó: wa Gamig, a space for Indigenous faculty, staff and student community. York is committed to fostering understanding, respect and connection with Indigenous communities. The University works to support the recruitment and success of Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students, the integration of Indigenous cultures, approaches and perspectives into curriculum and research, collaboration with Indigenous communities, as well as the recruitment and retention of Indigenous faculty and staff.

This selection will be limited to individuals who self-identify as Indigenous. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. York University encourages candidates from Indigenous communities to self-identify as a member of one or more of the four designated groups: women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities. The Affirmative Action program can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is February 1st, 2022. A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, along with three letters of reference should be submitted by email to biojobs@yorku.ca with "Genetics" in the subject line. The Search Committee takes Indigenous identification seriously. In addition to self-identification, the Committee considers the importance of kinship, citizenship, and connections to Indigenous communities. Accordingly, the Search Committee strongly advises applicants to include in their application package a letter of support from an Indigenous community member, government, or organization, which can speak to the applicant's community and family relationships. The letter should include the applicant's connections to their Indigenous community and traditional territories.

To download the complete posting as a PDF: Assistant Professor in Genetics, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, York University


Full-time, 3-year term position in Microbiology - at the rank of Assistant Professor or Lecturer
Department of Biology, University of Regina

Posted: January 6, 2022

The Department of Biology at the University of Regina invites applications for a full-time, 3-year term position in Microbiology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Lecturer, commensurate with qualifications, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022.

Candidates with an academic focus on any aspect of microbiology are invited to apply, with preference given to those specializing in microbial ecology or environmental microbiology.

The successful candidate will be committed to teaching excellence at the undergraduate levels. The candidate will receive mentoring in course development and delivery along with opportunities for formal training provided by the UofR Centre for Teaching and Learning. The candidate will be expected to teach Microbial Diversity and Cell Function (Biol 310), Microbes and Society (Biol 223), and lecture and/or lab courses related to their areas of expertise. The position includes full membership in the Institute for Microbial Systems and Society, opportunities to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and access to research infrastructure in the Institute of Environmental Change and Society as well as the newly established Cold-Region Water Resource Recovery Laboratory. The Department of Biology is a vibrant community of undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members with a strength in microbiology.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Biology or a related discipline, or will complete the Ph.D. within 12 months at the time of appointment. Candidates are expected to demonstrate strong communication skills and a commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. Teaching experience of introductory or advanced lectures or laboratory courses in microbiology are assets.

To apply, the following documents must be submitted through the University of Regina online system at https://urcareers.uregina.ca:

The review of complete applications will begin January 21, 2022 and may continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Regina is committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusivity, and strongly encourages applications from women, Indigenous persons, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. Preference will be given to those who self-identify as members of one or more of these groups in the application process. The University’s accommodation policies are available at: https://www.uregina.ca/policy/browse-policy/policy-EMP-080-005.html.

Posting in PDF format:  Full-time, 3-year term position in Microbiology - at the rank of Assistant Professor or Lecturer


Technician, Organismal Biological Sciences
University of Regina, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

Posted: November 25, 2021

Position Summary:
The primary role of the Organismal Biological Sciences Technician is to provide technical support services mainly related to the teaching operations of the Department of Biology, including the areas of plant growth facilities, direct care of plants used for teaching, repair and maintenance of equipment, equipment inventory and disposal of old equipment, disposal of teaching chemicals, animal carcass disposal, and undergraduate lab preparation, set-up and tear down. Research-related duties are more indirect and include some overlap with teaching-related duties. These include: maintenance of the Ledingham Herbarium, maintenance of the Plant Growth Facility, disposal of research animal carcasses, bar-coding of research equipment.

Salary Range: $44,776.16 - $60,485.36 Annually

Deadline for submission of applications: November 28, 2021

Full Details: https://urcareers.uregina.ca/postings/7099


Molecular Systems Biologist
Wilfrid Laurier University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

Posted: November 18, 2021

The Position
The Department of Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position, subject to budgetary approval. We are seeking a Molecular Systems Biologist working with non-human experimental systems in the area of Food Safety, Security and Sustainability to begin July 1, 2022.

The Department of Biology is a dynamic subunit within the Faculty of Science, with leading researchers in many fields and a commitment to building collaborative interdisciplinary research partnerships to address complex and diverse issues. Food Safety, Security and Sustainability has been identified as an area of emerging research strength for the department. We seek to build capacity in this area, add expertise in systems biology, and enhance connections with our area of established research strength, Ecosystems in a Changing Climate.

The future of our food sources is being challenged on a number of fronts including, a changing climate, spread of invasive species, anthropogenic disturbance, increasingly resilient/pathogenic microbes, and an expanding human population. These factors have led to an elevated threat to the safety, security and sustainability of our food supply. In response to this, we are seeking an Assistant Professor using a fundamental systems biology approach to directly address current and emerging questions with potential applications in food safety, security and sustainability. The use of technologies such as proteomics, metabolomics, NextGen sequencing and RNASeq (among others) combined with computational/mathematical approaches to process large data sets and model complex biological systems would be highly desirable. Examples of priority areas under the systems biology focus may include, but are not limited to, using non-human experimental systems to study the interactions between higher organisms and the environmental microbiome (e.g. plant-fungal-microbial interactions), the genomic basis of complex crop traits, microbial persistence trends in our food supply chain and/or the impact of a changing climate on nutrient cycling by organisms in terrestrial or aquatic biomes.

About Laurier Biology
The Department of Biology offers undergraduate degrees in Biology, Environmental Science, and Water Science & Environmental Health, as well as an MSc program in Integrative Biology and a PhD program in Biological and Chemical Sciences (in conjunction with the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry).

The department values equity, diversity and inclusion and is involved in a number of efforts and initiatives to promote these values, including participation in the federal Dimensions program aimed at addressing systemic barriers in research, and initiatives such as the Mama Aki summer camp for Indigenous youth, as well as the Anne Innis Dagg lecture series that celebrates the career and accomplishments of its namesake and promotes women in science. The ability of applicants to integrate or expand these equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives within their research program would be desirable. To learn more about the Department of Biology, our programs, initiatives and current faculty research interests, please visit the Biology program landing page.

The successful applicant will have access to extensive shared research infrastructure in the Laurier Science Research Centre and the Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science (CCRWS), which help to foster collaborative research programs. Cold regions and water science research have become a strategic focus of the University and are supported by substantial lab and field-based infrastructure and a growing complement of faculty focused on these broad areas of research.

In keeping with Laurier’s long-standing reputation for teaching excellence, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Biology, and should have a strong interest and ability to develop and teach courses in their particular area of expertise. They will be expected to contribute to the supervision and training of highly-qualified personnel (HQP), including graduate and undergraduate students, through their research program and their participation in graduate programs. Finally, they will be active in service to the university and their scholarly community.

Qualifications

To be considered, applicants must possess a PhD in Biological Sciences, or a related discipline, with relevant post-doctoral experience using a molecular systems biology approach to study issues related to food safety, security and sustainability. The successful candidate will have a strong record of research productivity that demonstrates the potential to develop an independent, externally-funded research program.

How to Apply
To apply, applicants should submit:

Application packages should be combined into a single PDF document addressed to Dr. Matt Smith, Chair, Department of Biology, Wilfrid Laurier University, and submitted by email to bioadmin@wlu.ca. Applications will be accepted until December 17, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. EST.

Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key component of The Laurier Strategy and Laurier’s Strategic Academic Plan, and it is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to employment equity and increasing the diversity of faculty and staff; the university welcomes applications from qualified individuals of equity-deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at indigenous@wlu.ca. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcome to contact Equity and Accessibility at equity@wlu.ca.

Members of equity-deserving groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to Dr. Anthony Clarke, Dean of Science (ajclarke@wlu.ca). Further information on the equity policy can be found here.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship(s); however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:

I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Laurier strives to make our application process accessible and provides accommodations for both applicants and employees as outlined in Policy 8.7 https://www.wlu.ca/about/governance/assets/resources/8.7-employment-accommodation-policy.html. If you require assistance applying for this position, would like this job posting in an alternative format, or would like to discuss accessibility and accommodations during the recruitment process please contact rmacneil@wlu.ca.

The Faculty of Science wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All applications shall be reviewed and considered under the criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.

Molecular Systems Biologist - Wilfrid Laurier University (PDF)


Full Time Teaching Stream - Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Biotechnology, Department of Biology,
Faculty of Science, York University - Markham Campus

Posted: October 21, 2021

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science at York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a teaching stream tenure-track position in Biotechnology at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or a related discipline, a strong record of experience in the private sector and a demonstrated excellence or promise of excellence in teaching is required. The successful candidate will be expected to provide creative educational leadership and a commitment to student success in the development and delivery of a new Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology and Professional Master's Degree in Biotechnology Management at the Markham Campus. A tentative curriculum for this initiative includes an Introductory Course in Biotechnology and Ethics, as well as courses in Laboratory Skills, R&D Practices, and Data Analysis and Science Communication.

The successful applicant will be based at the York Markham Campus when operational (expected in Fall 2023) and become a member of the first cohort of resident faculty members. Between July 1, 2022, and the opening of the campus, the appointee will assume teaching responsibilities at York’s Keele campus.

York University’s Markham Campus ( https://www.yorku.ca/markham/ ) offers state-of-the-art facilities to provide innovative job-ready academic programming and research focussing on core themes of technology and entrepreneurship as applied in different contexts, disciplines and professional fields. Building on York University’s academic presence in the City of Markham, the new campus will help fulfil future labour market and civic leadership needs by providing transferable 21st century skills that are at the core of future economic competitiveness and community development in Markham, York Region and across Ontario. Collaboration with York University’s existing research strengths in the core areas of the new campus and dynamic engagement with the area’s businesses and industries will create an innovative, cross-disciplinary research culture for solving complex problems that transcend traditional disciplines.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence for junior appointment in teaching university-level courses through their teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success, the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to Biotechnology teaching, learning and program design, and demonstrate good judgment and a reflective approach to innovation in teaching. Experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment is preferred. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Prof. Logan Donaldson, Chair of the Search Committee (logan@yorku.ca).

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 26, 2021. The application should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae and three letters of reference. Teaching experience should be described in a dossier which supports excellence and innovation in teaching and should include evidence of teaching or mentoring effectiveness with items such as sample course outlines, teaching reviews, and professional development programs either organized or attended, and a one- to three-page statement of teaching philosophy and the applicant’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusivity. Referees should provide strong letters of reference and be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position. Applications and reference letters should be submitted to biojobs@yorku.ca with the subject heading “Biotechnology Search Committee”.

For more information: Full Time Teaching Stream - Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream


Professorial Stream Tenure-track Appointment in Pollination Ecology at the Assistant Professor Level
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science,
York University
Toronto, ON

Posted: October 21, 2021

The Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Pollination Ecology at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD in Biology and relevant postdoctoral experience is required, with a promise of excellence in research and in teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research and specialize in pollination systems where bees are the principal pollinators. Candidates should have research expertise in pollination ecology that complements and is synergistic with those carried out by York University’s Centre for Bee, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation researchers (BEEc, https://www.yorku.ca/bees/ ). Research by BEEc currently spans bee taxonomy and systematics, behavioural ecology, evolution, genetics and genomics and conservation.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and externally funded research at the highest level. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international caliber as demonstrated in their research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades, and strong letters of reference.

The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching, and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Candidates must show evidence of or the potential for superior teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, as demonstrated though a teaching statement, teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Professor Amro Zayed, Chair of the Search Committee at biojobs@yorku.ca .

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 19, 2021. A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests a statement of how your research complements and synergizes with BEEc faculty, three reprints, and names and contact information for three referees should be sent to:

Professor Amro Zayed,
Chair of the Search Committee,
Faculty of Science, York University,
4700 Keele Street,
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3,
Email: biojobs@yorku.ca.

For More Information: Professorial Stream Tenure-track Appointment in Pollination Ecology at the Assistant Professor Level


Sessional Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology,
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science,
York University

Posted: October 21, 2021

The Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at York University invites applications for a teaching-stream three-year Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) in Molecular Biology at the rank of Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2022, for a three-year term. The successful candidate will teach and enhance undergraduate courses in the Department of Biology with a focus on molecular biology, particularly at the first and second year, and in upper-level courses according to their expertise. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (specifically in an area of molecular biology) with demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate courses in molecular biology and applying evidence-based pedagogy in their teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses through their teaching statement and dossier; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning; teaching evaluations; and letters of reference. A record of demonstrated experience in areas such as experiential education, technology-enhanced learning or community-based learning is preferred, as is experience with universal design approaches to teaching and assessment.

The successful candidate will have experience teaching across the curriculum, including large classes at the first and second year, as well as with teaching with different delivery formats (e.g., in-person, online, blended, flipped). Demonstrating a reflective approach to teaching, the successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach to undergraduate teaching, and the ability to work effectively as part of a teaching team and within the department. This position includes service. Applicants should provide evidence of contributions to service (administrative and committee work), outreach, and pertinent activities in and outside academia.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet, and our future.

Further information about the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science can be found at http://science.yorku.ca/biology .

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Dr. Kelly, Chair of the Search Committee at biojobs@yorku.ca .

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416‐736‐5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply as per the provisions of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) or citizens of Chile may apply as per the provisions of the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA). No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form. Completed forms should be sent to biojobs@yorku.ca with “Teaching Stream Molecular Biology CLA” in the subject line.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 15, 2021. Applicants should submit a signed cover letter outlining professional experience relevant to this position, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier that supports excellence and innovation in teaching (i.e., course outlines, teaching strategies, teaching reviews, and other selected course materials). The teaching dossier should include a one- to three-page teaching statement that addresses, among other things, the candidate’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusivity. The dossier should also contain workshop and professional development programs attended or led, conference papers, and/or publications relating to pedagogy. Please provide context and reasons for what is included in the teaching dossier (i.e., annotated course materials).

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation that address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position. These should be sent to Dr. Tamara Kelly, Department of Biology, York University by the referees before the day of the interview. Applications and letters of recommendation should be addressed to :

Dr. Tamara Kelly,
Department of Biology, York University,
and submitted to biojobs@yorku.ca
with “Teaching Stream Molecular Biology CLA” in the subject line.

For More Information: Sessional Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology


Full-time Tenure Stream Position in the Field of Biological Data Science with a Focus on Computational Neuroscience
University of Toronto
Department of Cell & Systems Biology

Posted: October 21, 2021

The Department of Cell & Systems Biology in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the field of biological data science with a focus on computational neuroscience. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022.

We seek outstanding applicants with a track record of demonstrated excellence in applying computational approaches to address fundamental questions in neuroscience that will enhance and complement the strengths of the Department of Cell & Systems Biology in genomics, comparative genomics, chemical genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics, and contribute to new initiatives such as the University of Toronto’s Data Science Institute and a professional MSc program in biological data science.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field (e.g., Neuroscience, Systems Biology, Genome Biology, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, etc.), substantial postdoctoral experience (at least two years), and a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue vigorous, innovative, and independent internationally recognized research and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. The successful candidate will also be expected to collaborate with neuroscience colleagues in the department and elsewhere to test computational hypotheses. Evidence of strong academic and/or industry collaboration will be considered an asset.

Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant academic journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, evidence of peer-reviewed research funding, trainee mentorship, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Research excellence will be evaluated commensurate with the career stage of the candidate, taking into consideration the life, trajectory, and any special circumstances (e.g., career interruptions) as outlined in the submitted materials.

In addition, we expect excellence in teaching and a commitment to mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. This will be demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees of top international stature, teaching experience and accomplishments highlighted as part of the application and a teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials and teaching evaluations.

Candidates are also expected to 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.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information about the Department of Cell & Systems Biology, including genomics, bioinformatics, plant growth facilities, and microscopy resources, please visit: www.csb.utoronto.ca. The University of Toronto and its affiliated institutions represent an outstanding world-class scientific environment with a highly interactive community of researchers. Our department has strong links to a network of leading academic research hospitals (www.uhn.ca; www.sunnybrook.ca; www.sickkids.ca) and institutes (https://thedonnellycentre.utoronto.ca/; www.lunenfeld.ca) in the city. Toronto is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in which to work and live.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking the link below. Please see submission guidelines at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into a single PDF file.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae (including a link to a Google Scholar profile), a research statement outlining current and future research interests, a recent writing sample, and a teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials and teaching evaluations. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates must 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 provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.

If you have questions about the position, please contact csbsearch@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date, November 19, 2021, 11:59 p.m. (EST).

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

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

Apply Now: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor-Biological-Data-Science-ON/551289017/

For more information including the Diversity and Accessibility Statements: Full-time Tenure Stream Position in the Field of Biological Data Science with a Focus on Computational Neuroscience


Full-time Tenure Stream Position in the Field of Invertebrate Epigenomics
University of Toronto
Department of Cell & Systems Biology

Posted: October 21, 2021

The Department of Cell & Systems Biology in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the field of invertebrate epigenomics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022.

We seek outstanding applicants with a track record of demonstrated excellence in applying systems biology approaches to address fundamental questions in invertebrate model organism epigenomics related to development and transgenerational inheritance that will enhance and complement the strengths of the Department of Cell & Systems Biology in genomics, developmental biology, comparative genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field (e.g., Systems Biology, Synthetic Biology, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Developmental Biology, Genome Biology, Genetics, etc.), substantial postdoctoral experience (at least two years), and a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue vigorous, innovative, and independent internationally recognized research and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Evidence of strong academic and/or industry collaboration will be considered an asset.

Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant academic journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, evidence of peer-reviewed research funding, trainee mentorship, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Research excellence will be evaluated commensurate with the career stage of the candidate, taking into consideration the life, trajectory, and any special circumstances (e.g., career interruptions) as outlined in the submitted materials.

In addition, we expect excellence in teaching and a commitment to mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. This will be demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees of top international stature, teaching experience and accomplishments highlighted as part of the application and a teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials and teaching evaluations.

Candidates are also expected to 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.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information about the Department of Cell & Systems Biology, including genomics, bioinformatics, plant growth facilities, and microscopy resources, please visit: www.csb.utoronto.ca. The University of Toronto and its affiliated institutions represent an outstanding world-class scientific environment with a highly interactive community of researchers. Our department has strong links to a network of leading academic research hospitals (www.uhn.ca; www.sunnybrook.ca; www.sickkids.ca) and institutes (https://thedonnellycentre.utoronto.ca/; www.lunenfeld.ca) in the city. Toronto is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in which to work and live.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking the link below. Please see submission guidelines at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into a single PDF file.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae (including a link to a Google Scholar profile), a research statement outlining current and future research interests, a recent writing sample, and a teaching dossier to include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials and teaching evaluations. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates must 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 provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.

If you have questions about the position, please contact csbsearch@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date, November 19, 2021, 11:59 p.m. (EST).

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

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

Apply Now: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor-Invertebrate-Epigenomics-ON/551288917/

For more information including the Diversity and Accessibility Statements:  Full-time Tenure Stream Position in the Field of Invertebrate Epigenomics


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



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:

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:

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:

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:

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