Plant Molecular Physiologist
12/15/2014 7:01 AM
Plant Molecular Physiologist
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time probationary (tenure-track) appointment in plant molecular physiology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2015. The ideal candidate will have a strong publication record in the areas of plant, algal or fungal physiology and uses molecular or other powerful, innovative techniques. The successful applicant must hold a PhD and postdoctoral or relevant employment experience. Applicants should demonstrate their ability to establish an active, independent externally funded research program and promote research synergies within the department and across campus. This position includes responsibilities for teaching, research, and service. Teaching experience would be a strong asset; the position entails graduate and undergraduate instruction in introductory biology and higher-level courses in areas appropriate to the candidate’s expertise.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and integrative Biological Sciences department. The department has 38 full-time faculty including a CRC Tier 2 Chair, over 80 graduate students and over 200 Major and Honours students, and enjoys research strengths across the spectrum of biology and its sub-disciplines (www.umanitoba.ca/science/biologicalsciences
The department is located on the Fort Garry Campus of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, a city with a rich cultural environment and abundant outdoor recreational venues (www.winnipeg.ca
). The Faculty of Science offers excellent opportunities for research, collaboration, and teaching in a broad range of biological systems, and access to outstanding resources comprising a comprehensive range of microscopy and imaging, laser-capture microdissection, GC-MS, next-generation sequencing, high-performance computing, culturing and analytical, molecular and cell biology, animal and plant-rearing (greenhouses, and growth and controlled-environment chambers), and biological-collection facilities. A wide variety of additional infrastructure is available across campus.
Applications, in a single pdf file, should include: a covering letter outlining specific interests in the position, a CV, a 2-page research plan with short and long-term goals, a 1-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy, 3 representative publications, and the name and contact information of 3 referees. Applications must be sent electronically by January 20, 2015 to:
Dr. Judy Anderson, Head, Department of Biological Sciences Email: Judy_Anderson@umanitoba.ca
Please refer to Position Number: 18795
The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act” (Manitoba). Please note that CVs will be provided to participating members of the search committee and department.
For more information on this and other opportunities, please visit: umanitoba.ca/employment