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Global Plant Council
July 11, 2018
Assistant or Associate Professor, Plant Molecular Biology
University of Manitoba
Position # 26033
The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track
position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, commencing July 1, 2019, or on a date mutually
agreed upon. The Department seeks an outstanding and visionary early career scholar committed to the
study of plant molecular biology. The candidate will demonstrate research excellence and hold a doctoral
degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Biology, Plant Science, Microbiology, Agriculture,
or related fields. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate is expected to develop
a competitively funded research programme that focuses on plant molecular biology, including but not
limited to plant-microbe interactions, plant cell and developmental biology, genomics, or plant interactions
with the environment. Duties will include meaningful contributions to the research, teaching and service
activities of the Department. The successful candidate will have a track record of high quality scholarly
research leading to peer assessed publications; will either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish,
an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable research program; will have demonstrated strength
in or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the ability to
work in a collaborative environment. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
To enhance our department and create role models for a diverse population of students, we particularly invite
application from those who can support and enhance our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, other
visible minorities, and those committed to a diverse environment.
The Department of Biological Sciences currently has 31 full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 7
Instructors, and offers a full range of both undergraduate and graduate programs in molecular biology, evolution,
development, systematics, ecology and behavior, pathology, toxicology, and physiology. The Department of Biological
Sciences has a well-established and equipped research facility, including microscopy and plant growth facilities,
and is supported by strong research links with other University of Manitoba departments including Microbiology,
Chemistry, and Plant Sciences. Further information about the Department can be obtained from
umanitoba.ca/science/biological_sciences. Winnipeg is
the largest city in the Province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment, including symphony, opera, dance,
theatre, and ethnic festivals. The region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. Learn
more about Winnipeg at <winnipeg.ca>.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially
welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities,
persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of
ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will
be given priority.
Applications including a curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests, a three page research plan, a description
of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references, should be sent to BIOSCIPBR@umanitoba.ca
(PDF files preferred). Please ensure to specify position number 26033 in the application.
For further information contact the Search Committee Chair :
Dr. Steven Harris (Steven.Harris@umanitoba.ca)
The closing date for receipt of applications is September 1, 2018.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of
Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating
members of the search process.
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