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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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