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Global Plant Council
Novemer 02, 2018
Assistant Professor, Plant Systems Biology
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track professorial-stream appointment
in Plant Systems Biology at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2019. Salary will
be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to
Traditional biological research has used reductionist methodologies to investigate and understand
the network of genes, proteins, and metabolites within a cell and with the cell's external environment.
Systems biology is the new and emerging field that takes a holistic approach integrating "omic" research
(genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic, lipidomic, etc.) with computational and mathematical
modeling to explore the complex interaction of biological processes at a cellular, tissue or organismal
level. The successful candidate will have research experience and expertise in the fields of plant
molecular biology, cell biology or physiology coupled with using bioinformatic techniques on large data sets.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biology or a related discipline, postdoctoral experience,
an outstanding research record, demonstrated excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly
research, and will be expected to develop an innovative independent research program. The successful candidate
must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and will be expected to teach
both undergraduate and graduate level courses at the department in the areas of plant biology, bioinformatics,
and systems biology. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and
technology enhanced learning is preferred.
Further information about the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science can be found at http://science.yorku.ca/biology.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Dec 1, 2018. Applicants should email their curriculum
vitae, an outline of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and copies of three
publications to firstname.lastname@example.org, and arrange for three signed reference letters to be sent to the same email address.
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sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities,
people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at
416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents
and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.
Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found
at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/. Please select the Affirmative Action tab under which forms pertaining
to Citizenship and AA can be found.
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