Assistant Professor, Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba



Position Number #34651

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The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba is seeking applications for a full‚Äźtime tenured or tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing as early as May 1, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications, and in accordance with the University of Manitoba Faculty Association collective agreement.

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree or equivalent, a minimal postdoctoral experience of 2-3 years, have demonstrated excellent research productivity, and employ innovative translational and multidisciplinary approaches in the molecular neurosciences and/or brain tumor biology. The successful candidate must also have experience in teaching human anatomy or embryology courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

This position will intersect with and support the department’s research strengths in brain tumors (primary and metastatic), neurosciences and cell stress mechanisms.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded and nationally recognized research program that integrates with and expands upon the departments’ research strengths. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating an innovative research program that complements the research expertise of current department members. Individuals with a research interest in the interactions between tumor cells and brain cells are especially encouraged to apply. Additionally, the candidate is expected to take a collaborative team-based approach to building a successful research program that will attract and retain talented local, national, and international trainees. The successful candidate is expected to apply to the Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund (CFI-JELF) to complement existing infrastructure and equipment.

The department houses the electron microscopy core platform and the histology service facility of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences as well as the departmental microscopy imaging suite. The candidate will have access to 3D imaging, super-resolution and confocal imaging, transmission electron microscopy, histomorphology facilities, a recently expanded zebrafish facility, and an established mammalian animal facility with animal imaging capabilities (PET-MRI, micro-CT, IVIS bioluminescence and ultrasound). They also have access to research services and other core platforms at the RFHS, such as proteomics & systems biology, flow cytometry, live-cell imaging, central animal core and transgenic facilities, and statistical genomics and bioinformatics.

The Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science has a strong track record of teaching microscopic and macroscopic human anatomy, neuroanatomy, and embryology to different educational programs in the Health Professions at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate level. This position will fill a need to support current and planned program expansions in the College of Medicine, including increased enrolments in Medicine and the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program.

The candidate is expected to support the department’s teaching activities in human anatomy and/or embryology at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. It is expected that the candidate will participate in service activities for the department, the university and the community.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

An inclusive, open and diverse community is essential to excellence and fosters voices that have been ignored or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently excluded groups, we take proactive measures including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We strive for diversity and cultural safety throughout the hiring process (hiring panels, short-list of candidates, interviews). We encourage you to self-identify any aspect of diversity in your cover letter.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Note that application materials will be shared with participating members of the search process.  Applications will be accepted until February 17, 2024 or until the position has been filled.

Applications will include all of the following documents (as a single PDF file):

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae (including details of history of mentorship of trainees)
  • Statement of human anatomy and embryology teaching experience and competency
  • Minimum of two reference letters detailing the applicant‚Äôs past anatomy/embryology teaching performance
  • Statement of research interests and evidence of research productivity
  • Names and contact information of three academic referees


Please send via email specifying position #34651 to:

Dr. Sabine Hombach-Klonisch, Chair of the Search Committee

Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science

Room 130 Basic Medical Sciences 745 Bannatyne Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0J9 CANADA

c/o Ms. Jacki Armstrong:

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

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