Assistant Professor (Host-Pathogen Interactions) – University of Saskatchewan

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Assistant Professor (Host-Pathogen Interactions)
Tenure-Track Position
Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor with the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology in the area of Host- Pathogen Interactions. We are searching for individuals with exceptional promise to develop a vibrant, externally funded research program. We especially encourage applications from candidates using both molecular and cellular approaches to address significant research questions in host-pathogen interactions and that complement and expand upon existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will also show a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

The department has several areas of research strength encompassing structural, genetic, cellular and molecular biological and biochemical investigator-led programs focused on viral and bacterial pathogenesis, cancer biology, immunology and various aspects of metabolism, offering many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Specific research areas of BMI faculty can be viewed here: ( The department benefits from having the Canadian Light Source situated on our campus, and the department has strong affiliations with the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a family-friendly city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000.


Applicants must have a PhD degree and post-doctoral experience in a biomedical discipline relevant to the position and a demonstrated ability to conduct original, innovative research. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and show an interest in fostering collaborations with faculty members in the department and elsewhere on campus.

Salary band for this position at the rank of Assistant Professor for the 2021-2022 academic year is $98,178 to $117,978.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit via email a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and 5-year research plan (max. 3 pages), a teaching statement (1 page), an EDI statement (1 page or less), and contact information for three references. In your EDI statement please reflect on your lived experiences, attitudes, beliefs and practices then discuss how you will consider EDI in your role as a colleague, teacher, researcher, and in building your research team. For more information related to equity, diversity and inclusion please see our
webpage: The complete application package should be sent to:

Bill Roesler
Chair of Search Committee
107 Wiggins Road, Rm GA20.12
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5
Telephone: (306) 966-4375

Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.
Review of applications will begin in May 2021; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2021.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. The Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology and the College of Medicine are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any prohibited grounds detailed in the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. This reasonable and justifiable measure has been implemented pursuant to section 48 of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code.