Cell Biologist | Department of Biology | Dalhousie University

The Department of Biology at Dalhousie University invites applications for a full-time probationary tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Cell Biology beginning as early as July 2020. This search is restricted to candidates who self-identify within particular equity-seeking groups (see below).

We seek a dynamic researcher working in the areas of cell structure and function and/or cell signaling and other mechanisms by which cells respond to changes in their environment. We are especially interested in scholars who will create synergies with existing strengths in our diverse department (https://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/biology.html). Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience and demonstrated excellence in research potential. The candidate must also demonstrate clear potential for excellence in teaching and interest in incorporating innovative, effective evidence-based approaches to teaching in their classroom. The successful candidate will be expected to 1) develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program, 2) supervise honors students and graduate students at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels, 3) participate in team teaching of large introductory courses in cell biology and genetics as well as develop and teach an upper-level/graduate course and 4) contribute positively to an inclusive, dynamic and diverse department.

Applications must include a one-page cover letter summarizing the application, curriculum vitae, summary of research interests and research plan (maximum three pages), description of teaching philosophy and interests (maximum three pages), and names and contact information of three referees. All correspondence will be acknowledged. Applications will be accepted until February 26, 2020 and can be submitted at http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/2588.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. In keeping with the principles of employment equity, this position is restricted to candidates who self-identify in one or more of the following groups: women, racially visible persons, Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, or persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. (See www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid for definitions of these groups.) All such qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Department Chair – Department of Biology – University of Western Ontario Faculty of science

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The University of Western Ontario
Faculty of Science


Applications are invited for the position of Chair, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science.  Applications from external and internal candidates, who must hold at least the rank of Associate Professor with tenure or its international equivalent, will be considered.  A record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision, and research in Biology is required, as well as some administrative experience. Applicants must have a PhD degree in Biology, or related discipline, and a strong record of research productivity in the form of publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals, awards, invited talks and other scholarly achievements.  The successful candidate will have a clear vision for the direction of the Department, demonstrated leadership ability and integrity, excellent communication skills, and a willingness to be a strong advocate for the Department. The successful candidate will be energetic and able to recognize, take, and create opportunities.  They must have the ability to establish and maintain strong relationships both within Science and across the Western community, as well as in the Canadian Biology community.

The Chair will consult with the Dean on Departmental budgetary requirements and administer the Departmental budget.  The Chair will also be expected to develop and facilitate the implementation of a Departmental academic, research and administrative plan that will aim to position the Department within the top tier of Canadian Biology departments.  Furthermore, the Chair will be a part of the Faculty of Science leadership team and as such, will help develop a new academic plan for the Faculty of Science.  These plans must be consistent with one another, as well as with the strategic plans of the University. The Chair will develop and implement a strategy for mentoring, developing, and supporting Departmental faculty and staff across career stages, with a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Department of Biology has a broad range of interests, with recognized expertise in insect biology, evolutionary and ecological genetics, animal physiology and behaviour, locomotion and migration, vertebrate developmental biology, plant stress biology, soil-microbe interactions, and fungal biodiversity. The Department and Western have built world-class, unique research facilities including the Advanced Facility for Avian Research, the Biotron Centre for Experimental Climate Change Research, the Environmental Sciences Western Field Station, the London Regional Genomics Centre, the Brain and Mind Institute and specialized facilities for imaging and microscopy.  The Department also has strong connections with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses. Further information about Western can be found at http://www.uwo.ca/.

Candidates should submit, electronically, a complete application package, that includes a curriculum vitae, a vision statement for the department, one-page teaching and research statements, and contact details of at least three referees. Candidates should also provide a cover letter explaining how their expertise and proposed research fit this position.

Please ensure that the Application for Full-Time Faculty Position Form available at https://www.uwo.ca//facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf is completed and included in your application submission.

External candidates will be appointed with tenure at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor as appropriate. The Chair appointment is normally a (renewable) five-year term. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment is anticipated to commence on July 1, 2020.

Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Matt Davison
Dean of Science
North Campus Building
The University of Western Ontario


Reference Job ID: DOB2020


Considerations of applications will begin on March 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Brenda Hutcheson at blhutche@uwo.ca.


Faculty of Science, Office of the Dean, The University of Western Ontario

North Campus Building, Room 240, London, Ontario   CANADA N6A 5B7

PH: (519) 661 3040  F: (519) 661-3703 www.uwo.ca/sci/

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Neurobiology of Aging and Dementia – Queen’s University

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Neurobiology of Aging and Dementia

Department of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences and Department of Psychiatry

Centre for Neuroscience Studies

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario CANADA

The Departments of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences and Psychiatry in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Centre for Neuroscience Studies at Queen’s University are seeking an outstanding early to mid-career scientist and educator with passion, energy, and a strong vision for innovative research in the area of neurobiology of aging and dementia. The research strengths of the preferred candidate need to complement at least one of the existing fields of neuroscience specialization within the faculty, which include: (i) cellular/molecular neuroscience, (ii) systems neuroscience, (iii) cognitive/behavioural neuroscience, and (iv) clinical neuroscience. More specifically, areas of particular interest include conditions associated with aging and neurological disease progression, such as but not limited to Alzheimer’s disease/dementia, Parkinson’s disease, mood disorders/depression, and autism spectrum disorders. The preferred candidate will need to demonstrate that they are an emerging leader in innovative, translational research approaches and methodologies, including proven experience with pre-clinical rodent or non-human primate research models in neuroscience (including aging-related conditions) that could foster collaborations locally, nationally and internationally.

Thus, the preferred candidate must have a distinguished track record of discovery and innovative research, and an ability to collaborate with colleagues in the Departments of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, the Department of Psychiatry, Providence Care Hospital, the Centre for Neuroscience Studies, as well as with other scientists and clinical researchers at Queen’s University. Evidence that the candidate has the capacity to develop and deliver educational content in the area of neuropharmacology to both undergraduate and graduate programs will be an important selection criterion as well.

This search is oriented toward a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2020. A tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor may be considered in the case of an exceptional candidate. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. As part of the submitted application, the successful candidate will: (i) provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer-assessed publications and an externally-funded world-class research program; and (ii) demonstrate strong potential to make outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the Departments’ programs. Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will make contributions through service to the Departments, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and carry out research at Queen’s University. Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. You will also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children. Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave. In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources.

Additional information about Queen’s University can be found on the Faculty Recruitment and Support website. The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities. Visit Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.

Queen’s University is host to numerous research centers and research groups, housing scientists with research interests that will complement the successful applicant. These include the Centre for Neuroscience Studies (CNS); the Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC Queen’s Chronic Pain Clinic at Hotel-Dieu Hospital); the Cardiac, Circulatory and Respiratory Research Group and Queen’s Cardiopulmonary Unit (QCPU); the Group for Research in Reproductive and Developmental Origins of Health, Disability and Disease; the Infection, Immunity and Inflammation Research Group; and the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute (QCRI). These groups and units maintain extensive collaborations with researchers locally, nationally, and internationally. They deploy an array of platforms to support transdisciplinary research teams interested in developing clinical tools for early diagnosis of disease, assessing prognosis and progression, and for predicting therapeutic response. Additionally, the Centre for Advanced Computing at Queen’s delivers a world- class high-performance computing environment and storage resources.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current curriculum vitae (including a comprehensive list of publications, awards, and grants received);
  • a statement of current and prospective research interests and experience;
  • a statement of teaching experience and interests together with a teaching portfolio (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available);
  • the names and contact information of a minimum of three referees, one of whom must be at arm’s length.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2020. Applications will continue to be reviewed until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants are asked to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to the attention of Dr. Claudio Soares, Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, and to Dr. Lynne-Marie Postovit, Professor and Head, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6. Please email to the attention of Ms. Jackie Moore in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at dbmsrecruit@queensu.ca.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact: Jackie Moore in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at dbmsrecruit@queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://qufa.ca.