Position in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry of Bishop’s University.

Position in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry of Bishop’s University.

The Department of Biology and Biochemistry of Bishop’s University invites applications for a full- time tenure-track faculty position in Biochemistry, beginning July 1, 2022.

We are seeking applicants with expertise in biochemistry and bioinformatics, ideally working with plant models. The successful candidate will be expected to teach between 3-5 courses per year depending on external funding and should be able to teach a first-year course in Molecular and Cellular Biology, a course in Bioinformatics, and additional courses in areas such as General Biochemistry, Virology, Plant Physiology/Biochemistry, or other related subjects. Candidates must possess a PhD, an active research program and a competitive publication record. The individual must demonstrate a commitment to a liberal education model and to applying principles and practices of equity, diversity and inclusion in their teaching, mentorship, and research.

Bishop’s University is primarily an undergraduate institution and candidates should highlight their potential to be exceptional educators by describing their teaching philosophy, training, and/or experience, as well as their ability to offer research opportunities and experience to our honours students. Available research and teaching spaces include modern laboratories, a newly renovated greenhouse, and an outdoor garden area, as well as the possibility of collaborative projects at the newly created Bishop’s University sustainable agriculture farm. The successful candidate will also be supported in their efforts to integrate into established regional research networks aligned with their area of expertise. Since the primary language of education at Bishop’s University is English, applicants must be proficient in this language.

More information about Bishop’s University and the Department of Biology and Biochemistry can be found at www.ubishops.ca

Located in the beautiful Eastern Townships just southeast of Montreal, our riverside campus has a growing and vibrant research culture, cohesive community, small class sizes, collegial faculty and staff, and is rated first in the country on student satisfaction. The members of our Department acknowledge the complexities of the University’s being located on unceded traditional land of the Abenaki people and recognize the efforts we must all make in pursuit of reconciliation and decolonization.

Bishop’s University values diversity, inclusion, and the pursuit of equity because it allows our community to better understand and respond to the needs of our members and the individuals we serve. It helps us foster greater creativity, breadth of experience, and personal growth among our faculty and staff, creates a learning environment for our students to find belonging, and is essential to our success as an organization. Candidates who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the process may contact Human Resources at HR@ubishops.ca.

We seek to create an environment where candidates from diverse backgrounds can thrive and belong. We encourage members from equity-seeking groups to self-identify in their application. Our university is an advocate for equity and is committed to ensuring equitable access for qualified persons in marginalized groups.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply although, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Application packages, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research achievements and future objectives, evidence of teaching potential/effectiveness, and the names and contact information of at least three references must be sent by email as a single PDF file to Mrs. Nancy Robichaud, Assistant to the Dean of Science, Bishop’s University, nrobicha@ubishops.ca. Review of the applications will begin February 21st and continue until the position is filled.

Bishop’s University is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Abenaki people.