Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time probationary (tenure-track) appointment in molecular population genetics and genomics at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2015. The ideal candidate will have a strong publication record in areas such as rapid adaptation and speciation, landscape genetics, population and conservation genomics, the dynamics of species hybridization or evolutionary responses to climate change, habitat alteration or species invasions, and have excellent skills in bioinformatics. The successful applicant must hold a PhD. Post-doctoral or employment experience in a relevant area would be an asset. Applicants should demonstrate their ability to establish an active, independent externally funded research program and promote research synergies within the department and across campus. This position includes responsibilities for teaching, research, and service. Teaching experience would be a strong asset; the position entails graduate and undergraduate instruction in introductory biology and higher-level courses in areas appropriate to the candidate’s expertise (e.g. population or conservation genetics and genomics, or molecular ecology and evolution).

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and integrative Biological Sciences department. The department has 38 full-time faculty including a CRC Tier 2 Chair, over 80 graduate students and over 200 Major and Honours students, and enjoys research strengths across the spectrum of biology and its sub-disciplines (

The department is located on the Fort Garry Campus of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, a city with a rich cultural environment and abundant outdoor recreational venues ( The Faculty of Science offers excellent opportunities for research, collaboration, and teaching in a broad range of biological systems, and access to outstanding resources comprising a comprehensive range of microscopy and imaging, laser-capture microdissection, GC-MS, next-generation sequencing, high-performance computing, culturing, analytical, molecular and cell biology, animal and plant-rearing, and biological-collection facilities.

Applications, in a single pdf file, should include: a covering letter outlining specific interests in the position, a CV, a 2-page research plan with short and long-term goals, a 1-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and the name and contact information of 3 academic referees. Applications must be sent electronically by January 5, 2015 to:

Dr. Judy Anderson, Head, Department of Biological Sciences


Please refer to Position Number: 18796

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act” (Manitoba). Please note that CVs will be provided to participating members of the search committee and department.

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