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Assistant Professor - tenure-track, four positions
College of Biological Science 
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Posted: July 15, 2016

Deadline: August 26, 2016 or until successful
candidates have been found

Position Description:
The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Guelph invites applications for four tenure- track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the following areas of emphasis:

Microbial cell biology - Individuals with a focus on antimicrobial resistance, host-pathogen interactions and/ordevelopment are of particular interest.

Molecular basis of disease - Individuals with a focus on cell signalling and/or gene regulation using relevantmammalian model systems are of particular interest.

Qualifications include a Ph.D., a preferred minimum of two years of relevant post-doctoral experience, a proven record of research excellence evident in high-quality publications, and demonstrated potential to establish a competitive independent research program and secure research funding. Applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to, and evidence of, effective and innovative teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The successful candidates will join a dynamic multidisciplinary department with 40 faculty members who study diverse biological systems at levels from molecules to cells. We are seeking individuals who will complement and enhance ongoing research endeavours in the Department. The Department has primary responsibility for undergraduate programs in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology & Genetics, and contributes to the delivery of others including Biological Science, Biomedical Science and Plant Science. Graduate training activities are focused on a program offering M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Molecular and Cellular Biology but faculty members also participate in cross-department programs such as Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Neuroscience and Toxicology. The successful applicants will be expected to develop a creative and independent research program sustained by external funding from national/provincial agencies, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate training.

Interested candidates should submit the following materials as a single PDF file: (1) a cover letter indicating area(s) of emphasis applied for; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) an overview (one to two pages) of proposed research program; (4) a one-page teaching statement; and (5) contact information of three references.

Applications should be sent by email to, to the attention of:

Dr. Nina Jones
Search Committee Chair
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Canada Research Chair in Cellular Signalling
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Department website:

Assessment of applications will begin on August 26, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.

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