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Assistant Professor in Microbiology (Position # 22809)
Department of Microbiology
University of Manitoba

Posted: October 22, 2016

 Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, January 6, 2017

The Department of Microbiology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1, 2017, or on a date mutually agreed upon. The Department seeks an emerging scholar with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Outstanding candidates in any area of Microbiology or Biochemistry will be considered, with particular emphasis on candidates who will complement or extend the department’s strengths. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and preferably post-doctoral experience or industry experience or other distinguishing attributes in host-microbe interactions, antibiotic resistance and drug discovery, structural biology, protein and membrane biochemistry, systems microbiology, and industrial and applied microbiology, or a related field. Duties will involve research, including the establishment of an externally funded research program, undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching and supervision, and service-related activities. The successful candidate will have a track record of high quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications; will either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish, an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable research program; will have demonstrated strength in or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To enhance our department and create role models for a diverse population of students, we particularly invite application from those who can support and enhance our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, other visible minorities, and those committed to a diverse environment.

The Department currently has twelve full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and three Instructors, and offers a full range of both undergraduate and graduate programs in Microbiology and Biochemistry. The Department has a well-established and equipped research facility, including, including x-ray crystallography and large scale mammalian and prokaryotic cell culture facilities, as well as access to state of the art light microscopy, electron microscopy, and small angle x ray scattering instrumentation, and is supported by strong research links with other University of Manitoba departments including Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Physics, Biosystems Engineering, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, and Plant Science and with the National Microbiology Laboratory of the Public Health Agency of Canada in Winnipeg. Further information about the Department can be obtained from <>. Winnipeg is the largest city in the Province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment, including symphony, opera, dance, theatre, and ethnic festivals and professional hockey and football. The region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. Learn more about Winnipeg.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications including a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy, a summary of research interests, a three page research plan and contact information for three references should be sent to  (a single PDF file is preferred). Please ensure to specify position number 22809 in the application. For further information contact the Search Committee Chair at The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, January 6, 2017. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

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