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Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Biochemistry
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Posted: January 14, 2017

The Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen’s University is seekingan outstanding scientist and educator with passion, energy, and a strong vision for developing innovative research and educational programs in biochemistry and cell biology. We invite applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2017.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are research and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The ability to foster translational and multidisciplinary collaborations with existing research groups at Queen’s University will be considered an asset. The Department has substantial laboratory space and accessto state of the art facilities for cell isolation and imaging, structural biology, biophysics,and laboratory animal models. Additional relevant research facilities available oncampus include mass spectrometry, high-performance computing, and next-generation sequencing.

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 asto 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.

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 list of publications);
  • a statement describing research training, experience, and future plans;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including teaching outlinesand evaluations if available); and,
  • Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Michael Adams, c/o JackieMoore at

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2017, however applications will continue to be reviewed until the position has been filled. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Dr. Michael Adams c/o Jackie Moore at, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Dr. Michael Adams
Professor and Head
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
Room 563, Botterell Hall
Stuart Street
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

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

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA).

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