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Assistant Professor, Eukaryotic Genetics, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science

Job ID: 22224

Updated: February 18, 2021

Location: Main Campus

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Position Description

The Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the area of Eukaryotic Genetics , with a start date as early as July 1, 2021 or later. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track).

Qualified applicants may be conducting genetic research using molecular tools in plant, animal, or fungal systems, which may focus on whole organisms, cells or tissues. Suitable research areas include genomics, molecular cell biology, host-pathogen interactions, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, neurobiology or physiology. Applicants using live-cell imaging techniques and/or genome editing tools in their research are especially encouraged to apply.

The applicant is expected to establish a vibrant and internationally recognized research program in the broadly defined area of Eukaryotic Genetics, as well as provide excellent, innovative education for a large number of undergraduate and graduate students in Genetics. The successful candidate will assist in meeting the institutional goals outlined in the recently developed “Growth Through Focus” strategy and in the strategic research plan of the Faculty of Science. “Growth Through Focus" is built around three big ideas that will differentiate our entrepreneurial university and drive growth: transdisciplinary scholarship, integration with our community and future-focused delivery of programs that will see us expand the flexibility and customizability of the UCalgary experience. To learn more about this vision please see: https://www.ucalgary.ca/unstoppable . Cohesion with the existing and emerging cross-disciplinary themes in life-science will be essential.

Candidates must possess a PhD or M.D. (or equivalent science degree) in a relevant discipline such as genetics, cellular biology or molecular biology, and relevant postdoctoral experience. Applicants must have a strong publication record demonstrating excellence in eukaryotic genetics. Prior success in obtaining peer-reviewed funding is an asset. Candidates should also demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning as evidenced by established successes and the use of contemporary approaches to teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in service, as appropriate.

Please apply online via the ‘Apply Now’ link. A complete application should be submitted in a single pdf, and include the following:

  • Cover letter (1-2 pages)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Research Plan (1-3 pages)
  • Teaching Philosophy (1-2 pages)
  • Statement describing the candidate’s contributions, or potential contributions to, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse and international student, staff, and faculty body (up to 1 page)
  • Names and contact information of three references

Application deadline:  March 29, 2021

Applications can be addressed to: Dr. David Hansen, Head, Department of Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University is committed to student engagement and creating an innovative, student-centered learning environment. Information about the Department and its programs can be found at http://bio.ucalgary.ca .

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High , committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

About the University of Calgary
 
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
 
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

 

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