Assistant Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (Teaching Focus)

University of Guelph
February 29, 2024
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Faculty Positions Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor of Stem Cell Biology and

Regenerative Medicine (Teaching Focus)

College: Ontario Veterinary College Department: Biomedical Sciences Date Posted: January 19, 2024 Deadline: February 29, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found Please reference AD # 24-05 Position Description:

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track, teaching focused position at the Assistant Professor level.

The Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), University of Guelph is seeking applications to fill a position in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. Although this position will have a principal activity of teaching in the department (up to 5 courses/year or 70%), the candidate will also maintain both a scholarly activity (10%) and service (20%) distribution of effort. The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in an area related to the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine and a demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses in this and related biomedical fields. The successful applicant will serve as the faculty advisor for our Collaborative Specialization in Regenerative Medicine graduate program. The successful applicant must have a minimum of 2 years of university teaching, training or postdoctoral experience and will also demonstrate a commitment to the scholarship and research mission of the Department by employing scholarly approaches and innovative methodologies in fields relevant to Biomedical Sciences. This includes but is not necessarily limited to, teaching and learning, knowledge translation and transfer, curricular development, methods of delivery and assessment, etc.

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is responsible for delivering professional and specialist undergraduate education, and research training. In addition to courses in the DVM and BSc programs, the Department offers graduate course-based Masters, and thesis-based MSc and PhD programs in each of the departmental discipline fields. A large component of the research agenda within the Department of Biomedical Sciences is in translating fundamental research into practical applications to enhance human and/or animal health , with expertise in Reproductive Biology and Development, Cardiovascular Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Cancer and Cell Biology, Stem cell and Regenerative Medicine and Neuroscience. Several faculty in the Department hold leadership roles in the Centre for Cardiovascular Investigations (CCVI), the Bench to Bedside Institute for Translational Health Research and Innovation and an emerging center in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. There are also extensive opportunities for collaborative studies.

In the Department of Biomedical Sciences, we value diversity and inclusivity because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, complex problem solving, and the creation of a modern, representative academic community. The Department actively fosters a culture that is positive, collegial, and respectful of all members, and in which wellness and healthy work-life balance are valued along with (and indeed, contribute to) excellence in research and teaching.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph and is a top- ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to evidence-based pedagogy and student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by our shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our University positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our university community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on February 29, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file):

  • cover letter.
  • curriculum vitae.
  • teaching statement (maximum 4 pages
  • Describe an overall teaching philosophy.
  • Describe all previous formal and informal education training and experience.
  • Provide examples of effective teaching strategies in previous courses and/or plan to use in future courses.
  • Describe any experiences with experiential/work-integrated learning.
  • Describe potential teaching contributions to the department.
  • Describe any experience and strategies for course and curriculum design, review and revision.
  • Scholarship/research statement (1 page max):
  • Present a vision of the short and long-term goals of the scholarship/research activities.
  • Explain how the scholarship/research activity plan will promote interdisciplinarity and collaboration within the Department.
  • Diversity statement (1 page max):
  • Describe the history of advocacy and/or commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching, scholarship/research and mentorship.
  • Describe strategies to ensure the applicant's scholarship/research, teaching, and mentorship activities will provide equitable opportunities for students from diverse equity-seeking groups and foster a welcoming and inclusive environment in their courses.
  • Contact information for three references.
  • Applications should be sent to the attention of:

    Dr. Tarek Saleh Professor and Chair Department of Biomedical Sciences University of Guelph Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

    Email: [email protected]

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

    The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

    At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion (https: // is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

    If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.

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