Department of Biology: Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology
Academic Employment Opportunity #21-04
Closing Date : The deadline for applications is October 1st, 2021.
The Department of Biology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton
invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant
Professor to begin July 1, 2022 or as negotiated. We seek candidates who will
develop an innovative research program investigating cellular and molecular
mechanisms in established model or novel systems using modern molecular
We welcome applications from candidates who can build research collaborations
within and outside of the Department. Research in the Department of Biology
ranges from molecular biology to ecosystems, using computational, lab and
field-based approaches. Candidates whose research complements existing
expertise or develops a new area of research with value to the Department are
The candidate is expected to develop an externally funded research program in
molecular genetics. Opportunities for funding exist through the New Brunswick
Health Research Foundation, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and the
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, as well as national opportunities
available through CIHR, NSERC, MITACS, CFI and other federal funding sources.
Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold a PhD in a relevant
discipline and have postdoctoral experience. A proven track record in
publishing significant research findings in molecular genetics is essential.
Candidates should also demonstrate a record of, or potential for, excellence
in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Applicants should submit a single PDF containing all application materials.
Please include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching
statements, copies of three of your most significant publications (each with
a 300-word-maximum explanation of your contribution to the work and why it is
significant), and names and contact information for three referees willing to
provide letters of reference. Send applications by email to: Dr. Dion
Durnford, Chair c/o Jenna Meade firstname.lastname@example.org indicating "Molecular
Genetics" in the subject line.
The deadline for applications is October 1st, 2021.
Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of
credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into
English, as applicable.
The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and
fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace
that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The
University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals
who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities,
Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual
orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to
Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.