Jun 16, 2023
Date of Posting:
Apr 20, 2023
Department of Biology
Tenure Track Position
The Department of Biology at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Comparative Animal Physiology using modern research approaches. The successful individual will teach undergraduate courses in our Life Sciences specialization, as well as elective(s) in their area of expertise and interest. The new professor also will apply for research grants and will contribute their expertise to mentoring and supervising undergraduate and graduate research students.
This appointment is expected to start on July 1, 2023 (negotiable) subject to final budgetary approval. The salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Full-time, permanent faculty members receive a comprehensive fringe benefit package including group life, accidental death and dismemberment, supplemental health, travel insurance, pension, and long-term disability insurance.
UPEI is a small, dynamic university with a strong commitment to teaching and research excellence. The Biology Department (https:// www. upei.ca/programsandcourses/biology) consists of eleven professors, six technical staff, and is the largest department in the Faculty of Science with approximately 650 undergraduate students and 25 graduate students. Our graduate students and faculty research interests are in the broad areas of cancer and stem cell biology, watershed and coastal habitat ecology, animal habitat fragmentation, heart and stroke physiology, aquatic toxicology, developmental plant biology, as well as population genetics and evolution, among others.
The University is located on Epekwitk, part of the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaw nation. The main campus is in the provincial capital of Charlottetown, a bustling tourist destination that boasts the amenities of a much larger city, including excellent theatre, galleries, music, and dining possibilities (https: // www. charlottetown.ca/). A province-wide hiking and biking trail runs right along the UPEI campus, and the National Park beaches and world-famous golf courses are a short drive away (https: // www. tourismpei.com/). Charlottetown and its surrounding communities offer charming and affordable housing options, and a semi-rural lifestyle.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a related field of biological sciences and have relevant postdoctoral experience. Applicants must also be committed to excellence in teaching, with university teaching experience being a strong asset, and should have potential for developing a strong externally funded research program, demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Please submit the following material electronically in a single pdf file to [email protected]: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of the proposed research program, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a one-page statement on how the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) will be implemented in research and teaching, and the names of three referees, including their affiliations and contact information, as well as professional relationship to you. Please quote the competition number in all email correspondence. All materials are to be received no later than the closing date.
For additional information, please email or call:
Dr. Christian Lacroix Chair, Department of Biology University of Prince Edward Island 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE Canada C1A 4P3 [email protected] (902) 566-0301 (or [email protected] )
UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Review of applications will begin in June 16 2023; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.