Assistant Professor in Cellular Biology

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Posting #:F 20/2013
Posted:Sep 30, 2013
Employment Status:Probationary tenure-track
Faculty:Faculty of Mathematics and Science
Department:Biological Sciences
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Job Summary

The Department of Biological Sciences at Brock University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Cellular Biology. Appointments at a higher academic rank will also be considered, commensurate with qualifications. Applicants should possess a Ph.D., post-doctoral experience, and a track record of scientific excellence.
We seek an outstanding cell biologist who will build and maintain an internationally recognised, externally funded research programme in the field of animal cell biology. The applicant’s research programme can be focused on one or more of the following areas: immunology, neurobiology, developmental biology, cellular physiology, cell signalling, and/or virology.


The successful candidate will teach within our broadly based undergraduate and graduate programs that include Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biomedical Sciences, and Neuroscience. The successful applicant will be expected to supervise M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in the graduate program, while integrating senior undergraduate students into their research.
The Biological Sciences department is well equipped for research and teaching. Departmental resources include a suite of imaging equipment with confocal and scanning electron microscopes, a CL3 laboratory, and newly renovated and expanded facilities for housing research organisms (plants, and terrestrial and aquatic animals).


The appointment will commence on July 1, 2014, subject to budgetary approval. Applications should include a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and an overview of their proposed research programme.

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Biological Sciences
Brock University
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
Fax: 905-688-1855

Complete applications that are received by January 1, 2014 will receive full consideration, however, review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application by email. Long-listed applicants shall be notified to provide three letters of reference. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to have their application considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form available at and include the completed form with their application.

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