Assistant Professor, Immunology

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Posting #:F 28/2013
Posted:Dec 11, 2013
Employment Status:Probationary tenure-track
Faculty:Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Department:Department of Health Sciences
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Job Summary

The Department of Health Sciences at Brock University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Immunology. Appointments at a higher academic rank will also be considered, commensurate with qualifications. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in immunology or related field, and a track record of scientific excellence.


We seek an outstanding researcher who will build and maintain an internationally recognized, externally funded research program in the field of human immunology. Candidates with research expertise in infection control and immunity will be given priority. Undergraduate teaching expectations include introduction to immunology, infection prevention and control, auto-immune disorders and genetics.

The Department of Health Sciences is well equipped for research and teaching. The successful applicant will have laboratory privileges in the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Complex recently opened in September, 2013. This $112-million complex houses 176,000 square feet of labs, purpose-built teaching and research space as well as cutting-edge facilities with CL3 laboratory and housing for research organisms.

The Department of Health Sciences is a multi-disciplinary community of scholars committed to excellence in both research and teaching. We offer degrees in Medical Science, Public Health, Biomedical Science, Child Health and Community Health. The successful applicant will be expected to supervise M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, while integrating senior undergraduates into their research. Information regarding the Department of Health Sciences can be found at More information on Brock University can be found on the University’s website


The appointment will commence on July 1, 2014, subject to budgetary approval. Applications should include a 1) cover letter outlining teaching interests and philosophy as well as overview of their proposed research program 2) curriculum vitae, 3) three letters of reference. Deadline for applications is February 28, 2014. All applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their complete application by email. Short-listed applicants shall be contacted for an interview. Interested applicants should send the required documentation to: Dr. Brent E. Faught, Chair, Department of Health Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines Ontario, L2S 3A1. Email:

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 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.