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The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training
Experienced
Full-time - Permanent

The Department of Biology at Saint Mary's University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective as early as January 1, 2019. We are seeking a Microbial Ecologist or Microbial Evolutionary Biologist who is able to support our undergraduate curriculum by teaching courses in Microbiology and Fungal Biology.

What you'll do

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will support and contribute to our curriculum more specifically through their areas of research specialization.

What you'll need

Qualifications

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Biology and provide evidence of a strong research record or an emerging scholarly profile, have a record of a high standard of teaching in the field (preferably in the courses noted above), and have a strong commitment to collegial service.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Evolutionary Biology Ecological Research Microbiology Professors Research University Teaching

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

The Faculty of Science, which houses the Department of Biology, has gone through significant renewal in the past decade, with many new and active faculty involved in teaching, research, and service activities. We are working to establish and build upon areas of distinct research strength and through those foster collaborations locally, regionally, and internationally.

Saint Mary's University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States. For information about the University and the Faculty of Science, please visit our website at: http://science.smu.ca.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from all qualified personnel, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Please specify your citizenship or residential status in your application.

Qualified candidates must submit an application consisting of:

  • A cover letter outlining how the applicant's background aligns with the desired qualifications, and which of the Department's current course offerings the applicant would most like to teach;
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  • A teaching dossier that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness with student evaluations of past teaching if available;
  • A statement of research interests with evidence of excellence in scholarship (maximum 2 pages); and 
  • The names, addresses, and email contacts of three persons that are best able to describe your suitability for this position.

The complete application should be sent as a single file in .pdf format to: Dr. Jeremy Lundholm, Selection Committee Chair, Biology Department, Saint Mary's University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3, email: jeremy.lundholm@smu.ca. Complete applications must be received on or before July 1, 2018. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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