Department of Biological Sciences: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Academic Employment Opportunity #21-02

UNB Saint John

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of New Brunswick Saint John invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2022.

The successful candidate will be a Marine Biologist whose research interests complement the current strengths within the Department; the position is broadly defined to include individuals doing research in any area of Coastal or Marine Sciences. The candidate will offer undergraduate courses in Biology, particularly Marine Biology, and teach in our Marine Semester at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre in St. Andrews, NB. UNB Saint John has a strong commitment to teaching and demonstrated excellence in teaching will be an asset.

Qualifications include a PhD degree and clear evidence of strong research ability, as the successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program and be involved in supervision of BSc (Honours) and graduate (MSc and PhD) students. They will also be expected to contribute to the development and activity of a new undergraduate program in Applied Coastal Ecology and research initiatives in Coastal Studies led by the Department.

The Department of Biological Sciences offers 4-year BSc degrees in Marine Biology, Biology, Environmental Biology, and Biology-Psychology, as well as research-based MSc and PhD degrees in various areas of Biological Sciences. It has 20 faculty members with research expertise in a variety of fields of biology (marine biology, evolution, ecology, physiology, aquaculture, fisheries, environmental biology and biodiversity), as well as geology, chemistry, and physics. For more information, visit the Departmental website: The candidate will also have the opportunity to join the Canadian Rivers Institute and to develop collaborations with the Fisheries and Oceans Canada St. Andrews Biological Station and the Huntsman Marine Science Centre.

Applicants are requested to submit electronically (as a single PDF) a curriculum vitae, the names and addresses (e-mail and telephone number) of three referees, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and up to three reprints of recent publications to:

Dr. Heather Hunt, Chair of Biological Sciences


Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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.