Department of Biology: Assistant Professor in Molecular Genetics

Academic Employment Opportunity #21-04

UNB Fredericton

Closing Date: The deadline for applications is October 1st, 2021.

The Department of Biology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2022 or as negotiated. We seek candidates who will develop an innovative research program investigating cellular and molecular mechanisms in established model or novel systems using modern molecular genetic approaches.

We welcome applications from candidates who can build research collaborations within and outside of the Department. Research in the Department of Biology ranges from molecular biology to ecosystems, using computational, lab and field-based approaches. Candidates whose research complements existing expertise or develops a new area of research with value to the Department are desired.

The candidate is expected to develop an externally funded research program in molecular genetics. Opportunities for funding exist through the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, as well as national opportunities available through CIHR, NSERC, MITACS, CFI and other federal funding sources.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and have postdoctoral experience. A proven track record in publishing significant research findings in molecular genetics is essential. Candidates should also demonstrate a record of, or potential for, excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should submit a single PDF containing all application materials. Please include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, copies of three of your most significant publications (each with a 300-word-maximum explanation of your contribution to the work and why it is significant), and names and contact information for three referees willing to provide letters of reference. Send applications by email to: Dr. Dion Durnford, Chair c/o Jenna Meade at indicating "Molecular Genetics" in the subject line.

The deadline for applications is October 1st, 2021.

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.