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Assistant or Associate Professor - Pharmacology and Therapeutics

University of Manitoba

Position #33063

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (DPT), Rady Faculty of Health Sciences ( at the University of Manitoba ( invites applications for a full-time, Probationary (Tenure-track) or Tenured position with a research focus on Cancer Biology. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. For appointment at the Associate Professor level, the ideal applicant must have demonstrated significant experience in teaching, graduate-level research mentorship and evidence of a successful dossier in research as an independent investigator, including peer-reviewed publications and success in obtaining independent grant funding. The position is expected to commence on January 1, 2025, or on a mutually agreeable date thereafter. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences is a major center of interdisciplinary health sciences education and research in Canada, offering a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in biomedical sciences and health professions. The DPT has a rich history of excellence in research and education in biomedical and clinical pharmacology and is committed to providing high quality programming at the graduate and undergraduate levels across all Rady Faculty of Health Sciences constituent Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Sciences, Dentistry and Nursing. The DPT also contributes heavily to undergraduate programming in the Faculty of Science (BSc) and the Interdisciplinary Health Program, Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) curriculum.

DPT faculty members maintain robust, internationally recognized research programs maintained by extramural operating and infrastructure grants from local, national and international sources. Foundational DPT research themes include neurosciences, cancer biology, clinical pharmacology, and cardiovascular and metabolic sciences. Research strengths are cultivated by leveraging partnerships between DPT and research institutes including the Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine (PrairieNeuro Research Centre), St. Boniface Hospital Research (Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders), Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba and the Paul Albrechtsen Research Institute CancerCare Manitoba.

The successful candidate will have an MD and/or PhD, a minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience and a highly productive track-record of impactful scholarly activity. Applicants with research and teaching expertise across all disciplines of pharmacology are encouraged to apply. Preferred qualifications will include demonstrated research excellence that aligns with a foundational departmental theme in cardiovascular sciences and metabolism. Within this theme, there is a broad range of acceptable research topics focused on cardiovascular, cardiorenal or cardiometabolic disease, including but not limited to heart failure, mitochondrial dysfunction, metabolism and/or diabetic cardiomyopathy, hypertension and cardiac cell biology (fibroblasts, myocytes and/or macrophages) in the setting of heart disease.

The appointee is expected to teach in DPT educational programs, develop a rigorous, externally funded research program, and participate in academic service activities. The appointee will integrate into one of the vibrant DPT research sites in Winnipeg, in collaboration with research institute partners. DPT research sites offer state-of-the-art capabilities in molecular biology, proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, respirometry, flow cytometry, single cell sequencing, live cell imaging, multimodal small animal and cardiac imaging, rodent genetic model creation, behavioral investigation and more. A generous startup package will be available to establish a world-class research program.
Early career investigators are encouraged to apply. The University of Manitoba has a long track-record of reserving institutional infrastructure funding opportunities (e.g. Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leadership fund) for early career investigators.

The City of Winnipeg (, located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, is recognized for its vibrant, multicultural community and diverse culture. The city, with a growing population of more than 766,000, is home to internationally renowned festivals, galleries and museums, the historic Exchange District and The Forks, and ever-expanding research, education, and business sectors. From the Hudson Bay waters, across the farmland fields, to the pulse of the cities and towns, The Province of Manitoba’s ( people and places – its 100,000 lakes, 92 provincial parks, winding river valleys and storied prairie skies – inspire.

The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community – UM faculty, staff and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM’s impact is global.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences is committed to the social justice principles of equity, access & participation and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, Black, racially marginalized communities, disabled persons and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+.

An inclusive, open and diverse community is essential to excellence and fosters voices that have been ignored or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, access and participation, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently excluded groups, we take proactive measures including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We strive for diversity and cultural safety throughout the hiring process (hiring panels, short-list of candidates, interviews). The University acknowledges the potential impact that Career Interruptions and Personal Circumstances can have on an applicant's record of research achievement. Measures will be taken to ensure that these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the evaluation process.

We encourage you to self-identity aspects of your identity that position you to bring currently under-represented viewpoints, expertise and forms of excellence to this role.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Applicants are requested to submit the following materials, preferably via email as a single PDF file:
1. Cover letter concisely describing suitability for the position
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Five-year research plan (max 3 pages including figures but not references)
4. Statement of teaching and training philosophy (max 2 pages)
5. A one-page statement describing previous contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and intent to integrate best EDI practices into future teaching, research and service activities.
6. Names of three referees, in confidence (contacted only if short-listed)

For all inquiries about this position, and for submission of application materials, contact:

Chris Anderson
Professor, Head and Chair of Faculty Search Committee
Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
A205 Chown Building, 753 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3E 0T6
Tel: (204) 789-3405

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a full application, citing Position #33063. Applications received for previous postings will not be considered. A review of applications will commence starting August 15, 2024 and will continue until the position has been filled. Materials may be shared with participating members of the search process.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.