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Assistant Professor, Biology

Acadia University

Faculty of Pure & Applied Science
Department of Biology
Tenure-Track Position: Assistant Professor

Position #: 20112: The Biology Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, that offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, commencing July 1, 2019.

We are searching for an outstanding scientist to address fundamental and applied questions in the area of Microbial Biotechnology. We hope the successful candidate will help build our capacity to support health and biomedical-related initiatives and programs on campus. The department is particularly interested in an individual who will bring complementary research, teaching and technical expertise. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Bacteria, Viruses, and Protozoa in Disease; Health Care; Microbial Ecology; Food Science.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology or closely related field; post-doctoral experience is an asset. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in research and have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a Core course in Microbial Biodiversity, as well as courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise (e.g., virology, pathogenic microbiology, applied microbiology, and environmental microbiology). The successful applicant is expected to develop and maintain an active, independent, innovative and externally funded program of research and to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate (MSc) students.

Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in top ranked, peer reviewed and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of top stature. The candidate must also demonstrate excellence in teaching. This can be accomplished through strong endorsements from referees and a teaching portfolio. A portfolio may include a coherent statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and excellent course evaluations, as well as demonstrated excellent performance in other teaching related activities, including performance as a teaching assistant, student mentor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, or excellent conference posters or presentations.

Acadia University is located in the Annapolis Valley close to many coastal, agricultural and forest ecosystems. The Biology Department offers a diverse, stimulating, and supportive community of researchers and facilities. We are the largest faculty in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science with ~400 majors and a complement of 16 tenure-stream faculty members, four instructors, and six support staff. Available facilities include core molecular facilities; state-of-the-art microbiology research equipment in our Microbiology/Parasitology Core Lab Facility; access to the Acadia Centre for Microstructural Analysis, an inter-disciplinary research facility of microscopy and analytical equipment; Acadia’s new Innovation Pavilion that bridges the recently renovated Huggins Science Hall and Elliot Hall; and Agriculture Canada’s Atlantic Food and Horticulture Research Centre just 15 minutes from campus in Kentville.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a teaching portfolio including a statement on teaching philosophy and experience, course evaluations, teaching accomplishments, or evidence of other teaching related activities. Applicants should arrange for three signed letters of reference from individuals familiar with the candidate’s research and teaching to be sent directly to Applications are to be sent to:

Dr, Rodger Evans, Head and Professor
Biology Department, Acadia University
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6
Phone: (902) 585-1710
Fax: (902) 585-1059

Closing date: April 15, 2019

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. Acadia University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and persons of any minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, should complete the Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form as part of their application package. Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.