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Assistant Professor Position in Drosophila Genetics of Learning and Memory

University of Alberta

University of Alberta
Department of Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor Position in Drosophila Genetics of Learning and Memory

Competition No. - A106139366
Closing Date - Aug 05, 2019

We invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of learning and memory. Candidates with an outstanding publication record demonstrating a well-defined and relevant research programme in Drosophila genetics are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research and mentorship potential and is expected to integrate well with existing areas of Departmental expertise in developmental genetics, neurobiology, behavioral ecology and evolution.

Applicants must hold a PhD in biological sciences or a related field and have extensive research experience in the behavioral genetics of learning and memory using Drosophila as a model system. The successful candidate must have a record of innovative research eligible for support by a variety of external funding sources. The successful candidate is expected to lead an externally funded research programme at the University of Alberta that includes the recruitment and supervision of research trainees in addition to contributions to a collegial environment through academic service. Evidence of academic service at a variety of levels (scientific and institutional) is required for tenure. Candidates will be expected to contribute to a vibrant, forward-looking department through teaching in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programmes and should demonstrate the potential for teaching excellence.

The successful candidate will be positioned to bridge many of the research sub-disciplines in the Department. The Department of Biological Sciences ( is one of the largest in North America, with 60 faculty members and 240 graduate students. Exceptional infrastructure supported by both the Department and the Faculty of Science and includes access to service units in chemical analysis, molecular biology, and microscopy. Members of Biological Sciences benefit from interdisciplinary connections with members of many other departments in the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Life, and Environmental Sciences, and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. The province of Alberta is a Canadian centre for Neuroscience and Mental Health (, Prion and Protein Folding Diseases ( and Diabetes research (, offering many attractive opportunities for establishing collaborations with basic and clinical researchers.

Candidates should electronically submit a curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of research plans, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and reprints of their three most significant publications to

Applicants must arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the attention of the Chair to

All correspondence should be addressed as follows and emailed to

Dr. David Coltman, Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
CW405 Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2E9

Closing Date: Position will remain open until filled.

The effective date of employment will be April 1, 2020.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

Interested applicants may apply by email:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.