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Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology

University of Saskatchewan

The Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology (BMI) at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor. We are searching for individuals with exceptional promise to develop a vibrant, externally funded research program in any area of biochemistry, microbiology or immunology. The successful candidate will also show a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

The department has several areas of research strength encompassing structural, genetic, cellular and molecular biological and biochemical investigator-led programs focused on viral and bacterial pathogenesis, cancer biology, immunology and various aspects of metabolism, offering many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Specific research areas of BMI faculty can be viewed here: (https://medicine.usask.ca/profiles/biochemistry-microbiology-immunology/index.php). The department benefits from having the Canadian Light Source situated on our campus, and the department has strong affiliations with the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, SK, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD degree and post-doctoral experience in a biomedical discipline and a demonstrated ability to conduct original, innovative research. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and show an interest in fostering collaborations with faculty members in the department and elsewhere on campus.

The salary band for Assistant Professor is $93,293 to $112,109. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan, pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity in the workplace, and encourages applications from members of the four designated equity groups (women, members of a visible minority, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities). Applicants are also encouraged to self-identify as a member of one of the equity groups listed above in their cover letter.

Interested candidates must submit via email a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and 5-year research plan (max. 3 pages), a teaching statement (1 page), and contact information for three references. In the cover letter, applicants should clearly state their citizenship or immigration status. The complete application package should be sent to:

Dr. Bill Roesler
Professor and Head
Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology
107 Wiggins Road, Rm 2D01
Saskatoon, SK Canada S7N 5E5
Telephone: (306) 966-4375
Email: Shannon.degagne@usask.ca

Review of applications will begin February 2019; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.