Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Science
McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations, and within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement.
The School of Interdisciplinary Science in the Faculty of Science at McMaster University invites applications for a two-year contractually limited appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor starting on or around August 1, 2020.
Candidates must have completed a PhD in a Life Sciences field at the time of appointment with academic or professional experience in inquiry and competence in the areas of cell biology, neurobiology and behaviour with a focus on human biology, health and disease. We are particularly interested in applicants with a strong commitment to science communication and literacy and experience in online and virtual curriculum delivery.
Applicants should have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. Duties will include teaching a range of courses, including courses in Science Inquiry, Communication, and communication-intensive courses. Specific course topics may include, but are not limited to, behavioural processes, extracellular vesicles, mechanisms of disease, research and laboratory methods. Administrative service and student mentorship in the School are also expected in addition to participation in curriculum development in the Life Sciences program. Interest in pedagogical research and student supervision is encouraged.
The School of Interdisciplinary Sciences, established in 2016, has a current complement of 17 faculty members and over 1700 undergraduate students in three separate academic programs. The School was created with the mandate to foster exploration and discovery while emphasizing experiential, collaborative, and student-centered learning. SIS forms a hub for pedagogical innovation, science literacy, and STEM-based community engagement in the Faculty of Science. Please visit our website for more information: www.science.mcmaster.ca/sis.
McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer ground-breaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World. The Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change.
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.
The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.
Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean of Science at 905-525-9140 ext. email@example.com to communicate accommodation needs.
How to Apply
Complete applications must be made online at https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/current-opportunities/ (Faculty Positions, Job 32474) to the attention of: Dr. Ana Campos, Director, School of Interdisciplinary Science, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4M1.
A complete application consists of:
• a cover letter (including a statement regarding whether the applicant has Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status—see below);
• a current Curriculum Vitae;
• a teaching dossier (including a statement on teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching interests and experience/effectiveness with teaching outlines and evaluations, if available);
• a statement of experience and plans for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in post-secondary education, community-based or other professional settings; and,
• the names of three (3) references to be contacted for short-listed candidates only.
The application deadline is July 10, 2020, after which review of complete applications will begin. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty members achieve a work-life balance. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications, as stated above, MUST include one of the following statements in their application package. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.