McCain Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Biology
Mount Allison University
The Department of Biology at Mount Allison University invites applications for a one-year McCain Post-Doctoral (teaching) fellowship position commencing July 1, 2023, subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have recently completed a Ph.D. in Biology or related field. The candidate will be required to teach three courses. At least two should come from the following list: Biology 1001B (Foundations of Biology, winter section of ~ 40 students), Biology 2701 (Introductory Design and Statistical Analysis, ~ 90 students), Biology 2201 (Form and Function: Microorganisms, ~60 students), Biology 3221 (Human Anatomy, ~ 60 students), and the third could be an upper year course in the area of physiology, genetics or microbiology, depending on the expertise of the candidate. Lab instructor support is provided for courses with more than one lab section. The candidate will also have an opportunity to participate in undergraduate student research supervision/mentorship.
The Biology Department has an intensive research-based undergraduate Honours program, and a graduate program at the M.Sc. level. Mount Allison is surrounded by rich coastal and terrestrial habitats, major rivers and lakes, salt and freshwater marshes, Acadian forest, peatlands, the Bay of Fundy, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Facilities on campus include a temperature and light controlled glasshouse, controlled environment chambers, two aquatics facilities with both fresh and saltwater capacity, a small mammal facility, a digital microscopy facility with fluorescent and SEM imaging, an environmental analysis and stable isotope laboratory, communal molecular biology equipment, communal cell culture, and Biosafety Level 2 facilities. There is potential for the successful candidate to collaborate with faculty across Biology and cognate departments. Department members also benefit from strong collaborations with government agencies and local stewardship groups. More information about the department may be found at www.mta.ca/biology/.
Complete applications will include a cover letter, up-to-date curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests (including a list of Mount Allison courses you could teach), description of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references. Applications are being managed through Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24521 and should be submitted to that site, not by email.
Questions should be directed to:
Dr. Diana Hamilton
Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Biology
Mount Allison University
Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
Mount Allison acknowledges, honours, and respects that the land named Sackville, NB is part of the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People who are the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our University is built and confirms its commitment to strengthening relationships with all Indigenous people.
Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Canadians and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.