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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Biochemistry

University of Winnipeg

The Department of Chemistry at The University of Winnipeg invites outstanding candidates to apply for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Biochemistry. The position will support a funded research program in the biochemical and neurological pathways regulating feeding and nutrition. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in biochemistry, chemistry or related field and have relevant postdoctoral experience.

Candidates must have a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an active, externally-funded independent research program in an area related to eating disorders. The candidate will be expected to work with researchers in the Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders at the St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre. Research support will be provided by St. Boniface Hospital. The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to teaching. They will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate courses in Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as supervise undergraduate and graduate student research projects. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate actively in departmental and university service activities.

The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on March 22, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled; full consideration is assured for applications received by March 19, 2021. Subject to budgetary approval, this position will commence July 1, 2021. Salary levels will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants are requested to submit a complete application, including (all documents in PDF):
• a cover letter
• a current curriculum vitae
• a Tri-Agency Grant style research proposal (maximum five pages)
• a teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness, including teaching evaluations, if available (one to two pages)
• copies of three relevant publications

Applicants must submit all of the above materials through The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system (

Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference e-mailed directly to:
Dr. Athar Ata, Chair
Department of Chemistry

The successful candidate will be a member of a supportive and collegial department with a record of teaching and research excellence. The Department of Chemistry is comprised of thirteen faculty and five support staff. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry, and many faculty supervise graduate students through adjunct appointments. The Department of Chemistry has a strong record of success in obtaining research funding. More information about the department, including descriptions of courses offered, is available at The University of Winnipeg ranks highly among primarily undergraduate universities for overall reputation, small class sizes, academic excellence, a commitment to sustainability, and external funding in science. Additional information on The University of Winnipeg is available at

St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba has been identified by Research Infosource Inc. as the #1 research intensive Hospital in Western Canada and within the top 10 in Canada for the last nine consecutive years. It has outstanding research capabilities within CCARM, the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, and the Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders in both basic science and clinical research. Further information on the research capabilities of the Hospital are found at

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons to confidentially self-identify at time of application.

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