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Tenured Position in Honey Bee Biology and Health (Full Professor)

University of Alberta

University of Alberta
Department of Biological Sciences
Tenured Position in Honey Bee Biology and Health - Full Professor

Competition No. - A106138956
Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.

We invite applications for a tenured position at the Full Professor level in the area of honey bee biology and health. Candidates with an outstanding publication record and a well-established, externally funded research programme in honey bees are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have extensive experience and demonstrated excellence in student and post-doctoral mentorship and will be expected to integrate well with existing areas of Departmental expertise in entomology, immunology and infection, evolution, genetics and behaviour.

Applicants must hold a PhD in biological sciences or a related field, have extensive research experience in genomics, and study ageing and evolution using social insects as models. The successful candidate must have an established, internationally recognized record of leading-edge research supported by a variety of external funding sources. Evidence of the application of basic research to honey bee health through the demonstration of applied research output or patents is required. The successful candidate is expected to continue leading an independent, original, and 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. 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 teaching experience and 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, includes field stations (e.g. Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre), an extensive aquatics facility, museums (e.g. E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum), and 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 honey bee industry and research, and provincial and federal government labs in bee biology and disease diagnostics are located within the province.

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. Michael Caldwell, 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 July 01, 2020 (open to negotiation).

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 to:

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.