Assistant or Associate Professor in Neuroscience, Departments of Biological Sciences and Computer Science, University of Manitoba. Application deadline: 15 September 2019.

Departments of Biological Sciences and Computer Science
Faculty of Science
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Position #: 26017

The Departments of Biological Sciences and Computer Science invite applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenure position, commencing 1 July 2020, or on a date mutually agreed upon. The Departments seek an emerging scholar as an assistant professor with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Excellent candidates at any level will be considered. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, interdisciplinary, and visionary early career scholar committed to the study of Neuroscience and Cognition preferably with a research program that uses computational methods and theory. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. and preferably post-doctoral experience or other distinguishing attributes in Biology, Computer Science, Psychology, Neuroscience or Neurobiology or a related field. The successful candidate will carry out research and develop a competitive research program that emphasizes mechanistic, comparative, or evolutionary aspects of the neurophysiology, molecular, or cognitive processes underlying behaviour. Candidates working with a range of experimental systems, including model organisms are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with a bioinformatics, computational or “big data” focus on neurobiology. The successful candidate will have their home department in either Biological Sciences or Computer Science. Duties will include meaningful contributions to the research, teaching and service activities of both Departments. The successful candidate will have a track record of high quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications; will either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish, an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable research program; will have demonstrated strength in or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To enhance our department and create role models for a diverse population of students, we particularly invite application from those who can support and enhance our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, other visible minorities, and those committed to a diverse environment.

The Department of Computer Science currently has 23 full time tenured and tenure-track faculty members and 8 Instructors, and offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and its applications. The Department of Biological Sciences currently has 31 full time tenured and tenure-track faculty members and 7 Instructors, and offers a full range of both undergraduate and graduate programs in molecular biology, evolution, development, systematics, ecology and behavior, pathology, toxicology, and physiology. The Department of Biological Sciences has a well-established and equipped research facility, including microscopy and plant growth facilities, and is supported by strong research links with other University of Manitoba departments including Microbiology, Chemistry, and Plant Science. Further information about the Departments can be obtained from and

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The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact U of M’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Valerie Williams at or 204-474-8371. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications including: a curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests, a three-page research plan, a description of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references, should be sent to (PDF files preferred). Please ensure to specify position number 26017 in the application. For further information, contact the Search Committee Chair at The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 September 2019.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.