Assistant Professor of Animal Cell and Molecular Physiology, Université de Montréal (Reference number FAS 09–19/5_2). Application deadline: 1 March 2020.

The Université de Montréal’s Département de sciences biologiques is soliciting candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in animal biology, with a specific focus on cell and molecular physiology. The Physiology Group at the Université de Montréal conducts research on a diversity of topics including comparative physiology, cell signalling, mitochondrial physiology, developmental biology and plasticity of the nervous system. Applications are welcome until March 1, 2020.

Teaching responsibilities for this position include introductory physiology, cell biology, and opportunities to develop advanced specialized courses in cellular physiology and engage with other components of the Biology Department curriculum. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated research expertise in the fields of cell biology, molecular biology, comparative physiology, or molecular evolution. Expertise in modern microscopy techniques would be an asset. Successful candidates are expected to become as inspiring professors who develop a research program incorporating internal collaborations. Candidates must have a Ph.D. Prior teaching and postdoctoral experience is desirable.

The Biological Sciences Department has about 450 undergraduates, 120 graduate students and 32 full-time faculty. Undergraduate students earn a B.S. degree with a specialization in one of the following: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Physiology, and Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution. Faculty in the department have diverse research interests and participate in several interdisciplinary research groups. The Biological Sciences Department is located in Campus MIL together with Chemistry, Physics and Geography departments

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of their most recent publications, statements of teaching philosophy (max 1 page), and their proposed research program (max 2 pages). At least three professional references must be sent directly to the Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences by the referees.

Daniel Boisclair
Faculté des arts et sciences/Département de sciences biologiques
Campus MIL
1375 avenue Thérèse Lavoie-Roux
Montréal, QC
H2V 0B3
Téléphone: (514) 343-6875
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The Université de Montréal is the largest French-language public research university in the world. It is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The institution comprises thirteen faculties, more than sixty departments and two affiliated schools: the Polytechnique Montréal (School of Engineering; formerly the École Polytechnique de Montréal) and HEC Montréal (School of Business). It offers more than 650 undergraduate programmes and graduate programmes, including 71 doctoral programmes.

An adequate knowledge of the French language (written and spoken) or a strong commitment to mastering the French language at the proficiency level is required, in accordance with Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills.

Université de Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. Through its Equal Access Employment Program, UdeM invites applications from women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnic minorities, as well as persons with disabilities. We will –confidentially – adapt our recruitment mechanisms to the specific needs of people with disabilities who request it. We also welcome applications from candidates of all orientations and sexual identities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.

Université de Montréal’s application process allows all members of the Professor’s Assembly to review the application files submitted. If you wish to keep your application confidential until the shortlist is established, please mention it in your application.