Assistant Professor position, Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg

The Department of Biology at The University of Winnipeg invites outstanding candidates to apply for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field with a strong research focus on aquatic biology and freshwater organisms and/or ecosystems. Postdoctoral experience is preferred, and demonstrated teaching ability and evidence of teaching effectiveness are considered strong assets.

The Department of Biology is one of the largest in the University and offers 3 and 4 year B.Sc. degrees, as well as a B.Sc. Honours and a M.Sc. in BioScience, Technology and Public Policy. There are opportunities to supervise Ph.D. students via adjunct appointments at other institutions. The Department is entering an exciting phase of faculty renewal and is based in the state-of-the-art Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex in downtown Winnipeg. Department members are active in a range of areas in health sciences and environmental research.

The successful applicant will make full use of opportunities to collaborate with researchers in the department, at The University of Winnipeg, and in the cluster of associated academic and research agencies in the region, and will be expected to develop an externally funded research program and supervise undergraduate and graduate research students. Depending on expertise, the successful applicant could be asked to teach undergraduate courses in aquatic ecology, organismal or environmental physiology, and/or ecotoxicology, and will have opportunities to develop upper level and/or graduate courses related to their research interests.

There are opportunities for the successful candidate to conduct aquatics research in both the lab and field, and work in a range of systems including (but not limited to) Lake Winnipeg, the Prairie Pothole region and the world-renowned Experimental Lakes Area, all within a few hours of Winnipeg. We are looking for a highly motivated and energetic candidate who will develop a strong, independent but collaborative research program, deliver world-class training for research students, and provide outstanding teaching in the classroom.

Subject to budgetary approval, this position will be effective from July 1, 2017. Salary levels will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on January 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled; full consideration is assured for applications received by Monday, January 30, 2017. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, outline of proposed research program (maximum two pages), a statement of teaching philosophy including evidence of teaching effectiveness (maximum two pages), and two or three representative publications (all documents in PDF). Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference e-mailed directly to: Dr. Judith Huebner, Chair, Department of Biology,

The University of Winnipeg is an urban university that appreciates, fosters and promotes values of human dignity, equality, non-discrimination and diversity. The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized communities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, first preference must be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. However, all qualified individuals are invited to apply. Additional information on The University of Winnipeg is available at