Department of Integrative Biology External Call for the Position of Department Head, University of Windsor. Application deadline: September 23, 2019.

Position # 002174ADM60-2020-IBIO

The University of Windsor invites applications from outstanding individuals for the position of Department Head in the Department of Integrative Biology. The University is seeking an accomplished biology teacher and researcher whose leadership abilities and interpersonal skills will bring an integrative approach to a diverse department. The position will start no later than July 1, 2020, for a term of up to 5 years with the option for renewal. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The newly formed Department of Integrative Biology has 14 faculty and a large undergraduate and graduate student complement. The department maintains a strong research and teaching profile with special expertise in Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Genomics, Neuroscience, and Physiology, with undergraduate degrees in Biological Sciences and Behaviour, Cognition and Neuroscience (BCN). The Department has strong core facilities including genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, flow cytometry, imaging, and proteomics and is directly connected to the University of Windsor central animal care facility. The Department has a close association with the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER), with many faculty members cross-appointed to this research institute.

This successful candidate will hold a faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, with tenure. Preference will be given to candidates with previous administrative experience whose activities complement and strengthen research programs and teaching specializations within the Integrative Biology Department. Successful candidates will be expected to mount a productive and integrative research program, obtain external funding, and participate actively in graduate training and undergraduate teaching.

Application Requirements:

  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  • a detailed and current Curriculum Vitae;
  • a statement of administrative experience and approach (as stipulated in Schedule A of Senate Bylaw5)
  • a statement of research and teaching interests;
  • the name and contact information of three external Referees who may be contacted by the Chair of the Committee (not by the candidate).

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application ( found on the job advertisement, and ensure referee contact information is submitted by the deadline date of September 23, 2019. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.

Questions to be directed to:

Dr. Chris Houser, Chair of Search Committee, Dean, Faculty of Science University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9B 3P4 Tel: (519) 253-3000 Ext. 3010, E-mail:

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University’s Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to selfidentify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator ( Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility ( All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.