Assistant Professor/Lecturer, Microbiology (3 year term), Department of Biology
University of Regina, Competition #: 20210322A/S
Review of applications begins: Jan. 21, 2022
The Department of Biology at the University of Regina invites applications for a full-time, 3-year term position in Microbiology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Lecturer, commensurate with qualifications, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022.
Candidates with an academic focus on any aspect of microbiology are invited to apply, with preference given to those specializing in microbial ecology or environmental microbiology.
The successful candidate will be committed to teaching excellence at the undergraduate levels. The candidate will receive mentoring in course development and delivery along with opportunities for formal training provided by the UofR Centre for Teaching and Learning. The candidate will be expected to teach Microbial Diversity and Cell Function (Biol 310), Microbes and Society (Biol 223), and lecture and/or lab courses related to their areas of expertise. The position includes full membership in the Institute for Microbial Systems and Society, opportunities to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and access to research infrastructure in the Institute of Environmental Change and Society as well as the newly established Cold-Region Water Resource Recovery Laboratory. The Department of Biology is a vibrant community of undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members with a strength in microbiology.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Biology or a related discipline, or will complete the Ph.D. within 12 months at the time of appointment. Candidates are expected to demonstrate strong communication skills and a commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. Teaching experience of introductory or advanced lectures or laboratory courses in microbiology are assets.
To apply, the following documents must be submitted through the University of Regina online system at https://urcareers.uregina.ca:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• A teaching statement that addresses teaching philosophy, experience, and interests (3 pages max)
• A statement of plans for advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion (1 page max)
• The names and contact information for three referees submitted to the committee chair, Dr. Andrew Cameron (firstname.lastname@example.org) before January 21, 2022.
The review of complete applications will begin January 21, 2022 and may continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Regina is committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusivity, and strongly encourages applications from women, Indigenous persons, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. Preference will be given to those who self-identify as members of one or more of these groups in the application process. The University ’s accommodation policies are available at: https://www.uregina.ca/policy/browse-policy/policy-EMP-080-005.html.