Assistant Professor in Cell Biology

Vancouver, British Columbia
Commensurate with experience.
July 17 2017
Life Sciences, Zoology
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Cell Biology. This is a tenure track position, with initial appointment to be made at the Assistant Professor level, beginning no earlier than July 1, 2018. We seek an outstanding applicant with an innovative research program that uses a genetic model system to examine fundamental aspects of biology from a cellular and organismal perspective.

The position requires a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience and an exceptional research track record. Applicants employing non-mammalian (genetic) model systems are especially encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities of the position include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate students, and participating on service committees for the department, university, and academic/scientific community.

The successful applicant will become a member of the Department of Zoology and also a member of the Life Sciences Institute (, a world-class group of scientists studying fundamental research in the life sciences. The candidate will also actively interact with the broadly based group of animal physiologists, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists in the Zoology Department.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching accomplishments and/or interests, and up to four publications to Dr. Robert Shadwick at Letters of support from three referees should be sent to the same address. Deadline for applications is November 1st, 2017.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.