University of Windsor
University of Windsor
August 28 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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Department of Biological Sciences - University of Windsor

Tenure-Track Position in Immunology

Position # 002003TT-2018-BIO-SPF50-55

The University of Windsor invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Biological Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Immunology, commencing July 1, 2018. We are looking for candidates that will integrate with current research in our department in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Clinical Aspects of Health, Neuroscience, or Ecology and Evolution. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. 

This position is one of 50 new tenure-track Assistant Professor appointments that the University of Windsor is making over three years as part of a visionary strategic investment in our students and faculty.  This cohort of 50 new teachers, scholars, researchers, and creators will demonstrate both disciplinary grasp and interdisciplinary reach, providing extraordinary leadership in research, teaching, and learning for a new generation. For more information on the 50 new appointments, visit us at

The University of Windsor is a medium-sized university with a solid reputation in teaching and research, offering a friendly and supportive environment for both living and learning. It is Canada’s southernmost university, and its border location provides unique cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities for faculty and students.

The Department of Biological Sciences houses animal care facilities and aquatic facilities both in the Department and in the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER). The Faculty of Science has strong core facilities including genomics, flow cytometry, imaging, and proteomics. For further information about the Department of Biological Sciences, visit our website at

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Biology or a related field with research expertise in Immunology. Candidates with demonstrated success in addressing important and fundamental research questions in cell biology using molecular techniques are encouraged to apply.  Preference will be given to candidates whose activities complement and strengthen research programs within the Biological Sciences 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;
  • two (2) page outline of research interests and accomplishments, and plans for future research activity;
  • samples of scholarly writing, including (if applicable) clear indications of your contribution to any jointly authored pieces;
  • a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio demonstrating a potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations,  and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at;
  • graduate transcripts; and
  • three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Department Head at the address or email listed below.

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 letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of November 1, 2017. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee. 


Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:

Dr Dennis Higgs, Head

Department of Biological Sciences

University of Windsor, 401 Sunset, Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4

Phone: 519-253-3000, ext 2697; 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 self-identify. 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.