Assistant Professor, Life Sciences & Science Communications

Hamilton (City), Ontario
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
September 11 2017
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Assistant Professor, Life Sciences & Science Communication
School of Interdisciplinary Science, Faculty of Science
McMaster University

The School of Interdisciplinary Science in the Faculty of Science at McMaster University invites applications for a three-year contractually limited appointment at the Assistant Professor level, to commence January 1, 2018.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a Life Sciences field at the time of appointment with academic or professional experience in science communication and should have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.  The duties will involve teaching a range of courses, including Science Communication, and Communication-Intensive courses with topics that include human genetics, global health, and/or biotechnology. Administrative service and student mentorship in the School are also expected in addition to participation in curriculum development in the Life Sciences program. There is no expectation that the candidate will develop an independent laboratory research program, but interest in pedagogical research and student supervision is encouraged. A competitive salary and benefits package as well as a professional development allowance will be provided. 

The School of Interdisciplinary Sciences, established in 2016, has a current complement of 12 faculty members and over 1900 undergraduate students in three separate academic programs. Please visit our website for more information:

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness.  Applications must be made online at (Faculty Positions, Job ID 16130) to the attention of Dr. Ana Campos, Director, School of Interdisciplinary Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA L8S 4M1.  The names of three referees should also be included and will be contacted for short-listed candidates only.  Review of applications will begin immediately and all complete applications that are received by October 11, 2017 will receive full consideration.  All applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application, but 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. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If any form of accommodation is required throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247).

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:  Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada / No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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