Assistant Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Tenure Track
Assistant Professor in Biochemistry and Biology, Tenure Track
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure track.
For more than fifty years, the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has played an active and important role at UBC and in the greater scientific community. The Department is located in the Life Science Institute (LSI) that is home to approximately 90 research laboratories from fifteen Departments organized into nine research clusters, fostering a strong foundation for innovation and collaborations. All members of the Department maintain active, well-funded research programs that encompass many areas of modern biochemistry, molecular and structural biology. The Department hosts an active Graduate program with more than 90 students and offers over fifteen undergraduate courses and laboratory courses for honours, major and minor Undergraduate programs.
Candidates with research interests in any area of Biochemistry or Molecular Biology are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and lead a strong, independent and internationally recognized research program relevant to the Department. The incumbent will report to the Department Head and will be required to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in the Department and participate in Departmental committees. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants must hold a PhD and/or MD degree, awarded within the past ten years, and a minimum of two years of postdoctoral research experience with a record of accomplishment that demonstrates their potential as an independent researcher and teacher. The successful candidate will show demonstrated scholarly activity with an excellent track record in peer-reviewed publications and ability to secure research funds, along with capability to achieve excellence in teaching and to provide service to the University and the broader academic and professional community.
A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references, a brief outline of their proposed research program (three pages), and a statement of teaching interests and accomplishment (one page), should be combined into a single PDF document and uploaded to the UBC Careers portal (job ID 35433, www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty-s.php).
Applications received by November 1, 2019 are assured full consideration. The anticipate start date is July 1, 2020 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.
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 of Canada will be given priority.