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Assistant or Associate Professor - Biochemistry & Medical Genetics (Cancer Biology)

University of Manitoba

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MEDICAL GENETICS
MAX RADY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, RADY FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
ASSISTANT or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, FULL-TIME PROBATIONARY (TENURE-TRACK)
POSITION # 34704

Position Description:
The Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, in the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba (UM) is seeking an outstanding individual to fill a full-time, probationary (tenure-track) or tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and in accordance with the University of Manitoba Faculty Association collective agreement. Preference will be given to individuals working in any field related to Cancer Biology.

The successful candidate will develop a nationally funded research program in Cancer Biology that complements the Department of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics’ research strengths in stem cells, genomics, cancer biology and bioinformatics and will teach in the area of genetics and/or biochemistry. The position could begin as early as September 1, 2024, or as negotiated. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery, and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community – UM faculty, staff, and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM’s impact is global.

Discover outstanding employee benefits, experience world-class facilities, and join a dynamic community that values reconciliation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. We are one of Manitoba’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. At the University of Manitoba, what inspires you can change everything.

Qualifications:
Applicants with expertise in Cancer Biology, with a basic knowledge of genetics and/or biochemistry, are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with a research program suitable for both health and fundamental science grant funding. Candidates should hold a PhD with at least 3 years of relevant postgraduate experience. Candidates must have an excellent research record, as evidenced by impactful publications; the potential to secure competitive extramural peer reviewed grants; a history of mentoring; and a history of effective and productive collaboration. The potential for a strong linkage between the candidate’s research program and the activities of one or more faculty members in the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics and the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences is desired.

Job Duties:
The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an externally funded research program. The candidate will also be expected to teach within the Department of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics and the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the undergraduate and graduate student levels, and contribute to service activities within the department, the University, and the wider scholarly community. A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice is also expected.

Application Process:
The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities).

The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences is committed to the social justice principles of equity, access & participation and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, Black, racially marginalized communities, disabled persons and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities).

An inclusive, open and diverse community is essential to excellence and fosters voices that have been ignored or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, access and participation, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently excluded groups, we take proactive measures including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We strive for diversity and cultural safety throughout the hiring process (hiring panels, short-list of candidates, interviews). The University acknowledges the potential impact that Career Interruptions and Personal Circumstances can have on an applicant's record of research achievement. Measures will be taken to ensure that these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the evaluation process.

We encourage you to self-identity aspects of your identity that position you to bring currently under-represented viewpoints, expertise and forms of excellence to this role.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Interested candidates should submit, preferably as a single PDF, the following materials:
1) cover letter (max two pages),
2) one-page personal statement on their contributions to and reflections on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in terms of teaching, research, service and/or other experiences,
3) curriculum vitae (including detailed history of student and trainee mentorship as well as teaching activities),
4) maximum three-page outline of independent research program, and
5) a one-page teaching philosophy that includes subject areas of expertise, and

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Jeffrey Wigle, Chair of the Selection Committee, Department of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, and sent by email to Simone.Matulis@umanitoba.ca

Review of applications will begin March 31, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.