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Assistant Professor, CRC Tier II in Neural Stem Cells and Glia

University of Calgary

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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of neurodevelopment, including neural stem and progenitor and/or glial biology, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The selected candidate will be nominated for a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC), which is tenable for five years and renewable once, and will be a full-time faculty member in the Cumming School of Medicine.

Applications are especially encouraged from candidates using model systems to study the molecular and cellular basis of neurodevelopmental conditions. The developmental neuroscience community at UCalgary Cumming School of Medicine is dynamic and expanding, with two parallel Assistant Professor searches ongoing this fall. The Cumming School of Medicine provides outstanding support to researchers via state-of-the-art facilities such as super-resolution and advanced microscopy, optogenetics and photonics, and a wild mice colony and behavioral core, with increasing capacity in iPSC biology, single cell and spatial RNA-sequencing, and bioinformatics. The BMB Graduate Program provides an interactive and robust graduate training to the next generation of neuroscientists. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct a vigorous, externally funded research program (for which 75% time will be protected) that augments the existing strengths in neuroscience and neurodevelopmental disease modeling, as well as contribute to teaching graduate topics in neural development and the supervision of graduate students.

Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent) in Neurosciences or related field and postdoctoral training. A record of research/scholarly activity is required. Experience in molecular and cellular biology is essential. A competitive year-round salary and an attractive start-up package will be provided. The selected candidate will also be nominated for a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Neurodevelopment. Further information about the Canada Research Chairs Program, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the Government of Canada’s CRC website.

Tier II Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Candidates who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and who have had career breaks, such as maternity, parental, or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc., may have their eligibility for a Tier II Chair assessed through the program’s Tier II justification process. Research interruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g., closures) are recognized as, and may be counted as, an eligible delay (credited at twice the amount of time) beginning March 1, 2020. Please contact UCalgary’s Office of Research Services for more information: Further information about the Canada Research Chairs Program can be found on the Government of Canada’s CRC website, including eligibility criteria.

The University of Calgary, through the Cumming School of Medicine that is comprised of health research institutes and academic departments, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. UCalgary is committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported. The successful applicant will join the Hotchkiss Brain Institute ( and the Owerko Centre for Neurodevelopment and Child Mental Health at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (, which are both localized with the Cumming School of Medicine. They also will participate in the the recently announced $125M ‘One Child, Every Child’ campus-wide initiative to help Canadian children thrive (

The University recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to consider, and be sensitive to, the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

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Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via University of Calgary Careers webpage using the “Apply Now’ link. Please be aware that the application process allows for a maximum of four attachments. Your application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):
• Cover letter and curriculum vitae including the names and contact information for three referees
• Statement of research interests (not to exceed 2 pages)
• Statement of teaching interests (not to exceed 2 pages)
• Equity, diversity, and inclusion statement (not to exceed 2 pages)

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Questions about this position may be directed to:
Dr. Sarah Childs, Department Head
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
c/o Leslie McGill (

The closing date for applications is. December 15, 2023

The University of Calgary strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ( and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)