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Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Systems Immunology

University of Calgary

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, and the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary invites applications for a tenured faculty position, in the field of Systems Immunology, at the rank of Professor. Applicants currently at the Associate Professor level eligible for promotion to Professor are encouraged to apply. The selected candidate will be nominated for a Tier I Canada Research Chair CRC). The CRC is tenable for seven years and renewable once.

Qualifications include an PhD and/or MD (not practicing clinical medicine) or equivalent. The successful applicant will be a recognized or emerging leader in the field leading to a better understanding of the role of systems immunology in host defense, autoimmune disease or transplantation and includes disease modifying therapy. The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of an ability to lead a research team, obtain CIHR or equivalent national grant support and effectiveness in teaching at the University level. Applicants must present evidence of a strong publication record, work that has influenced and led to significant advances in the field and a well-established ability to obtain peer-reviewed funding. The applicant must also meet the criteria for a Canada Research Chair at the Tier I level. Further information about the Canada Research Chairs Program, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the Government of Canada’s CRC website.

The applicant will be recruited to the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases and will align with priorities and become a member of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases. The successful applicant is expected to lead an independent and collaborative research program in systems immunology research within a multidisciplinary research environment that will complement existing strengths and allied groups within the Cumming School of Medicine and core facilities, which include the International Microbiome Centre, a newly renovated Containment Level 3 facility, the Live Cell Imaging Centre, and the Perkins Microbial Communities Core. Criteria for evaluation will include the extent to which the applicant has directed a successful program and published in high impact journals that have influenced subsequent publications and the field. The successful applicant is expected to operate a training program of high impact.

The selected candidate will be expected to be committed to undergraduate education and teaching at the graduate level. Experience with lecturing and innovative educational approaches, course development and coordination, and a demonstrated record of contribution to undergraduate teaching is required. Successful applicants will also be expected to make contributions to areas of service.

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity, and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The Cumming School of Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported. This includes the provision of a formal mentoring program, internal grant review programs that enhance success in research grant applications, pilot funding programs and other support programs.
The University of Calgary 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 give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link via the University of Calgary Careers site. Please be aware the application process allows for only four attachments. Your attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):
Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees
Statement of research interests and a description of a proposed 5-year research plan for the Chair
View full posting and apply: https://medicine.careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/10652716-canada-research-chair-tier-1-in-systems-immunology-of-microbiology-immunology-and-infectious-diseases-cumming-school-of-medicine

Questions about this position may be directed to:

Dr. Christopher H. Mody, MD FRCPC, FCAHS
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
C/O Marcy Brett (mbrett@ucalgary.ca)

Application deadline: November 10, 2022

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website (http://careers.ucalgary.ca/). For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine (http://medicine.careers.ucalgary.ca/)

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 in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, 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 (equity@ucalgary.ca) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (hrhire@ucalgary.ca).
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)