Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor in Neuroscience

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: Biomedical Sciences

Date Posted: September 7, 2022
Deadline: Open until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #22-65

Position Description:

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

The Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), University of Guelph is seeking applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Neuroscience at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants must have a PhD degree in Neuroscience (or a related/equivalent field) and a minimum of 2 years of postdoctoral experience investigating the molecular and cellular basis of nervous system health and/or disease. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong record of research excellence, research productivity and independent research funding, as well as an established record of teaching excellence. They will independently acquire sufficient funds to support training of graduate students at the MSc and PhD level.

The University of Guelph’s Neuroscience programs, include the recently established undergraduate Major and Minor as well as a graduate Collaborative Specialization that capitalize on an area of strength within the institution, and have set the University apart as a desirable institution for this area of study. In the past 5 years, these programs have led to a significant increase in research funding and graduate student enrollment in this field. There are over 70 faculty already involved in research in this interdisciplinary and rapidly emerging field. For more information, please visit Neuroscience in the Department of Biomedical Sciences". The OVC is excited about hiring in this area to add to our existing compliment and anticipates further hires within the next year.

Experience teaching neurotoxicology is preferred, and experience with course development would be advantageous. Active participation or engagement in independent and collaborative research activities is an asset. Candidates must demonstrate managerial and organizational skills, a proven ability to work in a team, and excellent communication skills as the successful candidate will also be the faculty advisor for the Applied Toxicology graduate specialization. Applicants with an established record of graduate and undergraduate student supervision, and evidence of leadership skills are encouraged to apply. In addition to courses in the undergraduate programs, the Department offers graduate course-based Masters, and thesis-based MSc and PhD programs in each of the departmental discipline fields. The successful candidate will provide graduate teaching in the Collaborative Specialization in Neuroscience, as well as coordinate and deliver neurotoxicology lectures to undergraduate students in the neuroscience and biomedical toxicology major.

The successful candidate will work in a collaborative atmosphere among faculty with a research focus in Neuroscience, Cardiovascular Physiology, Cancer Biology, Regenerative and Stem Cell Medicine, Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Molecular Basis of Health and Disease, Pharmacology and Toxicology.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our university community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on November 2, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter including a research statement; ; (2) a curriculum vitae; and the names of 3 referees. The research statement (2 pages max) should present a vision of the short (5 years) and long-term goals of the research program, including funding strategies and potential for integration and collaboration within the department. It should also describe how HQP will be included in your research program. The teaching statement (2 pages max) should describe an overall teaching philosophy, provide examples of specific teaching strategies that have been used effectively in previous courses or that you wish to employ in future courses, and summarize potential teaching contributions in the department.

Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Tarek Saleh
Professor & Chair
Department of Biomedical Sciences
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: tsaleh@uoguelph.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

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