Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Biology,Teaching-Focus, 2-Year Contractually-Limited, Open to Internal Applicants Only

College: College of Biological Science

Department: Integrative Biology

Date Posted: September 29, 2022
Deadline: October 27, 2022
Please reference AD #22-69

Position Description:

The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph invites applications from current employees of the University of Guelph for a full-time contractually-limited position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of undergraduate biology teaching. The position will be for a 2-year term and will focus on delivering a range of courses in the Integrative Biology curriculum, including large first year courses (e.g. BIOL*1070 Discovering Biodiversity) as well as courses across disciplines in ecology, comparative physiology, evolution and biodiversity depending on the operational needs of the department and expertise of the successful candidate.

A Ph.D in biology, relevant experience, and demonstrated success in teaching across a range of formats will be required, along with evidence of strong potential for developing course material. The successful candidate will be expected to develop course materials, support, and teach an equivalent of up to 5 courses in the current curriculum per academic year and will not be expected to supervise graduate students or maintain an externally funded research program. Ideally, this position will start January 1st 2023 with the successful candidate teaching in the Winter 2023 semester.

The Department of Integrative Biology is in the College of Biological Science, a vibrant and exciting center for discovery-based research that regularly brings in funding in excess of 20M per annum. The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic, multidisciplinary department with 37 faculty and an excellent record in teaching >50 courses per year across physiology, evolutionary biology, ecology, conservation biology, and biodiversity, encompassing a wide range of taxa and levels of biological organization from molecules to ecosystems.

In the Department of Integrative Biology, we value diversity and inclusivity because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, complex problem solving, and the creation of a modern, representative academic community. The Department actively fosters a culture that is positive, collegial, and respectful of all members, and in which wellness and healthy work-life balance are valued along with (and indeed, contribute to) excellence in research and teaching. To support an inclusive and vibrant departmental culture, the Department maintains standing committees focused on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Mental Health and Wellness and has developed specific recommendations for faculty hiring that incorporate these important issues. The Department of Integrative Biology has an EDI statement.

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 October 27, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) teaching statement; (4) diversity statement, (5) names and contact information of three references.

Applications should be sent by email to ibsearch@uoguelph.ca, to the attention of:

Dr. Amy Newman
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Integrative Biology
College of Biological Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

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.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and M├ętis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion (https://uoguel.ph/ox2p9) is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.