We invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in entomology and parasitology in the department of Biological Science at the University of Alberta. We are interested in applications from excellent candidates who study parasitological aspects of arthropod biology, including arthropods as hosts or as vectors. In particular, we are seeking an individual who is interested in developing a research program on mechanisms that control host-parasite associations. The candidate must hold a PhD and have a proven record of leading-edge entomology and/or parasitology research, as well as demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching.
The Department of Biological Sciences (www.biology.ualberta.ca) is one of the largest in North America, with 70 faculty members and 280 graduate students. This concentration of biologists offers a collegial environment for collaboration among ecologists, mathematical biologists, organismal biologists, molecular biologists, physiologists, and evolutionary biologists. Exceptional infrastructure includes field stations in Alberta and the Pacific Coast, microbial and plant growth facilities, museums including entomological and parasitological collections, and access to service units in chemical instrumentation, molecular biology, plant/soil/water analysis, and microscopy. Members of Biological Sciences benefit from interdisciplinary connections with members of many other departments in the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Life, and Environmental Sciences, and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. The successful candidate will be nominated as a Canada Research Chair at the Tier II level. (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca).
Candidates should submit curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of research plans, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and reprints of their three most significant publications preferably electronically firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the attention of the Chair email@example.com .
Closing Date: December 15, 2011. The effective date of employment will be July 1, 2012.
Dr. Michael Caldwell, Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
CW405 Biological Sciences Bldg
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E9
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal peoples.