Assistant Professor in Microbiology, Tenure Track
The Department of Microbiology & Immunology at The University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in microbiology, with emphasis on the following themes: bacterial pathogenesis and virulence, commensalism, antibiotic resistance, and anti-infective/anti-microbial agents. Individuals using molecular or cellular approaches to uncover host-bacteria interaction mechanisms in any experimental system are encouraged to apply.
The position requires a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience, and an outstanding record of research achievements and publications in this field. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a strong, externally-funded and internationally-competitive research program, supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, collaborate with other faculty members, actively participate in service to the department, university, and academic/scientific community, and deliver outstanding teaching in both undergraduate and graduate courses. S/he is expected to be able to teach introductory, upper level, and graduate courses in bacterial pathogenesis, bacterial physiology, and bacterial genetics. The ability to teach introductory bioinformatics would be an asset. Evidence of teaching excellence and an interest in innovative teaching methods are required.
The successful applicant will become a member of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology (https://microbiology.ubc.ca), which consists of 25 research faculty with strengths in microbiology, immunology, virology, and host-pathogen interactions. S/he will have laboratory space in the UBC Life Sciences Center, which houses the Life Sciences Institute (http://lsi.ubc.ca), a world-class group of 85 laboratories carrying out fundamental research in molecular and cellular life sciences. The successful applicant will have opportunities to collaborate with a large and diverse community of researchers at UBC and affiliated hospitals. Established research groups and facilities include the Centre for Tuberculosis Research, Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, and the Centre for Drug Research and Development. The successful applicant will also have access to state-of-the-art proteomics, genomics, and flow cytometry, as well as the Centre for Disease Modeling, which enables the use of rodent models of disease, the FINDER level-3 biosafety containment facility, and imaging facilities that include a Titan Krios 300kV cryo-electron microscope.
Appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Competitive start-up and infrastructure development funds will be provided. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate is expected to assume the position by no later than September 1, 2018.
Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a detailed summary of research interests describing two potentially fundable projects (maximum 5 pages), and a statement of teaching accomplishments and interests to Dr. Parvin Bolourani at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, the applicant should arrange for support from at least 3 referees to be sent to the same e-mail address. Review of completed applications with reference letters will begin on December 1, 2017.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the BC Human Rights Code including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.