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Assistant or Associate Professor in Immunology - University of Manitoba

Province: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Position: Assistant or Associate Professor in Immunology
Deadline: November 30, 2024
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Job Description / Duties

Assistant or Associate Professor in Immunology
Full Time, Tenure-Track (Probationary)
Department of Immunology, Max Rady College of Medicine
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Position # 35036

The Department of Immunology in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences (RFHS) and Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commencing on May 1, 2025, or a date mutually agreed upon. Salary will be commensurate with rank, qualifications and experience, in accordance with the University of Manitoba Faculty Association collective agreement.

The Department is seeking an individual to establish an original, innovative, extramurally funded research program addressing fundamental immunologic mechanisms in health and disease and complementing existing research strengths. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, immunobiology of chronic diseases, systems immunology, immunological tolerance, regulation of inflammation, immunometabolism and/or innate immunity.

The Department particularly seeks applicants with potential to bridge fundamental and clinical Immunology utilizing cutting edge methods such as single cell omics, multiomics, tissue organoids or humanized mouse models. The successful candidate will contribute to educating undergraduate, graduate and medical students through teaching and mentorship in Immunology.

Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent degree and a minimum of three years post-doctoral experience in an Immunology-related area. This position will have a substantial research component and evidence of a productive publication history in high quality, peer-reviewed journals and ability to secure competitive, extramural research funding are expected. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated ability to conduct and lead original, innovative research working in a collaborative team environment, and will possess excellent communication skills. This position also requires participation in academic service activities to the Department, College, or University as assigned. Teaching experience in immunology and related areas would be desirable.

The position includes a laboratory start-up package and the opportunity to compete for additional equipment funding locally and via the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. The successful applicant will have access to core Faculty resources including state-of-the-art facilities for flow cytometry, live cell imaging, multiplex imaging, histomorphology and ultrastructural imaging, proteomics platforms, single cell transcriptomics, bioinformatics, humanized mouse models and others.

The Department of Immunology, the first in Canada, was founded in 1969 and is well recognized for excellence in research and graduate training. The Department occupies modern open-concept lab space in the Apotex Centre that has facilitated research and high calibre graduate and post-graduate research training by promoting collaboration and sharing of expertise. The Immunology open lab is well equipped and serves as home to Faculty-wide core facilities including Flow Cytometry. The Department has received international recognition for fundamental immunology research, interdisciplinary research, translational immunology and collaboration with industry. Immunology faculty benefit from strong linkages with scientists in adjacent research hospitals and Institutes within the Manitoba Health Sciences Centre complex, including interactions with clinician-scientists and indigenous health experts. The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences brings together health professional programs with biomedical science research and graduate training programs, all within a health science campus highly integrated with research and teaching hospitals serving the entire province. Abundant opportunities exist for research interactions with the extended biomedical science research community on campus, including the Manitoba Centre for Proteomics and Systems Biology, Child Health Research Institute of Manitoba and Paul Albrechtsen Research Institute at CancerCare Manitoba.

Application Information
A review of applications will begin August 1, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are requested to submit the following materials via email as a single PDF file to:

Aaron Marshall, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee
Tel: (204) 789-3509
E-mail: silvia.panameno@umanitoba.ca

Applications must include:
1. a cover letter concisely describing suitability for the position
2. a curriculum vitae (including examples of significant research contributions)
3. a research plan (3 page maximum) outlining an independent, innovative research program, and its potential to attract funding and contribute to student training
4. a teaching statement (1 page) that documents the applicant's experience in and/or approach to training and mentoring diverse students and the candidate's teaching philosophy
5. a personal statement including your positionality, demonstrated commitment and approach to issues pertaining to anti-racism and social justice (including principles of equity, access and participation) in the following areas: teaching, research and service
6. the names and contact information of three referees

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences is committed to the social justice principles of equity, access & participation and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, Black, racially marginalized communities, disabled persons and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities).

An inclusive, open and diverse community is essential to excellence and fosters voices that have been ignored or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, access and participation, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently excluded groups, we take proactive measures including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We strive for diversity and cultural safety throughout the hiring process (hiring panels, short-list of candidates, interviews). The University acknowledges the potential impact that Career Interruptions and Personal Circumstances can have on an applicant's record of research achievement. Measures will be taken to ensure that these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the evaluation process.

We encourage you to self-identity aspects of your identity that position you to bring currently under-represented viewpoints, expertise and forms of excellence to this role.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community – UM faculty, staff and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM’s impact is global.

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Contact Information

Aaron Marshall, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee
Tel: (204) 789-3509
E-mail: silvia.panameno@umanitoba.ca