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Inaugural Chair, Department of Medical Biotechnology at the rank of Associate or Full Professor - York University

Province: Markham, Ontario
Position: Inaugural Chair, Department of Medical Biotechnology at the rank of Associate or Full Professor
Deadline: December 15, 2018
Posted: August 31, 2018

Job Description / Duties

The Faculty of Science at York University invites applications for a full-time appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor who will serve as the inaugural Chair of the Department of Medical Biotechnology, York University Markham Centre Campus (YUMCC) for an initial 5-year term to commence July 1, 2019.

The position will be based at the York University Markham Centre Campus when the new campus is operational. Between July 1, 2019 and the opening of the Markham campus, the appointee will have teaching responsibilities at York’s Keele campus in the Department of Biology and have administrative and leadership responsibilities for the Markham campus. The YUMCC is a new $253 million campus located within Markham’s city centre offering innovative joint and professional programs. Students will have experiential learning opportunities on campus and within the community as YUMCC will partner with local businesses and industrial partners. The campus will open in September 2021. More information about this new and dynamic campus can be found at http://markham.yorku.ca/.

Qualifications / Required Skills

We seek candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarly research who will build an innovative research program in an area of Medical Biotechnology, including but not limited to: immunology, immunotherapy, vaccines, protein therapeutics or stem cell biology. The successful candidate will be expected to secure and maintain external peer-reviewed research funding. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences or a related discipline.

The successful candidate will play a major role in developing the broader research program in the Department, including the recruitment of research and teaching stream faculty, all within a new, state-of-the-art biomedical research facility. The Chair will be involved in hiring administrative and teaching staff. Candidates must have a strong track record of administrative, leadership and management skills, and demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Additional Information

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is December 15, 2018. Applicants should submit a signed letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a research proposal, a statement of leadership and management philosophy, and arrange for three signed confidential letters of reference to be sent to Professor Robert Tsushima (Chair, Search Committee) at biojobs@yorku.ca.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Indigenous people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/. Please select the Affirmative Action tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

Contact Information

Professor Robert Tsushima (Chair, Search Committee) at biojobs@yorku.ca.