Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Position - Department of Biology - Faculty of Science

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Academic Opening
Closing Date: 
Friday, November 10, 2017
Date of Posting: 
September 13, 2017
Department of Biology - Faculty of Science
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Position

The Department of Biology at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a tenure-stream Assistant Professor with expertise in Genetics.  The successful individual will teach undergraduate genetics courses such as Genetics I (BIO 2230) and Human Genetics (BIO 2240), as well as elective(s) in their area of expertise and interest.  The new professor also will apply for research grants and will contribute their expertise to mentoring and supervising undergraduate and graduate research students.  The salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience.  Full-time, permanent faculty members receive a comprehensive fringe benefit package; details will be provided at time of offer in accordance with the UPEIFA collective agreement. This appointment is expected to start in July 2018 (somewhat flexible depending on availability of the successful candidate), subject to final budgetary approval.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a related field of biology and have relevant postdoctoral experience, must be committed to excellence in teaching, preferably with university teaching experience, and should have potential for developing a strong externally-funded research program, evident by a solid publication record or other peer-reviewed successes.

UPEI is a small, dynamic university with a strong commitment to teaching and research excellence. The Biology Department ( is the largest of the departments in the Faculty of Science with approximately 300 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students.  Our undergraduate students may graduate with a General biology degree, a specialization (Life Sciences, Environmental Biology) or an articulated degree (Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology or Paramedicine; Bachelor of Wildlife Conservation;).  We teach service courses to students studying Nursing, Nutrition, Kinesiology and Environmental Studies.  Our graduate students and faculty research interests are in the broad areas of aquatic and marine ecology and toxicology, terrestrial ecology, and health sciences.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following material electronically in a single pdf file to

a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, a brief statement of your teaching philosophy with selected portions of a teaching dossier (if available), a brief statement of your proposed research directions with selected portions of a research dossier (if available), and the names, affiliations, and contact information for three referees.  Please quote the competition number.

For additional information, please email or call:
Dr. Marva Sweeney-Nixon, Chair, Dept. of Biology,
University of Prince Edward Island,
550 University Ave.
Charlottetown, PE Canada   C1A 4P3.
(902) 566-0633

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

All materials are to be received no later than November 10, 2017, but note that review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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