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Department of Biological Sciences

Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in
1) Ecosystem Functioning and Climate Change, and
2) Cellular or Molecular Neuroscience

The University of Windsor’s Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the areas of 1) Ecosystem Functioning and Climate Change, and 2) Cellular or Molecular Neuroscience, commencing July 1, 2016. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

These positions are two of 50 new tenure-track Assistant Professor appointments that the University of Windsor will make over the next three years as part of a visionary strategic investment in our students and faculty. This cohort of 50 new teachers, scholars, researchers, and creators will demonstrate both disciplinary grasp and interdisciplinary reach, providing extraordinary leadership in research, teaching, and learning for a new generation. For more information on the 50 new appointments, visit us at www.uwindsor.ca/50newprofs.

1) Ecosystem Functioning and Climate Change
We are seeking an individual with demonstrated research expertise in modeling ecosystem outcomes under current trends and predicted multiple-stressor scenarios in aquatic ecosystems. Preference will be given to candidates whose activities complement and strengthen research programs within the Department of Biological Sciences and that can form productive linkages with the Faculty of Science, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER).

2) Cellular or Molecular Neuroscience
We are seeking a neuroscientist who addresses cellular and/or molecular processes related to the function or development of the nervous system. Preference will be given to candidates whose activities complement and strengthen existing research programs within the Department of Biological Sciences and that can form productive linkages with faculty in our Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN) program.

For more information about the Department of Biological Sciences, visit our website at www.uwindsor.ca/biology. For more information about GLIER, visit our website at www.uwindsor.ca/glier.

Essential Qualifications: Successful candidates for both positions will be expected to mount a productive and integrative research program, to obtain external funding and to participate actively in graduate training and undergraduate teaching. Candidates must have a Ph.D., with postdoctoral experience preferred.

Application Requirements
• a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
• a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
• two (2) page outline of research interests and accomplishments;
• samples of scholarly writing, including (if applicable) clear indications of your contribution to any jointly authored pieces;
• a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio showing evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at www.uwindsor.ca/ctl/links-pd);
• graduate transcripts; and
• three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Department Head at the address or email listed below.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application (www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions) found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of November 30, 2015. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of a late submission is at the discretion of the appointment committee.

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr. Dennis Higgs, Head, Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4, Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 2697; Email: biosci@uwindsor.ca

University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,050 students. The University of Windsor is a welcoming community that is committed to equity and supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University’s Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Members of Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. For accessibility related accommodation, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (recruit@uwindsor.ca). More general information on the University’s accessibility policy can be found on the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility website (www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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