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January 23, 2023 / HR AdWorks c/o University of Manitoba - Assistant or Associate Professor in Oral Biology

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Assistant or Associate Professor  in Oral Biology

Assistant or Associate Professor in Oral Biology

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Application Deadline: 23/04/2023

Department of Oral Biology
Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
Position Number: 30305

The Department of Oral Biology, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured Assistant or Associate Professor in Oral Biology. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2023, or as soon thereafter as possible.

The successful applicant will be expected to (a) establish and maintain an independent externally-funded research program, (b) contribute to Department undergraduate and graduate teaching programs, (c) provide graduate research training opportunities, and (d) participate in service (academic, professional and/or community) to the Department, College, or University.

The ideal applicant for this position must have a PhD, post-doctoral training and demonstrated evidence of research experience (with peer-reviewed publications) in alignment with current research strengths of the department. Preference will be given to individuals demonstrating teaching expertise in areas related to immunology/inflammation in health and disease. The Department is looking to reinforce its strategic directions by recruiting a productive researcher capable of adding synergy through collaboration with the current team of nationally funded principal investigators. The applicant should be fluent in English. For appointment at the Associate Professor level, the ideal applicant must have demonstrated experience in teaching at the graduate level, masters-level research mentorship and evidence of a successful dossier in research, including peer-reviewed publications and success in obtaining independent grant funding.

The Department of Oral Biology ( is a multidisciplinary academic and research unit in the College of Dentistry. Its members provide basic science teaching to undergraduate dental and dental hygiene students, graduate students, and clinical residents. Departmental members have research programs in areas of neurosciences, biochemistry, taste biology, microbiology, and craniofacial development. The department hosts the Manitoba Chemosensory Biology Research Group ( and a readily available zebrafish and Mexican tetra fish breeding facility. The department has strong collaborations with the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, CancerCare Manitoba, and the Manitoba Neuroscience Network at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.

Only complete applications will be considered. Applications for the position # 30305 must include the following 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a personal statement on their contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion in your teaching, research, service and other experiences 4) statement of research interests (including current research interests and future research plans); and, 5) teaching interests (including a teaching philosophy statement). Electronic applications, with documents combined in one pdf file should be sent to the Search Committee Chair. Three letters of reference are required to be sent directly from the referees to the Search Committee Chair.

The Mission of the University and College includes a commitment to Scholarship, Teaching, Research, and Service ( The University of Manitoba’s College of Dentistry offers a four-year dental degree, a two-year international dental degree completion program, a three-year dental hygiene diploma, and seven graduate programs. It has a significant research profile, and a variety of community service activities that has made this institution among the most respected in Canada. (
The City of Winnipeg ( located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, is recognized for its vibrant, multicultural community and diverse culture. The city, with a growing population of more than 766,000, is home to internationally renowned festivals, galleries and museums, the historic Exchange District and The Forks, and ever-expanding research, education, and business sectors. From the Hudson Bay waters, across the farmland fields, to the pulse of the cities and towns, The Province of Manitoba’s ( people and places – its 100,000 lakes, 92 provincial parks, winding river valleys and storied prairie skies – inspire.

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.

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

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, diversity and inclusion, 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). We encourage you to self-identify any aspect of diversity in your cover letter.

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 (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process. Completed application documents and informal enquiries should be directed to:

Dr. James Gilchrist
D113-780 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W2

Closing date for application is February 28, 2023 and will continue until position is filled.

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