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Assistant Professor in Developmental Biology

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The Department of Zoology at The University of British Columbia invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Developmental Biology. This is a tenure track position, with initial appointment to be made at the Assistant Professor level, beginning no earlier than July 1, 2022. We seek an outstanding applicant with an innovative research program using cellular, genetic, and/or genomic approaches to address fundamental mechanisms of animal development. Applicants studying traditional or non-traditional model systems are encouraged to apply.
The position requires a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience, and an exceptional research track record. Responsibilities include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate students, and participating on service committees for the department, university, and academic/scientific community.
The successful applicant will become a member of the Department of Zoology ( and a member of the Life Sciences Institute ( The Zoology Department includes more than 38 principal investigators and promotes integrative research in biology. Its faculty and students pursue cutting edge questions in Comparative Animal Physiology and Biomechanics, Evolution, Ecology, and Cell and Developmental Biology. Specializations range from the organismal to the molecular level. The Life Sciences Institute is a world-class, highly interactive, multidisciplinary institute, comprising over 80 labs pursuing fundamental biological mechanisms underlying health and disease. Labs are loosely organized into collaborative research groups, including Cell and Developmental Biology, Diabetes, Cardiovascular, and Neuroscience, and LSI members have access to a variety of core facilities to support work on protein structure, bioinformatics, imaging, single cell flow analytics, and more.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 18/11/2021

Applicants should submit:
1. Cover letter (up to 2 pages) that outlines:
o Your research vision and accomplishment
o How your expertise, scholarship and planned research will integrate with the Department of Zoology and the LSI.
o How you have displayed leadership through existing or proposed research, teaching, service, community engagement, outreach, contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, or other relevant activities.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Statement (up to 2 pages) describing your current and proposed research program.
4. Statement (up to 1 page) of teaching interests and accomplishments, addressing how you will teach core undergraduate courses in the UBC Biology program.
5. Statement (up to 1 page) identifying your past contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, along with your ability to work with a culturally diverse student body (giving specific examples where possible), as well as your philosophy of and potential future contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion.
6. Up to 3 representative publications.
7. Names and contact information for 3 referees.

Applications must be entered as a single pdf in the above order addressed to Dr. Vanessa Auld at Academic Jobs Online: Review of applications will begin on November 19th, 2021.