Assistant Professor – Biology (Molecular Microbiology)

Updated: 16 days ago
Location: Ottawa West, ONTARIO
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

About the Position
  • Field of Specialization: Molecular Microbiology
  • Academic Unit: Biology
  • Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure track)
  • Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
  • Start Date: July 1, 2023
  • Closing Date: September 1, 2022

The Department of Biology at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2023. Qualified applicants are expected to have an exceptional record of research accomplishment within the discipline of Molecular Microbiology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a sustained externally funded research program. Applicants must be able to teach core undergraduate courses in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics and related fields. Successful candidates will be expected to develop graduate and undergraduate courses in their area of specialization.

About the Academic Unit

The Department of Biology is a teaching and research unit with close connections to a variety of other units including the Institute of Biochemistry. The Department is also part of the broader Ottawa- Carleton Institute of Biology that links scholars at Carleton and the University of Ottawa. The curriculum in the Department of Biology is innovative and involves many opportunities for students to participate in understanding and solving real-world problems through research experiences.

Our faculty have access to a broad range of resources including a greenhouse, cell culture facilities, animal care facility, microscopy facilities, mass spectroscopy, modern CL2 certified research labs and well-equipped teaching laboratories. Many faculty members within the Department have close research collaborations with government agencies, hospital research institutes, industries and other organizations within the National Capital Region and around the world.

Please consult the following websites for more information about Carleton University and the Department of Biology:  and .


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, demonstrated research excellence and a commitment to teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate-level students. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program in microbiology. The incumbent will mentor undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Individuals using molecular biology, genetics, genomics and/or systems biology approaches are encouraged to apply. Applicants with the ability to forge collaborations with members of the Department of Biology and other Departments across Campus, as well as with allied agencies, will be given preference.

Application Instructions

Application materials should be sent electronically as one PDF file to to the attention of: Chair, Search Committee for Tenure Track Position in Molecular Microbiology, Room 209, Nesbitt Biology Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6 Canada. The deadline for applications is September 1, 2022.

The electronic PDF file should include the following: a cover letter, the names and contact information for three referees, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy outlining pedagogical approaches, and a list of Biology courses you would be interested in teaching. Existing course descriptions can be found at:

Please provide a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans.

Please indicate in your application if you are a legally eligible to work in Canada.

About Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Carleton has long been known for promoting research excellence and connectedness and is involved in partnerships around the globe. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa .

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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