University of Alberta

Assistant/Associate Professor in Animal Physiology

Department of Biological Sciences

Competition No.  -    A106136515
Closing Date  -    Oct 08, 2018

We invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the broad areas of animal physiology. Candidates with a demonstrated publication record and research expertise in animal physiology and a strong interest in undergraduate education are encouraged to apply. We are interested in applications from excellent candidates who study any aspect of animal physiology including, but not limited to cell physiology, biochemistry, endocrinology, neurobiology or organismal physiology. The successful candidate will use diverse experimental approaches and models and be expected to integrate well with existing areas of Departmental expertise in comparative animal physiology.

Applicants must hold a PhD in biological sciences or a related field and must have a proven track record of leading-edge research. Applicants with prior experience in teaching and mentorship are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will show the ability or potential to obtain external funding from different programmes or sources to develop an independent, original, and externally funded research programme that includes the recruitment and supervision of both undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to a collegial environment through service. Candidates will be expected to contribute to a vibrant, forward-looking department through teaching in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programmes, building upon their expertise to teach courses in animal physiology at a diversity of levels.

The successful candidate will be positioned to bridge many of the research sub-disciplines in the Department. The Department of Biological Sciences ( is one of the largest in North America, with 68 faculty members and 240 graduate students. Exceptional infrastructure supported by both the Department and the Faculty of Science, includes field stations (e.g. Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre), an extensive aquatics facility, museums, and access to service units in chemical analysis, molecular biology, and microscopy. Members of Biological Sciences benefit from interdisciplinary connections with members of many other departments in the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Life, and Environmental Sciences, and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta.

Candidates should electronically submit a curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of research plans, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and reprints of their three most significant publications to Applicants must arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the attention of the Chair to

All correspondence should be addressed as follows and emailed to

Dr. Michael Caldwell, Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
CW405 Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2E9

Closing Date: October 08, 2018. The effective date of employment will be July 01, 2019 (open to negotiation).

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application. 

How to Apply


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.