University of Alberta

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Competition No.  -    A112633244
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level.  We are seeking expert candidates in the field of immunology. Immune tolerance provides an example of an area of interest.

Applicants must have a PhD, postdoctoral experience and a proven record of high-quality research achievements. The successful candidate will conduct innovative independent research to attract external funding and outstanding research trainees. There will also be significant opportunities for collaborations with several multidisciplinary research groups within the University, such as: the Alberta Diabetes Institute, the Alberta Transplant Institute, and the Department of Surgery.

A competitive start-up package and research support, along with the opportunity to apply for infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to help acquire state-of-the-art equipment, will be provided. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs, including teaching and assisting with administration, and will be appointed as a faculty member in the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, contingent on ongoing government funding.


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 cover letter.  If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your cover letter. 

To apply please submit a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching interests, and a description of current and future research plans.  Also, please arrange to have three confidential letters of reference directly forwarded to the individual named below.   

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

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Matthias Gotte, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
6-020K Katz Group Centre for Health Research
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1

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.