Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) - Environmental Microbiology
Simon Fraser University, Department of Biological Sciences

Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) - Environmental Microbiology


The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track (Assistant Professor) position in Environmental Microbiology.


The successful candidate will build a strong research program that focuses on some aspect of basic microbiology, environmental microbiology, and/or microbial toxicology. We expect the successful candidate to engage in graduate training and to contribute to teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in basic microbiology and in our Masters of Environmental Toxicology program. We value collaborative interactions within and across Departments and Faculties on campus and beyond SFU’s borders.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


Simon Fraser University, located in the greater Vancouver area, is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.


Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, concise research statement including how their program would contribute to research strengths at SFU, a 1-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and names and contact information of 3 potential referees. All application materials should be submitted as a single pdf via this online application form


We start reviewing applications from mid-January 2019 until the position is filled. Short-listed candidates will be contacted in February to have three letters of recommendation forwarded to us.


Departmental contact:
Dr. Tony Williams, Acting Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6


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