Department of Biology, Queen’s University
Queen’s National Scholar in Biotechnology
The Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University, invites applications for a Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) position in all areas of Biotechnology. This is a tenure-track or tenured appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, with a preferred start date of July 1, 2015, subject to budgetary approval. Further information on the Queen’s National Scholar Program can be found on the website of the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and possess relevant post-doctoral experience in a field related to Biotechnology. The main criterion for selection is demonstrated academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates independent research, peer assessed publications and the potential of external research funding. In addition, the candidate will display strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. The successful candidate will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the department, to the Faculty, to the University, and/or the broader community. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Candidates conducting cellular, molecular, or biochemical research in any experimental system will be considered, but priority will be given to those whose research programs and expertise complement existing strengths in the Department of Biology. Candidates with an integrative approach and/or strong potential for industrial collaboration or commercial application of their research are particularly encouraged to apply. We are looking for an individual who values interdisciplinary research and welcomes interactions with colleagues from diverse biological fields. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in initiatives aimed at expanding biotechnology training at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
The Queen’s National Scholar Program expects that the successful candidate will have developed a research program that aligns well with the University’s research priorities and have demonstrated their ability to provide a rich and rewarding learning experience to their students. Further information on teaching and research priorities at Queen’s is available in the Queen’s Academic Plan, which can be found via: http://www.queensu.ca/secretariat/index/QUniversityAcademicPlanFinal2011.pdf
and the Queen’s Strategic Research Plan, which can be found via:
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.
To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
A complete application consists of: a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph), a current Curriculum Vitae (including a comprehensive list of publications, awards and grants received), a writing sample, a statement of current and prospective research interests, a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available), and a minimum of three letters of reference. At least one of the letters of references must be at arm’s length, and the letters should preferably be from more than one university or other appropriate institutions. Reference letters should be dated, and include the referee’s name, position, department, institution, email address and telephone number, the name of the nominee, and the period of time and the capacity in which the referee has known the nominee.
Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically (either as PDFs or MS Word files) to firstname.lastname@example.org although hard copy applications may be submitted to Chris Moyes, Head, Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6.
The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Joanne Surette in the Department of Biology, at email@example.com.
Academic staff at Queen’s are governed by a Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at: http://www.queensu.ca/provost/faculty/facultyrelations/qufa/collectiveagreement.html
Appointments are subject to review and final approval by the Principal. Only nominees external to Queen’s University will be considered. (Please note that, for the purposes of this competition, Queen’s Term Adjuncts and Adjunct-1’s will be considered as external nominees.) The deadline for applications is February 1, 2015, with interviews held shortly thereafter.