Assistant or Associate Professor in Microbe-Plant Interactions: Canada

The Department of Microbiology at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commencing July 1, 2022, or on a date mutually agreed upon. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department seeks an emerging scholar with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Exceptional candidates at the rank of Professor may also be considered. Outstanding microbiologists in any area of microbe-plant interactions will be considered, with particular emphasis on candidates who will complement or extend the Department’s strengths in fundamental, environmental and applied aspects of host-microbe interactions. The successful candidate will have a PhD and preferably post-doctoral experience or other distinguishing attributes in Microbiology or a related field. Duties will include undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching and supervision, research, including the establishment of an externally funded research program, and service-related activities. The successful candidate will have a track record of high quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications; will either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish, an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable research program; will have demonstrated strength in or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment.

To enrich our Department and create role models for a diverse population of students, we particularly invite application from those who can support and enhance our diversity, including women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons, and those committed to a diverse environment.

About the Department and University

The Department currently has 16 full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 2.5 Instructors, and offers a full range of both undergraduate and graduate programs in Microbiology and contributes to programs in Genetics and Biochemistry. The Department has access to well-established and equipped research infrastructure, including facilities for microbial growth and analysis, molecular biology and biochemistry, imaging and plant growth, and is supported by strong research links with other University of Manitoba departments including the Departments of Biological Sciences, Plant Science, and Chemistry. Winnipeg is the largest city in the Province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment, including symphony, opera, dance, theatre, and ethnic festivals. The region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons.


Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy, a summary of research interests, a three-page research plan and contact information for three references, should be sent as a single PDF file to: Please ensure to specify position number 30388 in the application.

For further information contact the Search Committee Chair at: The closing date for receipt of applications is August 20, 2021.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

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