Mount Allison University

306 13025
Position ID:MountA-ASTB [#13025]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Marine Biology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 1E6, Canada [map]
Subject Areas: Biology / marine biolog, invertebrate biology and/or microorganisms
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/12/21, finished 2019/05/31, listed until 2019/03/29)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Biology at Mount Allison University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Marine Biology. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019, subject to budgetary approval. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. and have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research in the area of marine biology. We seek candidates with broad expertise, and a research focus on coastal systems. Expertise in invertebrate biology and/or microorganisms in coastal environments would also be an asset. Candidates must provide evidence of ability to work in a collegial and student-centred environment, and should be eager to contribute to teaching at both the introductory and advanced level.

The successful candidate is expected to launch an active and externally funded research programme that integrates participation by undergraduate research students. The Biology department has an active research-based undergraduate honours programme, and a graduate programme at the M.Sc. level. Faculty have access to a range of internal and external funding opportunities. Mount Allison is surrounded by rich coastal habitats, close to salt marshes, the Bay of Fundy, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The department benefits from strong collaborations with government agencies including Environment & Climate Change Canada and Fisheries & Oceans Canada, and local stewardship groups. Facilities on campus include the Harold Crabtree Aqualab, a small mammal research facility, a digital microscopy facility with fluorescent and SEM imaging, communal molecular biology equipment, communal cell culture and biosafety level 2 facilities. More information about the Department may be found at

Complete applications will include a cover letter, up-to-date curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, description of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references. Applications are being managed through, and should be submitted to that site, not by email. Questions should be directed to:

Dr. Matt Litvak
Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Biology
Mount Allison University

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Mount Allison acknowledges, honours, and respects that the land named Sackville, NB is part of the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People who are the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our University is built and confirms its commitment to strengthening relationships with all Indigenous people. Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Canadians and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Dr. Matt Litvak
Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Biology
Mount Allison University

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