Mount Allison University

306 17822
Position ID:MountA-AP1 [#17822]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 1E6, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Biology / Other
Appl Deadline: (posted 2020/12/18, listed until 2021/06/18)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Department of Biology at Mount Allison University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Applied Quantitative Biology and Data Science. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2021, subject to budgetary approval. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. and have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research in the general area of Applied Quantitative Biology. The successful candidate will contribute to courses in Mount Allison’s newly launched inter-disciplinary Data Science program, and to both introductory and upper year courses in the Biology program within their areas of competence. We welcome candidates from a broad range of expertise including, but not limited to, bioinformatics, ecological modelling, or a related field. Candidates must provide evidence of ability to work in a collegial and student-centered environment.

The successful candidate is expected to launch an active and externally funded research program that integrates participation by undergraduate research students. The Biology department has an intensive research-based undergraduate honours program, and a graduate program 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 successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty within Biology and in cognate departments. Department members also benefit from strong collaborations with government agencies 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, a greenhouse, 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 should be submitted online using the Submit link below, not by email. Questions may be directed to:

Dr. Diana Hamilton Chair of the Search Committee Department of Biology Mount Allison University

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021 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:
67 York Street
Sackville, NB E4L 1E6

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