This position is part of the BUFA (Employee Group) Careers are Built at Brock. The Department of Biological Sciences Brock University in Niagara Canada is looking to a fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in developmental biology (ie. evo-devo, developmental neuro, regenerative bio).

As a Top Employer in Hamilton-Niagara, Brock University offers unique opportunities in leadership, teaching, research, student support services, and administration. We have a history of developing the strength and career potential of our employees.

We are on the cusp of something new and exciting. We are launching into our next 50 years and are looking for people with passion, energy, and a strong desire to help our students achieve their goals.

Experience Brock, experience success., Note to all candidates: This posting will close at 12:01 am on the date listed .September 1, 2022

About Brock University

Brock University is located on the Traditional Territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. This Territory is covered by the One Dish One Spoon Wampum Agreement and the Upper Canada Treaties. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working with Indigenous people. In all that we do, Brock University strives to honour and support the Indigenous peoples of whose Traditional Territory Brock University is located. Our commitment to Reconciliation and Decolonization are one of four strategic priorities of Brock’s 2018-2025 Strategic Plan.

These priorities include fostering a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization. At Brock, “we believe that a diverse and welcoming learning community is built upon the foundation of exceptional students, faculty, staff and alumni. This requires that Brock be attractive and welcoming to people of all identities and accepting of the unique histories and experiences of Indigenous people within the Canadian state.”

The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 19,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

Our Geography

Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara wine country. The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize our nation’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, clean, safe communities, and surprisingly affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.

What We Offer
Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits, and ample support for research and sabbaticals. Research resources include conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases, and access to various research funding vehicles.  For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Collective Agreement. 

About the Position

The Department of Biological Sciences at Brock University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Developmental Biology, at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Biology or closely related field, with a minimum of 2 years of post-doctoral experience. Applicants should have a strong track record of scientific and research excellence as well as demonstrated strength in teaching and research supervision. The establishment of a successful, externally funded research program with supervision of undergraduate and graduate students is expected. 

Applications from diverse research areas of developmental biology using either invertebrate or vertebrate animal model systems are welcome. Current interests in the department include, but are not restricted to, evolutionary development, developmental neuroscience, and regenerative biology. We encourage applications from candidates who perform innovative and rigorous research in developmental biology at the genetic, molecular, cellular, or organismal level, and who will apply unique approaches to address fundamental questions that further our understanding of animal development.

About the Department

The Department of Biological Sciences at Brock University is a diverse department with extensive cross-disciplinary collaborations. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to teaching within the Department of Biological Sciences, including upper year courses in developmental biology.  

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining their current and proposed research program (maximum 3 pages), up to 3 recent publications, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy (and any evidence of teaching performance) in electronic format via the online application system here.  A single file PDF upload is preferable, but please note that a file maximum of 5MB per attachment exists.  

Applicants should also arrange for up to three letters of academic reference to be sent electronically to Brittany Kalbfleisch at (within 2 weeks following the application deadline). Complete applications received by August 31st, 2022, will receive full consideration (reference letters will be accepted until September 15th 2022). The start date for the position is negotiable but could be as early as January 1st, 2023. The availability of this position is subject to final budgetary approval. Inquiries can be directed to A. Necakov, Biological Sciences, 905-688-5550 x3829, Email:

Our Commitment

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. LGBTQ is an umbrella category and shall be read to include two-spirited people. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.

Please note that Brock University currently requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are working on campus and/or in-person with other employees, students or members of the public. As a condition of being hired, employees in these types of roles will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, or provide proof of a bona fide medical or Human Rights Code exemption.

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

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  

At this time, initial interviews will be conducted virtually.

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