The Université de Sherbrooke invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Molecular and Cellular Biology in the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science. The appointment is at the level of assistant professor, but a more senior appointment is possible for candidates with suitable experience. Candidates should have a strong publication record and evidence of the ability to teach and to establish an extramurally funded original research program.

Candidates studying plant systems are especially encouraged to apply, but all areas of molecular and cellular biology research will be considered, including, but not limited to, genetics, phenotyping, cell biology, bioinformatics, structural biology, ‘omics research. About the Université de Sherbrooke The Université de Sherbrooke is located in one of the three major higher education and research hubs in Québec, Canada. The Université de Sherbrooke is committed to research excellence, with multiple service platforms to support research. The Faculty of Science has recently made major investments in infrastructure for plant science research, including the construction of a research greenhouse and the acquisition of an automated plant phenotyping platform.

World-class proteomics, RNomics and genomics platforms are available to all researchers and an exclusive access to the Mammouth supercomputer array enables high-throughput analysis of the data generated by these technologies. Recognized for student satisfaction, its coop internship programs and its initiatives toward sustainable development, the Université de Sherbrooke also works closely with national and local governments to foster social, cultural, and economic development.

The Université de Sherbrooke has over 31,000 students, including more than 1,900 international students from 95 countries, enrolled in 405 study programs. Located in the Eastern Townships of Québec, Sherbrooke offers a diversity of welcoming, affordable and family-friendly living options.

Principal tasks
• Develop and maintain an active research program.
• Supervise and mentor graduate students.
• Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
• Contribute to University administrative tasks.
• Contribute to scientific community service and outreach.

• PhD or equivalent and relevant postdoctoral experience in biology or ecology, as demonstrated by a strong record of publications.
• PhD or equivalent and relevant postdoctoral experience in biology, including a strong publication record.
• Ability to conduct an independent and externally-funded research program.
• Strong interest and ability in teaching, research, and innovation.
• Ability to supervise and mentor graduate students.
• Demonstrated leadership and initiative in communication and interaction with internal and external collaborators.
• Professors at the Université de Sherbrooke are expected to be able to teach in French, or to rapidly attain the ability to do so.
Work conditions
The working conditions are governed by the collective agreement in force.
Regular, full-time tenure-track position.
Anticipated start date: To be determined.

Equity, diversity and inclusion: The Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS) values equity, diversity, equality and inclusion in employment within its community and invites all qualified individuals to apply, particularly women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities in compliance with the Quebec Act respecting equal access to employment in public bodies. The screening and assessment tools can be adapted according to the needs of persons with disabilities who request them, and this, in complete confidentiality. The Université de Sherbrooke also encourages people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to apply. Priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. Learn more about equity, diversity and inclusion at UdeS.

Application process:

Check our website then submit your application online. For this opportunity, see offer 05762. Please use the university’s electronic system to submit your application by clicking “Postuler”. Direct link:

The deadline to apply is WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19, 2022, at 5 p.m. (EST). Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a two-page summary of how their current research program would be developed at the Université de Sherbrooke.
In addition, Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference e-mailed directly by referees who are qualified to support their candidature. These documents should be sent to the address below:

The Dean
Faculty of Science
Job posting 05762
Université de Sherbrooke
2500, boul. de l’Université
Sherbrooke (Québec)

Posting period: August 19 to October 19, 2022, 5 PM JOB DESCRIPTION: Professor LOCATION: Main campus STATUS: Regular ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT: Faculty of Science – Department of Biology SCHEDULE: Full time tenure-track position

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