The Department of Biology at Mount Allison University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the biology of plants or other primary producers. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor and is expected to commence on July 1, 2023, subject to budgetary approval. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. by the time of appointment and have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research. 

We welcome candidates who use tools from genetics, bioinformatics, physiology, or other areas to study terrestrial or aquatic primary producers.  The successful candidate will contribute to both introductory and upper year Biology courses within their areas of competence. Candidates must provide evidence of ability to work in a collegial and student-centred environment. We seek applicants who value equity, diversity, and inclusion. Applicants must submit a 1-page statement describing their past contributions to, and future goals for, equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching and research.

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 members of all other equity seeking groups. 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 cover letter.

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 and terrestrial habitats, major rivers and lakes, salt and freshwater marshes, Acadian forest, peatlands, the Bay of Fundy, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty across Biology and cognate departments. Department members also benefit from strong collaborations with government agencies and local stewardship groups.

Facilities on campus include a temperature and light controlled glasshouse, controlled environment chambers, two aquatics facilities with both fresh and saltwater capacity, a digital microscopy facility with fluorescent and SEM imaging, an environmental analysis and stable isotope laboratory, 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: 1) a cover letter; 2) up-to-date curriculum vitae; 3) statement of teaching interests and philosophy (maximum 2 pages); 4) statement of research plans (maximum 2-3 pages); 5) statement of equity, diversity, and inclusion (as outlined above, maximum 1 page); and 6) the names and contact information of three references. Applications are being managed through Academic Jobs Online
and should be submitted to that site, not by email. Questions should be directed to:

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

Review of applications will begin on February 17, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Department: Department of Biology

Opportunity type: Academic (full-time)

Position title: Assistant Professor – Department of Biology

Classification: Assistant professor

Supervisor’s title: Department Head

Posted date: January 10, 2023

Closing date: February 17, 2023

Anticipated start date: July 1, 2023

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