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5 Oct 2018

Full-time Assistant Professor of Biology

Canadian Mennonite University – Posted by CMUWpg Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Job Description

Canadian Mennonite University invites applications for a full-time, three-year faculty position in Biology.

The successful candidate will work with other faculty to develop a growing undergraduate science program, which is an integral part of all our undergraduate degree paths. We seek individuals who love to teach in the classroom and laboratory, inviting students to be creative and rigorous in formulating and answering scientific questions. The candidate will teach introductory biology, genetics, and cell biology, and have opportunity to develop complementary courses. Research experience involving botanical, fungal, or microbiological (eukaryotic or prokaryotic) systems is an asset, but not essential. Capacity to work with diverse model organisms is important.

CMU is a Christian liberal arts university rooted in the Mennonite tradition. We expect faculty, in their teaching, research, and service, to engage productively and critically with the intellectual and spiritual life of the campus community. Applicants should hold a PhD or be near completion of their doctorate, have a solid theoretical and methodological background, a strong record of scholarly research, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching.

Winnipeg (population 750,000) is a vibrant, diverse city, the capital of Manitoba, and the cultural heart of Canada’s prairie provinces.  Well known for its literary, musical and artistic scene, it is also home to four universities and several federal laboratories. CMU’s Shaftesbury campus includes a small farm, borders the Assiniboine Forest, one of North America’s largest urban forests, and is nearby the 450 ha (1,100 acre) Assiniboine Park, which includes the Assiniboine Park Zoo and Botanical Conservatory.

Interested candidates should submit: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; a research statement; a statement on how their faith commitment would inform their teaching and scholarship at CMU; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and contact information for three references.

Subject to final budgetary approval, the appointment will begin July 1, 2019, or when the position is filled. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin November 16, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Nominations or inquiries about the nature of the post may be directed to Dr. Paul Dyck, Associate Dean of Faculty,

Information about Canadian Mennonite University can be found at


How to Apply

Applications should be submitted in confidence electronically to or by paper mail addressed to Dianna Robson, Director of Human Resources, Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3P 2N2. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. CMU is committed to employment equity.

Job Categories: academic. Job Types: Full-time. Job Tags: biology, Christian university, faculty, Manitoba, and science.

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