Assistant or Associate Professor in Plant Molecular Biology

General Information
Monday, August 14, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Faculty: research faculty
Assistant or Associate Professor in Plant Molecular Biology
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Budget Funded
Job Description

The Department of Botany at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure track position in Plant Molecular Biology to begin no earlier than July 1, 2018. We particularly welcome outstanding applicants with expertise in the areas of biochemistry, development, genetics, genomics/transcriptomics/proteomics and physiology. The initial appointment is expected to be at the level of Assistant Professor, but appointment at a higher rank (Associate Professor) will be considered for an applicant of exceptional qualifications. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant area, a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience, and a demonstrated potential for attaining excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, internationally competitive and externally funded research program, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students, and participate on service committees for the department, university and academic/scientific community.
The Department of Botany ( is one of the largest and strongest Botany Departments in North America, offering a wide range of research and educational programs. Our departmental community consists of more than 200 members, with 40 full-time faculty whose research and teaching specializations range from the organismal to the molecular level. Our on-campus facilities include plant growth facilities and greenhouses, the UBC Herbarium, the Canadian Centre for the Culture of Microorganisms, the UBC Bioimaging Facility and the UBC Botanical Garden.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing how their expertise will enhance the existing strengths of the Department of Botany, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names of three referees to Review of applications will begin after September 17th, 2017.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. UBC welcomes applications from all qualified individuals; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.