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 (www.botany.ubc.ca) 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.