Tenure-track faculty position in eukaryotic genetics available in the Dept. of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary

The Dept. of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary is hiring a tenure-track asst. professor in eukaryotic genetics. Ad here. Here are the key details, and a bit of context for non-Canadians (who are welcome to apply!):

  • Application deadline is Mar. 29, 2021, for a start date as early as July 1, 2021 (you can start later)
  • It’s a broad ad; candidates who self-identify as evolutionary biologists are among those from whom we’d welcome applications. Candidates using live-cell imaging techniques and/or genome editing tools are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • The University of Calgary is one of Canada’s leading research universities. We have about 30,000ish undergrads and 8,000ish graduate students. The Dept. of Biological Sciences is the biggest department on campus, we have 50ish faculty and 160ish graduate students. Between our department and other units on campus, we have a bunch of outstanding evolutionary biologists working with genomic data (Sean Rogers, Sam Yeaman, James Wasmuth, others). We have a bunch of shared core facilities at our med school, including sequencing and live cell imaging. Calgary is a great place to be a geneticist.
  • Calgary is a vibrant city of about 1.2 million people, located just 45 minutes drive from the Canadian Rockies, with all the opportunities for recreation that implies. Here is what the bit of the Canadian Rockies that’s closest to the university looks like. Come on, tell me you don’t want to live here!
  • By law, applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents have to be given priority, but do NOT let that stop you from applying if you don’t fit those categories. I was a US citizen when Calgary hired me. We just hired Kelsey Lucas, who is a US citizen. Every application will be given full consideration, so if you think you might want the job, don’t take yourself out of the running by not applying.

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