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WHAT'S NEW  ::  Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

July 6, 2022
Instructor I or II Position # 32312

Employer: University of Manitoba
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Closing Date: October 6, 2022

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Job Description

The closing date for receipt of applications is August 15, 2022 

 Department of Microbiology
Faculty of Science

The Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, invites applications for a full-time probationary position at the rank of Instructor I or II, with a focus on Microbiology, commencing January 1st, 2023 or on a mutually agreeable date. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department seeks a scholar committed to excellence in teaching and pedagogical development that is consistent with evidence-based teaching in a collaborative environment and equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the classroom. The successful candidate at the Instructor II rank will have a Ph.D. and a track record of outstanding teaching contributions and course development. At the Instructor I rank, the successful candidate will have an M.Sc. or Ph.D. (preferred), and demonstrate outstanding experience in, or potential for, teaching and course development. Other distinguishing attributes in Microbiology may be considered. Experience in prokaryotic or eukaryotic microbiology in molecular microbiology, biochemistry, environmental microbiology, proteomics, bioinformatics, or computational biology will be beneficial. Duties will include undergraduate teaching in the laboratory and classroom, and service-related activities. Teaching delivery may include live lecture, on-line and distance formats.

To enhance the Department and create role models for a diverse population of students, we encourage applications from those who support, enhance and promote our diversity, including those who represent diverse sexual identities, visible minorities and people with disabilities, and those committed to a diverse, inclusive environment.

The Department has 17.5 tenured and tenure track faculty members and 2.5 Instructors and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Microbiology and Biochemistry. Our teaching laboratories are well-equipped with biosafety cabinets, plate readers, qPCR machines, and bioinformatics resources. The Department has strong links with the Departments of Chemistry and Biological Sciences, the Rady Faculty of Medicine and the faculties of Engineering, Agriculture & Food Science. Further information is available at https://sci.umanitoba.ca/microbiology/.  

The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community – UM faculty, staff and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM’s impact is global.

Discover outstanding employee benefits, experience world-class facilities and join a dynamic community that values reconciliation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. We are one of Manitoba’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. At the University of Manitoba, what inspires you can change everything.


The City of Winnipeg (www.tourismwinnipeg.com), located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, is recognized for its vibrant, multicultural community and diverse culture. The city, with a growing population of more than 766,000, is home to internationally renowned festivals, galleries and museums, the historic Exchange District and The Forks, and ever-expanding research, education, and business sectors. From the Hudson Bay waters, across the farmland fields, to the pulse of the cities and towns, The Province of Manitoba’s (www.travelmanitoba.com) people and places – its 100,000 lakes, 92 provincial parks, winding river valleys and storied prairie skies – inspire.

Application Instructions

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Applications must include a curriculum vitae and a description of teaching philosophy and EDI principles and how they will guide pedagogy development. Additionally, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available) and contact information for three references should be sent to MicroSearch@umanitoba.ca, as a single PDF file. Please specify posiition # 32312. For further information contact the Search Committee Chair Deborah.Court@umanitoba.ca.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search committee.



Application Contacts

Deborah Cour


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