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WHAT'S NEW  ::  Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

March 7, 2023
Full-time contingent Assistant Professor - Position # 33397

Employer: Univ. of Manitoba, Max Rady College of Medicine, Dep. of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Closing Date: April 28, 2023

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Job Description

Closing date for receipt of applications is March 10, 2023.

The Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (MMID) invites applications for a full-time contingent Assistant Professor, commencing April 1, 2023 or on a date mutually agreed upon, for a five-year term. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department seeks an emerging scholar with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Exceptional candidates will be considered with the responsibilities and qualifications outlined below:

Description and responsibilities:

  • Promote infectious disease research with a focus on internationally relevant diseases, focusing on leveraging MMID’s research platform in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Provide knowledge translation that will inform key stakeholders and the general public about the importance of infectious disease research.
  • Enhance the University’s competitiveness in infectious disease research through peer-reviewed national grant funding.
  • Provide a learning environment which will attract top research trainees and mentor them to have success in obtaining scholarships and publish in top journals in the field.
  • Perform research that will ultimately improve the health of Manitobans, Canadians, and global citizens.
  • Provide teaching in the undergraduate medical education program and the Bachelor of Health Science program.

The duties of this position include teaching, research, and service.

Teaching: Teaching undergraduate and graduate students and mentoring research trainees.

Research: Develop and maintain a rigorous, independent, nationally funded, research program that is highly collaborative involving local, national, and international partners. It will be highly collaborative with members of MMID, the University and regional partners such as local hospitals, the provincial laboratory and NML. The program must have active engagement in the research platform MMID has built in Nairobi, Kenya.

Service: Service to the department, Max Rady College of Medicine, University, and outreach activities.


The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. and/or MD with postdoctoral research experience and a productive track record of peer-reviewed publications.

Teaching and/or student mentorship experience preferred.

The successful candidate’s research program must align with one or more of the department's identified areas of research strength (HIV, viral pathogenesis, host/pathogen interactions and antimicrobial resistance).

The Department currently has nine full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 76 affiliated members and offers graduate programs in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Further information about the Department of MMID can be obtained from: https://umanitoba.ca/medicine/medicine/department-medical-microbiology-and-infectious-diseases

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.

An inclusive, open and diverse community is essential to excellence and fosters voices that have been ignored or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently excluded groups, we take proactive measures including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We strive for diversity and cultural safety throughout the hiring process (hiring panels, short-list of candidates, interviews). We encourage you to self-identify any aspect of diversity in your cover letter.

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.

Application Instructions

Application materials must include:

  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Description of teaching philosophy
  • Summary of research interests
  • A personal statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion in your teaching, research, service and/or other experiences
  • Description of community engagement experience,
  • A three-page research plan
  • Contact information for three references.

Send to:

Dr. Keith Fowke
Search Committee Chair
544-745 Bannatyne Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9
c/o Leah Buermeyer

The closing date for receipt of applications is March 10, 2023.

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 process.

Application Contacts

Dr. Keith Fowke, Search Committee Chair
544-745 Bannatyne Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9
c/o Leah Buermeyer


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