Tenure-Track Positions in Vascular Biology

February 13, 2016

University of Calgary LogoThe Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, in partnership with the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, is inviting applications for two tenure-track positions, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, in the area of vascular biology. Researchers with expertise in vascular smooth muscle function, endothelial function or atherosclerosis are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications include a PhD or MD. Applications at the Assistant Professor level must have 2-3 years of experience in research or research-related roles beyond the PhD or MD degree, and a proven record of excellence in research as demonstrated by scholarly publications and the ability to compete successfully for funding. Applications at the Associate Professor level must present evidence of an established, externally funded research program, a strong publication record, evidence of successful teaching and graduate supervision, and evidence of established academic engagement in professional and other communities.

These positions offer an excellent opportunity to develop a vigorous and independent externally-funded research program within a dynamic, collaborative and multidisciplinary environment. The positions provide 75% of time protected for research, and will include expectations to contribute to teaching (undergraduate or graduate, as appropriate) and graduate student supervision. A competitive salary and an attractive start-up package are available for each position. The successful candidates will be expected to apply for extramural support from national/provincial agencies to sustain their research program.

The successful candidates will occupy laboratory space within the Libin Cardiovascular Institute in the Cumming School of Medicine, in close proximity to other investigators with an interest in basic and translational research of the mechanisms of cardiovascular disease. The Institute and School of Medicine are also home to a number of excellent core research facilities. Please visit our websites at www.ucalgary.ca/pp, www.libin.ucalgary.ca and cumming.ucalgary.ca for more information.

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I will lift up my eyes'.

To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are created, tested, and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We are increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the one of the most vibrant economies in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts some of the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter that includes a summary of their research interests and 3 reference letters, by February 19, 2016, addressed to Dr. Wallace MacNaughton, Professor and Head, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Dr. N.W., Calgary AB, T2N 4N1. Email: physphar@ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.

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