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Career Opportunities

July 3, 2018
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Molecular Virology

Employer: Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
Location: Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Closing Date: September 3, 2018

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Job Description

The Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences (DBMS) in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University is seeking an outstanding scientist and educator with passion, energy, and a strong vision for innovative research inmolecular virology. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2019.

The ideal candidate’s research program will focus on subjects related to medically important viruses. Research areas of particular interest include molecular studies of viral pathogenesis, host-virus interactions, viral genomics, antiviraltherapeutics and the development of novel virus-based therapies. The research strengths of the preferred candidate should facilitate collaborative relationships with existing DBMS faculty working in the areas of viral immunology and molecular virology as well as the broader university-wide membership of the Infection, Immunity and Inflammation Research Group (3IQ) at Queen’s University.

The preferred candidate will have a distinguished track record of discovery and innovative research, and an ability to collaborate with colleagues in the DBMS, as well as with other scientists and clinical researchers at Queen’s University. The capacity to develop and deliver educational content in the area of virology to both undergraduate and graduate programs will be an important selection criterion.

Candidates must hold a PhD, MD, DVM,or equivalent degree and have a minimum of two years postdoctoral research training. As part of the submitted application, the successful candidate will: (i) provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer-assessed publications and an externally-funded world-class research program; and (ii) demonstrate strong potential to make outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the Department. Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centered environment. The successful candidate will make contributions through service to the Department, the Faculty, the University, and / or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

Queen’s University is host to numerous other research centres and research groups, housing scientists with research interests that will complement the successful applicant. These include the Centre for Neuroscience Studies (CNS); the Cardiac, Circulatory and Respiratory Research Group (CCR) and Queen’s Cardiopulmonary Unit (QCPU); the Gastrointestinal Disease Research Unit (GIDRU), the Group for Research in Reproductive and Developmental Origins of Health, Disability and Disease; and the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute (QCRI). These groups and units maintain extensive collaborations with researchers locally, nationally, and internationally. Additionally, the Centre for Advanced Computing at Queen’s delivers a world-class high-performance computing environment and storage resources.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the work place and welcomes applications from women,visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Application Instructions

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of originor citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete. 

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a comprehensive list of publications, awards, and grants received);
  • a statement of current and prospective research interests and experience;
  • a statement of teaching experience and interests together with a teaching portfolio (including teaching outlines and evaluations,if available);
  •  the names and contact information of a minimum of three referees.

The adjudication of applications will commence on September 1, 2018 and applications will continue to be reviewed until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants are asked to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to:

Dr. Michael Adams,
Chair, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Appointments Committee,
Queen’s University,
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact:

Jackie Moore,
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, 


Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.

Application Contacts

Dr. Michael Adams
Queen’s University, Kingston,Ontario, K7L 3N6

Jackie Moore
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences

Related Links

Queen's-QUFA Collective Agreement
Queen's University Faculty Association

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