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Job ID: 152225

Assistant or Associate Professor
University of Manitoba

Date Posted Dec. 23, 2020
Title Assistant or Associate Professor
University University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Department Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Application Deadline Mar. 1, 2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Microbiology & Virology
    Immunology & Infectious Diseases

Position # 28914

The University of Manitoba (UM) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (MMID) commencing July 1, 2021, or on a date mutually agreed upon. (…).

The proposed position aligns with the University’s strategic research plan that identifies Population and Global Health; Immunity, Inflammation and Infectious Diseases as "Research Signature Areas" which are areas of demonstrated research excellence.

MMID was initially established in 1884 and is dedicated to research and training in the area of human infectious diseases. The Department combines strong basic science research and graduate student training with excellence in clinical microbiology and infectious disease care and post-graduate medical microbiology and clinical microbiology training along with nationally unique public health infectious disease research and training. MMID is the regional academic home for biomedical, clinical and public health research and training in medical microbiology and infectious diseases. The Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) is Canada’s leading laboratory involved in outbreak response, research and surveillance activities for bacterial and viral infectious diseases. It is supported by nationally unique facilities and expertise for a systems biology approach to host/pathogen interactions. The UM and NML collaborate extensively on research, training and a variety of academic scientific pursuits.


The duties of this position include teaching, research, and service. Teaching involves undergraduate and graduate students and mentoring research trainees. The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a rigorous, independent, nationally funded, research program that is highly collaborative, ideally involving local, national and international partners. The research program of the successful candidate will be multidisciplinary and provide a high-quality training component. It will be highly collaborative with members of the department, the University and with regional partners such as local hospitals, the provincial laboratory and NML. 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) and could take advantage of international research cohorts. Finally, service responsibilities include service to the department, 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. For consideration at the rank of Associate Professor, the expectations include evidence of grant support from external agencies, a highly productive track record of academic output, and a record of mentorship of research trainees. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 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 or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

The University of Manitoba, founded more than 140 years ago, is located in Winnipeg, and is the region’s largest research-intensive university. The university community is comprised of close to 30,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and over 140,000 alumni. A vibrant, prairie city with a population exceeding 700,000, Winnipeg boasts world-class arts and entertainment, professional sports teams, recreational lakes and beaches, and an affordable, balanced lifestyle; for more information, visit

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 (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

Application materials must include:

  • a cover letter outlining the candidate’s qualification and how they fulfill the above-listed criteria
  • a curriculum vitae (including examples of significant research contributions)
  • a two-page statement outlining the innovative and original research program and its potential to attract funding, contribute to student training and other impacts on the broader community, and a statement on candidate’s strengths and experiences in increasing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in previous institutional environment(s)
  • a teaching statement that documents the candidate’s experience in and approach to training and mentoring diverse students and the candidate’s teaching philosophy
  • the names and contact information of three referees

Send to:
Dr. Keith Fowke
Search Committee Chair
Room 544-745 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9
c/o Janice Bailey (email:
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