Biochemistry seeks a new Head of Department

Jul 3rd, 2012


Biochemistry seeks a new Head of Department


Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Biochemistry. The Headship is for a renewable three-year term, to be filled at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The Head reports directly to the Dean of Science.

The Department of Biochemistry is located on the main campus of Memorial University in St. John’s; it has 19 faculty, 4 cross and adjunct appointments, and an active graduate program (M.Sc. and Ph.D.).  The Department’s teaching and research cover a wide range of topics, with particular strengths in biochemistry and molecular biology, nutrition and metabolism, and food science.

The appointed Head will provide an active leadership role in the growth and development of the Department.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and an excellent teaching and research record, and be expected to maintain an active research program.  Administrative experience would be an asset.

Letters of application, including a statement of how the Department might develop under the candidate’s leadership, detailed curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees, should be sent to:

Dr. Mark Abrahams, Dean, Faculty of Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL, A1B 3X7  Canada
Fax #: 709-864-3316


Applications will be treated in confidence.  The deadline for receipt of applications is August 1, 2012. The appointment is expected to take effect January 1, 2013, or as soon thereafter as is mutually agreeable.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada.  As the province’s only university, Memorial University plays an integral role in the educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 18,000 students, Memorial University provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe friendly city with great historical charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.




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