Canadian Mennonite University
Faculty Position – Biology
Canadian Mennonite University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty
position in Biology. The successful candidate will work with other faculty to help build a
vigorous and growing undergraduate science program, which is an integral part of all our
undergraduate degree paths. We seek individuals who love to teach in the classroom and
laboratory. Welcome areas of specialization include ecology (pure or applied), systematics,
evolutionary biology, organismal biology (of any taxonomic group) or integrative physiology.
Strong candidates with backgrounds in cellular or molecular biology will also be given
CMU is a liberal arts university rooted in the Anabaptist tradition of Christianity, committed
to educating for peace and justice, learning through thinking and doing, fostering dialogue
among all peoples, and modeling invitational community. The University engages faculty to
teach and pursue scholarship within that framework. Applicants should hold a PhD or be
near completion of their doctorate, have a strong record of scholarly research, and a
demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Postdoctoral research experience is
an asset, but not essential.
Interested candidates should submit: a letter of application; a statement of teaching
philosophy; a curriculum vitae; a two-page statement on how their faith commitment would
contribute to teaching and scholarship at CMU; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and
contact information for three references. Subject to final budgetary approval, the
appointment will begin July 1, 2015. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and
experience. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014, and will continue until the
position is filled.
Winnipeg (population 700,000) is a vibrant, diverse city, the capital of Manitoba, and the
cultural heart of Canada’s prairie provinces. Well known for its literary, musical and artistic
scene, it is also home to four universities and several federal laboratories. CMU’s
Shaftesbury campus includes a small farm, borders the Assiniboine Forest, one of North
America’s largest urban forests, and is nearby the 450 ha (1,100 acre) Assiniboine Park,
which includes the Assiniboine Park Zoo and Botanical Conservatory.
Nominations or inquiries about the nature of the post may be directed to Dr. Gordon Zerbe,
Vice President Academic: firstname.lastname@example.org; 204.594.0512. Information about Canadian
Mennonite University can be found online at www.cmu.ca. Applications should be
submitted in confidence either electronically to email@example.com or by paper mail
addressed to Dianna Robson, Director of Human Resources, Canadian Mennonite
University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3P 2N2. We encourage all qualified
candidates to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be
given priority. CMU is committed to employment equity.