Assistant Professor – Physiology and Pathophysiology (Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases)

University of Manitoba

Assistant Professor – Full-Time, Probationary (Tenure Track)
Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
Position # 34782

The Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences (RFHS) and Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing on January 1, 2025, or on a date mutually agreed upon. Start-up funds will be provided, and Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and in accordance with the University of Manitoba Faculty Association collective agreement.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases of the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology. The new incumbent will be expected to develop and maintain an externally funded research program that will preferably complement the division’s strengths by bringing in a new area of focus related to endocrine and metabolic systems or extend the division’s existing research strengths in the areas of neuroendocrine regulation, islet biology, diabetes, lipid metabolism, gene regulation and sex differences in endocrine and metabolic systems.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an innovative research and training program that is capable of engaging in broad collaborations with colleagues from both basic science and clinical departments and will attract talented local, national, and international trainees. The candidate is expected to support the department’s teaching activities in physiology and pathophysiology including undergraduate, diploma and graduate teaching and supervision of graduate students and postdoctoral and clinical fellows and fill a need to support current and planned program expansions in the RFHS. The successful candidate is expected to participate in service activities for department or faculty committees as assigned.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate or equivalent degree in physiology or a related field in biomedical sciences. At least three years of postdoctoral research experience in endocrine and metabolic physiology using multi-disciplinary cross-cutting techniques, and a demonstrated ability to develop and implement cutting edge experimental approaches is required. A productive publication history in high quality, peer-reviewed journals and the potential to secure competitive, extramural research funding are expected.

Demonstrated evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment would be considered an added strength. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated research excellence in the interactions between endocrine and metabolic systems and gastrointestinal and renal systems.

Additional Information:
The RFHS and the Department offer excellent opportunities to forge multi- and inter-disciplinary research collaborations with partner institutes. The successful applicant will have access to core Faculty resources including central animal core and transgenic facilities, molecular imaging, histomorphology and ultrastructural imaging, proteomics & systems biology, flow cytometry, lentiviral vector production, live-cell imaging, and statistical genomics and bioinformatics. Further information on the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology can be obtained at

Application Information:
A review of applications will begin June 10, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are requested to submit the following materials via email as a single PDF file to:
Tooru Mizuno, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee
Tel: (204) 789-3696
E-mail: [email protected] and [email protected]

Applications must include:
1. Cover letter concisely describing suitability for the position (referencing position number 34782)
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Research plan (max 5 pages)
4. Statement of teaching interests (1 page)
5. A personal statement including your positionality, demonstrated commitment and approach to issues pertaining to anti-racism and social justice (including principles of equity, access, and participation) in the following areas: teaching, research and service (1 page).
6. Names and contact information of three academic referees.

Only complete applications will be considered. The University appreciates the interest of all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences is committed to the social justice principles of equity, access & participation and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, Black, racially marginalized communities, disabled persons and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities).

An inclusive, open and diverse community is essential to excellence and fosters voices that have been ignored or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, access and participation, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently excluded groups, we take proactive measures including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We strive to include diverse perspectives and cultural safety throughout the hiring process (hiring panels, short-list of candidates, interviews). The University acknowledges the potential impact that Career Interruptions and Personal Circumstances can have on an applicant’s record of research achievement. Measures will be taken to ensure that these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the evaluation process.

We encourage you to self-identity aspects of your identity that position you to bring currently under-represented viewpoints, expertise and forms of excellence to this role.

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