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Assistant Professor - Toxicology

The University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Toxicology at the rank of assistant professor, effective on or after July 1, 2011. This position has been created as part of the Northern Ecosystems Toxicology Initiative, a campus-wide priority aimed at creating and sustaining Canada's largest and most comprehensive interdisciplinary toxicology program ( We seek an individual that uses integrative physiological approaches to study mechanisms of toxicity in animals at the organismal and suborganismal levels. Experience in the use of genomic (transcriptomic, proteomic and/or metabolomic) approaches in mammals would be an asset. The candidate is expected to develop an active, extramurally-funded research program that includes Tri-Council funding. A Ph.D. in Toxicology or a related discipline and post-doctoral (or equivalent) experience is required. Depending upon the successful candidate's expertise and wishes, the position will be academically placed in either the Department of Veterinary Pathology, Western College of Veterinary Medicine (, the Division of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition (, the Department of Animal and Poultry Science, College of Agriculture and Bioresources (, or the recently established School of Environment and Sustainability (; in all cases in a full partnership with the Toxicology Program. Duties will include teaching a senior undergraduate course in Systemic Toxicology within the Toxicology B.Sc. program, a graduate course in the candidate's area of expertise within the Toxicology Graduate Program, and an additional undergraduate or graduate course within the designated academic unit

Located in Saskatoon, the University of Saskatchewan ( is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities and is currently undergoing approximately $1 billion in capital development. Exceptional research facilities exist on campus, including at the recently expanded Toxicology Centre and Western College of Veterinary Medicine, a current expansion of the Academic Health Sciences complex, and the Canadian Light Source synchrotron. Saskatoon is an economically and culturally vibrant city (population 225,000) with numerous leisure opportunities and an outstanding quality of life (

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2011. To be considered for this opportunity, please send your CV, a cover letter that includes details of your proposed research program and teaching philosophy, and full contact information for three referees, in confidence, to:

Dr. David Janz, Acting Director
Toxicology Centre
University of Saskatchewan
44 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5B3


The University of Saskatchewan is committed to employment equity. Members of designated groups (women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities and visible minorities) are encouraged to self-identify on their applications. Applications will be judged solely on academic promise and achievement, but for candidates of equal ability, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.