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Chairperson, Department of Biology

Ronald Pearlman ronp at yorku.ca
Mon Nov 30 06:59:17 EST 1998

Below is an advertisement for a position as Chairperson, Department of
Biology, York University, Toronto, Canada. As well as the information
below, a number of retirements in the next few years will provide the
person selected with significant opportunity for recruitment and

Dr. Ronald E. Pearlman           ronp at yorku.ca
Professor, Dept. of Biology
Director, Core Molecular Biology Facility
York University
4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
Phone:416-736-5241; FAX:416-736-5698

BIOLOGY YORK UNIVERSITY - Department of Biology invites applications for
Chair of the department. The department has a strong orientation towards
research and teaching excellence and the current complement of 32 full
time faculty is focussed in four general areas of Animal Physiology, Cell
and Molecular Biology, Plant Sciences and Population Biology. There is
also an initiative with the Chemistry Department to develop an area of
expertise in biomolecular structure. Compatibility with one or more of
these areas is essential. However, leadership and research excellence are
paramount over specific area of expertise. An ability to maintain
interactions with other disciplines in the university is important, as is
the promotion of the department on the national scene. Undergraduate
teaching activities in the department cover the breadth of Biology and
include substantial teaching of non-majors. Graduate studies are pursued
by about 70 full time MSc and PhD students. The Department has an
excellent research environment, including numerous University-supported
staff, workshops and central Molecular Biology and Microscopy core
facilities. York University is also part of the vibrant research,
intellectual, cultural and social community of Metropolitan Toronto. The
position is available from July 1st 1999, but a later start is negotiable.
Additional information about the department can be obtained at
www.science.yorku.ca/units/biology/dept/home.html or from the Chair of the
search committee at 416 736 5511 or brent at yorku.ca.. Applications,
including c.v. and the names of 3 referees, should be sent to Dr.
I.B.Heath, Chair of Search Committee, Biology Department, York University,
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada by 31st January, 1999.
York University is implementing a policy of employment equity, including
affirmative action for women; qualified women and men are invited to
apply. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will
be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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