Assistant Professor in Rhizosphere Biology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, University of Montreal

Job description

The Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Montreal is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Rhizosphere Biology. We are looking for a candidate whose expertise will complement that of the research team of an upcoming NSERC – Industrial Chair on micro-fertilization in agriculture.

The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise
graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic
life and reputation of the University.
• Ph.D. in Agronomy, Biology, Soil Microbiology, Plant-Microbe Interactions or in a related field
• Postdoctoral experience in relevant fields
• High quality publication record in leading international journals
• Interest in cross-disciplinary research and capacity to develop collaborations with members
of the Département de sciences biologiques and other departments of Université de Montréal
• Demonstrated ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels
• Ability to develop a novel research program on fundamental and applied aspects of
rhizosphere biology such as plant-microbe interactions in an agricultural context, plant
nutrition and protection, rhizosphere microbial community structure and plant-growth
promoting microbes
• Priority will be given to candidates with strong research experience in plant-microbe interactions, plant microbiome and related fields
• Proficiency in French within a reasonable period

Information about the position
Posting number: FAS 09-18 /3
Treatment: The University of Montreal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits.
Starting date

• The application must include the following documents:
- a cover letter
- a curriculum vitæ
- copies of recent publications and research
- a description of the teaching philosophy (no more than one page)
- a description of the research programme (no more than two pages)
• Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the Department chair by the referees.

Application and letters of recommendation must be sent to the chair of the Département de sciences biologiques at the following address:
M. Daniel Boisclair, directeur
Département de sciences biologiques, Pavillon Marie-Victorin
Faculté des arts et des sciences - Université de Montréal
C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7

The complete application may also be sent at the following e-mail:
For more information about the Department or about the Institute, please consult their respective Web site:,

Application deadline:
Start date:
Location: Plant Biology Research Institute, Biodiversity Center, UNiversity of Montreal