Graduate Student Positions

Although most programs are accepting students, below are some departments/professors who are actively looking for graduate students.

Graduate Student Positions in the Arts

PHILOSOPHY

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a Master of Art degree with a major in Philosophy. The Department has strengths in the Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Meta-Ethics, Logic, Philosophy of Mind, Wittgenstein and the History of Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of War and Peace, and the Philosophy of Language. The Master of Art degree with a major in Philosophy is a two-year thesis based program.


Graduate Student Positions in the Fine Arts and Music

ART

Building on the University of Lethbridge Art Department’s reputation for first class undergraduate education in Art Studio and Art History/ Museum Studies, the MFA with a major in Art offers those wishing to pursue graduate education in Art Studio the opportunity to be part of a community of highly active faculty practitioners and scholars.

This program provides graduate students with opportunities to pursue disciplinary excellence through integrated study in theory and practice, encompassing material, critical and conceptual investigations in contemporary art, and offers an exceptional level of interaction with faculty and visiting artists.

MUSIC

Building on the University of Lethbridge Music Department’s reputation for first-class undergraduate education in performance and composition, the MMus offers those wishing to pursue graduate studies the opportunity to be part of a community of experienced and active performing musicians and scholars.

The program combines advanced studio instruction with a strong theoretical and practical foundation in these areas: voice, piano, collaborative piano, French horn, violin, conducting, and composition. It also involves master classes with visiting artists and numerous performance opportunities at the University and in the larger community of Lethbridge.

NEW MEDIA

Building on the New Media Department’s reputation for first class undergraduate education in the areas of 3D art and animation; digital video, film and the moving image; interactive arts; new media theory and culture; and visual design for digital and electronic media, the MFA (New Media) offers those wishing to pursue intensive studio-based graduate studies, the opportunity to be part a community of highly active faculty artists, scholars, and researchers.

This program combines advanced instruction with a strong theoretical and practical foundation in areas related to faculty research interests. Students will develop and hone their creative talents by way of access to first-rate design and animation software, high end motion-capture technology, and digital video production equipment. The program offers an exceptional level of interaction with faculty and staff.

THEATRE AND DRAMATIC ARTS

Building on the University of Lethbridge Theatre & Dramatic Arts Department's reputation for first class undergraduate education in the areas of Technical Theatre and Design, Performance, and Theatre Studies, the MFA with a major in Theatre & Dramatic Arts offers those wishing to pursue graduate education the opportunity to be part of a community of highly active faculty practitioners and scholars.

This program provides graduate students with opportunities to pursue excellence through integrated study in theory and practice, and offers an exceptional level of interaction with faculty and staff.


Graduate Student Positions in the Sciences

CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

RNA RESEARCH POSITIONS

Positions are available for studying the molecular mechanism of protein synthesis.

The interdisciplinary approach used in our group combines quantitative biochemistry and biophysics with computational techniques to describe and study the dynamic properties of ribonucleoprotein complexes. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in a truly multidisciplinary research environment and to gain experience in the “wet-lab” as well as in the computational lab.

Experience with molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and biophysical (Spectroscopic) techniques will be helpful but not required. A background in computational biochemistry such as molecular dynamics and QM/MM approaches would be beneficial.

These positions are available starting immediately. Please send your curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and three references to: Dr. Hans-Joachim Wieden, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

The following faculty members are currently available as supervisors in the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees for those interested in Environmental Science (Note: the faculty member must formally agree to supervise the proposed program of studies):

  • Dr. Theresa Burg: Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy students in landscape genetics, phylogeography, population connectivity and speciation in birds
  • Dr. Larry Flanagan: Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy students in ecosystem science and global change: the response ofecosystems to experimental warming and altered precipitation
  • Dr. Dan Johnson: Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy students in invasive species, ecological modelling, environmental statistical analysis, sustainable agriculture, ecology and biogeography
  • Dr. David Logue: Master of Science or Doctpr of Philosophy in animal communication, bird song, evolution of behaviour, ornithology.
  • Dr. Derek Peddle: Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy for the NSERC CREATE AMETHYST Remote Sensing Program
  • Dr. Steward Rood: Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy students in river flows and regulation, riparian floodplain ecology and management, especially cottonwood ecophysiology
  • Dr. Brent Selinger: Master of Science student on the characterization of a novel family of phytate degrading enzymes

NEUROSCIENCE

Graduate (Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy) and postdoctoral programs in behavioural neuroscience at the Department of Neuroscience / the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN) provide an outstanding training environment, taking students out of the classroom and into the rich world of research. Students are immersed in programs that are interdisciplinary in nature, incorporating research interests in learning and memory, neural plasticity, neuroethology, motor systems, stroke, vision, cognitive neuroscience, brain development, addiction and the neurobiology of disease.

More information about training opportunities in the Neuroscience Department.

Note: before applying, please first contact potential supervisor (list of our faculty members)

We have also special opportunities for grad students and postdocs to participate in the NSERC CREATE Biological Information Processing Program (BIP): From Genome to Systems Level program which funds trainees at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge. The vision of the BIP program is to conjoin cell biology, dynamic neuroimaging and computational methods. Our belief is that the next generation of innovators in neuroscience must have a toolkit that contains methods for seeing intracellular molecular process, for measuring activity of large distributed networks of neurons and for computation as it applies to both signal processing and neural systems modelling.

More information about BIP program.

In addition, the CCBN has established an exciting new Brain Dynamics group that focuses on studying Systems and Computational Neuroscience.

The offered salaries for trainees accepted in this program are competitive with NIH standards for postdocs and graduate students. Our world-class training programs and facilities provide an excellent and unique learning environment for the new and experienced. The Brain Dynamics group is highly collaborative and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to study how large populations of neurons interact and control behavior. Particular research strengths of our group are in the areas of learning and memory, decision making, information coding and related diseases such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, addiction and stroke.

Lethbridge Brain Dynamics group website.