Assistant Professor in Fish and Wildlife Biology, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University

The Department of Natural Resource Sciences of McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Fish and Wildlife Biology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We are seeking an innovative field biologist with expertise in quantitative methods and the ability to link fundamental research to applied issues in fisheries science, wildlife management and/or conservation biology. Research areas of interest include movement ecology, bioenergetics, population dynamics, trophic interactions, and food webs. Research that includes social and policy dimensions with a geographical focus on the North is desirable.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD degree in an appropriate discipline and will have post-doctoral experience and a record of publication in high-quality scholarly journals. The position will require the development of a strong externally-funded research program involving the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. It will involve teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as service to the university and scholarly communities. Collaboration in research and teaching is encouraged with others in the Department, Faculty and University as well as in research networks such as the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science.

The Department of Natural Resource Sciences is a community of researchers in wildlife and fisheries biology, forest and landscape ecology, entomology, microbiology, soil science, ecotoxicology, economics and natural resource policy. The position will be a key component of the research and graduate teaching in wildlife biology and will complement our current strengths in mammalogy, ornithology, and landscape ecology. We are committed to excellent teaching in several environmentally-oriented undergraduate majors and specializations offered through the Faculty and the McGill School of Environment.

McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is located on the Macdonald Campus, 30 km from the city of Montreal. The Campus comprises 650 hectares of farm and forested lands, commercial and research animal facilities, experimental field stations and state-of-the-art student learning facilities.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as biology or environmental science.

Appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but appointment at a higher rank is possible under exceptional circumstances.

Applications should include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes achievements and future plans, up to three publications in PDF format, a summary of teaching interests and experience, and letters from three professional references who can evaluate their candidacy for a tenure-track position. The position start date is on or after August 1, 2017.

For more information about the Department and Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, visit our web sites at: http://www.mcgill.ca/nrs/department-natural-resource-sciences; www.mcgill.ca/macdonald.

Inquiries about this position may be sent to the Chair of the Department, Dr. Brian Driscoll, brian.driscoll@mcgill.ca

Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8947

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Assistant Professor position, Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg

The Department of Biology at The University of Winnipeg invites outstanding candidates to apply for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field with a strong research focus on aquatic biology and freshwater organisms and/or ecosystems. Postdoctoral experience is preferred, and demonstrated teaching ability and evidence of teaching effectiveness are considered strong assets.

The Department of Biology is one of the largest in the University and offers 3 and 4 year B.Sc. degrees, as well as a B.Sc. Honours and a M.Sc. in BioScience, Technology and Public Policy. There are opportunities to supervise Ph.D. students via adjunct appointments at other institutions. The Department is entering an exciting phase of faculty renewal and is based in the state-of-the-art Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex in downtown Winnipeg. Department members are active in a range of areas in health sciences and environmental research.

The successful applicant will make full use of opportunities to collaborate with researchers in the department, at The University of Winnipeg, and in the cluster of associated academic and research agencies in the region, and will be expected to develop an externally funded research program and supervise undergraduate and graduate research students. Depending on expertise, the successful applicant could be asked to teach undergraduate courses in aquatic ecology, organismal or environmental physiology, and/or ecotoxicology, and will have opportunities to develop upper level and/or graduate courses related to their research interests.

There are opportunities for the successful candidate to conduct aquatics research in both the lab and field, and work in a range of systems including (but not limited to) Lake Winnipeg, the Prairie Pothole region and the world-renowned Experimental Lakes Area, all within a few hours of Winnipeg. We are looking for a highly motivated and energetic candidate who will develop a strong, independent but collaborative research program, deliver world-class training for research students, and provide outstanding teaching in the classroom.

Subject to budgetary approval, this position will be effective from July 1, 2017. Salary levels will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on January 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled; full consideration is assured for applications received by Monday, January 30, 2017. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, outline of proposed research program (maximum two pages), a statement of teaching philosophy including evidence of teaching effectiveness (maximum two pages), and two or three representative publications (all documents in PDF). Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference e-mailed directly to: Dr. Judith Huebner, Chair, Department of Biology, biology@uwinnipeg.ca.

The University of Winnipeg is an urban university that appreciates, fosters and promotes values of human dignity, equality, non-discrimination and diversity. The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized communities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, first preference must be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. However, all qualified individuals are invited to apply. Additional information on The University of Winnipeg is available at http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/.

Director, Environmental Science Program, Faculty of Science, University of Calgary

The Faculty of Science invites applicants for a Director of the Environmental Science Program as either a full-time tenure-track Senior Instructor or as tenured Teaching Professor depending on qualifications. The appointment will preferably commence on July 1, 2017. The Directorship component is a five-year renewable term based on successful performance.

The successful Senior Instructor candidate will have:

  • a PhD and field experience in hydrology, hydrogeology, biogeochemistry or soil science and are enthusiastic about developing and leading environmental science field courses.
  • a demonstrated leadership record including program administration, mentoring/coaching of academic staff and students, managing change and working effectively within a leadership team,
  • evidence of teaching excellence and engagement in teaching-related scholarly activities,
  • a passion for multidisciplinary, inquiry-based and community-based approaches to learning and,
  • the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

In addition to the qualifications above, a candidate appointed at the rank of Teaching Professor will have a distinguished record of service contributions to the institution and appropriate discipline, and when relevant, profession. The Teaching Professor rank is reserved for those, who in the opinion of colleagues, are outstanding in their discipline for their contributions to teaching and learning. Appointment to this highest rank in the Instructor stream requires documented evidence of distinguished achievement in teaching and pedagogy, based on contributions to teaching and learning, curriculum development and educational leadership in a discipline and/or across disciplines.

Environmental Science Program at the University of Calgary is a joint program offered by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts. Students in the program can focus their studies in one of six areas of specialization (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics and Statistics). For more information about the program please visit the following website: www.ucalgary.ca/ensc/. The program is accredited by EcoCanada (www.eco.ca/accreditation/accredited-programs/).

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including statements of teaching philosophy and educational leadership statements, teaching evaluations). The applicant must organize for three letters of reference to be sent by the referees directly to the email address below.

Applications should be sent via email in a pdf format and addressed to:

Dr. Cindy Graham, Associate Dean, Undergraduate, Faculty of Science
University of Calgary,
2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4
Email: scidean@ucalgary.ca.

Applications will be reviewed starting February 13, 2017 until the position is filled. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

In support of the University of Calgary’s promotion of a diverse workforce, the Faculty of Science is committed to showing leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion and nurturing a healthy and respectful workplace environment for all.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. At the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and ground-breaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes’.

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary, Canada’s fastest growing major city, offers a vibrant, multicultural and family-oriented environment with a population of more than 1,000,000. Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a robust economy and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

POSTE DE PROFESSEURE, PROFESSEUR EN ÉCOLOGIE COMPORTEMENTALE ANIMALE

L’UQAM recherche des candidates et candidats qualifiés afin de renouveler son corps professoral et assurer un développement de qualité dans tous les domaines d’activités. Située au centre-ville de Montréal, la Faculté des sciences de l’UQAM est en pleine croissance et comprend actuellement 13 centres et 17 chaires de recherche ainsi que plus de quatre mille (4000) étudiants. Le Département des sciences biologiques se démarque par la présence d’un groupe de recherche productif en écologie animale et écologie comportementale en plus des groupes de recherche en écologie forestière et aquatique. Le Département des sciences biologiques souhaite enrichir son expertise en écologie comportementale animale par l’ouverture d’un nouveau poste de professeure, professeur régulier dans ce domaine. La personne recrutée pourra aborder l’écologie comportementale d’un point de vue théorique ou empirique, et lier ses recherches à des approches moléculaires, génomiques, démographiques, ou endocrinologiques. Elle pourra également considérer les applications de l’écologie comportementale en termes de conservation et de gestion des espèces animales.

SOMMAIRE DE LA FONCTION :

  • Enseignement et encadrement aux trois cycles d’études
  • Recherche dans le domaine
  • Services à la collectivité

EXIGENCES

  • Doctorat en écologie ou comportement animal ou dans une science connexe
  • Avoir poursuivi une formation postdoctorale et posséder une expertise reconnue dans le domaine ciblé
  • Avoir la capacité d’amorcer ou de poursuivre dès l’entrée en fonction un programme de recherche autonome, novateur et de haut niveau en écologie comportementale
  • Avoir un solide dossier de publications scientifiques
  • Prendre en charge les cours en lien avec l’écologie animale et comportementale dans les programmes de baccalauréat en sciences biologiques basé sur une approche innovatrice d’apprentissage par problèmes et dans le programme de baccalauréat en sciences naturelles appliquées à l’environnement
  • Participer à l’enseignement et à l’encadrement d’étudiants inscrits aux programmes de maîtrise et de doctorat en biologie ainsi qu’en sciences de l’environnement
  • Avoir l’habileté de s’intégrer au département des sciences biologiques et de travailler étroitement en enseignement et en recherche avec l’équipe professorale
  • Participer aux services à la collectivité tant à l’UQAM qu’à l’externe.
  • Maîtriser le français parlé et écrit ; la candidature d’une personne qui ne maîtrise pas le français pourra être considérée sous réserve de certaines conditions. Les professeurs recrutés qui ne maîtrisent pas le français à leur entrée en fonction bénéficient d’une aide à l’apprentissage de la langue française.

DATE D’ENTRÉE EN FONCTION : 1er SEPTEMBRE 2017

TRAITEMENT : Selon la convention collective UQAM-SPUQ

L’Université du Québec à Montréal souscrit à un programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi. De ce fait, elle invite les femmes, les autochtones, les membres des minorités visibles, des minorités ethniques et les personnes en situation de handicap qui répondent aux exigences du poste à soumettre leur candidature. Nous encourageons les personnes qui s’identifient à l’un ou l’autre de ces groupes à remplir le Questionnaire d’identification à la présente adresse et à le joindre à leur dossier de candidature : www.rhu.uqam.ca/visiteurs/egalite/QuestionnaireAccesEgalite.pdf. La priorité sera donnée aux Canadiennes, Canadiens et aux résidentes, résidents permanents.

Les personnes intéressées sont priées de faire parvenir une lettre de présentation, un curriculum vitae en français, détaillé, daté et signé, un bref énoncé de recherche et trois lettres de recommandation. Le dossier doit être soumis AVANT LE 31 MARS 2017, 17 h à:
Monsieur Jean-François Giroux, directeur
Département des sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
C. P. 8888, Succursale Centre-Ville
Montréal, Québec H3C 3P8
Téléphone: 514 987-3000, poste 3353
Télécopieur: 514 987-4649
Courriel : dept-biologie@uqam.ca

Assistant Professor in Conservation Biology, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences – Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta

Competition No.  –   A108231456
Closing Date  –   Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Renewable Resources, in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada, invites applications for a tenure track position in Conservation Biology.  The position will be filled strictly at the Assistant Professor level and those seeking appointment at other ranks will not be considered.  Qualifications are a PhD, with strong interest and demonstrated experience in the science of biodiversity and applying it in conservation work. We seek an academic who takes a multi-species approach to biodiversity science working across scales (communities to landscapes) and focusing on northern ecosystems (aquatic, terrestrial or wetland).

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of independent research and graduate student education, including a balanced portfolio of ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ research strong enough to attract excellent levels of competitive funding. This must include a commitment to developing strong relationships with university colleagues and to working with NGOs, industry, and government to serve conservation interests. We seek applicants possessing expertise in species identification for at least one biotic group, and especially encourage applications from those with special interest in applied work with invertebrate or fungal biodiversity. Teaching responsibilities will include regular courses and field courses in the BSc Environmental and Conservation Sciences and BSc Forestry programs and in the Department’s course-based Masters, MSc and PhD programs. We particularly seek applicants with the desire and ability to teach quantitative approaches. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop a course in an area of particular interest to them.

The position is available immediately.  An application package, including a cover letter, description of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, and names of three referees should be submitted online through the link below.

The Committee welcomes applications at any time and will begin considering candidates on February 15, 2017, continuing until the position is filled.  Candidates selected for an interview can expect to be informed during the month following the closing date with all applicants being informed once the position has been filled. Additional information about the Renewable Resources Department and our research, undergraduate and graduate programs is available at:

http://www.rr.ualberta.ca/
https://www.ualberta.ca/agriculture-life-environment-sciences/programs/undergraduate-programs/degree-programs/environmental-conservation-sciences
https://www.ualberta.ca/agriculture-life-environment-sciences/programs/undergraduate-programs/degree-programs/forestry

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

Interested applicants may apply to:

http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A108231456/

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Terrestrial Ecology, Simon Fraser University, Position # 116308

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track (Assistant Professor) position in Terrestrial Ecology. We are most interested in candidates whose research is at the population level with strong quantitative or modelling skills. Expertise can be in any group of organisms.

The successful candidate will build a research program that complements and contributes to our strengths in terrestrial and aquatic ecology and conservation, behavioural ecology, pest management, and organic evolution. We value collaborative interactions within and across departments and faculties on campus and beyond its borders. We expect the successful candidate to contribute to graduate training, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in ecology and population dynamics, and participate in our collegial governance model. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in the greater Vancouver area, is committed to an equity employment program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We particularly encourage applications from qualified women, aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. Highly qualified applicants may be considered for a Canada Research Chair: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, concise research statement including how their program would contribute to research strengths at SFU, and a 1-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy. All application materials should be submitted as a single pdf via an online application form [http://at.sfu.ca/GIIxHY]. Applications received by December 2 will be given priority. Short-listed candidates will be contacted in mid-December to have three letters of recommendation forwarded to us. Departmental contact: Dr. Elizabeth Elle, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6 [biscchr@sfu.ca]. 

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html