Assistant Professor in Watershed Ecology, School of Environmental Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. Application deadline: February 7, 2020.

The School of Environmental Sciences at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, British Columbia, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Watershed Ecology.

The ideal candidate is a biological scientist interested in landscape-scale research questions, with an ability to work collaboratively with physical scientists. We are open to applications from individuals in a broad range of fields related to ecological dynamics at watershed scales. Potential expertise could include river and riparian zone ecology, eco-hydrology, landscape ecology, watershed management, and restoration science. The successful applicant will contribute to a dynamic and creative research and teaching community at SFU, joining a group of physical and biological water scientists, spread across Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Geography, and Resource and Environmental Management.

The successful candidate should have demonstrated research excellence through the development of a vigorous, high-profile, and externally-funded research program. The candidate will help build an integrated water sciences group within the new School of Environmental Science. Associate member status with other units on campus will facilitate diverse opportunities for graduate student training. Teaching responsibilities will include delivering courses in support of the interdisciplinary Environmental Science undergraduate program and the Masters of Ecological Restoration program.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in Metro Vancouver, is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. This position is subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Candidates should submit a single pdf to that includes:

  1. A one-page cover letter (include a statement of citizenship and/or residency status)
  2. A full CV that includes a list of publications, teaching experience and student supervision
  3. A two-page statement of research experience, interests and future directions
  4. A one-page statement of teaching interests
  5. Names and contact information of three references

The deadline for applications is February 7, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Ho, Manager, Environmental Science at

Search Committee chair:

Dr. Jeremy Venditti, Director
School of Environmental Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

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