Tenure-track position in ECOLOGICAL/EVOLUTIONARY INFORMATICS, Department of Biology at McGill University. Application deadline: December 18, 2017.

The Department of Biology at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position in ECOLOGICAL/EVOLUTIONARY INFORMATICS. Applicants with strength in the development and/or application of quantitative (computational and mathematical) approaches to the analysis and interpretation of large evolutionary/ecological datasets, from genomes to ecosystems, are encouraged to apply. We anticipate filling this position at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and a substantial record of research excellence. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct a vigorous program of independent, externally funded research, to communicate research findings in both professional and public forums, and to contribute to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. A competitive startup package as well as access to a wide range of shared research facilities are available. Salary negotiable, according to qualifications and experience.

Applicants should forward a curriculum vitae, short statements of research and teaching interests, and 3 representative publications in a single PDF file (filename = lastname-firstname-ECOEVOINFO.pdf) to ecoevoinfo.biology@mcgill.ca. Applicants should also arrange to have 3 letters of reference submitted directly to this email address. All correspondence should include Ecological/Evolutionary Informatics Search and the applicant’s name in the subject line. The application deadline is December 18, 2017.

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.


Assistant Professor – Molecular Evolution, York University. Application deadline: December 1, 2017.

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Molecular Evolution
Home Faculty: Science
Home Department/Area/Division: Biology
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2018

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Molecular Evolution. We are seeking biologists who study molecular evolution using theoretical and/or empirical approaches. Preference will be given to candidates whose proposed research program complement and extends existing research activities of the Ecology and Evolution group.

Evolutionary biology at York ranges from phylogenetics to microevolution. Research interests in molecular evolution at York University include quantifying patterns of natural selection across the genome, quantifying patterns of molecular evolution underlying the evolution of complex traits, and studying the molecular mechanisms underlying rapid phenotypic evolution in invasive populations, and the ability of species to adapt to anthropogenic disturbances.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biology or a related discipline, postdoctoral experience, an outstanding research record, demonstrated excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research, and will be expected to develop an innovative independent research program. The successful candidate must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses at the department. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.

Further information about the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science can be found at http://science.yorku.ca/biology/.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The start date for the position is July 1, 2018. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Applicants should email their curriculum vitae, an outline of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and copies of three publications to biojobs@yorku.ca, and arrange for three signed reference letters to be sent to the same email address by December 1, 2017. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/.

Posting End Date: December 1, 2017




The Biodiversity Research Centre at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for the President’s Excellence Chair in Biodiversity Studies. We welcome applications from diverse candidates working in any area of biodiversity research and on any organisms or ecosystems. Candidates are expected to have an innovative and integrative research program that would extend and complement existing faculty strengths in conservation biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, microbial evolution, physiology, and systematics. We are especially interested in candidates with a track record of effective societal engagement. The appointment is expected to be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, according to the qualifications of the candidate. Review of applications will begin in the fall and will continue until the position is filled (for full consideration, please submit materials by September 18, 2017).

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