TENURE TRACK PROFESSOR IN FOREST SCIENCES, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT). Application deadline: February 8th, 2019.

The Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) is a human sized institution that operates primarily in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, in the Nord-du-Québec, in the Hautes-Laurentides and with aboriginal communities. Over the last quarter century, UQAT has distinguished itself on several levels: teaching, research and creation, and service to the community. Thanks to its recognized expertise, UQAT plays an increasingly significant role not only at the regional scale, but also at the provincial, national and international scales. The university’s unique development model builds on partnerships in all its territories and thus ensures accessibility to university training. UQAT has been able to develop in several fields in which it is now renowned: creation and new media, human and social development, education, forests, engineering, management, mining and the environment, health and aboriginal communities.

Since the creation of UQAT, forest research has been part of the institution’s development plans. Strategic developments, including a partnership with UQAM, have enabled the establishment of a critical mass of interdisciplinary experts in ‘’ecology and sustainable forest management’’ and in ‘’valorisation, characterisation and transformation of wood’’. Consequently, UQAT has a well-established reputation in training, research, and technology transfer in forest research, an expertise that is now recognised across Quebec, Canada and the international community. With the creation of the Forest Research Institute (IRF) in 2011, UQAT developed a structure that increases its contribution to forest science and technology. To date, the IRF relies on a team of ten researchers, two Industrial Chairs, two Canada Research Chairs, several specialised laboratories, and an extensive network of partnerships locally and around the world. The Institute attracts over $ 3.5 million annually in research, publishes more than 50 articles per year in recognised scientific journals, contributes to the training of a large contingent of highly qualified personnel, and is well known for a commitment to technology transfer as it organises a large number of dissemination activities. Renewed in 2014, the NSERC-UQAT-UQAM Industrial Chair in Sustainable Forest Management confirms the importance of developing and implementing innovative strategies and practices for ecosystem-based sustainable forest management. The IRF is active in both Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec, with significant spin-offs for Québec and Canadian society as a whole.

Position to be filled by the Forest Research Institute:

TENURE TRACK PROFESSOR IN FOREST SCIENCES
Competition no 2018-106
Date: December 4, 2018

FUNCTION:

The person sought will be primarily active in research. The teaching component of his professorship will be fulfilled mainly by the supervision of graduate students under his supervision enrolled in programs offered at UQAT, including programs under the responsibility of the Forest Research Institute (master’s degree in ecology and doctorate in environmental sciences).

Priority will be given to candidates whose main body of research falls under the themes of natural forest dynamics in the boreal forest and natural disturbance history as well as the development and evaluation of new silvicultural approaches. We will also consider applications with research themes pursued at the Forest Research Institute: forest productivity and ecosystem resilience, key factors for biodiversity conservation in the boreal forest, development and testing of sustainable forest management strategies, characterisation, valorisation and transformation of wood. The candidate must demonstrate in his or her application that he or she is able to quickly initiate his own independent research program. The candidate should also have an expertise that is complementary to that of the other professors of the Forest Research Institute and be willing to actively participate in team research projects.

He or she will have to be able to work in a small university whose mission, among other things, is to contribute to the socio- economic development of the region.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ph.D. with a specialization in Forest Science, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or a related discipline.
  • A research record demonstrating significant scientific productivity.
  • Ability to develop a research program by obtaining grants from recognized organizations such as NSERC, FRQNT and other research programs involving partnerships with private organizations or ministries.
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken French (language of teaching), or the intent to acquire it.

OTHER CRITERIA CONSIDERED AS AN ASSET:

    • A postdoctoral fellowship as well as experience in industry or government.
    • To be a member of a professional forestry association in Canada, to be a member or to become a member of the Quebec Order of Forest Engineers.

PRIMARY WORK LOCATION: Rouyn-Noranda, Abitibi-Témiscamingue
START DATE: June 3, 2019
DURATION OF CONTRACT: 2 years
SALARY: Salary is based on the qualifications and experience of each candidate according to the current collective agreement.

In compliance with Canada’s immigration requirements, this competition gives priority to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. UQAT fully adheres to principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, and provides equal employment opportunities for women, persons with disabilities, Aboriginals and visible minorities.

APPLICATION:

Please include a detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation in which you will describe your teaching philosophy (including supervision at the graduate level), the main orientations of your proposed research program and your integration in the team of the Forest Research Institute (about two pages), two letters of recommendation, the doctorate diploma or a letter from the thesis director mentioning the date of submission of the thesis.

Specific condition: For your application to be considered, you must enclose an equal access to employment form, duly completed. The form is also available from our website (www.uqat.ca/emplois).

All applications will be treated confidentially. Interested candidates must submit their complete application package together with a copy of their diploma, specifying the competition number, before Friday February 8th, 2019 at 4:30 pm, to the attention of:

M. Louis Imbeau, codirector
Institut de recherche sur les forêts
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 445, boulevard de l’Université
Rouyn-Noranda (Québec) J9X 5E4
Téléphone : 1 819 762-0971, poste 8335 Télécopieur : 1 819 797-4727
Courriel : louis.imbeau@uqat.ca

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Assistant Professor – Global Change Biologist, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science, The University of Texas at El Paso

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position for a Global Change Biologist. In particular, we are seeking candidates with expertise in organismal biology and the use of state-of-the-art approaches to study adaptation, habitat shifts, and behavioral and/or other responses to global change. Prospective candidates working at higher ecological levels (e.g., populations, communities, ecosystems), particularly in the US Southwest, are also encouraged to apply.

The anticipated appointment date is fall 2019 or earlier. The successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded research program; to teach and mentor undergraduate, masters’, and doctoral students; and to serve as a member of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) core faculty. Candidates’ research should have a strong potential for collaboration with existing EEB faculty and be able to attract extramural funding. 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Biological Sciences is among the most productive departments at UTEP and contributes to interdisciplinary graduate programs in Environmental Science, Environmental Science and Engineering, Bioinformatics, and Computational Science. An EEB doctoral program has recently been established. Existing faculty expertise includes ecological, evolutionary, biomedical, and education research fields. Core facilities include capacities for DNA Next-Gen sequencing, bioinformatics, and statistics; Biodiversity Collections; a green roof; and a greenhouse. The department also manages the 38,000-acre Indio Mountains Research Station. Current EEB faculty conduct research throughout the Chihuahuan Desert, Arctic, Congo, Southeast Asia, and Central and South America. More information is available at the Department of Biological Sciences website. 

ABOUT UTEP: Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, The University of Texas at El Paso is unique among research institutions. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students, most of whom are Hispanic. The Brookings Institution in 2017 ranked UTEP as the No. 1 leader in equal access to higher education, based on a combination of research productivity and student social mobility. The University has annual externally funded research expenditures of $95 million, maintains an operating budget of $500 million and employs 4,000 people. With 172 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs available in eight colleges and schools, UTEP is the first national research university serving a 21st century student demographic. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, postdoctoral research experience, and a strong record of research accomplishments. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, a brief description of teaching and service philosophy, and complete contact information for at least three references. For questions about the position, you may contact Prof. Craig Tweedie, Search Committee Chair at ctweedie@utep.edu.

To apply, please visit www.utep.edu/employment

Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. 

The University of Texas at El Paso does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or in the provision of services.

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Assistant or Associate Professor in Marine Biodiversity Modelling and Conservation

Dalhousie University invites applications for a tenure-stream Assistant or Associate Professor position in the field of marine biodiversity modelling and conservation. The successful candidate will have expertise in biodiversity theory, statistical and mechanistic modelling, as well as substantial work experience in applying such approaches to marine conservation science. Ideally, the candidate would also have solid track record in contributing scientifically to the international biodiversity policy arena.

The position is for the Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, and will benefit from interaction with the Ocean Frontier Institute, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the National Research Council Laboratory and the newly established Ocean Supercluster.

The candidate should have a PhD degree, extensive postdoctoral and other experience and a research track record that is exceptional for his/her career stage. It is anticipated that the appointment will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a normal allocation of undergraduate and graduate classes in the areas listed above, and to develop a strong research program and team with external funding.

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

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

The appointment will be effective 1 January 2019.

Completed applications, in a single file format, should include:

  • A cover letter outlining qualifications for the position;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A summary of the proposed research program;
  • A statement describing teaching philosophy and teaching interests;
  • A completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid
  • The contact information (including email addresses) for 3 to 5 referees with knowledge of your work and/or recognized expertise in your discipline. Letters of reference will be solicited by the Search Committee and should not be sent with the initial application.

The application should be sent to:
Chair of Search Committee, Dr Hal Whitehead
c/o Carolyn Young (Administrative Secretary)
Department of Biology
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
e-mail: carolyn.young@dal.ca
Subject line: Marine Biodiversity Search
The review process will commence on 1 October 2018, and continue until the position is filled.
For additional information, please contact Dr Hal Whitehead, Chair of the Search Committee (hwhitehe@dal.ca)

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