Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mount Royal University

Requisition #: 998709

Job Type: Permanent

Location: MRU Main Campus – Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA

Closing Date:  Open until suitable candidate found

**A review of applications will begin after March 1st, 2018, and will continue until shortlisting is complete.**

About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University has built a reputation on a strong, liberal education foundation. Our vision is to provide an exceptional undergraduate educational experience for our students.

We are a community of engaged citizens, providing personalized, experiential and outcome-based learning in an environment of inclusion, diversity and respect. Through our focus on teaching and learning informed by scholarship, we are preparing our graduates for success in their careers and lives.

Mount Royal University presently offers 12 four-year baccalaureate degrees with 32 majors, with a view to grow this mix to 15 degrees and 60 majors by 2025. Current degree offerings are unique, and include four-year bachelor degrees in interior design, midwifery, child studies and health and physical education, as well as arts, criminal justice, business administration, communication, computer information systems, education, nursing and science. Mount Royal also offers robust continuing education programming as well as an internationally-renowned music conservatory.

More than 13,000 credit students attend Mount Royal University annually, with more than 90,000 Mount Royal alumni contributing to their communities worldwide.

Our faculty provide a teaching and learning environment that welcomes challenging ideas. Our staff are dedicated to supporting our campus so that students are provided with an exceptional educational experience. Our management team provides leadership throughout the University, and inspires others at all levels to be leaders in their own important sectors.

In support of our students, and in response to our broader community, we know that investing in our employees benefits the University as a whole. Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. Our faculty, staff and management are united in creating a thriving learning environment for our students.

Mount Royal University is an exceptional community focused on our people.

About the Faculty of Science and Technology

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology at Mount Royal University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval.

Mount Royal University’s Faculty of Science and Technology offers a four-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. Students can pursue majors in cellular and molecular biology, environmental science, general science, geology, and health science. In addition, the faculty also offers a Bachelor of Computer Information Systems (BCIS), Bachelor of Science – Computer Science (University Transfer), Environmental Science Certificate, and an Aboriginal Science and Technology Education Program (ASTEP).

The Department currently supports three disciplines: Environmental Science, Geography, and Geology.

About the Role

The successful candidate will teach mainly in the Bachelor of Science – Major in Environmental Science program, develop and teach courses mainly in their area of expertise, and be expected to develop a research program that includes undergraduate students. The ability to attract external funding, or clear promise thereof, is desirable. Priority will be given to applicants who specialize in plant ecology, remediation/reclamation, and wetland science.

Preferred candidates will hold a doctorate in an environmental science-related discipline and must have the capacity to contribute to an interdisciplinary curriculum in environmental science. Teaching experience is highly desirable. Candidates will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ongoing research program. The department offers a collegial work environment where classes are relatively small.

New faculty are hired into one of two work patterns. The teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern (TSS) has a focus on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The teaching/ service pattern (TS) has a focus on teaching and service only. There is an option to change work patterns after tenure.

To Apply: Please Visit Our Career Opportunities Page at

A complete dossier should be submitted including cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three (3) references, evidence of teaching excellence, and, if the teaching/ scholarship/ service (TSS) pattern is desirable, evidence of intent to pursue a research program, statement of research interests (including the future role of undergraduate students), a brief statement explaining the candidate’s contribution to either two sample publications or two significant work projects, ideally with embedded links to relevant publications or projects.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.


Assistant/Associate Professor in Ecohydrology, School of Environmental Sciences, ONTARIO AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE. Application deadline: March 31, 2018.

The School of Environmental Sciences (SES) at the University of Guelph seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor in Ecohydrology (tenure-track) working on research related to watershed processes, nutrient transport, surface water chemistry, and/or water quality, and their interrelationship with ecological systems. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Hydrology, Ecosystem Science, or a related discipline, and will have demonstrated research excellence through a strong publication record in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate will complement existing expertise in SES in agricultural systems, biogeochemistry, aquatic & terrestrial ecology, environmental chemistry, microbiology and hydrogeology.

The position will require the development of a strong federally- and provincially-funded research program involving the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. It will involve teaching courses, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, related to ecohydrology. The successful candidate will have a clear potential for effective teaching, with classroom experience considered an asset. Strong communication skills are essential. Collaboration in research and graduate training is encouraged with others in SES, the Ontario Agricultural College and the University, as well as with federal and provincial ministries. Faculty in SES are expected to provide service to the University, to the scientific community, and to society at large.

The School of Environmental Sciences is a multi-disciplinary academic unit with researchers in a range of fields including: soil science, geology, agricultural meteorology, forest and ecosystem science, environmental microbiology, environmental toxicology, entomology and plant pathology. Researchers in the School have links across campus including Geography, Engineering, Integrative Biology, the Centre for Applied Groundwater Research, Animal Biosciences, Ridgetown Campus and Plant Agriculture, as well as with producer organizations and members of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. In addition, it has advanced analytical facilities in-house, and access to research stations across the province, including the nearby Elora and Arkell Research Stations. The School sits within the Ontario Agriculture College and is located on the main campus in the city of Guelph, 80 km west of Toronto, Ontario. More information about the School, the College and the University can be found on their respective websites (

Applicants should submit, by March 31, 2018, their curriculum vitae, statements of their research goals and teaching philosophy and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who can evaluate their candidacy, directly to:

Dr. Jon Warland, Director
c/o Jo-Anne Scarrow
School of Environmental Sciences
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
Canada N1G 2W1

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

The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our institution.


Tenure-track appointment in Urban Biodiversity – Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Urban Biodiversity for a scholar whose research engages with and complements Concordia’s Canada Excellence Research Chair and as part of the University’s cluster hiring initiative in the area of “Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities.”

About Concordia
Concordia University is reimagining how we dwell in and develop urban centres. The university has proven strength in the development of clean energy technologies, expertise in navigating the effects of climate change, and an established track record in creating transformative community outreach programs.  In redefining metropolitan infrastructure, scholarship and civic engagement as we know it, researchers are paving the way for new and improved solutions in human mobility, energy efficiency, integrated design, natural resource conservation and more.

According to the latest rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Concordia’s hometown is the best in the world for university students. Montreal is a truly unique city – safe and clean, vibrant and diverse, with new things to discover around every corner. With four major universities and 12 smaller colleges located on the island – Montreal is an exciting place to live.

About the Faculty
The Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) is a federation of foundational disciplines and a generator of fundamental knowledge and scholarship. Home to some of the most innovative classroom teaching and cutting-edge research in Canada, the FAS holds 27 Departments across three sectors: the Sciences, the Humanities, and the Social Sciences. We are committed to being an engine of interdisciplinary experimentation by harnessing the power of our diversity to create new ways of imagining the academic and research experience.

About the Department
The Department of Biology consists of 25 full-time and 11 affiliated faculty members with a broad area of expertise and research interests; over 100 graduate students, who are the driving force of research activities; and technical and support staff. We offer over 60 Biology undergraduate and graduate courses, in subject areas including cell biology, genetics, genomics, biotechnology, organismal biology, ecology, evolution and conservation biology. Our research fields are grouped into several broad areas of biology: Genomics, Synthetic Biology, Ecology and Cell/Molecular biology, and are well-funded by external research grants, either from federal or provincial governments, or from industry.

Candidate Profile and Qualifications
We seek candidates who conduct empirical and conceptually driven research in biodiversity that includes urban and semi-urban environments as study systems. Research areas of interest are broadly defined and could include questions in ecology or evolution at the population, community or ecosystem levels. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose research program complements other research within the cluster hire in addition to the Faculty or Department. Applicants must have a PhD in a related field with a strong record of sustained publications. The appointee will be expected to build an active and externally funded research program involving graduate students at the MSc and PhD levels.

How to apply
Applications must consist of a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, copies of two relevant and recent publications, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, a statement of research achievements and plans, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, candidates must submit the names and contact information of three referees.

Applications should be submitted on or before February 28, 2018.

For inquiries about the posting, please contact:

Selvadurai Dayanandan, Interim Chair
Department of Biology
Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W., L-SP 375.07
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8

Concordia is partnering with the executive search firm Perrett Laver on this search process. To apply, please submit your application online.

To learn more about working at Concordia, applicants are encouraged to consult:

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August 1, 2018. Appointments at a more senior level may also be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.



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 in the areas of Developmental Biology, Genetics, and/or Cell Biology. Postdoctoral experience is preferred.  The Department of Biology is looking for a highly motivated and energetic candidate who will develop a strong, independent research program, deliver world-class training for research students, and provide outstanding teaching in the classroom.

The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on January 29, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled; full consideration is assured for applications received by January 28, 2018. 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 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
The University of Winnipeg

The University of Winnipeg is an urban, post-secondary institution on Treaty One land in the heart of the Métis Nation. The University 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.

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The Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa is hiring a tenure track Assistant Professor in quantitative biology whose research focuses on the development or application of statistical approaches to addressing complex biological questions. We are particularly interested in candidates who would complement and extend our existing strengths in evolution, ecology, genomics, and statistical genetics. The successful applicant is expected to develop an internationally-recognized research program and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate training. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach biostatistics at the undergraduate and graduate level in French and English.

The successful candidate will join an innovative and collaborative department of over 40 researchers working in all fields of biology including biodiversity, computational biology, cell and molecular biology, developmental biology, ecotoxicology, evolutionary biology, and physiology. The Department maintains close connections and collaborations with researchers in the Ottawa region including federal government science departments, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, the Canadian Museum of Nature, and Carleton University. The Faculty of Science supports several core facilities including a Molecular Biology and Genomics Laboratory to provide access to advanced molecular biology/genomics equipment. Access to high-performance computing and data storage is available through Compute Canada.

Terms: Tenure-track position

Wage: Assistant professor salary scale starting at $81,318

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package, which includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.

Location of work: Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, 30 Marie Curie, Room 160, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Contact information: Chair, Department of Biology, 30 Marie Curie, Room 160, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5. Email: Telephone: 613-562-5729, fax: 613-562-5486

Skills requirements:

  • Education: D. or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • Postdoctoral experience.
  • Work experience: A demonstrated record of research excellence that involves the development or application of statistical methods to complex biological problems, and evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate training.

Application deadline: Review for applications will begin March 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit an application package, consisting of a single PDF file, which includes the following in the order listed:

  • A letter of application formally expressing interest in the position, summarizing research objectives, outlining teaching experience and philosophy, and a statement regarding their ability to teach in French and English.
  • A full curriculum vitae.
  • Contact information for three references.
  • Three recent peer-reviewed publications.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.