Assistant Professor, Computational Biology, Luther College at the University of Regina. Application deadline: October 31, 2017.

Luther College at the University of Regina invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computational Biology at the Assistant Professor level, starting July 1, 2018, subject to budgetary approval. We are seeking an individual who can investigate various complex biological problems, addressing hypothesis-driven biological questions using computational approaches.  Applicants within the numerous sub-fields of computational biology, including, but not limited to genomics, bio-modelling, evolutionary biology, and dynamic systems, will be considered. Applicants should have a completed PhD, a strong commitment to quality teaching, the ability to teach introductory, as well as more advanced, undergraduate courses in Biology, and a productive research record. Teaching experience and post-doctoral experience are assets.

Luther College is a federated college of the University of Regina; candidates must identify strongly with the vision and mission of the College, a small, multidisciplinary institution federated with a medium-sized comprehensive University. Further information about the College is available at www.luthercollege.edu/university, and about the University of Regina at www.uregina.ca.

The successful candidate will also be a member of the University of Regina’s Dept. of Biology. Numerous opportunities exist for research collaborations with members of the Dept. (https://www.uregina.ca/science/biology/), the Institute for Environmental Change and Society (IECS), the soon to be commissioned Institute for Microbial Systems and Society (IMSS), and other units.  IECS (http://www.iecs-uregina.ca/) contains equipment for proteomics and genetics research, stable isotope analysis, confocal microscopy, and more.  IMMS contains equipment for high throughput DNA sequencing, microbial culturing, plate readers, and more.  Additionally, the Biology Dept. and IMSS have close connections with the Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory, which is located adjacent to campus.

Candidates must express a clear interest in the smaller context of a community-involved College, where spiritual and humanistic concerns and diversity are highly valued. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, outlining disciplinary interests and professional qualifications; if possible, a teaching dossier demonstrating ability in undergraduate teaching; a research dossier with evidence of an active research program; photocopies of transcripts; and the names and contact information of three referees. A statement explaining the candidate’s specific interest in teaching at Luther College at the University of Regina should be included. The deadline for applications is October 31, 2017. Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Franz Volker Greifenhagen, Academic Dean
Luther College, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK  S4S 0A2
dean@luthercollege.edu

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Luther College is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, indigenous people, visible minorities and people with disabilities.

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Ecology and Evolution – University of Toronto. Application deadline: September 13, 2017.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for two tenure-stream appointments in ecology and evolution. These appointments will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.

We seek candidates who conduct conceptually driven research in ecology and evolution, especially those with research programs in disease and/or theory. We seek applications from candidates whose research program complements the research programs of the highly collaborative faculty currently in the department.

The successful applicants must have a PhD in a related field by July 1, 2018 or soon thereafter, with a record of sustained publications in top-ranked, field-relevant journals.  The appointees will be expected to build an active, externally funded and internationally recognized research program. The successful candidates will also demonstrate excellence in teaching and contributions to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of demonstrated excellence in research and teaching should be documented through the applicant’s CV, publications, research and teaching statements, strong letters of reference from referees of high standing and where appropriate, course evaluations.

The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution with over 60 faculty members specializing in ecology and evolution. Strong links exist between the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Royal Ontario Museum, the Centre for Global Change Science, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the School of the Environment, the University network of leading academic research hospitals (www.uhn.casunnybrook.ca) and research groups with provincial and federal government agencies. The University owns a nearby field station dedicated to ecological research (the Koffler Scientific Reserve; www.ksr.utoronto.ca). Toronto is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in which to work and live.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online. Applications must include a CV and statements of research and teaching interests combined into a single PDF file, plus three representative publications. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead) sent directly to: Professor Donald Jackson, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 25 Willcocks Street, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B2 Canada. Letters of reference may be e-mailed to chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca. Deadline for receipt of applications, including reference letters, is September 13, 2017.

For further information on the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, please visit our website at www.eeb.utoronto.ca. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Liz Rentzelos at chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca or (416-946-3340).

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

University of Regina: Canada 150 Research Chair in WATER, ENVIRONMENT, AND SUSTAINABILITY

The Faculty of Science at the University of Regina invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Biology for nomination to a Canada 150 Research Chair in Water, Environment and Sustainability.

The Canada 150 Research Chair Program (http://www.canada150.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/) has been established by the Government of Canada to foster research excellence in Canada. These chairs are eligible to internationally-based top-tier researchers and are valued at $350,000 per year. Each chair has a nonrenewable term of seven years, after which the chairholder will hold a regular faculty appointment.

The Canada 150 Research Chair in Water, Environment and Sustainability will use a combination of process-based experimentation, modeling, retrospective (fossil), and/or multi-decadal environmental monitoring analyses to investigate factors that regulate the structure and function of lakes and improve strategies for their protection. The candidate will be a global leader in climate change, human-environmental interactions, and adaptive management strategies for surface waters.  Areas of research strength at Regina include nutrient pollution and water quality, climate and lakes, paleoecology, and ecosystem sustainability and management.  The successful candidate will demonstrate the excellence in interdisciplinary collaboration and possess the visionary leadership necessary to replace the current director of Institute of Environmental Change and Society (IECS) after a period of co-direction.

The University of Regina’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020 emphasizes ‘Water, Environment and Clean Energy’ as a strategic priority and the U of R is a global leader in environment and sustainability, particularly in the area of aquatic resources.  The Institute of Environmental Change and Society (IECS; www.IECS-uregina.ca) is home to the national Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution (www.CIEE.ca) and the Qu’Appelle Valley Long-Term Ecological Research Program (QU-LTER), one of Canada’s longest-running nongovernmental freshwater research programs.  IECS is supported by three PhD-level research staff and 13 million dollars of infrastructure.  The Faculty of Science has a long history of collaboration with research agencies in regional, national and international arenas.

For additional information about the position and the research environment in support of the position, see: https://www.uregina.ca/science/C150RC-WaterEnvironmentSustainability-ResearchEnvironment.html

To apply online: https://www.uregina.ca/hr/careers/opportunities.html (under Academic Positions)

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a summary of research achievements to date, a brief outline of the proposed research, and the names and contact information of three referees. Review of applications will commence on July 20, 2017.

The University of Regina is committed to development of a representative and inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation.

PLANT MOLECULAR POPULATION GENETICS/GENOMICS, Carleton University. Closing date: September 15, 2017.

Please see https://carleton.ca/provost/2017/20204/

Closing date: September 15, 2017; start date, July 1, 2018.

About the position:

The Department of Biology at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Plant Molecular Population Genetics/Genomics, beginning July 1, 2018.

Applicants will have a Ph.D. and preferably postdoctoral experience in the relevant discipline, with a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen our research and teaching programs in Plant Molecular Population Genetics/Genomics. He/she will establish an externally-funded, independent and vibrant research program, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching and training in research.

The Department of Biology has research strengths in most areas of Biology as well as in Biochemistry. The Department offers a variety of undergraduate honours programs in Biology, and contributes to several joint programs in the Faculty of Science.  The Department also offers graduate programs in Biology at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. Our facilities include greenhouses with a comprehensive plant collection of several thousand specimens, environmental chambers, teaching and research gardens, computational infrastructure, and molecular biology and biochemistry research facilities. Carleton University is located in Ottawa, the capital of Canada and a major center for research and development.  The Department of Biology enjoys close research interactions with several government departments and organizations in the National Capital Region.  Please consult the following web sites for more information about Carleton University and the Department of Biology: www.carleton.ca and www.carleton.ca/biology

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biology, or a related field, and postdoctoral or relevant experience in Plant Molecular Population Genetics/Genomics.

Application instructions:

Application materials should be sent electronically as one PDF file to Biology@carleton.ca to the attention of: Chair, Search Committee for Assistant Professor in Plant Molecular Population Genetics/Genomics, Department of Biology, Room 209, H.H.J. Nesbitt Biology Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6 Canada.

The electronic PDF file should include the following: a cover letter, the names and contact information for three referees, a curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research interests, and a statement of your teaching philosophy with a list of Biology and Biochemistry courses you would be interested in teaching or developing. Course descriptions can be found at:

http://calendar.carleton.ca/undergrad/courses/BIOL/
http://calendar.carleton.ca/undergrad/courses/BIOC/
http://calendar.carleton.ca/grad/courses/BIOL/

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University:

Join our intellectual and collaborative community of scholars. Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. To learn more about our University and the City of Ottawa, please visit www.carleton.ca/provost.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

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

UBC President’s Excellence Chair in Biodiversity Studies

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).

For more information, please see:

REGULAR PROFESSOR IN ECOLOGY WITH EXPERTISE IN BIOSTATISTICS, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Application deadline: August 7, 2017.

The Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) is a human-scale institution performing activities primarily in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec regions, in the Hautes Laurentides RCM and with Aboriginal communities. For more than a quarter of a century, UQAT has distinguished itself at several levels: teaching, research and creation, and service to the community. Thanks to its recognized expertise, UQAT plays an increasingly significant role at the regional, provincial, national and international scales. Its unique development model builds on partnerships in all its areas of coverage, thus ensuring accessibility to university education. It has developed a wide range of fields that today makes its reputation: creation and new media, human and social development, education, forests, engineering, management, mining and the environment, health and First Peoples.

Since its creation, forest research has always been an integral component of UQAT’s development plans. Strategic choices and initiatives, among which a partnership with UQAM, have enabled UQAT to create a critical mass of interdisciplinary experts in “ecology and sustainable forest management” and “wood valorisation, characterization and processing”. These choices have made UQAT a key hub in education, research and technology transfer, well-respected in Quebec, Canada and abroad. With the creation in 2011 of the Forest Research Institute (IRF), UQAT has developed a structure to contribute further to science and technology. IRF relies on a team of ure researchers, an industrial chair, two Canada Research Chairs, several specialized laboratories, and an extensive network of local and international partnerships and alliances. IRF attracts over $3 million annually in research, publishes more than 50 articles per year in recognized scientific journals, contributes to the training of a large contingent of highly qualified personnel, and is involved in technology transfer through the conduct of numerous knowledge 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. IRF is active in both Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec, and generates significant spin-offs for Québec and Canadian society as a whole.

The Forest Research Institute (IRF) is seeking to fill a position of:

REGULAR PROFESSOR IN ECOLOGY WITH EXPERTISE IN BIOSTATISTICS

Competition no. 2017-10

Date : May 19, 2017

FUNCTION:

The candidate must be able to develop a research program in ecology and conservation of species living in forest landscapes,

and must have an interest in doing research in partnership with companies and government agencies associated with the mining and forestry sectors. This person must be ready to work in a region, in a small university whose mission is, among other things, to contribute to the socio-economic development of the community. The incumbent will be required to give courses on analysis and modeling of ecological data (ECL7102 and ECL8202) under UQAT’s Master’s degree in Ecology, and will be required to mentor the research work of students completing a Master’s degree in Ecology (http://www.uqat.ca/programmes/irf/?lang=en&menu=mat-eco) or a Doctoral degree in Environmental Sciences (http://www.uqat.ca/programmes/irf/?lang=en&menu=doc-env). Both graduate programs are offered at UQAT.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ph. D. in biology, forestry, environmental science, biogeography or a related discipline, and expertise in biostatistics.
  • High level of scientific productivity ;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken French (teaching language), or intention to acquire it.

OTHER CRITERIA CONSIDERED AS AN ASSET:

  • Postdoctoral fellowship and experience in industry or government.

PRIMARY WORK LOCATION: Rouyn-Noranda
START DATE: November 13, 2017

DURATION OF CONTRACT: 2 years (tenure-track position)
SALARY: Salary is established on the basis of each candidate’s qualifications and experience and the current collective agreement.

In compliance with Canada’s immigration requirements, this job offer gives priority to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. UQAT is an equal opportunity employer (targeted groups: women, visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities).

APPLICATION: An application file includes a detailed curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of two individuals who can provide references. To complete your application file, submit a brief letter describing your interest in the position, your teaching philosophy, and the general orientations of your proposed research program.

SPECIFIC CONDITION: For your application to be considered, you must enclose a duly completed employment equity form. Please print it from (www.uqat.ca/emplois).

All applications will be treated confidentially. Interested candidates must submit their full application file (make sure to indicate the competition number) together with a copy of their doctoral degree by August 7, 2017, 16:30 hours, to the attention of:

Mr. Louis Imbeau, Co-director
Research Forest Institute
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 445, boul. de l’Université
Rouyn-Noranda (Quebec) J9X 5E4
Phone: 1 819 762-0971 ext. 8335
Fax: 1 819 797-4727
E-mail: louis.imbeau@uqat.ca

TIER 1 CRC IN ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING

The Faculty of Science at Western University is pleased to announce a search for a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Complex Environmental Systems Modeling and Analysis to be appointed to a tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Applications will be considered starting April 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, see:

http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/faculty/CSMA_Ad_Feb12017_ConsensusV41.pdf