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

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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

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Plant Biology, University of Waterloo. Application deadline: 15 June 2017.

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Plant Biology commencing January 2018, or other mutually agreeable date. Although candidates at the Assistant Professor level will be preferred, exceptional candidates at higher ranks may be considered. We are seeking applications from outstanding scholars in evolutionary-ecology whose research investigates broad issues related to systematics, the adaptation of plants to environmental change, or physiological or genetic responses of plants to stress. The research program may target individuals and/or populations. The successful candidate will join our dedicated team of scholars and teachers and will bring innovative and modern pedagogical practices to courses in both the core and plant biology areas of our undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

The successful applicant will have a PhD and a strong track record of innovative research in plant biology with important peer-assessed contributions to the field. Additionally, s/he will demonstrate a commitment to achieve outstanding undergraduate and graduate teaching and to make valuable service contributions within our collaborative environment. Finally, the candidate must either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish and maintain, an independent, externally-funded research program.

The salary range for this position is $95,000 to $120,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified, or higher ranked, candidates.

The Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo was established in 1964 and has a team of 39 faculty committed to teaching and research excellence across the life sciences. Our department also includes ≈ 90 graduate students, 25 post-doctoral fellows and research associates, along with over 1800 Honours undergraduate students enrolled in either Co-operative Education or Regular Biology-related programs. Our Department fosters a dynamic and thriving research environment with over $5.5 million in annual research, 3 Canada Research Chairs, and 1 University Research Chair. Our graduate programs, including collaborations with other departments in the Faculties of Science, Environment, Mathematics & Engineering and the Water Institute, consistently attract outstanding Canadian and International applicants.

The University of Waterloo is located in the attractive and vibrant two-university Region of Waterloo (population 550,000) in southwestern Ontario, approximately 100 km from Toronto. We are centrally located relative to several other universities having strong Biology research profiles, including the University of Guelph, McMaster University and Western University. The University of Waterloo and the Waterloo region carry strong reputations in innovation and entrepreneurial culture, affording a myriad of collaborative opportunities.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. “Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why.”

The closing date for applications is 15 June 2017. Application packages, which should be submitted electronically as a single pdf document, should include a brief cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (1-page), research plan (2-pages) and the names and full contact information of at least three references to:

Dr. Hugh Broders, Chair,
Attn.: Monica Beal, m4beal@uwaterloo.ca University of Waterloo
Faculty of Science
Department of Biology
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON
N2L 3G1

TENURE TRACK POSITION IN RANGE & FORAGE MANAGEMENT

The Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level in the area of range and forage utilization. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the area of rangeland ecology and management at the undergraduate level, develop a  graduate course in his or her area of expertise, supervise M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, and perform outreach duties as required. The successful candidate will also be expected to lead a vigorous, independent research program which will involve applied research of direct interest to industry and producers, as well as basic research that would be eligible for Government of Canada Tri-Council funding. Applications from grassland ecologists from any sub-discipline or from ecologists who work with grazing animals in native vegetation are welcomed.

Full details can be found at the following link: http://jobs.usask.ca/job_postings/jobs/usfa1728.php#.WJIPRn-m_Fk

Assistant Professor in Fish and Wildlife Biology, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University

The Department of Natural Resource Sciences of McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Fish and Wildlife Biology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We are seeking an innovative field biologist with expertise in quantitative methods and the ability to link fundamental research to applied issues in fisheries science, wildlife management and/or conservation biology. Research areas of interest include movement ecology, bioenergetics, population dynamics, trophic interactions, and food webs. Research that includes social and policy dimensions with a geographical focus on the North is desirable.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD degree in an appropriate discipline and will have post-doctoral experience and a record of publication in high-quality scholarly journals. The position will require the development of a strong externally-funded research program involving the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. It will involve teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as service to the university and scholarly communities. Collaboration in research and teaching is encouraged with others in the Department, Faculty and University as well as in research networks such as the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science.

The Department of Natural Resource Sciences is a community of researchers in wildlife and fisheries biology, forest and landscape ecology, entomology, microbiology, soil science, ecotoxicology, economics and natural resource policy. The position will be a key component of the research and graduate teaching in wildlife biology and will complement our current strengths in mammalogy, ornithology, and landscape ecology. We are committed to excellent teaching in several environmentally-oriented undergraduate majors and specializations offered through the Faculty and the McGill School of Environment.

McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is located on the Macdonald Campus, 30 km from the city of Montreal. The Campus comprises 650 hectares of farm and forested lands, commercial and research animal facilities, experimental field stations and state-of-the-art student learning facilities.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as biology or environmental science.

Appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but appointment at a higher rank is possible under exceptional circumstances.

Applications should include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes achievements and future plans, up to three publications in PDF format, a summary of teaching interests and experience, and letters from three professional references who can evaluate their candidacy for a tenure-track position. The position start date is on or after August 1, 2017.

For more information about the Department and Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, visit our web sites at: http://www.mcgill.ca/nrs/department-natural-resource-sciences; www.mcgill.ca/macdonald.

Inquiries about this position may be sent to the Chair of the Department, Dr. Brian Driscoll, brian.driscoll@mcgill.ca

Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8947

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.