Tenure-track Asst. Professor in Comparative/Evolutionary Biomechanics,  University of Calgary. Application deadline is March 18, 2019.

The Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, at the
University of Calgary invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track
position in the area of Evolutionary and Comparative Animal
Biomechanics. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor with
an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019.

We seek a candidate studying animal functional morphology/biomechanics,
in an explicitly evolutionary comparative context. We seek a broadly
trained person who will complement existing strengths in animal
physiology, development, comparative anatomy and paleobiology.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in biomechanics or other appropriate field,
with research interests in the area of Evolutionary and Comparative
Animal Biomechanics, and have at least one year of postdoctoral
experience. Applicants must have a record of research scholarly output
demonstrating the potential to attract and sustain external funding.
Teaching experience in vertebrate biology/anatomy, and a demonstrated
commitment to high quality teaching as evidenced by teaching
accomplishments and accolades, teaching evaluations, and other lines of
evidence, also is required.

The successful applicant will be expected to conduct innovative research
and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. The
successful candidate will be expected to teach vertebrate
biology/anatomy and other courses in their area of expertise. The
candidate will also have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching
at both the undergraduate and graduate level and to graduate student
training and supervision.

Application details: Applicants should submit a single pdf including
curriculum vitae, statements of research interests, teaching philosophy,
and the names and contact information of three references to:
Dr. Douglas Storey, Head, Department of Biological Sciences
University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Fax: (403) 289-9311 Email: headbio@ucalgary.ca

Application deadline is March 18, 2019. View full posting and apply:

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary is
committed to High impact research and teaching and to creating an
innovative, student-centered learning environment. Information about the
Department and its programs can be found at http://bio.ucalgary.ca.

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary
and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website
(https://careers.ucalgary.ca/pages/academic-careers). For more
information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of
Science (https://science.careers.ucalgary.ca/).

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal
opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness
of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide
faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects
the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply;
however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In
this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the
following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
of Canada? (Yes/No).


Assistant Professor, Wildlife Ecology, College of Science & Management, University of Northern British Columbia

Posting # FAESM19-18
Full time, Continuing

The Ecosystem Science and Management Program at the University of Northern British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track position in Wildlife Ecology. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2019.

We seek candidates who will develop a vigorous, externally funded long-term research program in mammalian ecology that will enhance the knowledge base of wildlife ecology and management, and contribute to better management of wildlife habitats and populations in the face of threats such as industrial development and climate change. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with existing UNBC faculty with expertise in wildlife conservation, avian ecology and behaviour, invertebrate biology, fish ecology and fisheries management, plant ecology and biology, forest ecology and natural resource management; and is expected to work with other scientists and managers within industry, government, and conservation groups.

Applicants for this position should hold a PhD, have a strong record of scholarly activity and productivity, and be prepared to teach several courses a year in the area of wildlife ecology and management. Candidates will also present a record of teaching excellence at both undergraduate and graduate levels. UNBC offers a BSc in Wildlife and Fisheries that is one of very few degrees of its kind in Canada. Students graduating from this degree have sound biological backgrounds for pursuing post-graduate studies as well as a degree that can lead directly into wildlife or fisheries professions. In addition, UNBC offers relevant graduate degrees at the Masters and PhD levels. Collectively these degrees are supported by a core group of high-caliber faculty who are actively engaged in wildlife and fisheries research and in related fields. UNBC also has a highly successful Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society (TWS), which forms an important link to learning outside the classroom. Interest and commitment to supporting the Student Chapter of TWS as a faculty liaison, and participation and leadership in the Wildlife and Fisheries Curriculum Committee are critical elements of this position.

UNBC provides broad support for faculty to develop their research and teaching capabilities, a modern and comprehensive campus, and a distinctive quality of life in central British Columbia. UNBC is equipped with significant research facilities and infrastructure including two research forests, and The Quesnel River Research Centre, located next to one of the world’s deepest lakes. UNBC is situated among diverse landscapes and ecosystems, and enjoys strong community connections. Diverse ecosystems and a resource-based economy provide many research opportunities. For more information on the UNBC Ecosystems Science and Management Program and Prince George/northern BC, please visit http://www.unbc.ca/ecosystem-science-management and www.unbc.ca/northernbc respectively.

Since its founding in 1990, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has emerged as one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a passion for teaching, discovery, people, and the North. Located in the spectacular landscape near the geographic centre of beautiful British Columbia, UNBC’s excellence is derived from community-inspired research, hands-on learning, and alumni who are leading change around the world.

For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings, the only University of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top four per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

With a diverse student population, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Prince George is a city of ~74,000 people with impressive cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. For more information about living and working in Prince George, please refer to http://www.unbc.ca/experience and https://moveupprincegeorge.ca. Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.

To Apply

Applicants should forward their curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting competition #FAESM19-18 to: The Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9. Fax: (250) 960-5791. Please direct inquiries to: Dr Kathy Lewis., Chair of ESM, at Telephone (250) 960-6659, Email Kathy.Lewis@unbc.ca. This position is being advertised subject to budgetary approval. Electronic submissions of CVs can be forwarded to: FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca .

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Applications received on or before March 15, 2019, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Joint position in PLANT ECOLOGY in the Department of Biology and the McGill School of Environment, McGill University

Position description

 The Department of Biology and the McGill School of Environment invite applications for a joint tenure-track position in Plant Ecology. Appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor. We welcome applications from qualified candidates working within any subfield but are especially interested in candidates whose research clearly links fundamental plant biological processes to environmental issues including, but not limited to, climate change, biodiversity dynamics, ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services, and ecological forecasting. Expertise in plant eco-physiology with the ability to scale up understanding of physiological processes from plants to ecosystems to landscapes would be an asset. Exceptional candidates in other fields relevant to both units may be considered. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated an excellent capacity to work in a broadly interdisciplinary context and experience with or a willingness to engage in collaborative teaching. A competitive start-up package, necessary laboratory infrastructure, and access to a range of shared research facilities will be made available.

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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:

Competition no 2018-106
Date: December 4, 2018


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.


  • 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.


    • 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
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.


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