Assistant Professor – Molecular Evolution, York University. Application deadline: December 1, 2017.

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Molecular Evolution
Home Faculty: Science
Home Department/Area/Division: Biology
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2018

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Molecular Evolution. We are seeking biologists who study molecular evolution using theoretical and/or empirical approaches. Preference will be given to candidates whose proposed research program complement and extends existing research activities of the Ecology and Evolution group.

Evolutionary biology at York ranges from phylogenetics to microevolution. Research interests in molecular evolution at York University include quantifying patterns of natural selection across the genome, quantifying patterns of molecular evolution underlying the evolution of complex traits, and studying the molecular mechanisms underlying rapid phenotypic evolution in invasive populations, and the ability of species to adapt to anthropogenic disturbances.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biology or a related discipline, postdoctoral experience, an outstanding research record, demonstrated excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research, and will be expected to develop an innovative independent research program. The successful candidate must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses at the department. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.

Further information about the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science can be found at

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The start date for the position is July 1, 2018. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Applicants should email their curriculum vitae, an outline of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and copies of three publications to, and arrange for three signed reference letters to be sent to the same email address by December 1, 2017. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at:

Posting End Date: December 1, 2017


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, and about the University of Regina at

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. (, the Institute for Environmental Change and Society (IECS), the soon to be commissioned Institute for Microbial Systems and Society (IMSS), and other units.  IECS ( 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

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.



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).

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