Impact Chair Position in Ocean Ecosystem Change and Conservation Department of Biology, University of Victoria

The Department of Biology at the University of Victoria invites candidates to apply for a UVic Impact Chair appointment in the area of ocean ecosystem change and conservation with an expected start date of September 2020.  UVic Impact Chairs are intended for exceptional researchers acknowledged as world leaders in their field, with recognized success in research-inspired teaching and fostering collaborative and interdisciplinary research.  The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, or Professor with tenure. Rank will be determined in accordance with the department’s Standard and the provisions of the Collective Agreement. The term of the UVic Impact Chair is five years and the holder will receive up to $50,000 annually to support research, pedagogy or partnerships, as applicable. This appointment opportunity is limited to external candidates.

We seek candidates who bring an innovative perspective to understanding how marine organisms and/or ecosystems respond to human-forced change, and who use this understanding to provide guidance for marine protection and resource management efforts. Specific areas of focus could include (but are not limited to) physiology, ecology, or conservation biology.

Candidates who are collaborative, and who will bolster existing scientific strengths in marine science across the University, are especially encouraged to apply. The Chair appointment will be in the Department of Biology but is intended to be cross-listed with a Department or School in the Faculty of Social Sciences (e.g. Environmental Studies or Geography) to facilitate graduate student supervision in both areas. In addition, the Chair will demonstrate a commitment to convening productive research and teaching alliances between the academic units and Ocean Networks Canada. Other collaborative opportunities at UVic include the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, and the Genome BC Proteomics Centre.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. and an established, externally funded, independent and original research program with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, share in the administrative responsibilities of the department, and play an active role in the advising and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students. The following will be considered assets: a research record that reflects interdisciplinarity or productive collaborations among researchers from biology and related marine science disciplines; a record of teaching or active student mentorship, recognizing the diversity of student experiences; experience in knowledge mobilization beyond the university; and experience in and commitment to respectful and collegial relationships. Rank and salary will be competitive and commensurate with the qualifications of the candidate.

To Apply: Candidates must submit a single PDF document that includes a cover letter outlining how the candidate meets the requirements of the position, a CV, and a 2-page description of their proposed research program (including how it addresses the UVic Strategic Framework priority to promote sustainable futures). Candidates must also provide a 2-page statement on teaching experience and teaching philosophy, including how they will support diversity and inclusiveness in teaching and research. Candidates must also include the names and contact information for three referees.

The application document should be emailed with the subject “Impact Chair” to: Chantal Laliberté ( For questions regarding the position please contact Dr. Barbara Hawkins, Chair of the Department of Biology via email ( or phone (250-721-7091). Information about the Department of Biology can be found here:

Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2020.

The University: The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here.

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (

Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.


Tenured or tenure-track Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Wildlife Biology, WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF SCIENCE, DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

The Department of Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Wildlife Biology. The Canada Research Chairs Program is a key component of a strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top countries in research and development (

Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging researchers; candidates typically must be within 10 years of obtaining their PhD. However, it is recognized that career breaks due to personal leaves can have legitimate impacts on an applicant’s record of research achievements. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and have had career breaks due to maternity, parental or extended sick leaves, family care or other similar reasons may still be eligible and are encouraged to apply. Eligibility can be assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please consult the CRC website for details about eligibility or contact Charity Parr-Vasquez (, Director of the Office of Research Services, for more information.

The Chair will provide leadership and expertise in the field of wildlife biology by using a variety of approaches to study conservation biology and management or ecology in northern ecosystems. A research focus on key northern species (e.g. ungulates), that can be linked to priorities in Indigenous communities and food security issues would be an asset. The successful applicant will add capacity and new areas of expertise to the strategic northern research focus that already exists at Laurier, and to Laurier’s Environment research cluster, which is one of the areas of research strength identified in Laurier’s Strategic Research Plan. Much of the northern research conducted at Laurier contributes to the longstanding partnership with the Government of the Northwest Territories (2009-2029), and is affiliated with the Cold Regions Research Centre and the Laurier Institute for Water Science. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated capacity to develop an externally funded, world-class research program. They will be expected to secure external funding, including Tri-Agency grants, and to contribute to the training and mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students through their research program. The candidate is also expected to have demonstrated teaching proficiency and to make contributions to undergraduate teaching in Biology that align with their expertise. They will also contribute to teaching, supervision and mentoring in our graduate programs, and will participate in the administrative activities of the department.

The Department of Biology is a dynamic part of the Faculty of Science, with leading researchers in many fields and a commitment to building collaborative interdisciplinary research partnerships to address complex and diverse issues. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Biology, Applied Water Science, and Environmental Science, along with a MSc program in Integrative Biology and a PhD program in Biological and Chemical Sciences (in conjunction with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry). Departmental faculty have a growing complement of research programs that contribute to the university’s strengths in cold regions and water science research. The Chair will have access to Laurier’s well established and world-class infrastructure network of long-term, multidisciplinary living laboratories throughout the continental Northwest Territories that help to foster dynamic and productive collaborative research programs. Additionally, the Chair will be supported by substantial lab infrastructure in the Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science (CCRWS), and the Laurier Science Research Centre.


To be considered, applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, or a related discipline, and relevant postdoctoral experience. Applicants may currently hold an Assistant or Associate Professor position, or have the qualifications necessary to be appointed at one of these levels. The successful candidate will be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair and will be appointed as a tenured or tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Biology, conditional on CRC application approval.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a two-page teaching statement outlining teaching philosophy, experience and interests, PDF copies of up to three scholarly publications that demonstrate contributions to the field, and the contact information of three referees willing to provide a letter of reference. Application packages should be submitted electronically to Dr. Matt Smith, Chair, Department of Biology, Wilfrid Laurier University ( Applications will be accepted until January 3, 2020. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020 (or later), subject to the successful candidate’s availability and the timeline for the Tier 2 CRC nomination process.

The impact of leaves (e.g. parental leave, extended leaves due to illness, etc.) will be carefully considered when reviewing candidates’ eligibility and record of research achievement. Therefore, candidates are encouraged to explain in their cover letter how career interruptions may have impacted them. Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship(s); however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:

I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada

In keeping with Laurier’s best practices in recruitment and in accordance with the Canadian Research Chairs Requirements for Recruitment Guidelines, applicants are encouraged to complete the applicant equity survey. For more information on Laurier’s CRC equity, diversity and inclusion commitments, please visit the Laurier’s CRC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan.

Laurier strives to make our application process accessible and provides accommodations for both applicants and employees as outlined in Policy 8.7. If you require assistance applying for this position, would like this job posting in an alternative format, or would like to discuss accessibility and accommodations during the recruitment process please contact Laurier’s Equity and Accessibility Officer at 

The Faculty of Science wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All applications shall be reviewed and considered under the criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.


Assistant Professor in Taxonomy and Floristics, Department of Biological, Université de Montréal

Job description

Département de sciences biologiques is soliciting candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in plant biology, with a specific focus on taxonomy and systematics, floristics and biodiversity of vascular plants. The candidate will join the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale ( and be the curator of the Marie-Victorin Herbarium (

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Assistant Professor in Computational Biology. Application dealine: 01 December 2019.

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science at York University invites applications for a tenure-track professorial-stream appointment in Computational Biology at the Assistant Professor level, to commence 01 July 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Applicants must have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in Biology or a related discipline, an outstanding research record that includes excellent research output and momentum as well as publishing in high-quality refereed journals, in addition to demonstrated excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research.

We invite applications from all disciplines in Biology, where the applicant’s primary research focus is using computational methods.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop an innovative independent research program and will be able to collaborate with a diverse research group in the Department of Biology.  In addition, there are opportunities to interact with the Centre for Biomolecular Interactions, the Centre for Research in Mass Spectroscopy and the Centre for Disease Modelling. Depending on the candidate’s research area, there is also the opportunity to join York University’s Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) program Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA).

The successful candidate is expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level, ranging from introductory biology and biostatistics to advanced computational methods. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. Details about the AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at: or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at Completed self-identification and work status forms should sent to with “Computational Biology” in the subject line.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Dr Roberto Quinlan, Chair of the Computational Biology Search Committee, at

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 01 December 2019. Applicants should email their curriculum vitae, an outline of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and copies of three publications to with “Computational Biology” in the subject line. Long-listed applicants will be requested to arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Roberto Quinlan, Chair of the Computational Biology Search Committee, Department of Biology, York University; referees should be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position.  Requested letters of recommendation should be submitted to with “Computational Biology” in the subject line.