Assistant Professor of Animal Cell and Molecular Physiology, Université de Montréal (Reference number FAS 09–19/5_2). Application deadline: 1 March 2020.

The Université de Montréal’s Département de sciences biologiques is soliciting candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in animal biology, with a specific focus on cell and molecular physiology. The Physiology Group at the Université de Montréal conducts research on a diversity of topics including comparative physiology, cell signalling, mitochondrial physiology, developmental biology and plasticity of the nervous system. Applications are welcome until March 1, 2020.

Teaching responsibilities for this position include introductory physiology, cell biology, and opportunities to develop advanced specialized courses in cellular physiology and engage with other components of the Biology Department curriculum. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated research expertise in the fields of cell biology, molecular biology, comparative physiology, or molecular evolution. Expertise in modern microscopy techniques would be an asset. Successful candidates are expected to become as inspiring professors who develop a research program incorporating internal collaborations. Candidates must have a Ph.D. Prior teaching and postdoctoral experience is desirable.

The Biological Sciences Department has about 450 undergraduates, 120 graduate students and 32 full-time faculty. Undergraduate students earn a B.S. degree with a specialization in one of the following: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Physiology, and Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution. Faculty in the department have diverse research interests and participate in several interdisciplinary research groups. The Biological Sciences Department is located in Campus MIL together with Chemistry, Physics and Geography departments https://campusmil.umontreal.ca/.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of their most recent publications, statements of teaching philosophy (max 1 page), and their proposed research program (max 2 pages). At least three professional references must be sent directly to the Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences by the referees.

Daniel Boisclair
Faculté des arts et sciences/Département de sciences biologiques
Campus MIL
1375 avenue Thérèse Lavoie-Roux
Montréal, QC
H2V 0B3
Téléphone: (514) 343-6875
Courriel : daniel.boisclair@umontreal.ca
Site web : bio.umontreal.ca

The Université de Montréal is the largest French-language public research university in the world. It is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The institution comprises thirteen faculties, more than sixty departments and two affiliated schools: the Polytechnique Montréal (School of Engineering; formerly the École Polytechnique de Montréal) and HEC Montréal (School of Business). It offers more than 650 undergraduate programmes and graduate programmes, including 71 doctoral programmes.

An adequate knowledge of the French language (written and spoken) or a strong commitment to mastering the French language at the proficiency level is required, in accordance with Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills.

Université de Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. Through its Equal Access Employment Program, UdeM invites applications from women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnic minorities, as well as persons with disabilities. We will –confidentially – adapt our recruitment mechanisms to the specific needs of people with disabilities who request it. We also welcome applications from candidates of all orientations and sexual identities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.

Université de Montréal’s application process allows all members of the Professor’s Assembly to review the application files submitted. If you wish to keep your application confidential until the shortlist is established, please mention it in your application.

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Assistant Professor in Watershed Ecology, School of Environmental Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. Application deadline: February 7, 2020.

The School of Environmental Sciences at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, British Columbia, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Watershed Ecology.

The ideal candidate is a biological scientist interested in landscape-scale research questions, with an ability to work collaboratively with physical scientists. We are open to applications from individuals in a broad range of fields related to ecological dynamics at watershed scales. Potential expertise could include river and riparian zone ecology, eco-hydrology, landscape ecology, watershed management, and restoration science. The successful applicant will contribute to a dynamic and creative research and teaching community at SFU, joining a group of physical and biological water scientists, spread across Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Geography, and Resource and Environmental Management.

The successful candidate should have demonstrated research excellence through the development of a vigorous, high-profile, and externally-funded research program. The candidate will help build an integrated water sciences group within the new School of Environmental Science. Associate member status with other units on campus will facilitate diverse opportunities for graduate student training. Teaching responsibilities will include delivering courses in support of the interdisciplinary Environmental Science undergraduate program and the Masters of Ecological Restoration program.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in Metro Vancouver, is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. This position is subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Candidates should submit a single pdf to EVSCHire@sfu.ca that includes:

  1. A one-page cover letter (include a statement of citizenship and/or residency status)
  2. A full CV that includes a list of publications, teaching experience and student supervision
  3. A two-page statement of research experience, interests and future directions
  4. A one-page statement of teaching interests
  5. Names and contact information of three references

The deadline for applications is February 7, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Ho, Manager, Environmental Science at EVSC_Mgr@sfu.ca.

Search Committee chair:

Dr. Jeremy Venditti, Director
School of Environmental Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, see the Collection Notice.

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PROFESSEUR RÉGULIER, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Département: Sciences de l’environnement
Discipline: Écologie des eaux douces

Fonctions: l’enseignement, la recherche, le service à la collectivité et la direction pédagogique

Exigences : Être titulaire d’un doctorat (Ph. D.) en biologie ou discipline connexe avec spécialisation en écologie des poissons.

Expérience :

L’écologie des eaux douces est une discipline au cœur de la formation disciplinaire en Sciences biologiques et écologiques (BSc) et en Sciences de l’environnement (MSc, PhD) de l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR). Plusieurs cours du baccalauréat s’appuient sur les connaissances actuelles en biologie et écologie des poissons : Écologie des eaux douces, Zoologie des vertébrés, Cours terrain en écologie lacustre et fluviale, Dynamique des populations exploitées et Biologie des poissons. En raison de la forte demande du milieu socio-économique, tant régional que national, plusieurs projets de recherche aux deuxième et troisième cycles nécessitent une expertise en écologie des eaux douces et, plus spécifiquement, en écologie des poissons.

La recherche en écologie des eaux douces jouit d’une longue tradition à l’UQTR, qui s’est enracinée avec la création du Centre de recherche sur les interactions bassins versants-écosystèmes aquatiques (RIVE). Le professeur en écologie des eaux douces sera appelé à développer des collaborations avec les membres du RIVE. Le centre de recherche compte actuellement une cinquantaine d’étudiants aux trois cycles d’étude, 11 professeurs membres réguliers et 5 membres associés du Département des sciences de l’environnement. Le RIVE coordonne l’utilisation de trois infrastructures majeures d’enseignement et de recherche : deux laboratoires humides à la fine pointe, le navire de recherche Lampsilis, ainsi que le Laboratoire d’analyse en écologie aquatique et sédimentologie. Le professeur en écologie des eaux douces contribuera aussi à animer et mettre en valeur ces infrastructures stratégiques pour l’institution.

On attend du professeur en écologie des eaux douces, avec spécialisation en écologie des poissons, qu’il dirige un programme de recherche subventionné à l’externe. Avec plus d’un million de lacs, d’innombrables rivières et un des grands fleuves du monde, les vastes ressources d’eau douce du Québec font partie de son développement socio-économique. L’UQTR est ainsi positionnée stratégiquement en tant que pôle d’enseignement et de recherche en écologie des eaux douce au Canada et à l’international.

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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 (biology@uvic.ca). For questions regarding the position please contact Dr. Barbara Hawkins, Chair of the Department of Biology via email (biochair@uvic.ca) or phone (250-721-7091). Information about the Department of Biology can be found here: www.uvic.ca/science/biology.

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 FRrecruit@uvic.ca. 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 (www.uvicfa.ca).

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.

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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 (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca).

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 (cparrvasquez@wlu.ca), 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.

Qualifications

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 (bioadmin@wlu.ca). 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 jbecker@wlu.ca. 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 equity@wlu.ca.

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 accessibility@wlu.ca. 

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.

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