DEPARTMENT CHAIR – DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY, Faculty of Science, The University of Western Ontario

Applications are invited for the position of Chair, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science.  Applications from external and internal candidates, who must hold at least the rank of Associate Professor with tenure or its international equivalent, will be considered.  A record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision, and research in Biology is required, as well as some administrative experience. Applicants must have a PhD degree in Biology, or related discipline, and a strong record of research productivity in the form of publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals, awards, invited talks and other scholarly achievements.  The successful candidate will have a clear vision for the direction of the Department, demonstrated leadership ability and integrity, excellent communication skills, and a willingness to be a strong advocate for the Department. The successful candidate will be energetic and able to recognize, take, and create opportunities.  They must have the ability to establish and maintain strong relationships both within Science and across the Western community, as well as in the Canadian Biology community.

The Chair will consult with the Dean on Departmental budgetary requirements and administer the Departmental budget.  The Chair will also be expected to develop and facilitate the implementation of a Departmental academic, research and administrative plan that will aim to position the Department within the top tier of Canadian Biology departments.  Furthermore, the Chair will be a part of the Faculty of Science leadership team and as such, will help develop a new academic plan for the Faculty of Science.  These plans must be consistent with one another, as well as with the strategic plans of the University. The Chair will develop and implement a strategy for mentoring, developing, and supporting Departmental faculty and staff across career stages, with a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Department of Biology has a broad range of interests, with recognized expertise in insect biology, evolutionary and ecological genetics, animal physiology and behaviour, locomotion and migration, vertebrate developmental biology, plant stress biology, soil-microbe interactions, and fungal biodiversity. The Department and Western have built world-class, unique research facilities including the Advanced Facility for Avian Research, the Biotron Centre for Experimental Climate Change Research, the Environmental Sciences Western Field Station, the London Regional Genomics Centre, the Brain and Mind Institute and specialized facilities for imaging and microscopy.  The Department also has strong connections with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, [and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses. Further information about Western can be found at

Candidates should submit, electronically, a complete application package, that includes a curriculum vitae, a vision statement for the department, one-page teaching and research statements, and contact details of at least three referees. Candidates should also provide a cover letter explaining how their expertise and proposed research fit this position.

Please ensure that the Application for Full-Time Faculty Position Form available at is completed and included in your application submission.

External candidates will be appointed with tenure at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor as appropriate. The Chair appointment is normally a (renewable) five-year term. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment is anticipated to commence on July 1, 2020.

Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Matt Davison
Dean of Science
North Campus Building
The University of Western Ontario

Reference Job ID: DOB2020

Considerations of applications will begin on March 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Brenda Hutcheson at


Ducks Unlimited Canada Chair: Wetland and Waterfowl Conservation, University of Saskatchewan

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured faculty position at any rank as the Ducks Unlimited Canada Chair in Wetland and Waterfowl Conservation (req5412).

This newly-created Chair will contribute to wetland and waterfowl conservation by leading interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to discovery, teaching and outreach. The chair title will initially be conferred for a five-year term and is renewable indefinitely based on the success and accomplishments of the Chair.  University programs and units with a wetland and waterfowl focus are critically important partners to Ducks Unlimited Canada. Working with the academic community focuses the organization’s intellectual resources on important programs that can help guide science-based conservation efforts.

The academic home of this position will be determined at the conclusion of the interview process, but will be either the School of Environment and Sustainability or College of Arts and Science (Department of Biology). A joint appointment is possible.

The successful candidate will initiate and lead a productive, innovative, high-quality research program in the field of wetland and waterfowl ecology and conservation that will attract external research funding and excellent trainees, including graduate students, undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other research staff. In addition, the chair-holder will ideally explore and lead (i) the creation and implementation of a wetland and waterfowl conservation technical assistance program for private landowners, and (ii) wetland and waterfowl conservation outreach activities, such as forums, websites and workshops to disseminate knowledge and best practices. The Chair will also develop and teach courses (graduate and/or undergraduate) in their area of expertise, supervise graduate and undergraduate students, and contribute to service within their home unit and the university.


The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a field of science that deals with wetland and/or waterfowl ecology or conservation. This will be coupled with extensive experience and ideally leadership in interdisciplinary research on waterfowl, wetland habitat and conservation approaches. Candidates must demonstrate existing or emerging, world-class research capabilities in waterfowl and wetland conservation or ecology, waterfowl health, or other relevant fields. They should have demonstrated research impact through: quality publications in peer-reviewed journals or equivalent; evidence of the ability to propose an original, innovative research program of the highest quality; a track record of attracting external research funding; and experience in the training of students and other research staff. Experience in building collaborative teams across multiple research groups, units and institutions will enhance success in this new role.

The University of Saskatchewan salary bands  for the 2020-2021 academic year are as follows: Assistant Professor: $96,301 to $115,723; Associate Professor: $115,723 to $135,145; and Professor $135,145 to $157,804.

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: a dental, health and extended vision care plan; a pension plan; a life insurance (compulsory and voluntary) plan; an academic long-term disability program; sick leave; travel insurance; death benefits; an employee assistance program; a professional expense allowance; and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city of approx. 275,000 people with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities, and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000. Saskatoon is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.

Interested candidates must submit via email: a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position; a detailed curriculum vitae; a statement of research focus; a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references that may be contacted later to provide letters of support.

Application packages should be addressed to:

Dr. Karsten Liber, PhD
Chair, Search Committee
Executive Director (Interim) and Distinguished Professor
School of Environment & Sustainability
117 Science Place, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8, Canada
Telephone: (306) 966-1499; Email:

All qualified candidates, Canadian or other nationalities are encouraged to apply. Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.

Review of applications will begin March 2, 2020; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2020.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. The university must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


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

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 :
Site web :

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.


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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