Ecology and Evolution – University of Toronto. Application deadline: September 13, 2017.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for two tenure-stream appointments in ecology and evolution. These appointments will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.

We seek candidates who conduct conceptually driven research in ecology and evolution, especially those with research programs in disease and/or theory. We seek applications from candidates whose research program complements the research programs of the highly collaborative faculty currently in the department.

The successful applicants must have a PhD in a related field by July 1, 2018 or soon thereafter, with a record of sustained publications in top-ranked, field-relevant journals.  The appointees will be expected to build an active, externally funded and internationally recognized research program. The successful candidates will also demonstrate excellence in teaching and contributions to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of demonstrated excellence in research and teaching should be documented through the applicant’s CV, publications, research and teaching statements, strong letters of reference from referees of high standing and where appropriate, course evaluations.

The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution with over 60 faculty members specializing in ecology and evolution. Strong links exist between the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Royal Ontario Museum, the Centre for Global Change Science, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the School of the Environment, the University network of leading academic research hospitals ( and research groups with provincial and federal government agencies. The University owns a nearby field station dedicated to ecological research (the Koffler Scientific Reserve; Toronto is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in which to work and live.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online. Applications must include a CV and statements of research and teaching interests combined into a single PDF file, plus three representative publications. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead) sent directly to: Professor Donald Jackson, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 25 Willcocks Street, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B2 Canada. Letters of reference may be e-mailed to Deadline for receipt of applications, including reference letters, is September 13, 2017.

For further information on the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, please visit our website at Questions regarding this position can be directed to Liz Rentzelos at or (416-946-3340).

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.