Étudiant (e) au doctorat recherché sur la résilience des arbres à la sécheresse dans la forêt tempérée

Description :

L’étudiant (e) choisi sera appelé à (1) valider la tolérance des différentes espèces à la sécheresse à l’intérieur de peuplements ayant différentes structures et compositions à l’aide d’une approche dendrochronologique en ciblant notamment les nombreux épisodes de sécheresses des dernières années et 2) évaluer les stratégies de prélèvement de l’eau et les variables climatiques qui contrôlent la transpiration chez les principales essences commerciales du sud du Québec à l’aide de technique de traçage de l’eau et de mesure de flux de sève

L’étudiant(e) fera partie du Centre d’Étude de la Forêt (CEF) et bénéficiera des services en statistiques, bases de données, SIG, et autres. Le projet se fera en collaboration avec l’agence forestière des bois francs (en grande partie en forêt privée), Ouranos et le MFFP. L’étudiant(e) sera sous la supervision des professeurs Daniel Kneeshaw (UQAM) et Daniel Houle (MFFP-Ouranos). Ce dernier sera superviseur des stages MITACS chez Ouranos.

Exigences : Le (la) candidat(e) doit avoir complété un diplôme de maitrise en sciences forestières, biologie ou toute autre discipline pertinente et doit posséder un très bon dossier académique, une bonne capacité de rédaction et avoir des bonnes capacités d’analyses. Des connaissances en écophysiologie et une expérience en gestion de base de données sont des atouts.

Traitement :  18-21 000$/an au doctorat selon expérience (projet financé par un MITACS) Durée :  3 ans

Possibilité d’augmenter salaire par poste d’auxillairiat et bourse interne

Pour plus d’informations ou pour postuler :

Daniel Houle : Daniel.Houle@mffp.gouv.qc.ca

Daniel Kneeshaw : kneeshaw.daniel@uqam.ca

Assistant Professor – Global Change Biologist, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science, The University of Texas at El Paso

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position for a Global Change Biologist. In particular, we are seeking candidates with expertise in organismal biology and the use of state-of-the-art approaches to study adaptation, habitat shifts, and behavioral and/or other responses to global change. Prospective candidates working at higher ecological levels (e.g., populations, communities, ecosystems), particularly in the US Southwest, are also encouraged to apply.

The anticipated appointment date is fall 2019 or earlier. The successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded research program; to teach and mentor undergraduate, masters’, and doctoral students; and to serve as a member of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) core faculty. Candidates’ research should have a strong potential for collaboration with existing EEB faculty and be able to attract extramural funding. 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Biological Sciences is among the most productive departments at UTEP and contributes to interdisciplinary graduate programs in Environmental Science, Environmental Science and Engineering, Bioinformatics, and Computational Science. An EEB doctoral program has recently been established. Existing faculty expertise includes ecological, evolutionary, biomedical, and education research fields. Core facilities include capacities for DNA Next-Gen sequencing, bioinformatics, and statistics; Biodiversity Collections; a green roof; and a greenhouse. The department also manages the 38,000-acre Indio Mountains Research Station. Current EEB faculty conduct research throughout the Chihuahuan Desert, Arctic, Congo, Southeast Asia, and Central and South America. More information is available at the Department of Biological Sciences website. 

ABOUT UTEP: Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, The University of Texas at El Paso is unique among research institutions. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students, most of whom are Hispanic. The Brookings Institution in 2017 ranked UTEP as the No. 1 leader in equal access to higher education, based on a combination of research productivity and student social mobility. The University has annual externally funded research expenditures of $95 million, maintains an operating budget of $500 million and employs 4,000 people. With 172 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs available in eight colleges and schools, UTEP is the first national research university serving a 21st century student demographic. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, postdoctoral research experience, and a strong record of research accomplishments. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, a brief description of teaching and service philosophy, and complete contact information for at least three references. For questions about the position, you may contact Prof. Craig Tweedie, Search Committee Chair at ctweedie@utep.edu.

To apply, please visit www.utep.edu/employment

Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. 

The University of Texas at El Paso does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or in the provision of services.

Assistant Lecturer (Teaching-focused, Alternate Stream) in Ecology Division of Natural Science, Dept. of Science and Technology Studies Faculty of Science, York University. Application deadline: November 1, 2018.

The Division of Natural Science, Department of Science and Technology Studies, invites
applications for a teaching-focused (alternate stream) tenure-track position in Ecology at the rank of Assistant Lecturer, to commence July 1 2019. Please note there are two alternate stream ecology searches currently in the Faculty of Science, one in Natural Science, and the other in Biology.

The Division of Natural Science (NATS) specializes in developing and delivering high quality
undergraduate general education science courses to non-science university students. The
Division is a unit within the Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS), whose faculty represent a wide range of fields within the natural and social sciences. The successful candidate must demonstrate dedication to a teaching-focused position and will be expected to teach general education science courses to non-science university students. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation (e.g. experiential education).

A Ph.D. in Ecology is required, as is a demonstrated ability to teach science to non-science
majors at the university level. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the ability to teach urban ecology in this context.

The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence or clear potential of excellence in
teaching university-level courses and have a strong commitment to pedagogy (including
evidence-based strategies) and student success. This includes aligning and integrating lecture and/or laboratory curricula to desired learning outcomes. Experience with curriculum
development, course design and re-design, and the application of universal design approaches to teaching and assessment are preferred. Experience with different delivery formats (e.g. lecture, blended, online) is preferred. The successful candidate must have experience teaching large classes, and will be expected to effectively utilize undergraduate laboratories, and other forms of experiential education, as required.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, and must clearly
demonstrate their potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.
For further information regarding the Division of Natural Science please see natsci.info.yorku.ca. Information regarding the Department of STS can be found at sts.info.yorku.ca. Inquiries regarding the position should be addressed to Dr. Robin Metcalfe, Chair, Natural Science Search Committee at natsecol@yorku.ca.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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 (Indigenous) Peoples of Canada, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Aboriginal (Indigenous) Peoples in Canada will be given priority.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 1, 2018. Applicants should
submit a signed application cover letter outlining professional experience, an up-to-date
curriculum vitae and a concise teaching dossier that demonstrates the applicant’s potential for
excellence and innovation in teaching. The dossier may include elements such as course
outlines, teaching strategies, course evaluations, teaching reviews, and selected course
materials, but it must be prefaced by a clear statement that briefly outlines the applicant’s
teaching philosophy and justifies the materials included in the dossier. Applications must also
include a course proposal for an ecology-related course for non-science students. All
applications must be submitted electronically to natsecol@yorku.ca.

Applicants must arrange for three referees to send signed, confidential letters of recommendation directly to: Chair, Natural Science Search Committee, Division of Natural Science, 218 Bethune College, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3 (letters emailed by referees directly to natsecol@yorku.ca are also acceptable). Referees should be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position.

Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the
forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/. Please select the “Affirmative Action” tab under
which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

TEACHING-FOCUSED (ALTERNATE STREAM) POSITION IN ECOLOGY, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science. Application deadline: November 1, 2018.

The Department of Biology, York University invites applications for a teaching-focused (alternate stream) tenure-track position in Ecology at the rank of Assistant Lecturer, to commence July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses and to provide leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular development and pedagogical innovation. Please note there are two alternate stream ecology searches currently in the Faculty of Science, one in the Department of Biology and the other in Natural Science (NATS).

Candidates must possess a PhD in Biological Science (specifically in the field of Ecology), and have demonstrated experience in science education and biology education research, particularly post-Ph.D.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses and have a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success. This includes experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment.
Applicants will demonstrate a proven dedication to using innovative, effective evidence-based
approaches to teaching university-level science, including innovation in experiential education and technology-enhanced learning. The successful candidate will be expected to align and integrate lecture and laboratory curricula to learning outcomes. Applicants should have experience developing or redesigning courses and teaching laboratories. The successful applicant will be expected to design a new second-year experiential laboratory course and may participate in revising and enhancing existing undergraduate teaching laboratories, as well as teaching ecology and evolutionary biology courses at all levels to both science and non-science students.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach to undergraduate teaching, and the ability to work effectively as part of a teaching team and within the department. As well, the successful applicant will work closely with the Educational Development Specialist in the Faculty of Science to develop new experiential learning opportunities within the Department of Biology. This position includes service. Applicants should provide evidence of contributions to service, outreach, and pertinent activities in and outside academia.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 1, 2018. Applicants should submit a signed application cover letter outlining professional experience, an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy) that supports excellence and innovation in teaching (i.e., course outlines, teaching strategies, course evaluations, teaching reviews, and selected course materials). The teaching dossier can also include workshop and professional development programs attended or led, conference papers and/or publications relating to pedagogy. Please provide context and reasons for what is included in the teaching dossier (e.g., annotated course materials). Applicants must arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Professor Tamara Kelly, Department of Biology, York University by the referees and separate from the application. Referees should be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position. Applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted by email to biojobs@yorku.ca with “Alt Stream Ecology” in the subject line.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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
www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.

Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/. Please select the “Affirmative Action” tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

OFFRE DE STAGE POSTDOCTORAL, Département des Sciences naturelles – Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)

Modélisation spatio-temporelle à l’échelle de l’individu de la population de bélugas du Saint-Laurent

Contexte et objectifs du projet

La population du béluga du Saint-Laurent est actuellement placée sur la liste des espèces en voie de disparition de la Loi sur les espèces en péril du Canada. Elle figure également sur la liste des espèces menacées selon la Loi sur les espèces menacées et vulnérables du Québec. Plusieurs menaces à son rétablissement sont reliées aux activités de navigation qui ont lieu dans son habitat essentiel estival, tels que l’exposition au bruit sous-marin et le dérangement. L’atténuation des impacts de la navigation passe par une évaluation de mesures potentielles en amont de leur implémentation. Le programme de recherche dans lequel s’inscrit le projet du stagiaire postdoctoral vise à construire un simulateur multiagent des déplacements des bélugas et des bateaux dans le Saint- Laurent pour tester l’efficacité de différentes mesures d’atténuation potentielles pour rehausser la protection de la population du béluga du Saint-Laurent dans son habitat essentiel estival.

Le projet vise à construire des algorithmes calibrés reproduisant les déplacements des bélugas du Saint-Laurent à l’échelle de l’individu permettant de reproduire plusieurs patrons statistiques extraits de données. Plusieurs hypothèses cohabitent relativement à la dynamique spatiotemporelle des bélugas. Ces hypothèses seront rendues explicites par le/la stagiaire et l’incertitude sera reflétée par la proposition de plusieurs algorithmes. Le stagiaire devra identifier des patrons à plusieurs échelles (individuelle, troupeau et population) et les extraire des données existantes. Ces patrons lui permettront de calibrer les différents algorithmes et d’en évaluer la performance en utilisant l’approche de modélisation par patrons (Pattern-Oriented Modelling). À partir d’une revue de la littérature, le/la stagiaire devra également proposer des indicateurs d’impacts de la navigation spécifiques au béluga (p.ex. masquage/espace de communication, risques de collision, dérangement) pour évaluer l’efficacité de différents scénarios d’atténuation par couplage avec un modèle du trafic maritime existant. Le développement des algorithmes de déplacement se fera sur la base des théories en écologie comportementale avec la collaboration de chercheurs qui étudient les bélugas depuis plus de 30 ans. Le stagiaire travaillera en collaboration avec ces chercheurs (Groupe de recherche et d’éducation sur les mammifères marins, Pêches et Océans Canada et Parc marin du Saguenay–Saint-Laurent) et pourra avoir l’opportunité de participer à certaines leurs sorties de terrain, sans que son projet ne comporte de phase de collecte de données.

Le/La candidat(e) recherché(e) devra faire preuve de dynamisme, motivation, curiosité, d’initiative, de créativité en plus de démontrer d’excellentes capacités de travail en équipe. Il/Elle sera encouragé(e) à voyager pour des communications scientifiques, et des rencontres avec des partenaires et parties prenantes (financement disponible). Le financement du projet provient du Gouvernement du Québec. Le/La candidat(e) sélectionné(e) participera à la production des livrables aux ministères concernés.

Requis

  • PhD en Sciences naturelles ou génie, ou tout autre domaine pertinent pour la réalisation du projet
  • Expérience en modélisation à l’échelle de l’individu
  • Expérience de programmation en Java (ou autre langage de programmation orienté objet)
  • Capacité à rédiger des demandes de bourses et de financement
  • Habileté à la communication (écrite et orale) à des experts et non experts, incluant la rédaction d’articles scientifiques et la réalisation de revue de littérature

Atouts

  • Connaissances en écologie comportementale, particulièrement les comportements sociaux chez les mammifères
  • Connaissances en acoustique sous-marine et/ou bioacoustique
  • Connaissances en SIG, analyse spatiale et statistiques spatiales
  • Connaissances techniques : R, Python, QGIS et Repast Simphony

Traitement

  • Base de 47k$/an (incluant les avantages sociaux de l’UQO)

Période

Maintenant au 31 mars 2020 (avec possibilité d’extension)

Lieu (flexible)

 • Ripon ou Gatineau (Québec, Canada) de préférence

Postuler

• Envoyer par courriel un CV (forme académique longue), lettre de motivation (détaillant les compétences requises et atouts en lien avec le projet), et le nom et informations de contact de trois références du milieu académique à :

o Pr Clément Chion (clementchion@gmail.com ; clement.chion@uqo.ca)

o Pre Angélique Dupuch (angelique.dupuch@uqo.ca)
• Date limite : 30 septembre 2018, ou jusqu’à ce que le poste soit pourvu.

Offre de projet de doctorat : Évaluation des interactions entre environnement, comportement et physiologie chez le Tamia rayé. Date limite : 8 octobre 2018.

Nous recherchons un(e) étudiant(e) au niveau PhD intéressé(e) à joindre notre équipe de recherche à compter de janvier 2019, à l’Université de Sherbrooke.

Dans ce projet, nous utiliserons l’information sur la dynamique des populations pour évaluer l’effet de l’abondance des ressources alimentaires sur la structure des traits physiologiques et comportementaux du tamias rayé (Tamias striatus) dans des environnements contrastés. Nous déterminerons si les changements individuels dans le temps et dans l’espace représentent des réponses adaptatives aux changements de l’environnement. La personne recrutée bénéficiera de données longitudinales, incluant des mesures de traits morphologiques, physiologiques et comportementaux, obtenues sur plusieurs centaines d’individus, ainsi que d’un suivi biodémographique précis d’une population évoluant dans un environnement fluctuant. La personne participera à la récolte des données sur le terrain, qui se déroule pendant 3-4 mois à chaque été au sein d’une équipe de recherche de l’Université de Sherbrooke, Bishop’s University et l’UQAM. Idéalement, il/elle aura de l’expérience avec la manipulation de petits mammifères et de bonnes connaissances en analyses statistiques et en écologie.

Les personnes intéressées doivent envoyer un CV, un relevé de notes, une lettre de motivation et les coordonnées de deux références avant le 8 octobre 2018 à:

Dany Garant : Dany.Garant@USherbrooke.ca Patrick Bergeron : patrick.bergeron@ubishops.ca

PROFESSEURE RÉGULIÈRE OU PROFESSEUR RÉGULIER EN BIOLOGIE MOLÉCULAIRE DES ESPÈCES ASSOCIÉES AUX ÉCOSYSTÈMES FORESTIERS, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Date limite: 30 novembre 2018.

Établissement à échelle humaine, l’Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) exerce ses activités principalement en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, dans le Nord-du-Québec, dans le territoire des Hautes-Laurentides et auprès des Premiers Peuples. Depuis plus d’un quart de siècle, l’UQAT se démarque sur plusieurs plans : en enseignement, en recherche et création et en services à la collectivité. Grâce à son expertise reconnue, l’UQAT occupe une place de plus en plus importante non seulement sur l’échiquier régional, mais aussi sur la scène provinciale, nationale et internationale. Unique, le modèle de développement de l’université mise sur des partenariats sur tous ses territoires et assure ainsi l’accessibilité à la formation universitaire. L’UQAT a su élargir le spectre de ses champs disciplinaires qui font aujourd’hui sa renommée : création et nouveaux médias, développement humain et social, éducation, forêts, génie, gestion, mines et environnement, santé et Premiers Peuples.

Depuis la création de l’UQAT, la recherche en foresterie a toujours fait partie des différents plans de développement de l’établissement. Des choix stratégiques, dont une alliance avec l’UQAM, ont permis l’implantation d’une masse critique d’experts interdisciplinaires en « écologie et aménagement forestier durable » et en « valorisation, caractérisation et transformation du bois ». Ces choix permettent aujourd’hui à l’UQAT d’avoir un pôle de renommée en formation, en recherche et en transfert technologique, une expertise qui rayonne au Québec, au Canada et à l’échelle internationale. Avec la création de l’Institut de recherche sur les forêts (IRF) en 2011, l’UQAT s’est dotée d’une structure qui lui permet d’accentuer sa contribution à la science et à la technologie. À ce jour, l’IRF compte sur une équipe de dix chercheurs, deux chaires industrielles, deux chaires de recherche du Canada, plusieurs laboratoires spécialisés, ainsi qu’un important réseau de partenariats et d’alliances ici et ailleurs dans le monde. L’Institut se distingue par plus de 3 M$ en recherche annuellement, la publication de plus de 50 articles par année dans des revues scientifiques reconnues, la formation d’un important contingent de personnel hautement qualifié, ainsi qu’un engagement dans le transfert de connaissances par l’organisation d’un nombre important d’activités de diffusion. Renouvelée en 2014, la Chaire industrielle CRSNG-UQAT-UQAM en aménagement forestier durable confirme l’importance de l’élaboration et de l’application de stratégies et de pratiques novatrices pour un aménagement écosystémique et durable des forêts. L’IRF intervient tant en Abitibi-Témiscamingue que dans le Nord-du-Québec avec des retombées significatives pour l’ensemble de la société québécoise.

L’Institut de recherche sur les forêts souhaite pourvoir le poste de :

PROFESSEURE RÉGULIÈRE OU PROFESSEUR RÉGULIER EN
BIOLOGIE MOLÉCULAIRE DES ESPÈCES ASSOCIÉES AUX ÉCOSYSTÈMES FORESTIERS

Concours no 2018-61
Date : Le 28 juin 2018

FONCTION :

La personne recherchée doit être capable de développer un programme de recherche en biologie moléculaire, plus particulièrement en lien avec les espèces associées aux écosystèmes forestiers ou en lien avec l’amélioration génétique des arbres. Le candidat devrait s’intéresser à l’application de la génétique des populations, de la génomique fonctionnelle ou de la génomique environnementale aux questions touchant l’écologie forestière et la foresterie. Le candidat devra faire preuve d’excellence dans le domaine de recherche proposé afin d’être éligible aux principaux organismes subventionnaires, notamment au Fonds des leaders John-R- Evans. À noter que l’IRF possède un laboratoire de pointe en biologie moléculaire permettant au candidat de démarrer rapidement sa programmation de recherche. Le candidat devrait également avoir un intérêt à faire de la recherche en partenariat avec des entreprises et des organismes gouvernementaux associés à la foresterie, à la gestion de la faune, ainsi qu’à la restauration écologique.

La personne recherchée devra être apte à œuvrer dans une université de petite taille en région ayant, entre autres, pour mission de contribuer au développement socio-économique de son milieu. Il devra aussi contribuer à l’encadrement de projets de recherche d’étudiants inscrits sous sa supervision à la maîtrise en écologie et au doctorat en sciences de l’environnement, programmes de 2e et 3e cycles offerts à l’UQAT.

EXIGENCES :  Détenir un doctorat en écologie, environnement, génétique, biologie, foresterie ou une discipline connexe avec une expertise en biologie moléculaire ;

  • Les dossiers des candidats dont la thèse de doctorat est déposée pourraient être considérés. Le candidat devra alors s’engager à franchir toutes les étapes subséquentes jusqu’à l’obtention du diplôme ;
  • Un dossier de recherche démontrant une productivité scientifique importante ;
  • Une excellente maîtrise du français écrit et parlé (langue d’enseignement), ou de l’intention de l’acquérir.

AUTRES CRITÈRES CONSIDÉRÉS COMME UN ATOUT :

  • Un stage postdoctoral ainsi qu’une expérience en milieu industriel ou gouvernemental.

LIEU PRINCIPAL DE TRAVAIL : DATE D’ENTRÉE EN FONCTION : DURÉE DU CONTRAT : TRAITEMENT :

Rouyn-Noranda

1er juin 2019

2 ans (poste menant à la permanence)

Le traitement est établi en fonction des qualifications et de l’expérience de chaque candidat selon la convention collective en vigueur.

Conformément aux exigences prescrites en matière d’immigration au Canada, ce concours s’adresse en priorité aux citoyennes et citoyens canadiens ainsi qu’aux résidentes ou résidents permanents. L’UQAT souscrit à un programme d’égalité en emploi (groupes visés : femmes, membres de minorités visibles et ethniques, autochtones, personnes ayant un handicap).

DÉPÔT DE CANDIDATURE :

Un dossier de candidature comprend : un curriculum vitae, une lettre de motivation dans laquelle vous décrirez notamment votre philosophie d’enseignement, un document résumant les grandes orientations de votre programmation de recherche proposée (environ deux pages), deux lettres de recommandation, le diplôme de doctorat ou une lettre de la direction de thèse mentionnant la date du dépôt de la thèse.

Particularité : Pour que votre candidature soit considérée, vous devez y joindre un formulaire d’accès à l’égalité en emploi dûment rempli. Veuillez l’imprimer à partir du site : www.uqat.ca/emplois.

Toute candidature sera traitée confidentiellement. Les personnes intéressées doivent faire parvenir leur dossier complet, en spécifiant le numéro du concours, avant le 30 novembre 2018, 16 h 30, à l’attention de :

Monsieur Louis Imbeau, codirecteur

Institut de recherche sur les forêts
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 445, boulevard de l’Université
Rouyn-Noranda (Québec) J9X 5E4
Téléphone : 1 819 762-0971, poste 8335 Télécopieur : 1 819 797-4727
Courriel : louis.imbeau@uqat.ca

Assistant or Associate Professor in Marine Biodiversity Modelling and Conservation

Dalhousie University invites applications for a tenure-stream Assistant or Associate Professor position in the field of marine biodiversity modelling and conservation. The successful candidate will have expertise in biodiversity theory, statistical and mechanistic modelling, as well as substantial work experience in applying such approaches to marine conservation science. Ideally, the candidate would also have solid track record in contributing scientifically to the international biodiversity policy arena.

The position is for the Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, and will benefit from interaction with the Ocean Frontier Institute, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the National Research Council Laboratory and the newly established Ocean Supercluster.

The candidate should have a PhD degree, extensive postdoctoral and other experience and a research track record that is exceptional for his/her career stage. It is anticipated that the appointment will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a normal allocation of undergraduate and graduate classes in the areas listed above, and to develop a strong research program and team with external funding.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

The appointment will be effective 1 January 2019.

Completed applications, in a single file format, should include:

  • A cover letter outlining qualifications for the position;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A summary of the proposed research program;
  • A statement describing teaching philosophy and teaching interests;
  • A completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid
  • The contact information (including email addresses) for 3 to 5 referees with knowledge of your work and/or recognized expertise in your discipline. Letters of reference will be solicited by the Search Committee and should not be sent with the initial application.

The application should be sent to:
Chair of Search Committee, Dr Hal Whitehead
c/o Carolyn Young (Administrative Secretary)
Department of Biology
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
e-mail: carolyn.young@dal.ca
Subject line: Marine Biodiversity Search
The review process will commence on 1 October 2018, and continue until the position is filled.
For additional information, please contact Dr Hal Whitehead, Chair of the Search Committee (hwhitehe@dal.ca)

Postdoctoral and Analyst positions, Marine Food Webs Under Climate Change

Two Postdoctoral Research Positions (Marine Food Webs Under Climate Change):

Description:  The Green Lab at the University of Alberta is searching for two Postdoctoral Researchers to work on a new Lenfest Ocean Program-funded project on marine food webs and climate change in collaboration with the Crowder Lab at Stanford University and NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center. The successful applicants will work with a team of researchers and managers in the US and Canada to develop tools for predicting and evaluating distributional shifts in key fisheries species in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) under climate change. This project entails 1) developing a database of marine species characteristics, 2) conducting multivariate analyses of foraging traits in relation to ecosystem state, 3) developing spatially explicit food web models of the CCLME coupled with ocean climate projections from the Regional Ocean Modelling System, and 4) liaising with project partners and funders to coordinate working group activities.

 Qualifications: Ph.D. in Ecology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management, Oceanography, or Computer Science; experience developing and leading research analyses with ecological and/or oceanographic data sets. An interest and background in foraging ecology is an asset, as well as a desire to conduct research that informs management. We seek candidates with skills and experience in the following areas: database creation and management, multivariate statistics, data synthesis and collation, food web modeling, spatial statistics. The applicant must be able to code, perform advanced statistical analyses, develop relationships with managers and scientists, and summarize scientific findings in the form of written manuscripts, oral presentations, and reports to funders and agencies. We welcome applications from individuals with relevant experience and skill sets in non-marine systems as well.

 Setting: The positions will be based at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, a top five research university in the country. Travel to Monterey, California, for collaboration is also required. Learn more about the host labs here (www.greenlab.ca) and here (https://crowderlab.stanford.edu/).

Salary: $48,000-54,000; commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Start date: Negotiable.

Term of appointment:  Initial appointment is for one year with renewal for year 2 based on a review to assess performance.

To apply: Applications must include a cover letter addressing your interest in the topic and how you meet the qualifications, your CV, one to three writing samples of published material, and contact information for three references. Documents/materials must be submitted in a single PDF file with the position title as the subject header to stephanie.green@ualberta.ca.

Closing date: Application review will begin October 15 2018. The positions will remain open until filled.

Web posting: https://goo.gl/unKDmi

Research Analyst (Marine Food Webs Under Climate Change):

Description: The Green Lab at the University of Alberta is searching for a Research Analyst to work on a new Lenfest Ocean Program-funded project on marine food webs and climate change in collaboration with the Crowder Lab at Stanford University and NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center. The successful applicant will work with a team of researchers and managers on a database of marine species characteristics to be used in a model of food web dynamics in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) under climate change. This two-year project entails 1) contributing to and maintaining a database of marine species characteristics and 2) liaising with the project team and collaborators to coordinate bi-annual working group meetings. Skills required include experience with database management, data synthesis and collation, and scientific writing. An interest and background in foraging ecology is an asset, as well as a desire to conduct research that informs management. Responsibilities include serving as primary and co-author on peer reviewed manuscripts, helping write project reports for funding and management agencies, and assisting with the coordination of a working group.

Qualifications: M.Sc. in Ecology, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management or Oceanography; experience working with biological datasets; knowledge of foraging ecology and marine ecosystem dynamics. Experience developing and ideally leading research analyses; database creation and management.

Setting: The position will be based at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Travel to Monterey, California, for collaboration is also required. Learn more about the host institutions here (www.greenlab.ca) and here (https://crowderlab.stanford.edu/).

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience; benefits included.

Start date: Negotiable, but as early as November 2018.

Term of appointment:  Initial appointment is for one year with renewal for year 2 based on a review to assess performance.

To apply: Applications must include a letter of application that addresses your interest in the topic and how you meet the qualifications, your CV, one to three writing samples (of published material), and contact information for three references. Documents/materials must be submitted in a single PDF file with the position title as the email subject to stephanie.green@ualberta.ca.

Closing date: Application review will begin October 1 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

Web posting: https://goo.gl/5jHpQL

Assistant Teaching Professor, Biology – Faculty of Science, University of Victoria. Application deadline: September 4, 2018.

Assistant Teaching Professor

Biology – Faculty of Science

The Department of Biology, University of Victoria, invites applications for a teaching position in Biology. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor. The successful applicant will normally teach 12 units (8 courses) of undergraduate course work over three terms. Teaching responsibilities include participation in team-taught introductory courses and intermediate level courses, and may include oversight of laboratory and/or field instruction. Applicants with broad expertise in aquatic or terrestrial organismal biology, particularly the evolution, diversity, physiology and ecology of animal systems, and strong quantitative skills are encouraged to apply.

Requirements

Candidates must possess a PhD degree in the biological sciences, or equivalent. The successful applicant will have demonstrated commitment to post-secondary teaching excellence through pedagogical training, a record of superior teaching, and active student mentorship, recognizing the diversity of student experience.

The following will be considered assets:
A strong record of publication in the area of organismal biology in leading, peer-reviewed, scientific journals;
Demonstrated experience in course and program planning and curriculum development;
Experience in and commitment to respectful and collegial relationships;
Demonstrated ability to lead as well as be a supportive team member.

Additional information

Candidates are requested to provide:
Cover letter outlining how the candidate meets the requirements of the position;
Updated academic curriculum vitae;
Statement of teaching philosophy that addresses experience supporting diverse and marginalized students in the classroom;
Teaching dossier with course evaluation scores, where available;
Three professional contributions;
Names and contact details of three referees.

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.

Contact information

For questions regarding the position please contact

Barbara Hawkins, Chair of the Department of Biology via email (biochair@uvic.ca) or phone (250-721-7091).

All application documents should be complied into one .pdf file and emailed to: Chantal Laliberté (biology@uvic.ca). Alternatively, applications can be sent by mail to:

Barbara Hawkins, Chair
Department of Biology
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2

Web: https://www.uvic.ca/science/biology/

Application deadline: September 4, 2018

Equity statement

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Pamela Richards, Director, Faculty Relations and Academic Administration at (250) 721-7010 or at directorfacultyrelations@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.