M.Sc. and Ph.D. positions: Modelling, data science, and disease ecology –  Memorial University

I invite applicants for M.Sc. and Ph.D. positions in Biology or Computational Science. Applicants with experience or an interest in modelling, data science, optimization, stochastic processes, epidemiology, public health, and biostatistics are encouraged to apply. A competitive salary will be offered with additional funding available for conference travel.

Applicants should email Dr. Amy Hurford (ahurford@mun.ca). This email should include: (i) 1-2 paragraphs describing your research interests and any relevant past experience, (ii) your CV, and (iii) unofficial transcripts pertaining to your previous or ongoing studies (if possible). I will consider applications as they are received. For full consideration applicants should indicate their interest before December 15, 2020.

Memorial University is located in St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. The city offers many unique experiences with a vibrant arts community, stunning coastline, and proximity to a variety of outdoor activities (hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing, etc: http://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com).

CHAIRE DE RECHERCHE DU CANADA DE NIVEAU II, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT). Date limite pour soumettre sa candidature: 15 janvier 2021.

Concours : 2020-90

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 valorise l’équité, la diversité et l’inclusion (ÉDI) et, reconnaissant son devoir en tant qu’agent de changement, veille à garantir un environnement en recherche et création et un milieu de vie inclusifs pour tous et toutes. Cet engagement s’inscrit d’ailleurs dans le Plan de développement 2020-2025 de l’UQAT. Ce faisant, elle reconnait l’apport de l’ÉDI pour accroitre l’excellence de l’enseignement et de la recherche dans son milieu.

Valorisant la multiplicité des appartenances sociales, elle encourage les personnes qualifiées issues des diversités à présenter leur candidature, en particulier les Autochtones, les femmes, les membres d’une minorité visible ou ethnique, les personnes handicapées ainsi que les personnes de toute orientation sexuelle ou identité de genre, et ce, conformément au programme d’accès à l’égalité à l’emploi auquel elle souscrit. L’UQAT compte sur sa communauté pour proposer un solide bassin de candidatures qui représentent l’étendue et la diversité du domaine. Il est à noter que les procédures et outils de sélection peuvent être adaptés selon les besoins des personnes handicapées, qui peuvent en faire la demande par écrit à ress.humaines@uqat.ca à l’attention de Madeleine Lamoureux.

Pour en savoir plus sur l’engagement de l’UQAT envers l’ÉDI, notamment dans le cadre du Programme des chaires de recherche du Canada.

Le vice-rectorat à l’enseignement, à la recherche et à la création de l’Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) sollicite des candidatures exceptionnelles de chercheuses et chercheurs dans le cadre d’un concours pour une chaire de recherche du Canada de niveau II en paléoécologie, assortie d’un poste de professeure ou professeur menant à la permanence. Les chaires de niveau II, d’une durée de cinq ans et renouvelables une seule fois, sont octroyées à des chercheuses ou des chercheurs émergents exceptionnels considérés par leurs pairs comme étant susceptibles de devenir des chefs de file dans leur domaine.

La programmation de recherche de la chaire devra s’articuler autour d’un ou de plusieurs thèmes de recherche touchant la reconstruction holocène de la dynamique et de la composition des écosystèmes terrestres (à travers, par exemple, la palynologie, l’anthracologie ou la géochimie). Le programme de recherche devrait éventuellement permettre d’appliquer les connaissances des processus écologiques passés dans la prédiction des trajectoires futures des écosystèmes et cela en prenant en compte l’aménagement durable du territoire. La date d’entrée en fonction est prévue à l’automne 2021. La personne retenue sera membre actif de l’Institut de recherche sur les forêts (https://www.uqat.ca/uqat/departements/irf/) et associé au Laboratoire international de recherche sur les forêts froides (https://forets-froides.org/irn/irn-forets-froides/), localisé à la station de recherche de la forêt d’enseignement et de recherche du lac Duparquet (https://ferld.uqat.ca/missionF.htm).

Les personnes candidates doivent détenir un diplôme de doctorat (Ph. D avec une spécialisation en paléoécologie) depuis moins de 10 ans et devront démontrer un potentiel exceptionnel pour acquérir une importante réputation internationale dans les prochains cinq ans. Elles doivent faire preuve d’une maîtrise du français et de l’anglais, ou avoir une maîtrise de l’anglais et avoir l’intention d’apprendre le français. Les personnes qui poseront leur candidature devront proposer un programme de recherche innovateur et de grande qualité, notamment sur les forêts froides, qui favorisera l’obtention de fonds de recherche auprès des organismes subventionnaires et qui sera susceptible d’attirer d’excellents étudiants et étudiantes de 2e et 3e cycles. Il est aussi nécessaire que la personne retenue souhaite et puisse collaborer avec les membres de l’équipe professorale du département dans lequel elle oeuvrera. Elle devra également démontrer de l’intérêt pour les collaborations interdisciplinaires et internationales.

Les nominations qui s’effectuent dans le cadre du programme des chaires de recherche du Canada doivent être soumises au Secrétariat du programme et la nomination à une chaire ne peut être effectuée sans l’accord du Secrétariat (voir les règlements du programme des chaires de recherche du Canada http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/index-fra.aspxhttps://www.uqat.ca/recherche/chaires-de-recherche-du-canada/). Le vice-rectorat à l’enseignement, à la recherche et à la création s’engage à fournir à la personne dont la candidature sera choisie l’aide nécessaire à la préparation du dossier de candidature pour l’octroi d’une chaire de recherche du Canada (https://www.uqat.ca/recherche/chaires-de-recherche-du-canada/).

Les personnes qui ont reçu leur diplôme de doctorat il y a plus de dix ans, mais qui ont subi des interruptions de carrière comme un congé de maternité, un congé parental ou un arrêt de maladie prolongé peuvent demander au Secrétariat du programme d’évaluer leur admissibilité à un concours de chaire de recherche du Canada en suivant les directives indiquées à l’adresse suivante (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-fra.aspx#5). L’UQAT est sensible au fait que les interruptions de carrière reconnues peuvent avoir un impact sur le profil des personnes candidates et les invite à en expliquer l’importance sur leur cheminement de carrière dans leur dossier de candidature. Nous vous prions de consulter le site du programme des chaires de recherche du Canada où toute l’information est présentée, de même que les détails et les critères d’admissibilité.

Les tâches associées à ce poste comprennent : la recherche, l’enseignement à la maîtrise et au doctorat, la participation aux tâches administratives du département, et la direction de mémoires et thèses d’étudiants et étudiantes de 2e et 3e cycles.

LIEU PRINCIPAL DE TRAVAIL : Laboratoire à la Station de la Forêt d’enseignement et de recherche du lac Duparquet situé à 45 minutes du campus principal de Rouyn-Noranda

DATE D’ENTRÉE EN FONCTION : Automne 2021, conditionnellement à l’obtention de la Chaire de recherche du Canada de niveau II (concours d’avril 2021).

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

DÉPÔT DE CANDIDATURE : 15 janvier 2021

Un dossier de candidature comprend :

  • un curriculum vitae mis à jour (afin de mieux en évaluer les répercussions, la personne candidate est invitée à expliquer l’incidence qu’a pu avoir toute interruption de carrière sur son profil de carrière);
  • une lettre de présentation, incluant la description du champ d’intérêt en recherche et exposant en quoi la candidature répond aux critères du Programme des chaires de recherche du Canada;
  • une proposition de trois pages maximum de la chaire de recherche proposée, incluant un plan de recherche pour les cinq années de la chaire qui démontre un engagement solide envers l’excellence en recherche;
  • trois lettres de références;
  • une photocopie du diplôme de doctorat.

Conformément aux exigences relatives à l’immigration au Canada, la priorité sera accordée aux citoyennes et citoyens canadien(ne)s ainsi qu’aux résidentes et résidents permanent(e)s.

PARTICULARITÉ : Souscrivant au programme d’accès à l’égalité à l’emploi, nous encourageons les candidats et candidates à accompagner leur dossier de candidature d’un formulaire d’accès à l’égalité complété, disponible pour impression sur le site internet suivant : https://www.uqat.ca/uqat/faire-carriere/comment-soumettre-sa-candidature/. Les données personnelles recueillies sont considérées comme strictement confidentielles.

Toute candidature sera traitée confidentiellement. Les personnes intéressées doivent faire parvenir leur dossier complet par courriel avant le 15 janvier 2021 à l’attention de :

Mme Manon Champagne
Vice-rectrice à l’enseignement, à la recherche et à la création
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)
445, boulevard de l’Université
Rouyn-Noranda (Québec) J9X 5E4
Téléphone : 1 819 762-0971, poste 2258
Courriel: recherche@uqat.ca

Prière d’indiquer en objet du courriel: Chaires de recherche du Canada

N.B.: Pour toute demande d’informations complémentaires au sujet de l’UQAT et du programme des chaires de recherche du Canada, veuillez contacter Julien Moulinier Ph. D., conseiller à la recherche (Julien.moulinier@uqat.ca) ou visiter le site Chaires de recherche du Canada.

MSc/PhD position on the phylogenetic scaling of specialization. Application deadline: January 1st, 2021.

Trophic interactions are omnipresent in nature and a central element of ecological community structure. Whether species in a community interact with one or many partners in another trophic level is not only a fundamental question in ecology, it has implications for disease transmission, biodiversity collapse and ecosystem functioning. Yet, the degree of specialization occurring in trophic networks remains challenging to quantify.

We invite applications from prospective MSc or PhD students interested in the development of theories and methodologies relating to ecological specialization. The selected student will work in collaboration with the Lessard Lab (Concordia University) and Kembel Lab (UQAM) in Montreal, Canada, to develop new metrics and statistical tools enabling the quantification of ecological specialization across phylogenetic scales.  The project can take a theoretical, methodological and/or empirical direction depending on the student’ skill set and interests.

Prior experience working on trophic interactions in a community or network context is a plus, but not a must. Students should however be familiar with a programming language such as R and have a keen interest for ecological statistics and computational biology. There will be opportunities for selected students to learn new statistical skills through courses offered at Concordia University and at the Quebec Center for Biodiversity Sciences, as well as through interactions with Kembel and Lessard’s Labs.

Interested candidate should send (1) an updated CV, (2) university transcripts and (3) a letter of interest. The letter of interest should state both how the proposed MSc/PhD topic fits within the research interest and career goals of the candidate, and how the research expertise of Lessard and Kembel’s Labs would help reach such goals. The application package, and any inquiry regarding the position, should be sent in a single PDF document to jp.lessard@concordia.ca and kembel.steven_w@uqam.ca by January 1st, 2021. Selected candidates will submit their applications to Concordia graduate admission office by February 1st, 2021. Starting date would be either May or September 2021.

Assistant professor in computational research 

The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada has an open faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in computational research in a wide range of subject areas related to Psychology, Neuroscience and/or Behaviour.

Please see the link below for the full job advertisement and application details.

https://careers.mcmaster.ca/psp/prepprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1000&JobOpeningId=34946&PostingSeq=1 

Please feel free to contact Reuven Dukas (dukas@mcmaster.ca) if you have questions.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CONNECTIVITY SCIENCE, CLUSTER HIRE at the University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia seeks applicants for a Connectivity Science tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor. This position is one of five new tenure-track positions in the thematic area of restoring and conserving global biodiversity.  The Faculty of Science, together with the Faculties of Arts, Forestry, and Land and Food Systems, is sponsoring this unique cluster hire, which builds on existing excellence in this area at UBC.  New hires will join an interdisciplinary research and scholarship team focused on solutions-oriented approaches to biodiversity loss and its connection to sustainability and adaptive capacity for humanity. For further information see https://biodiversity.ubc.ca/cluster-hire.

The Departments of Geography and Zoology are jointly seeking a scholar in Connectivity Science (broadly conceived) who can contribute to the overall goals of the Biodiversity Solutions team. Applicants may be trained in one or more of the following: ecology, evolutionary biology, applied ecology, geography, sustainability science, or related disciplines. The search is open to a wide range of scholars; those whose work is primarily field-based, theoretical, or statistical are all equally welcome to apply. We encourage applications from scholars who demonstrate innovative approaches to understanding the role of connectivity in biodiversity science and conservation, and encourage submissions from candidates with a diverse range of possible areas of expertise, including but not limited to:

  • movement ecology
  • functional connectivity across fragmented landscapes and/or seascapes
  • applied land and/or marine management approaches that enhance connectivity for biodiversity and/or ecosystem services
  • protected area design
  • population and/or landscape genetics
  • spatial biodiversity science and/or spatial analysis for enhancing connectivity science
  • socio-ecological analysis, including addressing the underlying economic and governance drivers of biodiversity loss, and the determinants of transformative change, restoration and conservation of biodiversity
  • use of connectivity science to explore tradeoffs and synergies with human land use
  • new tools, including computational techniques and statistical approaches, for understanding organismal movement, addressing applied habitat connectivity issues, and supporting adaptive management decision-making

The successful candidate will be expected to (i) develop an independent research program in their area of specialization and (ii) contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and training within Geography and Zoology. We expect that this candidate, in addition to developing their own research program, will work collaboratively with other members of the Biodiversity Solutions cluster, which aims to collectively develop approaches to address social-ecological challenges related to biodiversity conservation.

Applicants should submit:

  1. Cover letter (up to 2 pages). You should make a clear and compelling case regarding:
    • How your expertise, scholarship and planned research would advance the stated goals of the Biodiversity Solutions Cluster;
    • How you have demonstrated a strong interest or experience in conducting collaborative, interdisciplinary work; and
    • How you have displayed leadership through existing or proposed research, teaching, service, community engagement, outreach or other relevant activities.  We encourage candidates to supply evidence of their productivity and/or potential in community building, community engagement, policy-making, acting as an agent of change (particularly with respect to historically underrepresented communities), leading collaborative projects, working with stakeholders, and supporting others through mentorship (including contributions to equity, diversity and inclusivity initiatives).
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Research Statement (up to 2 pages) describing your current and proposed research program. Please address how your work advances understanding of biodiversity and solutions to biodiversity crises, highlighting aspects of cluster goals to which you might contribute directly, and making reference to interdisciplinary and collaborative scholarship.
  4. Statement (up to 1 page) of teaching interests, accomplishments, and other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please address how you could teach core undergraduate courses in a biology program and an interdisciplinary environmental program.
  5. Statement (up to 1 page) identifying your past contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, along with your ability to work with a culturally diverse student body (use specific examples where possible); as well as your philosophy of, and potential future contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  6. Two sample publications (while published material is preferred, unpublished manuscripts are also acceptable).
  7. Names and contact information for 3 referees.

Applicants should be prepared to upload in the above order and in a single PDF (maximum size 15MB) via this online form: https://geog.air.arts.ubc.ca/position-00056136/

Equity, inclusivity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Applicants will be asked to complete an equity survey. The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and confidential. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed”.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Further information

The anticipated starting date for positions is July 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter, dependent on immigration and travel restrictions.

The UBC Vancouver campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.  UBC is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world.  UBC embraces innovation and challenges to the status quo. UBC is dedicated to ensuring that diversity, equity and inclusion are embedded throughout the university’s academic and work life, recognizing that significant work remains to be accomplished.  For example, UBC’s vision is to be a world leader in the implementation of Indigenous people’s human rights and is guided in a mission of reconciliation as articulated and called for by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. It is firmly committed to recruiting Indigenous faculty, students, and staff as outlined in its Indigenous Strategic Plan.  As one of the world’s leading universities, UBC creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

The Zoology Department includes more than 38 principal investigators and promotes integrative research in biology (https://www.zoology.ubc.ca/). Its faculty and students pursue cutting edge questions in Comparative Animal Physiology and Biomechanics, Evolution, Ecology, and Cell and Developmental Biology. The Geography Department, with 31 research faculty members, is one of the largest and strongest Geography Departments in North America, and is regularly ranked in the Top 10 worldwide. It offers a wide range of educational programs, including the largest undergraduate program in Environment and Sustainability at UBC (https://geog.ubc.ca/). The Department’s research clusters include: Biodiversity, Ecology, Politics; Cities, Economies, Transnational Flows; Climate: Science, Change, Action; Digital Geographies, Geospatial Analysis, GIS; Gender, Race, Class; Power, Colonialism, Justice;  War, Security, States; Water, Ice, Landscapes.

The successful applicant will also join the Biodiversity Research Centre (http://www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/).  The centre includes more than 90 faculty across the two UBC campuses (Vancouver and Okanagan) and provides exceptional opportunities to interact with an outstanding and collegial research community, develop strengths in research and graduate teaching, study and contribute to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s collections (http://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/), and participate in the Museum’s educational programs and outreach efforts.  The Beaty Biodiversity Museum comprises a research collection of over 2.1 million natural history specimens over several major collections: the Spencer Entomological Collection, Cowan Tetrapod Collection, Fossil Collection, Fish Collection, Marine Invertebrate Collection and the Herbarium which holds major collections of bryophytes, lichens & fungi, macroalgae and vascular plants.

Graduate Positions in Invasion Ecology

Peter M. Kotanen
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Toronto Mississauga

I am looking for new Ph.D. and M.Sc. students to start work in 2021. My lab studies the ecology of plant invasions. Recent work has centred on the effects of herbivores and pathogens on non-native species here in Ontario, and whether damage depends on latitude, isolation, and other factors. As well, I’m particularly interested in recruiting students for a new project on the edge of Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba, studying factors determining the extreme northern range limits of invaders. Information on our research can be found at my home page: www.utm.utoronto.ca/~w3pkota.

We are a thriving department at a leading research institution, with excellent resources and many opportunities for interaction and collaboration. All graduate students are guaranteed a stable minimum income, currently $30,000 from a variety of sources, which provides for tuition (ca. $9000) and living expenses ($21,000). Additional support is available for research and conference travel. Information on application procedures and our tri-campus graduate program can be found at our grad student website, http://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/grad.htm. Applications will open on November 1, with a deadline of January 8, but interested students should first contact me via e-mail: peter.kotanen@utoronto.ca.

Some recent publications:
1) K.F. Abraham, C.M. Sharp, & P.M. Kotanen (2020) Habitat change at a multi-species goose breeding area, East Bay, Southampton Island, Nunavut, 1979 to 2010. Arctic Science 6: 95-113.
2) Nunes K.A., C.R. Fitzpatrick, & P.M. Kotanen (2019) Soil biota composition and the performance of a noxious weed across its invaded range. Ecography 42: 1671-1681.
3) Verbeek, J.D. & P.M. Kotanen (2019) Soil-mediated impacts of an invasive thistle inhibit the recruitment of certain native plants. Oecologia 190: 619-628.
4) Nunes & Kotanen (2018) Does local isolation allow an invasive thistle to escape enemy pressure? Oecologia 188: 139-147.
5) Anstett, Nunes, Baskett, & Kotanen (2016) Sources of controversy surrounding latitudinal patterns in herbivory and defence. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 10: 789-802.
6) Kambo, D. & P.M. Kotanen (2014) Latitudinal trends in herbivory and performance of an invasive species, common burdock (Arctium minus). Biological Invasions 16: 101-112.

Indigenous Scholar, Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba

Position # 29312 and 29313

The Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba invites applications from Indigenous (e.g., First Nations (status or non-status), Métis or Inuit) Scholars in any field of science for two full-time tenured or tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate or Full Professor, commencing July 1, 2021, or on a date mutually agreed upon. Rank and salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience. Candidates who are either of Canadian Indigenous background or are Indigenous in their respective countries/territories and whose work complements and supports the education, research, and Indigenous initiatives within the Faculty of Science and at the University of Manitoba are invited to apply.
We seek an emerging or established scholar with a commitment to excellence in teaching, research and community outreach.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in any field of science and have demonstrated experience in, and commitment to, leadership and mentorship related to Indigenous student achievement and engagement. Relevant research, industry, or community experience or other distinguishing attributes are considered an asset. Duties will include undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching, and student research supervision; research, including the establishment of an externally funded research program; and service and community activities.  The relative division of activities for the successful candidate between teaching, research, and service/community activities are flexible. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Appointment can be in any department in the Faculty of Science or joint across multiple departments.
The Faculty of Science comprises the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Microbiology, and Statistics and features many additional interdisciplinary programs and activities, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that cross departmental boundaries.  The Faculty of Science 50th Anniversary Challenges for the coming decades commit us to important work in the following challenge areas: Explore Life on the Smallest Scales, Harness Microbial and Genetic Worlds, Transform Tomorrow’s Devices, Make Computers our Sixth Sense, Revolutionize Science and Math Literacy for the 21st Century, Expand our Contribution to the Innovation Ecosystem, Leverage the Origins of the Universe, Reconnect Nature’s Networks, and Cultivate Remote and Rural Communities. The Faculty of Science has a deep commitment to educational excellence and a strong and active community of science educators, including the Pedagogy and Learning Science working group, and features the newly created Manitoba Institute for Science Teaching.
The Faculty of Science has launched a major new initiative, the Wawatay Program, in order to develop closer ties to Indigenous communities, dramatically grow the number of Indigenous science graduates, infuse Indigenous science approaches and perspectives into science education and strengthen mutual research.  In summer of 2021, we will be hosting a major new international conference, “The 2021 North America Indigenous Science Conference”.
The University is located in Winnipeg, the largest city in the province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment and the region provides exciting opportunities for outdoor exploration and recreation in all seasons. Learn more about Winnipeg at www.winnipeg.ca.
Manitoba’s Indigenous population is young and rapidly growing. Statistics Canada census data suggest that Indigenous peoples will comprise nearly 19 per cent of Manitoba’s population by 2026. The University of Manitoba’s role in reconciliation, its connections with Indigenous students, partners and communities, and its commitment to Indigenous achievement are central to the kind of future the University seeks to create.
The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Creating Pathways to Indigenous Achievement is a key priority for the University, as identified in its 2015-2020 strategic plan, Taking Our Place. Home to a vibrant Indigenous community, including 2,400 First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, the U of M has one of the largest Indigenous student populations in the country. Honoured to be chosen as host of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, the U of M is dedicated to advancing Indigenous research and scholarship, and to becoming a centre of excellence for this work.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Indigenous Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants must, at application, declare that he/she/they self-identifies as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) Canadian, or as Indigenous in their respective countries/territories.
If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.
Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a two-page description of teaching philosophy, a two-page summary of research interests accessible to an interdisciplinary audience, a three-page research plan, a one-page plan for leadership and mentorship in the context of Indigenous student achievement in the department and Faculty of Science, the name and contact information (phone and e-mail) of three referees, and Indigenous self-declaration verification should be sent by email in a single pdf file to  Indigenous_Scholars.Science@umanitoba.ca.
Priority will be given to candidates who apply before November 30, 2020, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Opportunité de stage postdoctoral: modèles de risque pour des ravageurs forestiers émergents dans le nord-ouest du Québec

Ce projet vise à développer des modèles de risque pour des ravageurs forestiers émergents dans le nord-ouest du Québec.  Le/la chercheur(e) postodoctoral(e) mènera une équipe de terrain pour dépister les xylophages exotiques selon un gradient latitudinal et pour quantifier les dommages causés par les défoliateurs dans la régénération naturelle et dans les plantations. Le/la chercheur(e) utilisera ces résultats expérimentaux pour développer des modèles de risque qui identifient les types de peuplement et de paysage qui accroissent les risques de ravages entomologiques. Les objectifs de recherche sont : 1. Identifier les voies d’invasion pour le transport anthropique de xylophages exotiques; 2. Évaluer le rôle de la composition et de la gestion forestière sur le risque relié aux xylophages et aux défoliateurs; 3. Étendre le suivi des ravageurs forestiers pour inclure un inventaire de biodiversité.

Le/a candidat(e) possédera des connaissances avancées en entomologie et en analyse des données multivariées, de l’expérience de terrain, de gestion d’équipe et de liaison avec des partenaires.  Le bilinguisme français/anglais est aussi requis.

Les demandes sont soumises directement à l’école des études graduées de l’université Concordia.    Pour plus d’information, veuillez communiquer avec : Emma.Despland@concordia.ca or Tim.Work@uqam.ca