Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Water, Environment and Sustainability

The Faculty of Science at the University of Regina invites applicants for nomination as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Water, Environment and Sustainability in the Department of Biology.

The candidate will be a global leader in climate change, human-environmental interactions, and/or adaptive management strategies for surface waters. Areas of research strength at Regina include nutrient pollution and water quality, climate and lakes, paleoecology, major element biogeochemistry, ecosystem sustainability and lake management. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in interdisciplinary collaboration and possess the visionary leadership necessary to replace the current director of the Institute of Environmental Change and Society (IECS) after a period of co-direction.

Qualifications, responsibilities, and expectations of the successful candidate include, but are not limited to:

  • commitment to preparing a CRC application that articulates an original, innovative, and high quality research program;
  • an exceptional track record of peer-reviewed publications in freshwater (surface water) science;
  • demonstrated leadership and interdisciplinary collaboration skills.

For additional information about the position, please contact Peter.Leavitt@uregina.ca and links below.

More information about the Department of Biology is available at: https://www.uregina.ca/science/biology/

More information about the Faculty of Science, and a more detailed ad is available at: http://www.uregina.ca/science/

To Apply:

Applicants must submit an application online at: https://www.uregina.ca/hr/careers/opportunities.html

 Review of applications begins May 6, 2019

As an employer committed to employment equity, we are seeking applications from women scientists for this position. In order to alleviate the under-representation of women in Tier I CRC and senior faculty positions, this position has been targeted to women.

Faculty position in Forest Entomology 

Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Forest Entomology, 9-month academic appointment, 50% research, 50% teaching in the School of Biology and Ecology (SBE) at the University of Maine, Orono.

The School of Biology and Ecology seeks a forest entomologist for an academic year, full-time, tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. The successful applicant will address key pest management and climate change concerns important to Maine’s forest industry and will develop strong research and teaching programs that complement existing expertise of faculty in our entomology cluster.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 
The successful candidate will have a faculty appointment through the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, and will provide research expertise in forest entomology in the context of climate change, biological invasions, and other contemporary environmental changes and stressors, as well as develop a nationally competitive externally funded research program in insect ecology. We are interested in researchers coming at these questions from a variety of scales and approaches ranging from physiology, population ecology and spatial ecology. This position would have the potential to collaborate with faculty research in entomology, ecology, forest science and silviculture, and with established research centers and programs such as the Climate Change Institute, Initiative for One Health and the Environment, the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, and the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from state agencies such as the Maine Forest Service.

Teaching responsibilities will include courses from the following: a midlevel undergraduate course in applied entomology, a biological invasions course, a graduate course in an area of expertise or an existing introductory undergraduate course. Mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in insect ecology and pest management research during thesis and capstone projects, respectively is expected.

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications: A PhD in a relevant discipline is required by the date of hire. Postdoctoral experience in forest entomology is highly desired. The successful candidate will have a track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals. Other measures of potential for success include prior experience in teaching, obtaining research funding and research outreach.

About Us: Located on the border of beautiful Downeast Maine, the University of Maine, Orono, is the flagship campus of the University of Maine System, and a Land and Sea grant institution with an enrollment of 12,000 students. Research facilities include a network of research forests throughout Maine, greenhouses, research farms, the Fay Hyland Botanic Garden, and University Herbarium. Research insect collection is maintained at the Maine State Museum in Augusta and is freely accessible to the University researchers. Further information about the School of Biology and Ecology and our activities can be found at www.sbe.umaine.edu.

Close proximity to numerous natural and cultural amenities, excellent public schools in walkable neighborhoods, little traffic, and an affordable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live and work. The University of Maine is located just 60 miles from the beautiful Bar Harbor area and Acadia National Park and two hours from Portland, offering access to a wealth of outdoor activities and a thriving restaurant scene. UMaine is an NSF ADVANCE institution, committed to diversity in our workforce, work-life balance, and a high quality of life that Maine offers.

Application: Applicants should submit through the Hiretouch website: a cover letter, CV, a statement describing their current and future plans for research (2-pages max), a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (2 pages max), and a 1-page statement on the applicant’s approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in Academia, as well as contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on March 18, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Hamish Greig, chair of the search committee (hamish.greig@maine.edu).

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Assistant Professor, Wildlife Ecology, College of Science & Management, University of Northern British Columbia

Posting # FAESM19-18
Full time, Continuing

The Ecosystem Science and Management Program at the University of Northern British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track position in Wildlife Ecology. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2019.

We seek candidates who will develop a vigorous, externally funded long-term research program in mammalian ecology that will enhance the knowledge base of wildlife ecology and management, and contribute to better management of wildlife habitats and populations in the face of threats such as industrial development and climate change. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with existing UNBC faculty with expertise in wildlife conservation, avian ecology and behaviour, invertebrate biology, fish ecology and fisheries management, plant ecology and biology, forest ecology and natural resource management; and is expected to work with other scientists and managers within industry, government, and conservation groups.

Applicants for this position should hold a PhD, have a strong record of scholarly activity and productivity, and be prepared to teach several courses a year in the area of wildlife ecology and management. Candidates will also present a record of teaching excellence at both undergraduate and graduate levels. UNBC offers a BSc in Wildlife and Fisheries that is one of very few degrees of its kind in Canada. Students graduating from this degree have sound biological backgrounds for pursuing post-graduate studies as well as a degree that can lead directly into wildlife or fisheries professions. In addition, UNBC offers relevant graduate degrees at the Masters and PhD levels. Collectively these degrees are supported by a core group of high-caliber faculty who are actively engaged in wildlife and fisheries research and in related fields. UNBC also has a highly successful Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society (TWS), which forms an important link to learning outside the classroom. Interest and commitment to supporting the Student Chapter of TWS as a faculty liaison, and participation and leadership in the Wildlife and Fisheries Curriculum Committee are critical elements of this position.

UNBC provides broad support for faculty to develop their research and teaching capabilities, a modern and comprehensive campus, and a distinctive quality of life in central British Columbia. UNBC is equipped with significant research facilities and infrastructure including two research forests, and The Quesnel River Research Centre, located next to one of the world’s deepest lakes. UNBC is situated among diverse landscapes and ecosystems, and enjoys strong community connections. Diverse ecosystems and a resource-based economy provide many research opportunities. For more information on the UNBC Ecosystems Science and Management Program and Prince George/northern BC, please visit http://www.unbc.ca/ecosystem-science-management and www.unbc.ca/northernbc respectively.

Since its founding in 1990, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has emerged as one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a passion for teaching, discovery, people, and the North. Located in the spectacular landscape near the geographic centre of beautiful British Columbia, UNBC’s excellence is derived from community-inspired research, hands-on learning, and alumni who are leading change around the world.

For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings, the only University of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top four per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

With a diverse student population, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Prince George is a city of ~74,000 people with impressive cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. For more information about living and working in Prince George, please refer to http://www.unbc.ca/experience and https://moveupprincegeorge.ca. Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.

To Apply

Applicants should forward their curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting competition #FAESM19-18 to: The Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9. Fax: (250) 960-5791. Please direct inquiries to: Dr Kathy Lewis., Chair of ESM, at Telephone (250) 960-6659, Email Kathy.Lewis@unbc.ca. This position is being advertised subject to budgetary approval. Electronic submissions of CVs can be forwarded to: FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca .

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Applications received on or before March 15, 2019, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Poste conjoint en ÉCOLOGIE VÉGÉTALE au Département de biologie et à l’École de l’environnement de l’Université McGill

Description du poste

Le Département de biologie et l’École de l’environnement de l’Université McGill sollicitent des candidatures pour un poste de professeur menant à la permanence en écologie végétale. Le poste est rattaché à ces deux unités, et le niveau du poste à pourvoir est celui de professeur adjoint. Nous accueillons les demandes de candidats qualifiés travaillant dans une discipline connexe, mais nous nous intéressons particulièrement aux personnes dont les recherches établissent des liens évidents entre les processus biologiques fondamentaux des végétaux et les préoccupations environnementales, notamment les changements climatiques, la dynamique de la biodiversité, le fonctionnement des écosystèmes, les services écosystémiques et les prévisions écologiques. Une expertise en écophysiologie végétale et la capacité d’approfondir la compréhension des processus physiologiques qui entrent en jeu dans les interactions entre les végétaux, les écosystèmes et les paysages constituent des atouts. Nous pourrions prendre en considération le dossier de candidats d’exception spécialisés dans d’autres domaines pertinents aux deux unités. Le candidat idéal doit avoir fait preuve d’une excellente aptitude à travailler dans un contexte largement interdisciplinaire et doit posséder de l’expérience en enseignement fondé sur la collaboration, ou être prêt à adopter cette méthode d’enseignement. La personne sélectionnée recevra des fonds de démarrage concurrentiels et un laboratoire, et elle aura accès à des installations de recherche partagées.

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