Assistant or Associate Professor in Aquatic Ecosystems and Global Change, University of Guelph

Position Title / Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor in Aquatic Ecosystems and Global Change
College: College of Biological Science
Department: Integrative Biology
Date Posted: April 23, 2021
Deadline: June 1, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found

Please reference AD #21-20
Position Description:
The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of Aquatic Ecosystems and Global Change.
The position is a key element of the new Centre for Ecosystem Management (CEM) at the University of Guelph, in partnership with the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Michigan State University (MSU), and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF). The successful candidate is expected to develop significant capacity for quantitative analysis of aquatic ecosystem processes at broad spatial and temporal scales using cutting edge analytical and/or empirical approaches involving computer simulation modeling, remote sensing, and/or field mensuration. Significant service activity in support of the CEM mandate is expected, through meaningful participation in symposia, workshops, report preparation, committee work, and outreach activities of interest to partner organizations (GLFC, DFO, MSU, and OMNRF).
A Ph.D. and relevant postdoctoral or work experience in aquatic ecosystem ecology will be required, along with evidence of strong potential to establish a productive research program of internationally significant stature, including effective mentorship of graduate students. We are especially interested in candidates with experience using one or more creative, cutting-edge technologies in research, for example “–omics” technologies, modeling or other theoretical advances, advanced data syntheses, isotope or fatty acid analyses, remote sensing, bioinformatics, or other approaches. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated history of significant leadership and/or collaboration experience, for example in a leading multi-disciplinary academic research team or a collaborative research initiative with governmental scientists or policy makers. Applicants must also demonstrate a strong ability to communicate complex scientific ideas and findings to resource managers, policy makers, and the public. Applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to effective and innovative teaching at the undergraduate level. Teaching responsibilities will be reduced commensurate with service needs beyond the norm for the Department of Integrative Biology.
The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic, multidisciplinary department with ~35 faculty and an excellent research record in ecology, evolutionary biology, physiology, conservation biology, and biodiversity, that encompasses a wide range of taxa and levels of biological organization from molecules to ecosystems across a diverse array of habitats. The successful candidate will have access to a number of facilities and resources, including the Hagen Aqualab, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, the Limnotron, several research stations with access to freshwater and marine habitats, plus opportunities to connect with facilities at partner organizations, such as the Quantitative Fisheries Center at Michigan State University.
In the Department of Integrative Biology, we value diversity and inclusivity because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, complex problem solving, and the creation of a modern, representative academic community. The Department is committed to developing and maintaining a culture that is positive, collegial, and respectful of all members, and in which wellness and healthy work-life balance are valued along with (and indeed, contribute to) excellence in research and teaching. To develop an inclusive and vibrant departmental culture, the Department maintains standing committees focused on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Mental Health and Wellness and has developed specific recommendations for faculty hiring that incorporate these important issues. Department of Integrative Biology’s EDI statement.
The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.
This position is one of several positions being advertised simultaneously in the Integrative Biology department and across the university.
Application Process
Assessment of applications will begin June 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) overview of a proposed research program, including plans for leadership and collaboration; (4) teaching statement; (5) diversity statement; (6) names and contact information for three references; and (7) three publications (preferably first-authored) representative of your prior research..
The overview of proposed research program should be a maximum of four (4) pages and include: a vision including long-term goals of your research program (>10-yr timeframe); several short-term goals (5-yr timeframe); 1-2 example graduate student projects; demonstrated relevance to ecosystem management in the Great Lakes region; and up to one (1) page addressing leadership, proposed collaborations within and outside of the Centre for Ecosystem Management, and how the proposed research will contribute to the goals of the partnership agencies. The proposed research program should include a collaborative element for a significant part of the program, involving partners in the Centre for Ecosystem Management (GLFC, DFO, MSU, and OMNRF), as well as researchers from other academic institutions, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, or indigenous communities.
The teaching statement should be a maximum of two (2) pages and include: a paragraph articulating your overarching teaching philosophy, examples of 2-3 specific teaching strategies you would plan to use in your undergraduate teaching, and an example of a topic you would be most interested in teaching.
The diversity statement (1 page max) should describe the strategies you plan to use to ensure your research, teaching, and mentorship activities provide equitable opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds and to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment in your courses and research group.
Applications should be sent by email to ibsearch@uoguelph.ca , to the attention of:
Dr. Rob McLaughlin
Search Committee Chair
Department of Integrative Biology
College of Biological Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.
The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.
At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion  is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.

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The Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Eukaryotic Genetics. Applicants addressing fundamental questions in evolution or development are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, independent, externally-funded research program.

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The Department of Business and Social Sciences in Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture invites applications for a tenure stream Assistant/Associate Professor position with Teaching, Research, and Service responsibilities. We are seeking outstanding candidates with a demonstrated track record of expertise related to food security and sustainable agriculture. The position could begin as early as September 2021 or as late as January 2022, with some flexibility.

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Tenure-Track Position, Assistant Professor in Biology: Plant Ecologist or Plant Evolutionary Biologist

The Department of Biology at Saint Mary’s University (SMU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence as early as January 1st, 2022. We are seeking applicants with research expertise in Plant Ecology or Plant Evolutionary Biology. Preference will be given to candidates combining field work with laboratory-based molecular or biochemical analyses to address their research questions. The candidate will support our undergraduate curriculum by teaching courses in Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution, and potentially developing courses in their areas of research specialization.

Saint Mary’s University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 430,000 people. Halifax is a major educational center for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to other major urban centers in Canada and the Northeastern United States. The Faculty of Science, which houses the Department of Biology, has gone through significant renewal, with many new and active faculty involved in teaching, research, and service activities. We are working to establish and build upon areas of distinct research strength and through those foster collaborations locally, regionally, and internationally.

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at hr@smu.ca.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Biology and provide evidence of a strong research record or an emerging scholarly profile, have a record of a high standard of teaching in the field (preferably in the courses noted above), and have a strong commitment to collegial service.

Qualified candidates must submit an application package consisting of:

  1. A cover letter outlining how the applicant’s background aligns with the desired qualifications, and which of the Department’s current course offerings the applicant would most like to teach
  2. An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  3. research statement including: i) A summary of the applicant’s three most significant contributions to research (publications/presentations/reports/patents on a specific subject can be grouped into one contribution; maximum of 2 pages), ii) A short-term (5 years) and longer-term research plan (maximum of 2 pages)
  4. teaching dossier that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness with student evaluations of past teaching (if available)
  5. The names, addresses, and email contacts of three persons that are best able to describe your suitability for this position

The complete application should be sent as a single file in .pdf format to: Dr. Laura Weir Department Chair, Biology Department, Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3, email: Laura.Weir@smu.ca. Complete applications must be received on or before July 15th, 2021. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

All applicants also need to contact the Biology Department secretary at biology@smu.ca to request SMU’s “Self-Identification Questionnaire”. Once complete, the form should be emailed to SMU’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisor, Ms. Deborah Brother-Scott- deborah.brothers-scott@smu.ca. Section I of this form is mandatory and relates to citizenship. The University must comply with federal government requirements regarding recruitment of foreign academics and give priority to qualified Canadian Citizens and permanent residents, whether in Canada or abroad. Section II is the voluntary self-identification information. The chair of the search committee only confirms the applicants’ Canadian citizenship/permanent residency status with Ms. Brother-Scott.

Dr. Anne C. Dalziel
Associate Professor, Biology
Saint Mary’s University
923 Robie Street
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3H 3C3
https://www.smu.ca/academics/departments/profile-anne-dalziel.html

Assistant Professor in Plant Ecology or Plant Evolution, Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Plant Ecology or Plant Evolution
College: College of Biological Science
Department: Integrative Biology
Deadline: June 1, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found

A full description of the position and instructions for applying can be found at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/facultyjobs/postings/ad21-22.shtml

Position Description:

The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Plant Ecology and/or Plant Evolution.

A Ph.D. and relevant postdoctoral experience in plant ecology or evolution will be required, along with evidence of strong potential to establish a productive, externally-funded research program, including effective mentorship of graduate students. The successful candidate will pursue mechanistic, hypothesis-driven research in plant biology and may employ any number of research approaches, ranging from comparative to experimental studies in natural or human-managed field environments and in controlled-environment or lab settings. We welcome applications from candidates doing research in any area of plant ecology, plant evolutionary biology, and plant systematics, including, but not limited to, ecological and evolutionary responses to climate change and/or other anthropogenic effects on the environment, evolutionary processes responsible for the origins and diversification of plant biodiversity, the conservation and function of plant biodiversity, causes and consequences of plant invasions, and the ecology and/or evolution of plant interactions with competitors, herbivores and mutualists. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a commitment to effective and evidence-based teaching at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in the Department’s organismal plant biology curriculum, which includes courses in plant diversity and systematics, plant evolution, and plant ecology, and contribute to teaching other ecology- and/or evolution-themed courses.

The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic, multidisciplinary department with ~35 faculty and an excellent record in research in physiology, evolutionary biology, ecology, conservation biology, and biodiversity, encompassing a wide range of taxa and levels of biological organization from molecules to ecosystems. The successful candidate will have access to facilities and resources unique to the University of Guelph, including the Phytotron, the Herbarium, the Arboretum, and multiple field research sites.

In the Department of Integrative Biology, we value diversity and inclusivity because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, complex problem solving, and the creation of a modern, representative academic community. The Department is committed to developing and maintaining a culture that is positive, collegial, and respectful of all members, and in which wellness and healthy work-life balance are valued along with (and indeed, contribute to) excellence in research and teaching. To develop an inclusive and vibrant departmental culture, the Department maintains standing committees focused on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Mental Health and Wellness and has developed specific recommendations for faculty hiring that incorporate these important issues.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

This position is one of several positions being advertised simultaneously in the Integrative Biology department and across the university.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin June 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research statement; (4) teaching statement; (5) diversity statement, (6) three publications (preferably first-authored) that are representative of prior work, and (7) names and contact information of three references.

The research statement (2 pages max) should present a vision of the long-term goals of the research program as well as several short-term goals (e.g., 1-2 examples of graduate students projects that could be completed within a five-year time frame). The teaching statement (2 pages max) should describe an overall teaching philosophy, provide examples of specific teaching strategies that have been used effectively in previous courses, and summarize potential teaching contributions in the department. The diversity statement (1 page max) should describe the strategies you plan to use to ensure your research, teaching, and mentorship activities provide equitable opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds and to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment in your courses and research group.

Applications should be sent by email to ibsearch@uoguelph.ca , to the attention of:

Dr. Hafiz Maherali
Search Committee Chair
Department of Integrative Biology
College of Biological Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.