Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – 1802314 , University of Toronto

Job Field: Teaching Stream 
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science 

Department: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto) 

Job Posting: Jul 5, 2018 

Job Closing: Sept 5, 2018, 11:59 EST 


Description
: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for one full-time teaching stream appointment in Ecology and Evolution at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, starting on July 1, 2019.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology seeks a candidate who has a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and development of innovative labs and course materials in ecology and evolution, exhibit the intellectual curiosity to pursue novel and impactful pedagogical methods, and are interested in establishing a long-term teaching career with the Department. We seek applications from candidates whose teaching and interests complement the programs in the Department.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, or a related field, by July 1, 2019 or soon thereafter.

Candidates must have strong referee endorsements highlighting excellence in teaching and long-term commitment to pedagogical inquiry and teaching innovation, particularly in the context of courses with large enrolments. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of pedagogical research support (e.g. grant funding in support of pedagogical development) and a commitment to collaboration or engagement with the broader community of teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through a teaching dossier, submitted as part of the application and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct pedagogical research and teach core courses at the first and/or second year level, as well as upper-year courses in one of the candidate’s fields of expertise. Responsibilities may include undergraduate teaching, managing and training teaching assistants, developing course materials including ongoing development of course laboratory exercises, and curriculum development. In addition, the successful candidate will have some responsibility for departmental administration and may have opportunities for student supervision, e.g. undergraduate research projects. The successful candidate must also possess strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues on our undergraduate courses and programs.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution with over 60 faculty members specializing in ecology and evolution. Strong links exist between the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Royal Ontario Museum, the Department of Cell and Systems Biology, the Centre for Global Change Science, and groups with provincial and federal government agencies. The University owns a nearby field station (the Koffler Scientific Reserve) dedicated to ecological research that provides opportunities for field courses and undergraduate research, in addition to field courses we conduct at many other locations within Canada and internationally. Toronto is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in which to work and live.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include a CV, a statement of pedagogical research interests and a teaching dossier. A complete teaching dossier includes a teaching statement, course outlines, course evaluations, and selected course materials (lecture slides, lab manuals) that directly support and illustrate the teaching statement. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead) sent directly to: Professor Donald Jackson, Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto by email to mailto:chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca or mailed to 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B2 Canada. Deadline for receipt of applications, including reference letters, is September 5, 2018.

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

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be assessed by the search committee or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Assistant Professor – Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – 1802289 , University of Toronto

Job Field: Tenure Stream 

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science 

Department: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto) 

Job Posting: Jul 10, 2018 

Job Closing: Sept 19, 2018 

Description: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Ecology and Evolution at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2019.


We seek candidates who conduct conceptually driven research, using field, lab, and/or quantitative approaches to study fundamental questions in ecology and/or evolution. We seek applications from candidates whose research program complements the research programs of the highly collaborative faculty currently in the department.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in ecology, evolution or a related field by July 1, 2019 or soon thereafter. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research with publications in top-ranked, field-relevant journals.  The successful candidate will be expected to mount an independent, innovative, active, externally funded and internationally recognized research program. The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellence in teaching and contributions to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of demonstrated excellence in research and teaching should be documented through the applicant’s CV, publications, research and teaching statements, strong letters of reference from referees of high standing and where appropriate, course evaluations.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include a CV and statements of research and teaching interests combined into a single PDF file, plus three representative publications. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead) sent directly to: Professor Donald Jackson, Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto by email to:chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca or mailed to 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B2 Canada. Deadline for receipt of applications, including reference letters, is September 19, 2018.

For further information on the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, please visit our website athttp://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Liz Rentzelos at: chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca or (416-946-3340).

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.  

 
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be assessed by the search committee or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP
 
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

Assistant or Associate Professor in Neuroscience, Position # 26017, University of Manitoba. Closing date: September 15, 2018.

The Departments of Biological Sciences and Computer Science invite applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track joint position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, commencing July 1, 2019, or on a date mutually agreed upon. The Departments seek an emerging scholar with a commitment to excellence in research and teaching. We seek an energetic, interdisciplinary, and visionary early career scholar committed to the study of Neuroscience and Cognition preferably with a research program that uses computational methods and theory. The candidate will hold a doctoral degree (and preferably post-doctoral experience) in a relevant discipline such as Biology, Computer Science, Psychology, Neuroscience or Neurobiology. The successful candidate will carry out research and develop a competitive research program that emphasizes mechanistic aspects of the neurophysiology, molecular, or cognitive processes underlying behaviour. Preference will be given to candidates with a bioinformatics, computational or “big data” focus on neurobiology. The successful candidate will have their home department in either Biological Sciences or Computer Science. Duties will include meaningful contributions to the research, teaching and service activities of both Departments. The successful candidate will have a track record of high quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications; will either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish, an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable research program; will have demonstrated strength in or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To enhance our department and create role models for a diverse population of students, we particularly invite application from those who can support and enhance our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, other visible minorities, and those committed to a diverse environment.

The Department of Computer Science currently has 23 full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 8 Instructors, and offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and its applications. The Department of Biological Sciences currently has 31 full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 7 Instructors, and offers a full range of both undergraduate and graduate programs in molecular biology, evolution, development, systematics, ecology and behavior, pathology, toxicology, and physiology. The Department of Biological Sciences has a well-established and equipped research facility, including microscopy and plant growth facilities, and is supported by strong research links with other University of Manitoba departments including Microbiology, Chemistry, and Plant Sciences. Further information about the Departments can be obtained from cs.umanitoba.ca and umanitoba.ca/science/biological_sciences. Winnipeg is the largest city in the Province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment, including symphony, opera, dance, theatre, and ethnic festivals. The region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. Learn more about Winnipeg at <winnipeg.ca>.

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, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications including a curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests, a three page research plan, a description of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references, should be sent to search@cs.umanitoba.ca (PDF files preferred). Please ensure to specify position number 26017 in the application. For further information contact the Search Committee Chair at search@cs.umanitoba.ca. The closing date for receipt of applications is September 15, 2018. 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.

Post-Doctoral Position in Centre for Urban Environments – University of Toronto Mississauga

The Centre for Urban Environments (CUE) (www.urbanenvironment.ca) is seeking applications for two post-doctoral researchers to study any topic related to urban environments (including cities, towns and villages) in the social sciences, natural sciences or humanities at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). CUE is a new academic centre with the mission of providing local, national and global leadership in research, education, policy and outreach on urban environmental issues. Topics of research by CUE post-docs may include, but are not restricted to: policy related to the impact of climate change on cities, urban ecology and conservation, urban socioecology, pollution and ecosystem health in cities, urban evolutionary biology, urban anthropology including historical and contemporary indigenous communities, human health in cities, the economy of the city environment, the role of art in urban landscapes, and more. Proposed research that bridges traditional disciplines is an asset and should be highlighted in the cover letter and research statement. Before applying, applicants should identify and contact at least two potential supervisors at UTM, who will jointly supervise and are willing to support their application. To find potential supervisors, please see faculty listed in the following UTM departments:

Department of Anthropology – www.utm.utoronto.ca/anthropology
Department of Biology – www.utm.utoronto.ca/biology
Department of Geography – www.utm.utoronto.ca/geography/
Department of Political Science – www.utm.utoronto.ca/political-science

Faculty from other UTM departments are also eligible to sponsor applications provided they are open to working on urban environmental issues.

In addition to conducting original research, the CUE post-docs are expected to contribute to the broader mission of CUE, which may include giving academic and public lectures, hosting seminar speakers or organizing a workshop.

The University of Toronto is the leading academic institution in Canada and among the top universities in the world. The UTM campus offers excellent facilities for research (wet and dry lab infrastructure, growth chambers, greenhouses), high performance cluster computing, geospatial computing labs, access to census and other social data products, online survey tools (e.g. Qualtrics), world-class libraries, housing, and 90 hectares of fields, forests, trails and a wild salmon/trout river for research and recreation. We also have strong relationships with local and regional governments, conservation authorities, NGOs and private industry. The cities of Toronto and Mississauga are interconnected and culturally diverse, with many restaurants, excellent transit systems, a diversity of cultural activities (galleries, museums, theatres, sports, bars, clubs), and an abundance of parks and water.

Please submit applications to the Director of CUE, Prof. Marc Johnson (marc.johnson@utoronto.ca). Questions about CUE can be directed to the Director, including a list of faculty.

Additional details are as follows:

Starting salary: $45,000 CDN + benefits and $5,000/year in research funds (more research funds may be provided by supervisors)

Start date: Flexible, but preferably before Dec. 1, 2018

Duration: 2 years (conditional on favourable annual performance review)

Application Deadline: Review of applications will commence August 15

Applications should include: i) a cover letter (please identify the potential supervisors in this letter); ii) full CV; iii) a one-page research statement indicating the planned research and how the applicant plans to contribute to the mission of CUE; iv) examples of up to three publications and/or creative works; and iv) contact information for three references.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement and this job is posted in accordance with the collective agreement. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Terrestrial Ecology. Application deadline: 21 September 2018.

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Evolutionary Ecology of terrestrial organisms with a focus on either Mammalogy or Ornithology commencing July 2019, or another mutually agreeable date. Although candidates at the Assistant Professor level will be preferred, exceptional candidates at higher ranks may also be considered. We are seeking applications from outstanding scholars in evolutionary ecology whose research uses innovative field- and lab-based approaches (e.g., tracking, molecular, physiology, etc.) to investigate applied and/or theoretical questions in the area of ornithology or mammalogy in terrestrial environments. The research program should have a field-based component and may target the population-, species- or community-level. The successful candidate will join our dedicated team of scholars and teachers and will bring innovative and modern pedagogical practices to courses in both the core and ecology and evolution areas of our undergraduate and graduate curricula.

The successful applicant will have a PhD and a strong track record of innovative research in evolutionary ecology with important peer-assessed contributions to the field. Additionally, s/he will demonstrate a commitment to achieve outstanding undergraduate and graduate teaching and to make valuable service contributions within our collaborative environment. Finally, the candidate must either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish and maintain, an independent, externally-funded research program.

The salary range for this position is $95,000 to $120,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified, or higher ranked, candidates.

The Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo was established in 1964 and has a team of 39 faculty committed to teaching and research excellence across the life sciences. Our department also includes ≈ 100 graduate students, 15 post-doctoral fellows and research associates, along with over 1800 Honours undergraduate students enrolled in either Co-operative Education or Regular Biology-related programs. Our Department fosters a dynamic and thriving research environment with over $5.5 million in annual research, 3 Canada Research Chairs, and 1 University Research Chair. Our graduate programs, including collaborations with other departments in the Faculties of Science, Environment, Mathematics & Engineering and the Water Institute, consistently attract outstanding Canadian and International applicants.

The University of Waterloo is located in the attractive and vibrant two-university Region of Waterloo (population 550,000) in southwestern Ontario, approximately 100 km from Toronto. We are centrally located relative to several other universities having strong Biology research profiles, including the University of Guelph, McMaster University and Western University. The University of Waterloo and the Waterloo region carry strong reputations in innovation and entrepreneurial culture, affording a myriad of collaborative opportunities.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. “Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why.”

The closing date for applications is 21 September 2018. Application packages, which should be submitted electronically as a single pdf document, should include a brief cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (1-page), research plan (2-pages) and the names and full contact information of at least three references to:

Dr. Hugh Broders, Chair,
Department of Biology
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada
Email: biochair@uwaterloo.ca

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Environmental Virology. Application deadline: 21 September 2018.

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Environmental Virology commencing July 2019, or other mutually agreeable date. Although candidates at the Assistant Professor level will be preferred, exceptional candidates at higher ranks may also be considered. We are seeking applications from outstanding scholars that have established disciplinary expertise in environmental virology, with an emphasis on ecological interactions of viruses with aquatic or terrestrial hosts. The successful candidate will join our dedicated team of scholars and teachers and will bring innovative and modern pedagogical practices to courses in both the core and microbiology areas of our undergraduate and graduate curricula.

The successful applicant will have a PhD and a strong track record of innovative research in environmental virology with important peer-assessed contributions to the field. Additionally, s/he will demonstrate a commitment to achieve outstanding undergraduate and graduate teaching and to make valuable service contributions within our collaborative environment. Finally, the candidate must either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish and maintain, an independent, externally-funded research program.

The salary range for this position is $95,000 to $120,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified, or higher ranked, candidates.

The Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo was established in 1964 and has a team of 39 faculty committed to teaching and research excellence across the life sciences. Our department also includes ≈ 100 graduate students, 15 post-doctoral fellows and research associates, along with over 1800 Honours undergraduate students enrolled in either Co-operative Education or Regular Biology-related programs. Our Department fosters a dynamic and thriving research environment with over $5.5 million in annual research, 3 Canada Research Chairs, and 1 University Research Chair. Our graduate programs, including collaborations with other departments in the Faculties of Science, Environment, Mathematics & Engineering and the Water Institute, consistently attract outstanding Canadian and International applicants.

The University of Waterloo is located in the attractive and vibrant two-university Region of Waterloo (population 550,000) in southwestern Ontario, approximately 100 km from Toronto. We are centrally located relative to several other universities having strong Biology research profiles, including the University of Guelph, McMaster University and Western University. The University of Waterloo and the Waterloo region carry strong reputations in innovation and entrepreneurial culture, affording a myriad of collaborative opportunities.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. “Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why.”

The closing date for applications is 21 September 2018. Application packages, which should be submitted electronically as a single pdf document, should include a brief cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (1-page), research plan (2-pages) and the names and full contact information of at least three references to:

Dr. Hugh Broders, Chair,
Department of Biology
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada
Email: biochair@uwaterloo.ca

 

 

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Aquatic Ecology. Application deadline: 21 September 2018.

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Aquatic Ecology commencing July 2019, or another mutually agreeable date. Although candidates at the Assistant Professor level will be preferred, exceptional candidates at higher ranks may also be considered. We are seeking applications from outstanding scholars in the area of aquatic ecology. Candidates are expected to develop a strong, independently-funded, field-based research program. The research should address structural and/or functional relations among organisms of inland waters, as affected by natural and anthropogenic processes. The successful candidate will join our dedicated team of scholars and teachers and will bring innovative and modern pedagogical practices to courses in both the core and ecology areas of our undergraduate and graduate curricula.

The successful applicant will have a PhD and a strong track record of innovative research in aquatic ecology with important peer-assessed contributions to the field. Additionally, s/he will demonstrate a commitment to achieve outstanding undergraduate and graduate teaching and to make valuable service contributions within our collaborative environment. Finally, the candidate must either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish and maintain, an independent, externally-funded research program.

The salary range for this position is $95,000 to $120,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified, or higher ranked, candidates.

The Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo was established in 1964 and has a team of 39 faculty committed to teaching and research excellence across the life sciences. Our department also includes ≈ 100 graduate students, 15 post-doctoral fellows and research associates, along with over 1800 Honours undergraduate students enrolled in either Co-operative Education or Regular Biology-related programs. Our Department fosters a dynamic and thriving research environment with over $5.5 million in annual research, 3 Canada Research Chairs, and 1 University Research Chair. Our graduate programs, including collaborations with other departments in the Faculties of Science, Environment, Mathematics & Engineering and the Water Institute, consistently attract outstanding Canadian and International applicants.

The University of Waterloo is located in the attractive and vibrant two-university Region of Waterloo (population 550,000) in southwestern Ontario, approximately 100 km from Toronto. We are centrally located relative to several other universities having strong Biology research profiles, including the University of Guelph, McMaster University and Western University. The University of Waterloo and the Waterloo region carry strong reputations in innovation and entrepreneurial culture, affording a myriad of collaborative opportunities.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. “Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why.”

The closing date for applications is 21 September. Application packages, which should be submitted electronically as a single pdf document, should include a brief cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (1-page), research plan (2-pages) and the names and full contact information of at least three references to:

Dr. Hugh Broders, Chair,
Department of Biology
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada
Email: biochair@uwaterloo.ca