Assistant Professor, Computational Genomics and Epigenomics, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). Application deadline: January 14, 2019.

The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Computational Genomics, Evolutionary Genomics. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019 or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have a PhD in biological or computational sciences, and at least one year of postdoctoral experience relevant to the position. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. Applicants must have a record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades for work in the field, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate student training and supervision. A commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities documented in the teaching materials submitted as part of the application (including performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference posters or presentations), as well as strong letters of reference.

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will apply computational approaches to genome-wide datasets to address fundamental questions in ecology and evolution, including topics such as phylogenomics, population genomics, conservation genomics, or behaviour genomics. They will make use of the University of Toronto’s Scinet supercomputing cluster (https://www.scinethpc.ca) and other computation resources to sort through the Big Data associated with whole genome sequences. Computational, bioinformatics and programming proficiency is expected and must be demonstrated in the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is an international leader in biological research and education and the Department of Biological Sciences enjoys strong ties to other units within the University. The successful candidate will join an expanding and dynamic group of faculty working in the areas of Ecology, Evolution, Conservation, and Genomics and will contribute to both the undergraduate curriculum and graduate teaching. The successful candidate will be a member of a Tri-campus Graduate Department (Cell and Systems Biology, https://csb.utoronto.ca/, or Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, http://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/ depending on their field of research).

Further information on the research and teaching activities of the department can be found at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~biosci/.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1804962&tz=GMT. Applications must include a cover letter, a CV, a statement of research, three representative publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and other teaching materials showing evidence of excellent performance in teaching related activities as listed above. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also arrange that letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and scanned) from at least three referees familiar with the candidate’s research and teaching be emailed directly by the referees to: biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date.

Applications lacking reference letters will not be considered. If you have questions about this position, please email biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca.

All materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 14, 2019.

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 accessed by search committees 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.

PROFESSEURE RÉGULIÈRE OU PROFESSEUR RÉGULIER EN SCIENCES FORESTIÈRES, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT). Date limite: 8 février 2019.

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

Depuis la création de l’UQAT, la recherche en foresterie a toujours fait partie des différents plans de développement de l’établissement. Des choix stratégiques, dont une alliance avec l’UQAM, ont permis l’implantation d’une masse critique d’experts interdisciplinaires en « écologie et aménagement forestier durable » et en « valorisation, caractérisation et transformation du bois ». Ces choix permettent aujourd’hui à l’UQAT d’avoir un pôle de renommée en formation, en recherche et en transfert technologique, une expertise qui rayonne au Québec, au Canada et à l’échelle internationale. Avec la création de l’Institut de recherche sur les forêts (IRF) en 2011, l’UQAT s’est dotée d’une structure qui lui permet d’accentuer sa contribution à la science et à la technologie. À ce jour, l’IRF compte sur une équipe de dix chercheurs, deux chaires industrielles, deux chaires de recherche du Canada, plusieurs laboratoires spécialisés, ainsi qu’un important réseau de partenariats et d’alliances ici et ailleurs dans le monde. L’Institut se distingue par plus de 3,5 M$ en recherche annuellement, la publication de plus de 50 articles par année dans des revues scientifiques reconnues, la formation d’un important contingent de personnel hautement qualifié, ainsi qu’un engagement dans le transfert de connaissances par l’organisation d’un nombre important d’activités de diffusion. Renouvelée en 2014, la Chaire industrielle CRSNG-UQAT-UQAM en aménagement forestier durable confirme l’importance de l’élaboration et de l’application de stratégies et de pratiques novatrices pour un aménagement écosystémique et durable des forêts. L’IRF intervient tant en Abitibi-Témiscamingue que dans le Nord-du-Québec avec des retombées significatives pour l’ensemble de la société québécoise.

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

PROFESSEURE RÉGULIÈRE OU PROFESSEUR RÉGULIER EN SCIENCES FORESTIÈRES
Concours no 2018-106
Date : Le 4 décembre 2018

FONCTION :

La personne recherchée devra principalement être active en recherche. Le volet enseignement de sa tâche professorale sera majoritairement comblé par l’encadrement de projets d’étudiants inscrits sous sa supervision à des programmes de 2e et 3e cycles offerts à l’UQAT, notamment les programmes sous la responsabilité de l’IRF (maîtrise en écologie et doctorat en sciences de l’environnement).

La personne retenue devra effectuer de la recherche prioritairement dans le cadre du thème de la dynamique forestière et de l’historique des perturbations naturelles ainsi que du développement et de l’évaluation de nouvelles approches sylvicoles. Nous examinerons également des candidatures en lien avec d’autres thèmes de recherche de l’IRF : productivité forestière et résilience des écosystèmes, facteurs clés nécessaires au maintien de la biodiversité, développement et expérimentation de stratégies d’aménagement durable des forêts, valorisation, caractérisation et transformation du bois. La personne recherchée doit démontrer dans son dossier de candidature être capable de rapidement lancer une programmation de recherche de façon autonome. La personne retenue devra également avoir une expertise complémentaire à celle des professeurs de l’équipe de l’IRF et avoir la volonté de participer activement à des projets de recherche en équipe.

Elle devra également être apte à œuvrer dans une université de petite taille en région ayant, entre autres, pour mission de contribuer au développement socio-économique de son milieu.

EXIGENCES :

  • Détenir un doctorat en sciences forestières, biologie, écologie, sciences de l’environnement ou une discipline connexe.
  • Un dossier de recherche démontrant une productivité scientifique importante.
  • Capacité de développer une programmation de recherche en obtenant des subventions d’organismes reconnus comme le CRSNG, le FRQNT et autres programmes de recherche impliquant un partenariat avec des organismes privés ou ministères.
  • Maîtriser le français et l’anglais à l’oral et à l’écrit : la candidature d’une personne qui ne maîtrise pas le français pourra être considérée sous réserve de certaines conditions.

AUTRES CRITÈRES CONSIDÉRÉS COMME UN ATOUT :

  • Un stage postdoctoral ainsi qu’une expérience en milieu industriel ou gouvernemental.
  • Être membre d’une association professionnelle en foresterie au Canada, être membre ou vouloir devenir membre de l’ordre des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec.

LIEU PRINCIPAL DE TRAVAIL : Rouyn-Noranda, Abitibi-Témiscamingue

DATE D’ENTRÉE EN FONCTION : 3 juin 2019

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

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

DÉPÔT DE CANDIDATURE :

Un dossier de candidature comprend : un curriculum vitae, une lettre de motivation dans laquelle vous décrirez notamment votre philosophie d’enseignement, de supervision aux cycles supérieurs, les grandes orientations de votre programmation de recherche proposée et votre intégration à l’équipe de l’IRF, deux lettres de recommandation, le diplôme de doctorat ou une lettre de la direction de thèse mentionnant la date du dépôt de la thèse.

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

Toute candidature sera traitée confidentiellement. Les personnes intéressées doivent faire parvenir leur dossier complet, en spécifiant le numéro du concours, avant le vendredi 8 février 2019, 16 h 30, à l’attention de :

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

Assistant Professor in Molecular Ecology, Tenure-track. Application deadline: 4 December 2018.

The Department of Biological Sciences at Thompson Rivers University, in Kamloops B.C., is made up of a diverse, collaborative group of faculty offering a B.Sc. degree with majors in: Biology; Animal Biology; Ecology and Environmental Biology; Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology; and Chemical Biology. Cross-cutting themes include: the evolutionary frameworks guiding fundamental and applied ecology; responses of humans and diverse living communities to external stressors; the use of classical and modern statistical, bioinformatic, and genomic tools to interrogate hypotheses and develop solutions for environmental problems. Core to these themes is a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentorship, collaboration within the Department and with colleagues across campus, participation in undergraduate Honours and MSc programs, and developing a positive environment where students are encouraged to develop as independent learners and critical thinkers.

Currently, the Department includes Faculty with expertise in marine and terrestrial invertebrate, insect, bird, bat, plant, microbial (Bacteria, Archaea, fungi), and human biology, at the levels of small molecules, proteins, nucleic acids, organs, individuals, populations and communities.

We are currently seeking a molecular ecologist with broad experience working across taxonomic groups, ideally spanning the three Domains of life, and experience in the field of ecosystem disturbance and recovery. The ideal candidate will have training or experience in community ecology, statistics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, and high throughput sequencing. This candidate will contribute to the core themes of the Department, Faculty and University, and will identify opportunities for collaborations at the Departmental and Faculty level. For example, the Faculty of Science is home to the Centre for Ecosystem Reclamation, as well as TRUGen: the Applied Genomics Laboratory at TRU.

The desired candidate will have a PhD in a relevant discipline, with teaching and mentorship experience (post-doctoral experience preferred).

Responsibilities include:

  1. Contributing to teaching at the undergraduate (across all years) and graduate levels (including supervision of student research in Biology and Natural Resources Science).Courses taught will include lecture courses and possibly advanced laboratory and field courses.
  2. Developing new undergraduate and graduate courses in bioinformatics in collaboration with Faculty members in the departments of Biological Sciences, Computing Science and Mathematics and Statistics.
  3. Developing new laboratory and field exercises exploiting environmental DNA.
  4. Developing a rigorous, externally-funded research program in molecular ecology and ecosystem disturbance (e.g., climate change, forestry, mining and other industrial activities) and recovery.
  5. Participating in Departmental, Faculty and University committees.

 QUALIFICATIONS

We are seeking an exceptional educator and scientist who is committed to undergraduate education, and research in support of teaching undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate must have:

  1. A PhD in a discipline involving molecular ecology, preferably with experience in ecosystem disturbance.
  2. Undergraduate teaching and mentorship experience, with the ability to teach at the graduate level in Environmental Science and Data Science.
  3. A record of mentorship and research, including publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  4. The ability to communicate effectively with students, professionals, and the general public.

 Preferred qualifications include:

Post-doctoral research experience and training; project leadership experience; preference will be given to applicants whose research complements that of other members of the Faculty of Science, such as the cross-appointed NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Ecosystem Reclamation.

Applicants should send a CV, teaching dossier, and statement of research.

Diversity and Inclusion Commitment: Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application deadline: 4 December 2018

Link to job posting: https://tru.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/13368

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.

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

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

Assistant or Associate Professor in Marine Biodiversity Modelling and Conservation

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

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

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

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

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

The appointment will be effective 1 January 2019.

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

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

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