Postdoctoral Fellowship on metapopulation dynamics of midcontinent snow geese, University of Saskatchewan – Application deadline: 16 June 2023

The Department of Biology at the University of Saskatchewan is seeking a 2-year postdoctoral fellow to lead a project using all available demographic and population survey information for five subpopulations of snow geese in the Canadian Arctic and subarctic, including Queen Maud Gulf, Baffin Island, Southampton Island, La Pérouse Bay and James Bay, to quantify survival, productivity, and abundance, as well as emigration and immigration rates among subpopulations in an integrated metapopulation model (IMM). We will use the IMM to determine the demographic mechanism(s) for metapopulation change as well as subpopulation change. We also will use the IMM to conduct hypothesis tests about the environmental drivers of within and among colony variation in population dynamics. These products will contribute substantially toward ongoing assessment of midcontinent snow goose dynamics, which could inform management decisions and conservation planning. We anticipate the IMM will be extended to include Ross’s geese, given the two species co-occur and a large amount of data also exists for Ross’s geese in the years of our studies. Lastly, we anticipate the IMM could be useful for scenario-playing to predict the continued influence of climate change, land use and harvest on snow goose demography.

There will be opportunities to explore related research questions and collaborate on several projects in population and movement ecology in the Weegman lab. This project is an international partnership among researchers at Environment and Climate Change Canada, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, The American Museum of Natural History, Central Flyway Council, Mississippi Flyway Council, and the University of Saskatchewan.

Minimum qualifications:
Ph.D. in statistics, wildlife ecology or closely related field
Skills in Program R
Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication
Ability to work independently and as part of a research team

Preferred qualifications:
Skills in JAGS, NIMBLE, Stan
Experience forming and running integrated population models
Knowledge and experience in avian ecology

Salary and benefits: Approximately $65,000 Canadian per year plus benefits
Start date: 1 Sept 2023
Last date to apply: 16 June 2023

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement and contact information for three references to Dr. Mitch Weegman (

Tenure-track position in Molecular Ecology, Assistant or Associate Professor – Application deadline: June 5, 2023

Department of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science College of Natural and Applied Sciences

We invite candidates to apply for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Molecular Ecology. Candidates who specialize in population genomics and related disciplines are encouraged to apply. We seek a collaborative and innovative scientist and educator who uses genomic tools to explore consequential, contemporary questions in ecology, evolution and/or conservation of organisms in natural environments. We are interested in attracting a colleague who is willing to integrate across existing areas of Departmental research and teaching expertise. Applicants must hold a PhD in Biological Sciences or a related field and have a demonstrated track record of impactful research leveraging genomics technologies and analysis of complex genomic data sets. The successful candidate will develop an independent, original, and externally funded research programme. The candidate will be expected to supervise both graduate and undergraduate students and contribute to a vibrant department through teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Importantly, the candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), in all aspects of their research, teaching and service.

The Department of Biological Sciences ( includes  more than 50 faculty members and 225 graduate students researching diverse taxa at multiple levels of biological organization. Approximately 3,200 undergraduate students take courses offered by Biological Sciences each year. The Department offers three undergraduate programmes: Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology; Integrative Physiology; and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, as well as an Honors in Immunology and Infection program. The University of Alberta offers a rich environment for interdisciplinary research collaborations and exceptional infrastructure including core facilities for aquatics, microscopy, proteomics, metabolomics, biogeochemistry, and genomics. The University of Alberta is located in Edmonton, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan city of about one million people and the provincial capital of Alberta that is located on Treaty 6 territory and Metis Nation of Alberta Region 4.

Candidates should electronically submit  an application package  to comprising (a) a cover letter, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a 2-page research statement that includes a section describing how their research plans align with Department, University, and regional strengths and opportunities, (d) a 2-page statement of their teaching philosophy, demonstrated experience in teaching and mentoring, and proposed contributions to teaching within the Department, (e) up to 2-page statement outlining their past and proposed actions to increase the inclusion and advancement of underrepresented groups in teaching, research and service environments, and (f) reprints of their 3-5 most impactful publications or other meaningful contributions. Please combine these files into a single pdf. Short-listed applicants must arrange for three letters of reference. Please alert potential references in advance, as the reference letter collection phase will be limited in duration.

All correspondence should be addressed as follows and emailed to

Dr. Declan Ali, Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
CW405 Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2E9

Closing Date: June 5, 2023

The effective date of employment will be January 1, 2024 (open to negotiation).

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

Assistant Professor in Quantitative Fisheries Science, Resource & Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University – Application deadline: November 1, 2023

About the Program and Job Description

Simon Fraser University’s School of Resource and Environmental Management respectfully and with gratitude acknowledges that we work on the shared Unceded Traditional Territories of the Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), səl M ilw̓ ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), kwikwəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), q̓ íc̓ əy̓ (Katzie), qʼwa:n̓ ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), Qayqayt and numerous Stó:lō Nations in Vancouver, Burnaby, and Surrey. We acknowledge and support the self-governance and rights of Indigenous nations over their lands.

The School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM) is an applied graduate and undergraduate school in which both social and natural scientists apply inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to research in resource and environmental management. Our mission is to inspire leadership and improve decision-making in environmental management through internationally recognized research, education, professional practice, and community engagement to support a socially just and ecologically sustainable world.

We seek to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Quantitative Fisheries Science at the Assistant Professor rank. We invite applications from Ph.D. scientists who have a strong background in fisheries science and management and/or fisheries stock assessment, with expertise in applied statistics, mathematical modelling, applied marine and/or freshwater ecology, and decision analysis. The successful candidate will contribute to developing a nationally and internationally recognized program of research, teaching, and knowledge mobilization aimed at advancing fisheries decision-making to support sustainable and equitable fisheries. The successful applicant will help to deliver inclusive education in quantitative resource management at graduate and undergraduate levels (in topics such as fisheries stock assessment and/or management, simulation modelling, quantitative methods and software, and applied statistical modelling), and supervise both graduate and undergraduate student research. Interest and experience working across the natural and social sciences will be considered a strong asset, as would an interest in engaging with and including Indigenous knowledge, perspectives, and approaches to fisheries science.

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