REGULAR PROFESSOR IN ECOLOGY WITH EXPERTISE IN BIOSTATISTICS, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Application deadline: August 7, 2017.

The Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) is a human-scale institution performing activities primarily in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec regions, in the Hautes Laurentides RCM and with Aboriginal communities. For more than a quarter of a century, UQAT has distinguished itself at several levels: teaching, research and creation, and service to the community. Thanks to its recognized expertise, UQAT plays an increasingly significant role at the regional, provincial, national and international scales. Its unique development model builds on partnerships in all its areas of coverage, thus ensuring accessibility to university education. It has developed a wide range of fields that today makes its reputation: creation and new media, human and social development, education, forests, engineering, management, mining and the environment, health and First Peoples.

Since its creation, forest research has always been an integral component of UQAT’s development plans. Strategic choices and initiatives, among which a partnership with UQAM, have enabled UQAT to create a critical mass of interdisciplinary experts in “ecology and sustainable forest management” and “wood valorisation, characterization and processing”. These choices have made UQAT a key hub in education, research and technology transfer, well-respected in Quebec, Canada and abroad. With the creation in 2011 of the Forest Research Institute (IRF), UQAT has developed a structure to contribute further to science and technology. IRF relies on a team of ure researchers, an industrial chair, two Canada Research Chairs, several specialized laboratories, and an extensive network of local and international partnerships and alliances. IRF attracts over $3 million annually in research, publishes more than 50 articles per year in recognized scientific journals, contributes to the training of a large contingent of highly qualified personnel, and is involved in technology transfer through the conduct of numerous knowledge dissemination activities. Renewed in 2014, the NSERC-UQAT-UQAM Industrial Chair in Sustainable Forest Management confirms the importance of developing and implementing innovative strategies and practices for ecosystem- based sustainable forest management. IRF is active in both Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec, and generates significant spin-offs for Québec and Canadian society as a whole.

The Forest Research Institute (IRF) is seeking to fill a position of:

REGULAR PROFESSOR IN ECOLOGY WITH EXPERTISE IN BIOSTATISTICS

Competition no. 2017-10

Date : May 19, 2017

FUNCTION:

The candidate must be able to develop a research program in ecology and conservation of species living in forest landscapes,

and must have an interest in doing research in partnership with companies and government agencies associated with the mining and forestry sectors. This person must be ready to work in a region, in a small university whose mission is, among other things, to contribute to the socio-economic development of the community. The incumbent will be required to give courses on analysis and modeling of ecological data (ECL7102 and ECL8202) under UQAT’s Master’s degree in Ecology, and will be required to mentor the research work of students completing a Master’s degree in Ecology (http://www.uqat.ca/programmes/irf/?lang=en&menu=mat-eco) or a Doctoral degree in Environmental Sciences (http://www.uqat.ca/programmes/irf/?lang=en&menu=doc-env). Both graduate programs are offered at UQAT.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ph. D. in biology, forestry, environmental science, biogeography or a related discipline, and expertise in biostatistics.
  • High level of scientific productivity ;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken French (teaching language), or intention to acquire it.

OTHER CRITERIA CONSIDERED AS AN ASSET:

  • Postdoctoral fellowship and experience in industry or government.

PRIMARY WORK LOCATION: Rouyn-Noranda
START DATE: November 13, 2017

DURATION OF CONTRACT: 2 years (tenure-track position)
SALARY: Salary is established on the basis of each candidate’s qualifications and experience and the current collective agreement.

In compliance with Canada’s immigration requirements, this job offer gives priority to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. UQAT is an equal opportunity employer (targeted groups: women, visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities).

APPLICATION: An application file includes a detailed curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of two individuals who can provide references. To complete your application file, submit a brief letter describing your interest in the position, your teaching philosophy, and the general orientations of your proposed research program.

SPECIFIC CONDITION: For your application to be considered, you must enclose a duly completed employment equity form. Please print it from (www.uqat.ca/emplois).

All applications will be treated confidentially. Interested candidates must submit their full application file (make sure to indicate the competition number) together with a copy of their doctoral degree by August 7, 2017, 16:30 hours, to the attention of:

Mr. Louis Imbeau, Co-director
Research Forest Institute
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 445, boul. de l’Université
Rouyn-Noranda (Quebec) J9X 5E4
Phone: 1 819 762-0971 ext. 8335
Fax: 1 819 797-4727
E-mail: louis.imbeau@uqat.ca

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