Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Quantitative Ecology/Ecological Modelling

The Department of Biology at The University of Winnipeg invites motivated and enthusiastic candidates to apply for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Subject to budgetary approval, this position will commence July 1, 2024. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and in accordance with the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in biology or closely related discipline at the time of appointment. Candidates should have broad training in biology and evidence of research in organismal biology using quantitative tools and modelling. Applicants with postdoctoral or equivalent experience are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong potential to develop an externally-funded research program in an area related to ecological and/or evolutionary principles that underlie the structure of ecological communities, landscapes, and biodiversity.

The successful candidate may instruct lecture and laboratory sections of Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity (BIOL-1116), Principles of Ecology (BIOL-2403), Current Topics in Ecology (BIOL-4402), and Ecological Methods (BIOL-4471), as well as develop a course in their area of expertise. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in Departmental and University service.

Applicants are requested to submit a complete application that will include:

  • a cover letter
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a teaching philosophy statement (one page maximum)
  • a teaching dossier that demonstrates evidence of teaching effectiveness (this may include formal student evaluations of teaching and informal testimonials from students)
  • a research statement describing past research achievements and future research plans (two page maximum)
  • a statement that describes the applicant’s experience working with a diverse student body, as well as past, present, and/or future contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus or within the applicant’s discipline (one page maximum)

Applicants must submit all the above materials as PDF documents through The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system (https://www.northstarats.com/University-of-Winnipeg).

Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be e-mailed directly to:

Dr. Jens Franck, Chair, Department of Biology, j.franck@uwinnipeg.ca.

The selection committee will begin reviewing applications by the end February and will continue until the position is filled; full consideration is assured for applications received by February 16, 2024. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Jens Franck, Chair, Department of Biology, j.franck@uwinnipeg.ca.

The successful candidate will join the Department of Biology which has fifteen tenured or tenure-track faculty members and eight instructors. The Department offers B.Sc. and B.Sc. Honours degrees in biology, and a M.Sc. in Bioscience, Technology and Public Policy. Applicants can learn more about the Department of Biology at https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/biology.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff and faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons to confidentially self-identify at time of application.

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

The University of Winnipeg is committed to ensuring employment opportunities are accessible for all applicants. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact human_resources@uwinnipeg.ca.

The personal information of applicants is collected under the authority of the University of Winnipeg Act and 36(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All personal information collected via the recruitment process is used to assess the applicant’s suitability, eligibility, and qualifications for employment, and to otherwise support recruitment activities. This information will be provided to participating members of the recruitment process. Questions regarding the collection of your personal information may be directed to the Director, HR Services, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2E9 or human_resources@uwinnipeg.ca.