ASSISTANT PROFESSOR FACULTY POSITION IN FOREST ECOLOGY AND THE VULNERABILITY AND RESILIENCE OF FORESTS TO CLIMATE CHANGE – UQAM

UQAM is seeking qualified candidates to renew its faculty and ensure the development of innovative high-quality teaching and research
In accordance with its development plan, the Department of Biological Sciences is seeking a forest ecologist in the area of forest dynamics and vulnerability to climate change to fill an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) faculty position. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent and supportive research program in the targeted area while bringing broader expertise to the Department.


Criteria:

  • PhD in forest ecology or related subject
  • Research expertise in the study of the dynamics and vulnerability of boreal and temperate forest ecosystems to climate change impacts
  • interest in the impacts of climate change on forest management and potential adaptation strategies for forest management
  • teaching experience
  • postdoctoral experience
  • excellent publication record in the above areas
  • ability to communicate in French or a willingness to learn (see below)
  • willingness to create an equity, diversity and inclusion research environment (ref: Creating an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Research Environment: A Guide to Best Practices in Recruitment, Hiring and Retention (chairs-chaires.gc.ca)

The successful candidate will join one of the largest forest ecology research groups in Canada the Centre for Forest Research (CFR), in a very dynamic department, including various research groups in forest, aquatic, evolutionary and behavioural ecology. The successful candidate will be expected to interact closely with members of the CFR to ensure the continuity of UQAM’s internationally recognized excellence in forest sciences. He/she will also be encouraged to collaborate with other ecologists in the Department of Biological Sciences as well as with other researchers in the Faculty of Science at UQAM.

The candidate will be expected to support the various undergraduate and graduate programs of the Department of Biological Sciences and the Institute of Environmental Sciences. He/she will teach in some of the following areas: general ecology, plant diversity, forest ecology, ecosystem ecology, forest ecosystem management, methods in ecology. She/he will actively participate in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. Since courses are taught in French, any non-French-speaking person will be able to benefit from a French language training period, but will have to quickly master spoken and written French to obtain tenure. The individual will also be expected to participate in departmental, faculty, university and multi-stakeholder committees (government agencies, granting agencies and scientific organizations).

START DATE: Preferably July 2022
SALARY: According to the Professors Union (SPUQ)-UQAM collective agreement

UQAM aims to provide an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for study, research, and work. The University subscribes to an equal access employment program. As such, it invites applications from women, Inuit, Métis or First Nations people, members of visible minorities, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities. We encourage individuals who identify with any of these groups to complete the Identification Questionnaire at this address: www.rhu.uqam.ca/visiteurs/egalite/QuestionnaireAccesEgalite.pdf

We encourage all qualified individuals to apply. However, in accordance with Canadian and Quebec immigration requirements, priority will be given to persons authorized to work in Canada. This criterion is not a priority within the meaning of the applicable collective agreements.

Interested candidates are asked to submit electronically a detailed, dated and signed curriculum vitae, PDF copies of select publications, a statement of their vision of teaching, research program and equity, diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation (sent directly) BEFORE 5:00 p.m. on January 28, 2022 to

Dr. Catherine Mounier, Chair
Département des sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
C.P. 8888, Succursale Centre-Ville
Montréal, Québec, H3C 3P8
Téléphone: (514) 987-3000, poste 8912
Télécopieur: (514) 987-4647
mounier.catherine@uqam.ca
Internet: http://www.rhu.uqam.ca

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