Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology – University of Alberta

This position is located in Camrose, AB. 

The Department of Science at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in integrative biology with a starting date of July 1, 2022.

Responsibilities associated with this position include: undergraduate teaching, development of an active research program, and service. Specific to these responsibilities, the successful candidate must demonstrate the potential for, or a record of, effective and engaging teaching at the undergraduate level, and mentoring and supervision of students. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in introductory evolutionary biology and vertebrate functional anatomy, along with additional upper-level courses in an area(s) of specialization such as tropical field ecology, advanced evolutionary ecology, physiological ecology, and/or animal behaviour. Applicants will have a Ph.D. in Biological Science or a related discipline, and an integrative background in one or more of the areas described above.

The Augustana Faculty enrolls approximately 1,050 undergraduate students in arts and science Bachelor’s degree programs with an interdisciplinary focus on a picturesque campus.  Augustana’s student body is rich in diversity, more than 18% of our students are international and 4% identify as Indigenous. Located in Camrose, Alberta, approximately 90 kms southeast of Edmonton, we are on Treaty Six territory which provided a travelling route and home to the Cree, Blackfoot, and Métis, as it did for the Nakoda, Tsuu T’ina and Chipewyan, and other Indigenous peoples. Their spiritual and practical relationships to the land create a rich heritage and ongoing model for our learning and our life as a community.  Augustana Faculty and the University as a whole have adopted a comprehensive Indigenous Initiatives and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion agenda and are signatories to the Dimensions Declaration and the Scarborough Declaration.

The Faculty is committed to high-quality, high-impact teaching practices, innovative and interdisciplinary programs and curricula grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and realizing opportunities for students in areas of undergraduate research. Our students benefit from programs that incorporate a common core and skills focus; service-learning and work-integrated learning; experiential education; and study abroad opportunities.  Our faculty members are engaged researchers from all of the Tri-Agency disciplines. 

To have your application considered, please submit the following documents as PDFs:

  • Cover letter that highlights the candidate’s profile [max. 2 pages]
  • Academic CV which includes the names of three (3) references
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy [max. 5 pages], which will also address how equity, diversity and inclusivity are incorporated in your teaching/pedagogy with the objective to increase the share of underrepresented students in your discipline
  • Outline of Research program [max. 3 pages], which will address your research plans, how they might be realized within the Faculty, and ways that undergraduate students can participate in your program

Review of applications will begin January 10th, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled, with a targeted start date of July 1, 2022.

Specific questions about the position can be addressed to Anne McIntosh at

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 cover letter. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your cover letter.

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