Associate or Full Professor and Chair in Integrative Biology, University of Guelph

College: College of Biological Science

Department: Integrative Biology

Date Posted: August 12, 2022

Deadline: December 1, 2022

Please reference AD #22-63

Position Description

The College of Biological Science invites applications for the position of Chair, Department of Integrative Biology. The Department of Integrative Biology is in the College of Biological Science, a vibrant and exciting center for discovery-based research that regularly brings in funding in excess of $20M per annum. As Chair, you will guide/lead a department of nearly 800 undergraduate students, nearly 150 graduate students, 37 faculty members, and 14 departmental staff. The department boasts of three primary research pillars: ecology, evolution, and physiology, and is responsible for highly successful majors in: Biodiversity, Ecology, Marine and Freshwater Biology, Wildlife Biology and Conservation, and Zoology. The department also contributes extensively to the Biological Science major and a wide range of programs across campus and is set to participate in the new One Health program. The Department also has research and graduate programs at the MSc and PhD levels, and is developing a course-based Master’s program in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Welfare, a doctoral program in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and is involved in interdepartmental programs. The department has oversight of specialized research and educational facilities such as the Centre for Ecosystem Management, Hagen Aqualab, and Wild Ontario.

The Chair is responsible for the strategic leadership and efficient and inclusive collegial operation of the Department. They will provide leadership for initiatives identified by the faculty members and support individuals in the fulfillment of their assigned responsibilities. One specific initiative is to foster equity, diversity and inclusion within the department. The Chair also supports the implementation of College of Biological Science initiatives and programs, within the department. The Chair, through consultation with members of the Department, is responsible for enhancing academic programs, increasing contributions to knowledge, and promoting the Department externally. The appointment will be for a five-year term, with a possibility of renewal for another five years.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in ecological, evolutionary, or physiological biology, or other relevant discipline and with a CV commensurate with appointment as a tenured faculty member in the department at the Associate or Full Professor rank. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated success in teaching and research, and will be committed to advancing the Department’s academic and research enterprises. They will provide leadership and work for the success of the Department using an effective and consultative management style and uphold the Department’s high standards for excellence. They will have a record of effective involvement in service and decision-making. Effective organizational and staff management skills are important qualities. The Chair is part of the College’s senior management team, along with the Chairs of the other departments, the Associate Deans, and others. The Chair will work closely with the Dean and Associate Deans in advancing the strategic priorities of the College and University. Additional information can be found in the associated position profile.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Applications should be submitted electronically to arrive by noon on Thursday, December 1, 2022. Applications should include: (1) a detailed curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of your vision for the Department’s teaching and research (up to 2 pages), (3) a statement on EDI principles (up to 1 page), (4) a cover letter indicating how the applicant meets some or all of the criteria in the attached position profile (up to 2 pages) along with the names of three referees, and a statement of interest in the position.

Please submit the application package by email to:

Dr. Mazyar Fallah
Dean
College of Biological Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email:mfallah@uoguelph.ca 

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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph campus resides on the land and territory of the Mississauga’s of the Credit within the Between the Lakes Purchase, Treaty 3. We also recognize that the unique relationships between the Anishinnabe and Hodinöhsö:ni’ peoples, this land and each other have existed long before colonialism and continue to this day. We acknowledge that these relationships with the land highlight our responsibility as an institution to work towards eliminating the colonial power structures that result in systemic inequity for First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples. To begin this work, we must not only be willing to listen and reflect, but also change to ensure decisions made today at all levels of the university reflect Indigenous voices and the “Calls to Action” set forth by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our College.

If you have a medical condition that requires accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.

Position Profile – Chair and Faculty Member – Integrative Biology

While the committee recognizes that it is unlikely that candidates considering this position will have all the aptitudes indicated below, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate many of these:

QUALITIES & EXPERIENCES

  • Have a strong research record, including an established, successful, graduate training and mentorship program and external recognition, commensurate with a tenured faculty member.
  • Be an educator with a strong commitment to and demonstrated experience for learner-centered pedagogy and curricular excellence.
  • Have a collegial, consultative approach, but also be capable of making difficult decisions, including times when right decisions do not align with personal preferences.
  • Maintain a high standard of professionalism in personal interactions with a particular focus on inclusive and respectful communication, that guides and motivates colleagues to uphold the same standards.
  • Have had experience and involvement in service, preferably in leadership roles.
  • Embrace transparency: open to explaining the process behind their decisions and the information used to make decisions.
  • Commit to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including but not limited to:
    • Looks to the voices of others who have lived experiences and actively seeks to make changes to the necessary policies and practices.
    • Recognizes that valuable insights are gained from suggestions offered by people with lived experience. Set metrics for inclusion and track progress.
    • Takes EDI into consideration in advocating for opportunities and allocating resources.
    • Advancing the initiatives of the Indigenous Belonging committee.

ACTIVITIES

  • Be an effective advocate of the Department’s aspirations within the broader context of the College, notably by making positive and/or constructive contributions at Dean’s Council.
  • Overall management oversight including the ability to work with the administrative team and to manage a large team of staff effectively, in adherence to financial and human resources policies and processes.
  • Oversee the development of a vision for the future of the Department and work with the college and departmental teams to take actions towards the vision.
  • Representing the department and college on campus committees as required.
  • Be an advocate for, and provide mentorship to, staff, pre-tenure faculty, tenured faculty and students, as appropriate.
  • Be able to manage budgets and allocate resources effectively.
  • Oversee and support a staff team with a variety of different roles, from administrative to teaching and research support.
  • Provides leadership and direction to teams within the department.
  • Develops and implements the unit’s teaching schedule.
  • Reviews requests and determines service assignments within the department.
  • Chairs the departmental tenure and promotion committee.

SKILLS

  • Ability to prioritize and respond to acute situations in a timely manner and mediate conflicting interests.
  • Be able to manage budgets and allocate resources effectively.
  • Have a vision and ability to shape and support the college’s strategic plan and develop the department’s strategic plan.
  • Significant experience and involvement in service.
  • Excellent time management skills, highly organized and diligent, clear and inclusive oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to delegate, motivate, and provide opportunities for others.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to and sucess in advancing principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all activities and responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of financial and human resources processes and the ability to work with college advisors as appropriate in financial and human resources planning.
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Assistant Professor, Geographic Information Systems and Geospatial Analysis, Department of Geography – Application deadline: October 17, 2022

The Department of Geography at Memorial University invites applications for a permanent, tenure track, Assistant Professor position in Geographic Information Systems and Geospatial Analysis (GIS), subject to budgetary approval.The position will commence on July 1, 2023 on the St. John’s campus. Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and be fluent in the theory and practice of quantitative GIS at the core of their research and teaching, and our ideal candidate will be engaged in one or more of the following areas of application: environment, physical geography, and/or coupled human-environment systems. 

Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching and be able to communicate effectively as an undergraduate and graduate teacher and mentor. The successful candidate will be expected to teach our core courses in GIS and will have the opportunity to collaboratively revitalize our GISciences program. Candidates will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching topics such as spatial analysis, data science, spatial data, Python scripting in GIS, data visualization, and web-based mapping. The Department of Geography highly values collaboration in research and mentorship, and we encourage applicants who will build on our existing departmental areas of expertise in climate change, biogeography, biodiversity conservation, anticolonial research methods, urban planning and geography, fisheries geographies, waste and discard studies, Arctic communities and ecosystems, and marine science. The successful candidate will work with our full-time staff GIS/RS/IT Specialist. Applicants can learn more about the Department of Geography at mun.ca/geog.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities.Candidates who are engaged in critical geography studies aligned with areas such as feminist GIS, Indigenous data sovereignty, Black geographies, queer ecology, or similar justice-based and community-serving research and teaching are encouraged to outline them in their applications.  In assessing applications, Memorial recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental leaves, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. Additionally, as part of Memorial University’s commitment to employment equity, all applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of a target group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact equity@mun.ca.

We acknowledge that the St. John’s campus of Memorial University is based on the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, and that the island of Newfoundland is the ancestral homelands of the Mi’kmaq and Beothuk. We also recognize the Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut and the Innu of Nitassinan, and their ancestors, as the original people of Labrador. We strive for respectful relationships with all the peoples of this province as we search for collective healing and true reconciliation and honour this beautiful land together. This land acknowledgment was created collaboratively with the five Indigenous groups of the province with staff from the Indigenous Student’s Resource Centre (ISRC). Faculty in Geography collaborate with the newly established School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies (SASS), which has a constitution that enables co-governance of the School with Indigenous Nations. Memorial has an all-Indigenous Committee for Ethics Impacting Indigenous Groups to ensure research, including classroom research, meets high standards of ethics and responsibility. For more information, including on the university’s Indigenization Strategy, see the Vice President (Indigenous) website: https://www.mun.ca/indigenous/

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial’s St. John’s campus provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in the capital city, which has a vibrant cultural life and access to a wide range of outdoor activities. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.Memorial University hiring processes are governed by our collective agreement, which requires review of files from applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.  If there are no Canadian applicants of sufficient quality to be shortlisted, then review of the remaining files occurs.Salary is commensurate with experience as determined by the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association (MUNFA) collective agreement. For more information about MUNFA, see https://munfa.ca/ 

Application procedure: Email a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, research plan (2 pages maximum), teaching statement (2 pages maximum), and the names and address of three references (no letters required at this stage) to:

Dr. Arn Keeling
Head, Department of Geography
Memorial University
St. John’s, NL
Canada A1B 3X9
akeeling@mun.ca 
+1 (709) 864-7417

Application deadline: October 17, 2022

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Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Biology – Application deadline: October 17th, 2022

The Department of Zoology at The University of British Columbia invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Evolutionary Biology. This is a tenure track position, with initial appointment to be made at the Assistant Professor level, beginning no earlier than July 1, 2023. We seek a visionary applicant with an innovative research program to address fundamental aspects of evolution.

The position requires a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience, and a strong record of research publications with demonstrated influence and creativity. Responsibilities include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate students, and participating on service committees for the department, university, and academic/scientific community.

The successful applicant will become a member of the Department of Zoology (www.zoology.ubc.ca) and a member of the Biodiversity Research Centre (BRC, https://biodiversity.ubc.ca).  The Department of Zoology includes nearly 50 principal investigators and promotes integrative research in biology. Its faculty and students pursue cutting edge questions in Evolution, Ecology, Comparative Animal Physiology and Biomechanics, and Cell and Developmental Biology. Study systems range from molecules to ecosystems. The Biodiversity Centre is a world-class, highly interactive institute, comprising nearly 100 labs pursuing ground breaking research in evolution, ecology and conservation. The BRC is associated with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, which houses over 2 million biological specimens. Evolutionary research in the BRC addresses questions across multiple levels of organization, using genomic, phylogenetic, and whole-organism approaches, both empirical and theoretical.

Applicants should submit:

  1. Cover letter (up to 2 pages) that outlines:
    • Your research vision and accomplishments
    • How your expertise, scholarship and planned research will integrate with the Department of Zoology and the BRC.
    • How you have displayed leadership through existing or proposed research, teaching, service, community engagement, outreach, contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, or other relevant activities.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Statement (up to 2 pages) describing your current and proposed research program.
  4. Statement (up to 1 page) of teaching interests and accomplishments, and a brief description of those core and specialist topics that you would be excited to teach.
  5. Statement (up to 1 page) identifying your past contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, along with your ability to work with a culturally diverse student body (giving specific examples where possible), as well as your philosophy of and potential future contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  6. Up to 3 representative publications.
  7. Names and contact information for 3 referees.

Applications must be addressed to Dr. Judith Mank and submitted on Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22493

Deadline for applications is October 17th, 2022.

The UBC Vancouver campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. UBC is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. UBC embraces innovation and challenges to the status quo. UBC is dedicated to ensuring that diversity, equity and inclusion are embedded throughout the university’s academic and work life, recognizing that significant work remains to be accomplished. For example, UBC’s vision is to be a world leader in the implementation of Indigenous people’s human rights and is guided in a mission of reconciliation as articulated and called for by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. It is firmly committed to recruiting Indigenous faculty, students, and staff as outlined in its Indigenous Strategic Plan. As one of the world’s leading universities, UBC creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada, and the world.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. In assessing applications, UBC recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority, and members of historically marginalized groups will be given special consideration.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority, and members of historically marginalized groups will be given special consideration.

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Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 in Climate Change Biology

The Faculty of Science at The University of Western Ontario invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Climate Change Biology. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor, Probationary (tenure-track) or Associate Professor, Probationary (tenure-track or tenured) in the Department of Biology. Candidates will have a PhD in Biology or in a related field and postdoctoral experience in research areas related to climate change biology. Salary and rank will be commensurate with educational qualifications and experience. The anticipated starting date will be July 1, 2023 or as negotiated. The successful candidate will be expected to apply for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the first available competition after their appointment.

In accordance with the CRC regulations set for Tier 2 Chairs https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/, Tier 2 chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination) who have demonstrated research excellence and have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in the field of climate change biology within five to ten years. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please contact Research Development at the University of Western Ontario at ResearchWesternCRC@uwo.ca for more information.  Please consult the Canada Research Chair website for full information, including further details on eligibility criteria http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx. As chairholders, candidates must have the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent students and trainees, and be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality.

Climate Change Biology is a research priority for the Faculty of Science. Climate change is one of the grand challenges of our time, as it threatens ecosystem function, presents a key economic challenge for Canada, and represents an existential challenge for life on earth. We seek candidates who are using state-of-the-art approaches to address fundamental and/or applied questions in climate change biology at any level of biological organization. We also welcome candidates whose research program explicitly addresses climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience from a biological perspective. Research into the biological impacts of climate change is aligned with Western University infrastructure and faculty investments. Western Biology has researchers active in many areas related to climate change biology, including but not limited to physiological, ecological, and evolutionary responses of animals, plants and soils to environmental change, animal movement and migration, carbon cycle research, and agricultural adaptations and implications for pest control. We foster productive collaborations with a range of federal and provincial government research agencies and institutions.

Western’s Department of Biology is collegial and productive environment for research and teaching, with 33 research-active faculty, seven teaching-intensive faculty, and over 150 graduate students. We teach undergraduate program modules related to the area of climate change biology such as Animal Behaviour, Biodiversity and Conservation, Biology and Genetics, as well as interdisciplinary environmental initiatives. The successful applicant will contribute to teaching and research supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and mentorship, and experience in providing other high-impact learning experiences, are assets. The successful applicant will engage in service to the University and the profession. The successful candidate will have demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills, as well as evidence of leadership potential. We are seeking a collaborative, collegial and community-minded candidate who is keen to engage in the workings of the Department and has interest and/or experience in outreach and engagement with other stakeholder groups, including Indigenous partners.

Our Department is home to a consortium of cutting edge research facilities (https://www.uwo.ca/biology/research/biology_facilities/index.html). The successful applicant will benefit from the leading-edge and unique facilities within Biology and Western: Advanced Facility for Avian Research, The Biotron Experimental Climate Change Research Centre (https://uwo.ca/sci/research/biotron/), London Regional Genomics Centre, Brain and Mind Institute, and specialized facilities for imaging and microscopy. The Department and University also house analytical facilities for genomics, metabolomics, and chemical analyses, as well as an Environmental Sciences Western Field Station within 15 minutes driving distance of the main campus (https://www.uwo.ca/esw/). The successful applicant may also benefit from collaborations with nearby institutions such as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and local agritech industries.

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities, and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package. Further details can be accessed at: http://www.uwo.ca/hr/benefits/your_benefits/faculty.html. Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

Western University recognizes that our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is central to the University’s mandate as a research-intensive institution of higher learning and a community leader. Western understands that our pursuit of research excellence and our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion are mutually supporting. As such, Western is committed to achieving and maintaining an equitable representation amongst our Canada Research Chair holders, as well as within Western’s broader research enterprise.

Western’s campus is in London, Ontario, a city with a population of approximately 400,000, located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With an extensive park system, river valleys, tree-lined streets, and bicycle paths, London is known as the “Forest City”. London has a reasonable cost-of-living and hosts an international airport, galleries, theatre, music, sporting events, and excellent restaurants.

Western recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. Potential candidates are encouraged to explain within their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record, and to submit a full career or extended CV to a chairholder position in cases where they have had career interruptions.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a complete application package, as a single PDF file containing the following:

  • Completed application form available at: http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf
  • A brief cover letter addressing how the candidate’s expertise fits this position and complements existing strengths in the Department of Biology at Western.
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  • A statement of your proposed research program and your most significant contributions to the field of climate change biology. In your statement, describe how your past contributions connect with your research plan and explain how your plan connects to climate change biology at Western (up to five pages).
  • A statement on teaching and mentoring in climate change biology, including descriptions of past formal and informal mentorship experience, and plans for mentorship and training at Western (up to two pages).
  • A statement on how your track record and plans create an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment for research, teaching, and service (up to two pages).
  • Contact details for three academic referees.

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

The application package can be submitted via email to:

Dr. David Coltman, Professor and Chair
Department of Biology
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario N6A 5B7, Canada
EMAIL: hrbio@uwo.ca

Consideration of applications will begin on SEPTEMBER 12, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Sherri Fenton at hrbio@uwo.ca

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Full Professor and Canada Research Chair Tier 1 Eukaryote Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph

Position Description:

The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) in the College of Biological Science (CBS) at the University of Guelph (UoG) invites outstanding applicants for a prestigious Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Eukaryote Biodiversity Genomics. The position is only open to individuals from one or more of the following equity-seeking groups: women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and racialized groups. This is a tenured position normally at the rank of Full Professor. Tier I CRCs are initially awarded for seven years and can be renewed for a second term. For more details, visit the CRC Program.

This Tier 1 CRC in Eukaryote Biodiversity Genomics is a position of strategic importance to IB, CBS, and the UoG as it will aid the continuity and continued growth of the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (CBG). In particular, this position will aim to leverage the world-renowned DNA barcoding and metabarcoding expertise within the CBG to maintain its global leadership in developing and applying DNA-based identification systems for multicellular eukaryotes. The Centre is also deeply involved in efforts to apply this knowledge to advance biodiversity assessment and conservation.

Candidates must possess an outstanding record of research accomplishment which has led to their recognition as an international leader in the biodiversity genomics of eukaryotes. They should also have a strong record in securing grants and considerable experience in supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The successful candidate must develop an innovative research program that will attract support from NSERC and other Canadian funders, but they should also be prepared to lead the assembly of larger collaborative grants and contribute to knowledge translation and transfer in association with college and university research offices. While this is a research-intensive appointment, the CRC will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, albeit at a reduced load.

The successful candidate will hold a leadership position in the CBG, a flagship research centre at the UofG. Over the past 20 years, it has received more than $150 million in support. These funds have allowed the construction of a 50,000 sq ft2 research facility, the acquisition of computational and sequencing infrastructure, and the assembly of a research team with world-class expertise in biodiversity genomics (https://biodiversitygenomics.net/). The CBG also has a global network of research alliances through its leadership of the International Barcode of Life Consortium.

The CRC position will be based in the CBG, but the incumbent will hold a faculty appointment within IB, a dynamic department with 35 faculty whose research interests span conservation biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, and physiology across diverse taxa and at levels from molecules to ecosystems. IB values diversity and inclusivity because it knows that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, complex problem solving, and the creation of a representative academic community. The Department is committed to developing and maintaining a culture that is positive, collegial, and respectful of all members, and in which wellness and healthy work-life balance are valued along with excellence in research and teaching. The Department has developed an EDI statement and specific recommendations for faculty hiring that incorporate these important issues. The CRC holder is expected to have a strong track record of mentorship in equitable and inclusive research environments, establish a diverse research team, and create an inclusive environment that enables all members to reach their full research potential. The CRC holder should also have a track record of providing opportunities for equity-deserving groups.

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Assistant Professor in Community/Ecosystem Ecology at Thompson Rivers University

Description:

The Department of Biological Sciences at Thompson Rivers University, in Kamloops BC, is made up of a diverse and collaborative group of faculty offering a B.Sc. degree with majors in: Biology; Animal Biology; Ecology and Environmental Biology; Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology; and, in collaboration with the Department of Physical Sciences, Chemical Biology. Cross-cutting themes include: the evolutionary frameworks guiding fundamental and applied ecology; responses of humans and diverse living communities to external stressors, including cellular responses; the use of classical and modern statistical, bioinformatic, and genomic tools to interrogate hypotheses and develop solutions for environmental problems. Core to these themes is a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentorship, collaboration in teaching and research within the Department and with colleagues across campus, participation in undergraduate Honours and MSc programs, and developing a positive environment where students are encouraged to grow as independent learners and critical thinkers. TRU does not have a Ph.D. program; however, many faculty supervise Ph.D. students in collaboration with other universities. 

Currently, the Department includes faculty with expertise in marine and terrestrial invertebrate, insect, bird, bat, plant, microbial (Bacteria, Archaea, fungi), and human biology, at the levels of small molecules, proteins, nucleic acids, organs, individuals, populations and communities.

We are currently seeking an Assistant Professor in the field of Community/Ecosystem Ecology, working in freshwater or terrestrial ecosystems and with a focus on animals. This is a tripartite appointment (Teaching, Research, Service). The ideal applicant will have a strong track record of publications, evidence of a willingness to collaborate across disciplines, a strong background in multivariate statistics and experience with modelling (especially working in R), and an interest in teaching and conducting research at TRU’s new Wells Gray Education and Research Station (link). We are seeking applicants that have a passion for teaching at the undergraduate level and supervising undergraduate and graduate research. 

Responsibilities include:

1. Contributing to teaching at the undergraduate level (across all years). The successful candidate will be expected to teach Biometrics (and help the department re-envision the curriculum related to teaching statistics and R) and field courses at the Wells Gray Education and Research Station. Other courses may include Conservation Biology, Terrestrial Vertebrate Zoology, Reading and Writing Great Biology, Population Biology, or Principles of Biology II. Candidates may also have the opportunity to develop upper-level courses based on their background and expertise.  

2. Developing a strong, externally-funded research program

3. Supervising undergraduate and graduate research students

4. Developing new exercises for field and laboratory-based courses

5. Participating in Departmental, Faculty and University committees

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements:

  1. A Ph.D. in the relevant discipline with post-doctoral research experience preferred
  2. Demonstrated excellence in teaching in both laboratories and lectures
  3. A strong track record of research productivity (papers, grants)
  4. Evidence of collaboration

Please Note: If you are selected for interview, External Candidates will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview

Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application deadline: 1 May 2022To apply: To apply for this position, and to learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops, please visit our Careers website.

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