Tenure-track Faculty Position at the Rank of Assistant Professor with Specialization in Molecular Genetics
Queen's Univesity, Department of Biology

Posted: December 9, 2019

The Department of Biology at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in molecular genetics, with a preferred start date of July 1, 2020.

Queen's is a research-intensive university, with an integrated Biology Department using observational, experimental, and theoretical approaches to address questions on topics from molecules to ecosystems. The department seeks a broadly-trained, molecular geneticist conducting research on any organism. Examples of research areas could include, but are not limited to: developmental biology, genomics and related fields, metabolism, neurobiology, stress biology, or synthetic biology. The successful candidate will complement and broaden the department’s existing strengths and expertise and will contribute to teaching in genetics, molecular biology, and related fields. Applicants with a versatile approach and/or strong potential for collaboration with colleagues from diverse fields of biology are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be expected to make contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and carry out research at Queen’s University. Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. You will also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children. Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave. In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a summary of your most significant contributions and an outline of future research directions (maximum 2 pages);
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (maximum 1 page);
  • a diversity statement describing your past and planned commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in your research programs (maximum 1 page);
  • If applicable, we encourage a statement explaining any career interruptions that have had an impact on your record;
  • Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Brian Cumming, Professor and Head, Department of Biology, c/o Anne Dumont.

The deadline for applications is January 10, 2020. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Anne Dumont, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Brian Cumming
Professor and Head
Department of Biology
Room 3102, BioSciences Complex
116 Barrie St.
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario
CANADA K7L 3J9

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Dean, Faculty of Science
Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, BC

Posted: November 28, 2019

For over 49 years, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has taken pride in providing an excellent education to students with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives who are at various stages of their learning journey. TRU is a comprehensive, learner-centred, environmentally responsible institution that serves its regional, national, and international learners and their communities through high quality and flexible education, training, research and scholarship. From traditional academics to trades, from certificates to graduate degrees, TRU offers students a choice from over 140 on-campus programs and 60 Open Learning programs. More than 30,400 students study on campuses in Kamloops, Williams Lake and regional centres throughout the Interior, or through Open Learning in distance or online courses and programs. Research, creation and innovation thrive in TRU’s open, flexible learning environment.

The Faculty of Science offers its students a practical, hands-on experience across the spectrum of disciplines in both the lab and the field. With approximately 135 full-time and sessional faculty members across eight undergraduate departments, a cross-disciplinary graduate program, and two research centres, the Faculty is diverse in its scope and range of program offerings. Programs range from certificates, diplomas, undergraduate degrees, to a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences degree. Skills developed in the classroom, the field or in the community, at home or abroad, prepare students for future success in the workplace, graduate studies, or studying within a professional school.

As the Faculty’s chief academic and administrative officer, the Dean is responsible to the Provost and Vice-President Academic for providing dynamic and visionary leadership in the articulation and implementation of the Faculty’s evolving strategic plan for professional and career development, education, scholarship and outreach in alignment with TRU’s mission, vision, and strategic priorities. As an accomplished teacher, researcher and/or practitioner, the Dean will possess an open, transparent and collegial style of leadership with the ability to collaborate with colleagues to plan the Faculty’s future.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, be able to demonstrate knowledge of trends and current issues in Sciences and Health Sciences education across diverse settings, and have a record of advocacy, service innovation, scholarly engagement and service to the profession. S/he will have an outstanding academic record, a strong and a deep appreciation for research, teaching and service, and demonstrated experience as an inspirational leader and mentor. An earned doctorate in Science or a related field is preferred, and a strong understanding of the intellectual diversity across the spectrum of disciplines within the Faculty is essential.

Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to fostering diversity 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, visible minorities, Indigenous people, 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.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to serve in a leadership role at one of Canada’s most innovative universities. For more information please contact Ashley Brown or Cameron Geldart at (587) 534-2220 or toll free at (888) 505-2908. To apply for this position please forward your application package (current CV, a letter of introduction and a list of three references) in strictest confidence to ashley@thegeldartgroup.com .


Tenured or Tenure-track Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Wildlife Biology
Wilfrid Laurier University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

Posted: 25 October 2019

The Department of Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Wildlife Biology. The Canada Research Chairs Program is a key component of a strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top countries in research and development.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging researchers; candidates typically must be within 10 years of obtaining their PhD. However, it is recognized that career breaks due to personal leaves can have legitimate impacts on an applicant’s record of research achievements. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and have had career breaks due to maternity, parental or extended sick leaves, family care or other similar reasons may still be eligible and are encouraged to apply. Eligibility can be assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please consult the CRC website for details about eligibility or contact Charity Parr-Vasquez, Director of the Office of Research Services, for more information.

The Chair will provide leadership and expertise in the field of wildlife biology by using a variety of approaches to study conservation biology and management or ecology in northern ecosystems. A research focus on key northern species (e.g. ungulates), that can be linked to priorities in Indigenous communities and food security issues would be an asset. The successful applicant will add capacity and new areas of expertise to the strategic northern research focus that already exists at Laurier, and to Laurier’s Environment research cluster, which is one of the areas of research strength identified in Laurier’s Strategic Research Plan. Much of the northern research conducted at Laurier contributes to the longstanding partnership with the Government of the Northwest Territories (2009-2029), and is affiliated with the Cold Regions Research Centre and the Laurier Institute for Water Science. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated capacity to develop an externally funded, world-class research program. They will be expected to secure external funding, including Tri-Agency grants, and to contribute to the training and mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students through their research program. The candidate is also expected to have demonstrated teaching proficiency and to make contributions to undergraduate teaching in Biology that align with their expertise. They will also contribute to teaching, supervision and mentoring in our graduate programs, and will participate in the administrative activities of the department.

The Department of Biology is a dynamic part of the Faculty of Science, with leading researchers in many fields and a commitment to building collaborative interdisciplinary research partnerships to address complex and diverse issues. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Biology, Applied Water Science, and Environmental Science, along with a MSc program in Integrative Biology and a PhD program in Biological and Chemical Sciences (in conjunction with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry). Departmental faculty have a growing complement of research programs that contribute to the university’s strengths in cold regions and water science research. The Chair will have access to Laurier’s well established and world-class infrastructure network of long-term, multidisciplinary living laboratories throughout the continental Northwest Territories that help to foster dynamic and productive collaborative research programs. Additionally, the Chair will be supported by substantial lab infrastructure in the Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science (CCRWS), and the Laurier Science Research Centre.

Qualifications
To be considered, applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, or a related discipline, and relevant postdoctoral experience. Applicants may currently hold an Assistant or Associate Professor position, or have the qualifications necessary to be appointed at one of these levels. The successful candidate will be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair and will be appointed as a tenured or tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Biology, conditional on CRC application approval.

How to Apply
Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a two-page teaching statement outlining teaching philosophy, experience and interests, PDF copies of up to three scholarly publications that demonstrate contributions to the field, and the contact information of three referees willing to provide a letter of reference. Application packages should be submitted electronically to Dr. Matt Smith, Chair, Department of Biology, Wilfrid Laurier University. Applications will be accepted until January 3, 2020. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020 (or later), subject to the successful candidate’s availability and the timeline for the Tier 2 CRC nomination process.

The impact of leaves (e.g. parental leave, extended leaves due to illness, etc.) will be carefully considered when reviewing candidates’ eligibility and record of research achievement. Therefore, candidates are encouraged to explain in their cover letter how career interruptions may have impacted them. Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at jbecker@wlu.ca . Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at equity@wlu.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship(s); however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:
I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada

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Tenure-stream Appointment in the area of Neuroscience
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Department of Biological Sciences

Posted: October 18, 2019

The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Neuroscience. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have a PhD in Biological Sciences or a related field, at least one year of postdoctoral experience, an outstanding research record and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidate must employ the latest empirical approaches to understand brain function on multiple levels ranging from the genomic and cellular to circuits and entire organisms. We are particularly interested in candidates who will create synergies with existing neuroscience research within the department and seek those who complement and deepen our existing departmental strengths. Research areas and technological approaches of the successful candidate may include but are not limited to:

  • mechanisms of behavioural adaptation
  • neurodevelopment
  • stress
  • neurodegeneration
  • neuroimmunology

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Applicants must have a record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conference, awards and accolades for work in the field, an innovative research statement and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.

The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. A commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities documented in the submitted teaching materials. Documented teaching excellence may include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or conference posters or presentations, as well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate is also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Further information on the research and teaching activities of the department can be found at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~biosci.

The University of Toronto is an international leader in biological research and education and the Department of Biological Sciences enjoys strong ties to other units within the University. The successful candidate will be cross appointed to the Graduate Department of Systems and Cell Biology at the University of Toronto, and is expected to maintain an active research program centered at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and to foster and facilitate inclusivity while working in one of Canada's most diverse institutions. At UTSC, the new faculty member will have access to several research facilities including state of the art molecular, cellular, neuroscience, and imaging tools in the Centre for the Neurobiology of Stress and the outstanding chemistry analytical capacity offered by the TRACES Lab (Teaching and Research in Analytical Chemical and Environmental Science).

All qualified candidates are invited to apply at this link. Applications must include a current CV, a cover letter, a statement of research, three representative publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and other teaching materials showing evidence of excellent performance in teaching related activities as listed above. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants must also arrange that letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and scanned) from at least three referees familiar with the candidate’s research and teaching be emailed directly by the referee to: biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date.

Applications lacking reference letters will not be considered. If you have questions about this position, please email biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca .

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 2, 2019.

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Tenure-stream Appointment in the Area of Invertebrate Behaviour Genetics.
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Department of Biological Sciences
Scarborough ON

Posted: October 3rd, 2019

The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Invertebrate Behaviour Genetics. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have a PhD in the Biological Sciences, at least one year of postdoctoral experience, an outstanding research record and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will apply modern genetic approaches to fundamental questions in invertebrate behaviour, including, but not limited to, genomics/epigenomics of insect behaviour; evolution of behaviour; social evolution; behavioural ecology.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. Applicants must have a record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades for work in the field, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.

The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level and to graduate student training and supervision. A commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities documented in the teaching materials submitted as part of the application (including performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference posters or presentations), as well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate is also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Further information on the research and teaching activities of the department can be found at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~biosci/.

The University of Toronto is an international leader in biological research and education and the Department of Biological Sciences enjoys strong ties to other units within the University. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the Graduate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto to maintain an active research program centered at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and to foster and facilitate inclusivity while working in one of Canada's most diverse institutions.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply at this link. Applications must include a current CV, a cover letter, a statement of research, three representative publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and other teaching materials showing evidence of excellent performance in teaching related activities as listed above. Submission guidelines can be found at: uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants must also arrange that letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and scanned) from at least three referees familiar with the candidate’s research and teaching be emailed directly by the referee to: biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date.

Applications lacking reference letters will not be considered. If you have questions about this position, please email biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 2, 2019.

For more information: Assistant Professor - Tenure-Stream Appointment in the Area of Invertebrate Behaviour Genetics (PDF)


Tenure-stream Appointment in the Area of Zebrafish Biology.
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Department of Biological Sciences
Scarborough ON

Posted: October 3rd, 2019

The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Zebrafish Biology. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have a PhD in the Biological Sciences or a related field, at least one year of postdoctoral experience, an outstanding research record and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidate must use zebrafish to study fundamental biological questions using the latest technological approaches. We are particularly interested in candidates who will create synergies with existing zebrafish research within the department and will complement and deepen our existing departmental strengths. Research areas and technological approaches of the successful candidate may include, but are not limited to:

  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • CRISPR/Cas9 disease modeling
  • Use of genomic and transcriptomic approaches

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Applicants must have a record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conference, awards and accolades for work in the field, an innovative research statement and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.

The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. A commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities documented in the submitted teaching materials. Documented teaching excellence may include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or conference posters or presentations, as well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate is also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Further information on the research and teaching activities of the department can be found at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~biosci/.

The University of Toronto is an international leader in biological research and education and the Department of Biological Sciences enjoys strong ties to other units within the University. The successful candidate will cross appointed to the Graduate Department of Systems and Cell Biology at the University of Toronto, and expected to maintain an active research program centered at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and to foster and facilitate inclusivity while working in one of Canada's most diverse institutions. At UTSC, the new faculty member will have access to several research facilities including state of the art molecular, cellular, neuroscience, and imaging tools in the Centre for the Neurobiology of Stress and the outstanding chemistry analytical capacity offered by the TRACES Lab (Teaching and Research in Analytical Chemical and Environmental Science).

All qualified candidates are invited to apply at this link. Applications must include a current CV, a cover letter, a statement of research, three representative publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and other teaching materials showing evidence of excellent performance in teaching related activities as listed above. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants must also arrange that letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and scanned) from at least three referees familiar with the candidate’s research and teaching be emailed directly by the referee to: biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date.

Applications lacking reference letters will not be considered. If you have questions about this position, please email biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca .

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 2, 2019.

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Assistant Professor In Field Biology
York University, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

Posted: September 5, 2019

The Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at York University invites applications for a tenure-track professorial-stream appointment in Field Biology at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding early career record in ecological field research at the organismal, population or community levels of study. These areas of ecology intersect a broad suite of ecological theories including (but not restricted to) those in landscape ecology, conservation biology, plant/animal physiology, disease transmission and population genetics. Key criteria will include exploration of ecological questions across taxa, expertise in a variety of field biology experimental techniques and strong empirical skills.

The successful candidate will join a strong ecological research community in the Department of Biology that includes a Canada Research Chair in Ecotoxicology, a York Research Chair (YRC) in Global Change Biology and a YRC in Genomics.

The Biology Department is a member of the Ontario Program in Field Biology and also offers stand-alone local field courses. This position will enhance current teaching in Field Biology, Ecology, and Environmental Management, and involve the supervision of honours thesis field projects. Collaborations between research groups within Biology, Glendon College, and the newly proposed Faculty of Environment are anticipated.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline, postdoctoral experience, an outstanding research record that includes excellent research output and momentum as well as publishing in very high-quality refereed journals, demonstrated excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research, and will be expected to develop an innovative independent research program.

The candidate must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and will teach in both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred.

Further information about the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science can be found at http://science.yorku.ca/biology.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 1, 2019. Applicants should email their curriculum vitae, an outline of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and copies of three publications to biojobs@yorku.ca with “Field Biology” in the subject line, and arrange for three signed reference letters addressed to Dr. Bridget Stutchbury, Chair of the Field Biology Search Committee, to be sent by the same deadline to the same email address.

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Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream) in Ecology and Statistics
York University, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

Posted: September 5, 2019

The Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at York University invites applications for a teaching-stream tenure-track position in Ecology at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will develop, teach, and enhance the Department's current undergraduate courses in Biostatistics and contribute to teaching in the Ecology program according to their expertise. A Ph.D. in Biological Science (specifically in the field of Ecology) with strong working knowledge of advanced statistical analysis is required by the time of application. Applicants will have demonstrated experience in science education and biology education research, particularly post-Ph.D. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses, and a strong commitment to evidence-based pedagogy and student success. A record of pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning is preferred as is experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment. The successful applicant will be expected to teach ecology at all levels and biostatistics to students at least at the second-year level. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach to undergraduate teaching, and the ability to work effectively as part of a teaching team and within the department. This position includes service. Applicants should provide evidence of contributions to service (administrative and committee work), outreach, and pertinent activities in and outside academia.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is October 15, 2019. Applicants should submit a signed cover letter outlining professional experience relevant to this position, an up‐to‐date curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy) that supports excellence and innovation in teaching (i.e. course outlines, teaching strategies, teaching reviews, and other selected course materials). The teaching dossier can also include workshop and professional development programs attended or led, conference papers and/or publications relating to pedagogy. Please provide context and reasons for what is included in the teaching dossier (e.g., annotated course materials). Short-listed applicants will be asked to arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Tamara Kelly, Department of Biology, York University by the referees before the day of the interview; referees should be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position. Applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted to biojobs@yorku.ca with “Teaching Stream Ecology/Stats” in the subject line.

Further information about the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science can be found at http://science.yorku.ca/biology.

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Assistant Professor in Computational Biology
York University, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

Posted: September 5, 2019

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science at York University invites applications for a tenure-track professorial-stream appointment in Computational Biology at the Assistant Professor level, to commence 01 July 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Applicants must have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in Biology or a related discipline, an outstanding research record that includes excellent research output and momentum as well as publishing in high-quality refereed journals, in addition to demonstrated excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research.

We invite applications from all disciplines in Biology, where the applicant’s primary research focus is using computational methods. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an innovative independent research program and will be able to collaborate with a diverse research group in the Department of Biology. In addition, there are opportunities to interact with the Centre for Biomolecular Interactions, the Centre for Research in Mass Spectroscopy and the Centre for Disease Modelling. Depending on the candidate’s research area, there is also the opportunity to join York University’s Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) program Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA).

The successful candidate is expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level, ranging from introductory biology and biostatistics to advanced computational methods. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 01 December 2019. Applicants should email their curriculum vitae, an outline of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and copies of three publications to biojobs@yorku.ca with “Computational Biology” in the subject line. Long-listed applicants will be requested to arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Roberto Quinlan, Chair of the Computational Biology Search Committee, Department of Biology, York University; referees should be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position. Requested letters of recommendation should be submitted to biojobs@yorku.ca with “Computational Biology” in the subject line.

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Integrative Animal Biologist- Tenure-Track Faculty Position at the Rank of Assistant Professor
Queen’s University, Department of Biology

Posted: July 31, 2019

The Department of Biology at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization as an integrative animal biologist. The preferred start date is July 1, 2020.

Queen's is a research-intensive university, with a diverse Department of Biology that encompasses observational, experimental, and theoretical approaches, on questions ranging from genes to ecosystems. The department seeks a broadly-trained integrative animal biologist who uses molecular approaches to explore important research questions. Examples of research areas could include, but are not limited to: neurobiology, immunology, energetics, and endocrinology. The successful candidate will complement and broaden the department’s existing expertise and strengths and will contribute to teaching in core and elective courses especially in areas related to animal physiology. Applicants with an integrative approach and/or strong potential for collaboration with colleagues from diverse fields of biology, and across scales of biological organization, are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae;
  • a summary of research interests that highlights your three most significant contributions (maximum 1 page);
  • a summary of your future research directions (maximum 1 page);
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (maximum 1 page);
  • a diversity statement describing your past and planned commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in your research programs and outreach activities (maximum 1 page); and
  • three letters of reference to be sent directly to Brian Cumming, Professor and Head, Department of Biology, c/o Anne Dumont.

The deadline for applications is September 9, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Anne Dumont, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Brian Cumming, Professor and Head
Queen’s University, The Department of Biology
Room 3102, BioSciences Complex, 116 Barrie St.
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 3J9, CANADA

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Brian Cumming in The Department of Biology.

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