Indigenous Science Scholar, Faculty of Science, University of Victoria

Posted: January 25, 2024

About UVic

For over 60 years, UVic has proven its unwavering commitment to providing an excellent student experience in a supportive teaching and learning environment, to partnering with communities, and to pursuing research and creative activities that make an impact, both locally and globally. We are prepared to face a changing world with renewed commitment, enthusiasm, compassion and humility. Inspired by and honouring place, we are a community-minded, globally engaged university where we transform ideas into meaningful impact.

Territory Acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. We invite applicants to watch the “Welcome to the Territory” video and to visit the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ Nations’ websites to learn more about these vibrant communities. To learn more about the Indigenous community on campus, please see the Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement (IACE) office’s website.

Indigenization and Decolonization at UVic

The University of Victoria is committed to the ongoing work of decolonizing and Indigenizing the campus community both inside and outside the classroom. UVic released our second Indigenous Plan in 2023 and the Faculty of Science has drafted its Indigenization Implementation Strategy (2022-2026) as we prepare ourselves for the work ahead. Decolonization and Indigenization are integral aspects of the 2023 UVic Strategic Plan and the 2022 Faculty of Science Strategic Plan.

To advance our work on Indigenization and decolonization, the Faculty of Science is excited to invite Indigenous applicants for three faculty positions in any field of Science. The three available positions are at the tenure-track assistant professor level and are cross-posted across our six departments: Biochemistry & Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy.

UVic has a vibrant Indigenous community with over 1,400 Indigenous students as of 2023 and over 65 Indigenous faculty. In 2022, Qwul’sih’yah’maht, Dr. Robina Thomas was appointed as the first Vice President Indigenous and she is leading the work of decolonization at UVic. In the same year, Marion Buller, renowned legal scholar and the first First Nations woman to be appointed as a judge in British Columbia, has been appointed chancellor of the University of Victoria. Not surprisingly UVic has been ranked #1 in Canada for promoting Indigenous visibility (Maclean’s 2022).

The Faculty of Science at UVic

The six departments in the Faculty of Science at UVic host over 140 research-active faculty members, 400 graduate students and several dozen professional researchers and support staff. All of us are deeply committed to diversification across our ranks, particularly, although not limited to people who are Indigenous, racialized, disabled, and/or have marginalized sexualities and gender identities.

We educate 3000 undergraduate students in 30 different degree programs, and confer degrees from the bachelor to doctoral level. The Faculty of Science also supports six research centres - from forest biology to particle physics – and is host to 12 Canada Research Chairs. The University of Victoria is ranked #3 in the world for climate action (2023 THE Impact Rankings), and UVic is ranked 5th in Canada and #220 globally for research impact across all sciences (2023 Times Higher Education). All high rankings are in no small part due to the research and education conducted by researchers and instructors in our six departments. The UVic Faculty of Science is the destination of choice for curious minds.

THIS JOB OPPORTUNITY

The Faculty of Science invites applications from Indigenous scholars for three tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence as soon as possible.

Qualified candidates will have:

The following are considered assets:

In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to Indigenous peoples. Our search committee will review the pool of applications from those who self-identify with this designated group. Candidates from this group must self-identify in their cover letter to be considered for this position.

The candidate's qualifications, experience, overall market demand, discipline, and the unit appointed to will determine a candidate’s final salary offer. The salary for this position includes a competitive salary range of $102,380 - $143,204. UVic is committed to offering an equitable and competitive salary, inclusive of a generous benefits package, eligible leaves, and pension plan.

APPLICATION

To be considered please send:

Application packages should be addressed to Dr. Peter Loock, Dean, Faculty of Science scieoff@uvic.ca and will be reviewed starting from March 4th, 2024. Applications will be accepted until all three positions are filled.

Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity, and in particular we are seeking for this Limited Hire search candidates who are Indigenous.

Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; if you are neither a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, please indicate if you are authorized to work in Canada and be prepared to provide a copy of your permit authorizing same.


Director of the Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) and the Baillie Chair in Conservation Biology


Posted: December 12, 2023

Queen’s University is situated on the territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek.

Ne Queen’s University e’tho nońwe nikanónhsote tsi nońwe ne Haudenosaunee tánon Anishinaabek tehatihsnónhsahere ne óhontsa.

Gimaakwe Gchi-gkinoomaagegamig atemagad Naadowe miinwaa Anishinaabe aking.

The Department of Biology at Queen’s University invites applications for the linked positions of the Director of the Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) and the Baillie Family Chair in Conservation Biology, with a focus on avian conservation, evolution, and ecology. This tenure-track appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Biology with a preferred start date of July 1, 2024.

Queen’s University Biology Station (QUBS)

Queen’s is committed to advancing the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide global action and for this has been recognized in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings as a leading institution in the world. To contribute to this goal, the Department of Biology and QUBS undertake impactful research and training in biodiversity science & conservation. QUBS is one of the top scientific field stations in Canada, and for almost 80 years has facilitated research and teaching on a growing land base of over 3,400 ha, located just north of Kingston Ontario. QUBS’ mandate focuses on teaching and research in ecology, evolution, conservation, and related sciences, and active stewardship to conserve its lands, waters, and biodiversity. The environment at QUBS has high conservation value and includes small lakes, wetlands, shorelines, and habitats ranging from abandoned farmland through rocky barrens to mature second-growth forests. QUBS lies within the Frontenac Forests Important Bird and Biodiversity Area and the Frontenac Arch World Biosphere Reserve with over 30 species at risk making their home on QUBS lands, including the Cerulean Warbler, Wood Thrush, Golden-winged Warbler, Wood Pewee, and Whip-poor-will. The Department of Biology is a dynamic research and training environment with >25 faculty that fosters highly collaborative research in cell and molecular biology, aquatic sciences and fisheries, ecology, evolution and behavior, and conservation biology.

The Baillie Family Chair in Conservation Biology

The Baillie Family Chair in Conservation Biology was established with a generous gift from the Baillie family to strengthen research in conservation and biodiversity and to enrich teaching at Queen’s. The preferred candidate will have access to research funding associated with the Baillie Chair and will be expected to undertake research in avian conservation biology. We welcome applicants who engage in transformative research, teaching, and land-based learning. Applicants should have a versatile approach to collaboration with colleagues from diverse fields of science, and interest in reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. For both teaching and research, the candidate will have a lab in Biology and office on the main Queen’s campus in Kingston and access to facilities at QUBS including a new research and teaching building equipped with molecular, GIS, and aquatics labs; a large aviary; and a long-term swallow nest box grid. The candidate should have a vision for the importance and role of field stations and contribute to fundraising efforts that support QUBS operations including research support, scholarships for students, funding for stewardship and land acquisition, and outreach.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD and multiple years of experience in academic, government, or NGO settings with strong leadership, administrative, and interpersonal skills. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence in conservation and avian biology, and the desire and passion to help reverse biodiversity decline and inspire others to contribute to conservation. Candidates should provide evidence of scholarly achievements that demonstrate innovative original research, ability to secure external research funding, outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and the ability to work collaboratively in a transdisciplinary and student-centered environment. As the incoming Director of QUBS, experience in administration, including program development, human resources, fundraising, networking and community outreach, and collaborative grant writing are important. The successful candidate will embrace and work in partnership with ongoing Indigenous initiatives at QUBS and Queen’s. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Institution

Queen’s University has a long history of scholarship, discovery, and innovation that shapes our collective knowledge and helps address some of the world’s most pressing concerns. Home to more than 25,000 students, Queen’s offers a comprehensive research-intensive environment. Diverse perspectives and a wealth of experience enrich our students and faculty while a core part of our mission is to engage in international learning and research.

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. Employees 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.

Vaccination Requirements

Prior to May 1, 2022, the University required all students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors) to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status and provide proof that they were fully vaccinated or had an approved accommodation to engage in in-person University activities. These requirements were suspended effective May 1, 2022, but the University may reinstate them at any point.

How to Apply

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Applications from all qualified candidates will be considered in the applicant pool. In order to support your employment at Queen’s, we require you to indicate whether or not you will need a work permit.

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

A complete application consists of:

The deadline for applications is February 1st, 2024. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Anne Dumont at ad142@queensu.ca, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Dr. Brian Cumming
Department of Biology,
BioSciences Complex,
116 Barrie St.,
Kingston, ON K7L 3J9

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that considers an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact Dr. Brian Cumming at: cummingb@queensu.ca

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.

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Open Rank Position,
York University, Faculty of Science, Biology Department


Posted: October 13, 2023

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science at York University invites highly qualified applicants for an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position in Biology. This is a tenure-track appointment to the Professorial Stream to commence July 1, 2024.

Recognizing the underrepresentation of Indigenous faculty, this position is open only to qualified scholars who identify as Indigenous peoples of Canada (i.e., First Nations, Inuit, Métis). The appointment is part of the University’s Affirmative Action program, which is based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. To be considered, applicants must identify as Indigenous peoples of Canada on the Affirmative Action self-identification form (see below).

York University is committed to providing an inviting, rich and supportive work, study and research environment to Indigenous students, staff and faculty members. This includes: cultivating understanding of, respect for and connections with Indigenous communities; integrating Indigenous cultures, approaches and perspectives into curricular offerings and research; collaborating with Indigenous communities; and supporting the recruitment and success of Indigenous students, staff and faculty members. These efforts are guided by the Associate Vice-President Indigenous Initiatives, the Indigenous Council, and the Indigenous Framework for York University and include the Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages, the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services and Skennen'kó:wa Gamig, a space for Indigenous faculty, staff, and students.

York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to many First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.

Recognizing that relationships and community are essential for a department to thrive, our department strives to create a collegial, collaborative, inviting community. As an example of our collaboration-rich environment, we have many co-taught courses and many of our research grants are submitted collaboratively. We have inter-disciplinary collaborations both within the Faculty of Science and with departments outside the Faculty. Connections are encouraged with departments in a range of faculties, including the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, the Faculty of Education, the Lassonde School of Engineering and with the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, Faculty of Health. There are existing networks of scholars who provide support for and animate this community building and also to extend and expand individual research directions and new collaborations.

We welcome applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, or who may have taken time off for family care (e.g., children, elderly) or who have contributed significantly to their community. The Search Committee takes Indigenous identification seriously and in addition to self-identification, the Committee considers the importance of kinship, citizenship, and connections to Indigenous communities. Accordingly, the Search Committee strongly advises applicants to include in their application package a letter of support from an Indigenous community member, organization, or government, which can speak to the applicant's community and family relationships. The letter should include the applicant's connections to their Indigenous community and traditional territories.

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York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to many First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.

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Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 1 in Global Animal Migration Ecology
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Western University

Posted: October 2nd, 2023

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science at Western University invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Global Animal Migration Ecology. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor with Tenure in the Department of Biology. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date of the appointment is July 1, 2024, or as negotiated.

The candidate will be nominated by Western University for the Tier 1 CRC in Global Animal Migration Ecology and in keeping with the CRC Tier 1 status of this position, the successful candidate will be expected to focus a greater proportion of their time and efforts on research and research leadership.

Western University is world-leading in the study of animal migration, with faculty from five Departments involved in the Centre for Animals on the Move, and world-class facilities including the Advanced Facility for Avian Research and the LSIS-AFAR stable isotope lab. Western researchers are heavily involved in the Motus Wildlife Telemetry System(motus.org/). Western is also an international leader in space exploration and Earth observation, offering opportunities for building innovative instruments for animal tracking, physiological measurement, remote sensing, and applying big-data analytics for Earth Observation using animals as biosensors.(Western Space: www.space.uwo.ca )

We seek an established scholar who uses experimental, observational, and/or modelling approaches to address fundamental questions about animal migration and movement. Preferred candidates’ research programs should consider multiple spatial scales, including global or trans-hemispheric scales, in any non-human animal taxa. Preferred candidates should apply innovative methodologies in field and/or lab studies. The ability to leverage local and regional infrastructure, such as the AFAR, LSIS-AFAR, Motus, or Western Space, establish local collaborations, and expand expertise in the CAM will be considered assets.

In accordance with the criteria for a Tier 1 CRC appointment, the successful candidate must be an outstanding and innovative world-class researcher who is recognized internationally as a leader in their field. The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent, and have demonstrated excellence in research, a record of external research funding, research impact, leadership in collaborative research environments, and high-quality training of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

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. The successful applicant should show evidence of contributing to equity, diversity and inclusion in academia.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth to better serve our communities. With a full-time enrolment of 32,000, Western University is a leading research-intensive university with a full range of academic and professional programs. General information about Western can be found at www.uwo.ca. The university campus is in London, a thriving city with a metropolitan census of 530,000 located midway between Toronto and Detroit. It is proximate to several other leading research institutions which provides additional collaborative opportunities.

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 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.

Applicants are required to complete the Application for Full-Time Faculty Position Form available at http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf , along with (1) a detailed and current curriculum vitae, (2) a cover letter of interest that includes a statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in relation to your teaching and research, (3) a research statement outlining past and current research program contributions, and future plans (no more than three pages) with links to representative publications, and (4) names and contact information of three Academic referees. Note that only the references of candidates that are shortlisted for the position will be contacted to provide reference letters.

Complete application packages are to be submitted as a single PDF file by e-mail to the attention of:

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 October 21, 2023 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 persons, 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 .

Posted on Faculty Relations website September 21, 2023.
Posting number: 2023-059

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Definite Term Lecturers, Cell and Molecular Biology and Human Biology,
Department of Biology, University of Waterloo

Posted: September 8, 2023


The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applications for two full-time definite term faculty positions as Lecturers. One position will be in Cell and Molecular Biology and the other in the area of Human Biology. Both positions have an anticipated start date of January 1, 2024. The initial appointment will be for three years, with the possibility of renewal for an additional two or three years. Beyond that, promotion into a Continuing Lecturer position is possible. The salary range for the Definite Term Lecturer rank is $75,000 to $95,000 for 12 months.

The successful candidate will normally teach five lecture courses over three terms per year, these courses may include genetics, cell biology, molecular biology and human anatomy and physiology. In addition to developing, updating, and teaching courses, the successful candidate will have opportunities to have a substantial role in advising students and developing the Biology undergraduate programs more broadly. Details concerning the Biology undergraduate programs may be found at: https://uwaterloo.ca/biology/degrees-and-programs

Applicants should have relevant training and demonstrated excellence in these fields. A doctoral degree in biology or a closely related discipline is required. Applicants should have established a strong teaching record or be able to provide evidence of potential for high-quality teaching at all levels within an undergraduate curriculum. Teaching experience in a university setting will be considered an asset.

Applications must be received by September 30, 2023. Application packages, which should be submitted electronically as PDF files through the Online Faculty Application System should include a brief cover letter, full curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy (up to 5 pages), and the names and full contact information of at least three references. Please click on this link to apply:https://ofas.uwaterloo.ca/

The University of Waterloo is in the attractive and vibrant two-university community of Kitchener-Waterloo (population 330,000) in southwestern Ontario. The Faculty of Science has an excellent reputation for teaching biology and science at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It offers outstanding research and teaching environments, including new teaching facilities in the Science Teaching Complex, which opened in 2016. The University of Waterloo is also home to the world's largest co-operative education program, where students gain work experience during work terms as part of their degree program. Additional information about the Faculty of Science can be found at: https://uwaterloo.ca/science.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity-inclusion/indigenousinitiatives).

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Kitty Chan through biochair@uwaterloo.ca. In addition, if you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Kitty Chan.

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

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.

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Full-time 3-year contractually limited term appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the areas of Neuroscience of Sleep and Breathing


Posted: August 11, 2023

The Department of Cell and Systems Biology in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time 3-year contractually limited term appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the areas of Neuroscience of Sleep and Breathing. The appointment is anticipated to begin October 1, 2023.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in biology, physiology or neuroscience by the time of appointment, with a demonstrated record of excellence in neuroscience and physiology undergraduate teaching, especially in the areas of neural control of sleep and breathing. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths. Candidates must have undergraduate teaching experience in a degree granting program, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures, as well as lab and practice-based teaching. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below) as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Candidates are 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.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct pedagogical research and teach core courses at the first and/or second year undergraduate level, as well as upper year courses in of the candidate's fields of expertise. Responsibilities may include undergraduate teaching, supervising and training teaching assistants, developing course materials including ongoing development of course laboratory exercises, and curriculum development. In addition, the successful candidate will have some responsibility for departmental administration and may have opportunities for student supervision, e.g., undergraduate and graduate research projects that are related to neural mechanisms of sleep-wake control in mice. The successful candidate must also possess strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues on our graduate courses and programs.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution and the Department of Cell and Systems Biology has 35 faculty members specializing in animal biology, neurophysiology, animal behaviour, animal/plant cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, genomics, and computational biology (https://csb.utoronto.ca). Strong links exist between the Department of Cell and Systems Biology and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Departments of Physiology and Psychology, the Program in Neuroscience, and the Centre of the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function. Toronto is a vibrant, diverse, and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in which to work and live.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; and a complete teaching dossier to include a teaching strong statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must also provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. At least one reference letter must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the FAQ's.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply . Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact csbsearch@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by August 22, 2023, 11:59 p.m. (EST).

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

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

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Tenure-track position in Molecular Ecology - Assistant or Associate Professor
University of Alberta, Department of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science, College of Natural and Applied Sciences

Posted: July 6, 2023

We invite candidates to apply for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Molecular Ecology. Candidates who specialize in population genomics and related disciplines are encouraged to apply. We seek a collaborative and innovative scientist and educator who uses genomic tools to explore consequential, contemporary questions in ecology, evolution and/or conservation of organisms in natural environments. We are interested in attracting a colleague who is willing to integrate across existing areas of Departmental research and teaching expertise. Applicants must hold a PhD in Biological Sciences or a related field and have a demonstrated track record of impactful research leveraging genomics technologies and analysis of complex genomic data sets. The successful candidate will develop an independent, original, and externally funded research programme. The candidate will be expected to supervise both graduate and undergraduate students and contribute to a vibrant department through teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Importantly, the candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), in all aspects of their research, teaching and service.

The Department of Biological Sciences (https://uofa.ualberta.ca/biological-sciences) includes more than 50 faculty members and 225 graduate students researching diverse taxa at multiple levels of biological organization. Approximately 3,200 undergraduate students take courses offered by Biological Sciences each year. The Department offers three undergraduate programmes: Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology; Integrative Physiology; and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, as well as an Honors in Immunology and Infection program. The University of Alberta offers a rich environment for interdisciplinary research collaborations and exceptional infrastructure including core facilities for aquatics, microscopy, proteomics, metabolomics, biogeochemistry, and genomics. The University of Alberta is located in Edmonton, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan city of about one million people and the provincial capital of Alberta that is located on Treaty 6 territory and Metis Nation of Alberta Region 4.

Candidates should electronically submit an application package to molecol@ualberta.ca comprising (a) a cover letter, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a 2-page research statement that includes a section describing how their research plans align with Department, University, and regional strengths and opportunities, (d) a 2-page statement of their teaching philosophy, demonstrated experience in teaching and mentoring, and proposed contributions to teaching within the Department, (e) up to 2-page statement outlining their past and proposed actions to increase the inclusion and advancement of underrepresented groups in teaching, research and service environments, and (f) reprints of their 3-5 most impactful publications or other meaningful contributions. Please combine these files into a single pdf. Short-listed applicants must arrange for three letters of reference. Please alert potential references in advance, as the reference letter collection phase will be limited in duration. All correspondence should be addressed as follows and emailed to molecol@ualberta.ca :

Dr. Declan Ali, Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
CW405 Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2E9
Closing Date: September 30, 2023

The effective date of employment will be July 1, 2024 (open to negotiation).

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

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.


Assistant Professor in Environmental Microbiology
University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Department of Biology
UNB, Fredericton


Posted: April 25, 2023

Academic Employment Opportunity #22-63

The Department of Biology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2024 or as negotiated. We seek candidates who will develop an innovative research program investigating bacterial and/or archaeal adaptation to the environment and their roles in ecosystems using modern microbiological, genetic, and/or biochemical techniques. We will also consider outstanding applications from other environmental microbiology fields that fit within our Department's academic plans.

We welcome applications from candidates who can build research collaborations within and outside of the Department.

Research in the Department of Biology ranges from molecular biology to ecosystems, using computational, lab and field-based approaches. Candidates whose research complements existing expertise or develops a new area of research with value to the Department are desired.

The candidate is expected to develop an externally funded research program in environmental microbiology. Opportunities for funding exist through the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, as well as national opportunities available through CIHR, NSERC, MITACS, CFI and other federal funding sources.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and have postdoctoral experience. A proven track record in publishing significant research findings in environmental microbiology is essential. Candidates should also demonstrate a record of, or potential for, excellence in teaching microbiology, or related disciplines, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a single PDF containing all application materials. Please include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, copies of three of your most significant publications (each with a 300-word-maximum explanation of your contribution to the work and why it is significant), and names and contact information for three referees willing to provide letters of reference. Send applications by email to: Dr. Dion Durnford, Chair c/o Jenna Meade at jenn.meade@unb.ca indicating "Microbiologist" in the subject line.

Applicants should indicate their current citizenship status. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The deadline for applications is August 1, 2023.

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.



Full-time teaching stream position in the areas of Animal Neurophysiology and Behaviour
University of Toronto,Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Cell and Systems Biology

Posted: April 25, 2023

The Department of Cell and Systems Biology in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the areas of Animal Neurophysiology and Behaviour. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of July 1, 2023.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in biology, physiology, neuroscience or a related area by the time of appointment, with a demonstrated record of excellence in neurophysiology undergraduate teaching, especially in neurophysiology lab and practice-based teaching. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths. Candidates must have teaching experience in a degree granting program, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures, as well as lab and practice-based teaching. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below) as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Candidates are 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.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct pedagogical research and teach core courses at the first and/or second year level, as well as upper year courses in one of the candidate’s fields of expertise. Responsibilities may include undergraduate teaching, managing and training teaching assistants, developing course materials including ongoing development of course laboratory exercises, and curriculum development. In addition, the successful candidate will have some responsibility for departmental administration and may have opportunities for student supervision, e.g., undergraduate research projects that are related to cellular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity. The successful candidate must also possess strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues on our undergraduate courses and programs.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution and the Department of Cell and Systems Biology has 35 faculty members specializing in animal biology, neurophysiology, animal behaviour, animal/plant cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, genomics, and computational biology (https://csb.utoronto.ca), Strong links exist between the Department of Cell and Systems Biology and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Departments of Physiology and Psychology, the Program in Neuroscience, and the Centre of the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function. Toronto is a vibrant, diverse, and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in which to work and live.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; and a complete teaching dossier to include a teaching strong statement, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must also provide the name and contact information of three references.

The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. At least one reference letter must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the FAQ's.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact csbsearch@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by May 2, 2023, 11:59 p.m. (EST).

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

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

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NSERC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Plant Synthetic Biology
Professor or Associate Professor, Tenured

Posted: February 27, 2023

About the Position
The Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science seeks applications from outstanding scientists for an NSERC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Plant Synthetic Biology.

Consistent with the gender equity goals of the Canada Research Chairs Program and the Department of Biological Sciences, this position is targeted to individuals who self-identify as women. The successful candidate will apply molecular and/or genetic engineering approaches to enhance crop value, select or develop new strains/products, and/or address environmental concerns. The ideal candidate will be interested in developing collaborations with local Niagara agricultural industries and taking advantage of existing research and development support through Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) and the Brock–Niagara Validation, Prototyping, and Manufacturing Institute (VPMI). There will be opportunities to collaborate with plant biologists in Biological Sciences as well as colleagues in the departments of Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science, and elsewhere. Brock University is located a short drive from a cluster of research universities in southern Ontario.

The home department of Biological Sciences is a dynamic department within the Faculty of Mathematics and Science . The department enjoys large and growing undergraduate and graduate student populations as well as active, diverse, and collaborative research faculty. Biological Sciences offers BSc, MSc, and PhD programs in Biological Sciences and in Biotechnology. Cross-appointments to other departments are also possible, including contributing to graduate programs currently being developed in the new Yousef Haj-Ahmad Department of Engineering.

The candidate’s laboratories are expected to be in the Cairns’ Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex, which includes a 2,500 square foot shared main wet lab with 600 square feet of shared HQP office space. There is an adjacent 2,000 square foot phytotron and an additional 1,000 square feet of ancillary research space that houses plant tissue culture facilities. Additional laboratory space may also be available as needed. Mass spectrometry and next-generation sequencing capabilities are available on campus.

About Brock University
Brock University is located on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work in St. Catharines and the Niagara region. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Agreement.

Established in 1964 and located in one of the most historic parts of Canada, the Niagara Region, Brock University is one of Canada’s top post-secondary institutions. Brock serves its community as a cultural, academic, and recreational centre, bringing excellent facilities to the people who created the University all those years ago. Brock is committed to building the Niagara community and to fostering an environment that serves its students and their neighbours. With a student population of almost 19,000, approximately 1,500 faculty and staff including over 600 faculty members, and a network of over 100,000 accomplished alumni, Brock University has forged a reputation as a modern and innovative comprehensive institution. Brock has six teaching Faculties offering a wide range of programs at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. It also features one of Canada’s most diversified co-operative programs and a range of experiential, service, and creative learning opportunities. Brock is committed to fostering excellence in academic programs, research, creativity, and community-engaged teaching, learning, and scholarship. With world-class facilities, providing over $11 million in awards programs to current and prospective students, ranked #2 in Canada for overall student satisfaction and #1 in Canada for mental health services, at Brock University, student success and the student experience are at their core.

Brock University is committed to building inclusivity and equity through understanding and respect for diverse identities. These commitments are reflected in our approaches to teaching and learning, scholarly and creative work, administration and service provision, and community engagement. Our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is grounded in the recognition that the strongest research, scholarship, and creative activity and the best research training environment require engagement of scholars from diverse backgrounds.

Consistent with Brock University’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan, in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of the federally designated groups in the Canada Research Chairs program, and pursuant to Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, this position will be filled by a candidate who self-identifies as a woman. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. To ensure accurate data regarding Brock’s Canada Research Chair program, all applicants are requested to respond to the voluntary self-identification questions presented in the online application system.

Differing career patterns may be more common among members of designated groups, and those who have experienced leaves from the workplace. These differences shall be taken into account in assessing the experiences and qualifications of applicants.

The Canada Research Chair (CRC) Program
The successful candidate will be eligible to hold a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will be supported to prepare a nomination to the next available deadline for the Canada Research Chair (CRC) Program.

The Canada Research Chairs program recognizes outstanding scholars at all career stages and is a key mechanism for Canadian universities to attract and retain the best talent from around the world to achieve excellence in research and research training. Canada Research Chairs advance the frontiers of knowledge in their fields through their scholarly research, teaching, and supervision.

Tier 1 Chairs are tenable for seven years and renewable once for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. To meet the criteria of the program, individuals must demonstrate substantial accomplishments that have had major impact in their discipline at the international level. They also should have superior records of supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and are expected to attract and retain future researchers.

Nominations for Canada Research Chairs are subject to review and final approval through the CRC Program. Benefits associated with Chair appointments include teaching release and start-up research funds. A separate application may be made to the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) for research infrastructure needs. Eligibility criteria and CRC program information can be found at the following website: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca . For more information about Brock’s CRC program, please contact Matthew Rätsep .

Application Process and Timelines
Candidates are invited to submit an application that includes the following:

Please apply online using the “Apply” button. A single PDF document containing all application elements is preferred. (Note: File maximum of 5MB per attachment upload.)

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2023.

The effective date for the academic appointment may be as early as January 1, 2024, but is negotiable with the Faculty Dean. The appointment is subject to budgetary approval.

It is expected that this search will lead to a nomination in April 2024, for which a decision from the CRC Program is anticipated in October 2024, which is the earliest date when the CRC position can begin.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Fiona Hunter, Chair of Biological Sciences fhunter@brocku.ca or Dr. Jeff Stuart jstuart@brocku.ca , Chair of the CRC recruitment committee.

Initial posting date: January 19, 2023.

Applications should be submitted electronically through the Brock Careers website at the following link:
https://brocku.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/brocku_careers/job/NSERC-Tier-1-Canada-Research-Chair-in-Plant-Synthetic-Biology---Professor-or-Associate-Professor--Tenured_JR-1013949

Our Commitment
Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. LGBTQ is an umbrella category and shall be read to include two-spirited people. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.

Brock University recently paused its COVID-19 vaccination and mask requirement although this decision is subject to change on short notice should the public health situation require it. If the University once again requires all employees working on campus and/or in-person with other employees, students, or members of the public to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination. Those who meet specific and limited medical or human rights accommodation criteria may be required to participate in rapid antigen testing and enhanced screening protocols.

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

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employment Accommodation Policy https://brocku.ca/policies/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/Employment-Accommodation-Policy.pdf. Please advise: talent@brocku.ca to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At this time, initial interviews will be conducted virtually.

Learn more about Brock University by visiting www.brocku.ca

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Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, British Columbia

Posted: January 12, 2023

Application deadline: February 17, 2023
Job Number: J1222-1020
Status: Permanent
Open Positions: 1
Salary Scale: Faculty Scale
Hours/Week:35

Job Summary: The Department of Biology invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track faculty position. We are seeking applicants who have expertise in the field of Vertebrate Zoology.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach a wide variety of courses including first year biology (BIO111, BIO112), but their main teaching responsibilities will be second year core courses such as Biochemistry and Metabolism (BIO201), Cellular Signaling and Regulation of Gene Expression (BIO202) and/or Genetics (BIO220) along with upper-level courses such as Developmental Biology (BIO312) and Comparative anatomy and physiology of vertebrates (BIO305 and 306). We seek broadly trained applicants who share our passion for, and commitment to, excellence in undergraduate teaching in a student-centered environment and who successfully integrate their scholarship into their teaching. Applicants must have exceptional communication and teaching skills; a demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level; and demonstrable willingness and ability to develop an externally funded research program to provide research opportunities for undergraduate students. Areas of interest in terms of research agenda are open but preference will be given to applicants conducting research with mammals and/or fish. Given research space limitations, a strong field component would be considered an asset.

The successful applicant(s) will be expected to actively participate in departmental activities, service, events, and initiatives. Interest in participating in community outreach, pursuing professional development activities, and exploring Indigenous ways of understanding and sharing scientific ideas is also desirable.

Qualifications:

Applicants must submit a Cover Letter, a recently updated curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of teaching philosophy including (if available) examples of innovative approaches to teaching and course design, a one page summary of proposed research program or scholarly activity to be done at UFV (ideally including undergraduate students), and a recent teaching evaluation.

All applications should be received through the UFV HR Employment portal.

Separately, we ask that three letters of references (PDF) be sent directly by referees to Biologyhires@ufv.ca, with the name of the candidate in the email subject.

About UFV:

The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the traditional territory of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in Stó:lo Tém:éxw (Stó:lo Land; Stó:lo World). In all that we do, UFV strives to support and honour the Stó:lo peoples goals of self-determination and well-being on these lands. A commitment to Indigenization and Reconciliation is core to our institutional Vision and Integrated Strategic Plan: IYAQAWTXW — which means House of Transformation. This commitment includes the goal of centering Indigenous ways of knowing throughout our organization, recognizing our responsibilities to community, and a multi-year plan to increase the number of Indigenous faculty, staff, and administrators working at UFV.

UFV has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.

Indigenization, equity, and diversity are essential to our work as a university. A diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented and marginalized. At UFV, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we proudly serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of groups that experience discrimination due to race, colour, place of origin, ancestry, and/or religion, persons who identify as women and 2SLGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities. We invite applicants to complete a confidential self-identification survey as part of the application process. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. Information will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the recruitment process, and results are not shared with the selection committee. Inquiries about the survey may be directed to careers@ufv.ca. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion .

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/ or a verification of their education credentials.

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Please note: you should receive a confirmation email once you have successfully applied to this position. If you do not, please contact the Njoyn Help Desk at candidate.njoynhelp@cgi.com or 1-877-427-7717 Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (EST).