Department of Biological Sciences
Competition No. – A106129981
Closing Date – Nov 10, 2016
We invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Fish Conservation Biology. We are interested in applications from excellent candidates who study any aspect of fish conservation, using any taxonomic group(s), at any level(s) of organization. Use of empirical and/or theoretical approaches in the field or the lab are all welcomed. The successful candidate must have a PhD and a proven record of leading-edge research, as well as demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching.
The Department of Biological Sciences (https://uofa.ualberta.ca/biological-sciences) is one of the largest in North America, with 65 faculty members and 250 graduate students. This concentration of biologists offers a collegial environment for collaboration among ecologists, mathematical biologists, organismal biologists, molecular biologists, physiologists, and evolutionary biologists. Exceptional infrastructure supported by both the Department and the Faculty of Science, includes field stations (e.g. Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre), an extensive aquatics facility, plant growth facilities, museums, and access to service units in chemical instrumentation, molecular biology, plant/soil analysis, and microscopy. Members of Biological Sciences benefit from interdisciplinary connections with members of many other departments in the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Life, and Environmental Sciences, and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a vibrant, forward-looking Department through teaching in the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programmes; building upon their expertise to develop an independent, original, externally funded research programme that includes the ability to recruit and supervise undergraduate and graduate students; and contributing to a collegial environment through service.
Applicants must hold a PhD in the biological sciences or a related field. Candidates with postdoctoral experience in ecology, as well as prior experience in teaching and mentorship, will be given hiring priority. The successful candidate will have a strong publication record demonstrating exceptional research expertise in ecology and show the ability or potential to obtain external funding from different programmes or sources to develop a strong research programme. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach courses in ecology at a diversity of levels and be an effective member of graduate committees for students that tackle a diverse range of ecological questions.
Candidates should electronically submit a curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of research plans, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and reprints of their three most significant publications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the attention of the Chair to email@example.com.
All correspondence should be addressed to:
Dr. Michael Caldwell, Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
CW405 Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2E9
The effective date of employment will be July 1, 2017.
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How to Apply
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 hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.