[ECOLOG-L] Tier I Canada Research Chair in Global Change Biology

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, invites applications for a Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Global Change Biology. The Department of Biology has research and curriculum programs in ecology, evolution and conservation, as well as in cell, molecular and genome biology. Applications are invited from individuals with research programs that complement our existing strengths in population ecology, community ecology, macroecology, molecular ecology and microbial ecology. The successful candidate is expected to have established a highly visible and internationally recognized research program in any area of global change biology, as demonstrated by an outstanding peer-reviewed publication, funding record and ability to attract excellent graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. S/he is expected to develop externally funded large-scale strategic research projects and/or other programs appropriate to the field. Research foci of interest include, but are not limited to, anthropogenic influences on the maintenance and distribution of biological diversity, as well as on ecosystem functions and services.

Tier 1 CRCs are for accomplished and high-profile innovative researchers who are acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. The successful candidate for the CRC position will, in the first instance, be offered a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or full Professor, as appropriate. The CRC position offers an attractive salary, an annual research stipend, a reduced teaching load, and the opportunity to apply for start-up infrastructure through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF). The candidate will be required to work with the department and the Faculty to prepare the formal CRC nomination according to the CRC program guidelines. The University will submit the nomination to the CRC Secretariat at the earliest opportunity. Tier 1 CRCs are awarded for seven years and may be renewed. (http://ift.tt/Kno34Q).

Applications must consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a vision statement (maximum 5 pages) that includes a specific research plan, a statement of research leadership/achievements and a plan for fostering research intensification across disciplinary strengths, a statement of teaching and training philosophy (maximum 2 pages), and copies of recent or most influential publications. Candidates must arrange to have their full application and three letters of reference sent directly to:

Donna StewartDepartment Administrator, Department of BiologyConcordia University1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W., L-SP 375.07Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8donna.stewart@http://ift.tt/1hlR4SE

This position, linked to the CRC appointment, will begin August 1, 2016. Applications should reach the department no later than on November 1st, 2015.  Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled. All inquiries about the position should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jean-Philippe Lessard

For additional information, please visit our website at concordia.ca/artsci

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