[ECOLOG-L] Tenure-track position in Ecology at University of Alberta

Department of Biological Sciences

Tenure-track position in Ecology
Assistant/Associate Professor

We invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or
Associate Professor level in ecology. We are interested in applications
from excellent candidates who study any aspect of ecology, 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 ecological research, as well as demonstrated potential for
excellence in teaching.

The Department of Biological Sciences (http://ift.tt/14hhL1f) 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 Center), 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.
An outstanding candidate may be invited by the Dean, Faculty of Science,
to apply for a Canada Research Chair at the Tier II level. (www.chairs-

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

Applicants must hold a PhD in the biological sciences or a related
field, preferably with postdoctoral experience in ecology. 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. Prior experience in teaching and mentorship is highly desirable.
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
recruitment2@biology.ualberta.ca. Applicants must also arrange for three
letters of reference to be sent to the attention of the Chair to

All correspondence should be addressed to:

Dr. Michael Caldwell, Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
CW405 Biological Sciences Bldg
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E9

Closing Date: December 1, 2015

The effective date of employment will be July 1, 2016.

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

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