[ECOLOG-L] Faculty position of Professor in phytotechnology – Univers ité de Montréal

Département de sciences biologiques

Faculté des arts et des sciences

Professor in Phytotechnology – Applied plant ecology


The Département de sciences biologiques is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Phytotechnology – Applied plant ecology. We are looking for a candidate who will join the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale (IRBV) and whose expertise will complement that of the research team of a potential NSERC–Hydro-Québec Industrial Chair in Phytotechnology.


Ø Responsibilities


The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University.


Ø Requirements


  • Ph.D. in biology, natural sciences, environmental sciences or in a related field
  • Postdoctoral experiences in relevant fields
  • High quality publication record in international journals with very good impact factor
  • Interest in cross-disciplinary research and capacity to develop collaborations with members of the Département de sciences biologiques and other departments of Université de Montréal
  • Excellent abilities to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Ability to develop a novel research program that uses applied plant ecology, ecophysiology or phytotechnology approaches to solve environmental problems
  • Priority will be given to candidates with experience in ecological restoration-rehabilitation, ecology of green infrastructures and related fields.
  • Proficiency in French within a reasonable period


Linguistic Policy : Université de Montréal is a Québec university with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To renew its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy [http://secretariatgeneral.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/user_upload/secretariat/doc_officiels/reglements/administration/adm10-34_politique-linguistique.pdf], Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French.


Ø Salary


Université de Montréal offers a competitive salary and a complete range of employee benefits.


Ø Starting Date


On or after September 1st, 2016


Ø Constitution of application


  • The application must include the following documents:

– a cover letter

– a curriculum vitæ

– copies of three recent publications and research

– a description of the teaching philosophy

– a description of the research programme

  • Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the Chair of the Département de sciences biologiques by the referees.


Ø Deadline


Application and letters of recommendation must be sent to the Chair of the Département de sciences biologiquesby June 1st, 2016 at the following address :

  1. Daniel Boisclair, Chair

Département de sciences biologiques

Faculté des arts et des sciences

Université de Montréal

  1. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville

Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7

The complete application may also be sent at the following e-mail : daniel.boisclair@umontreal.ca.

For more information about the Department or about the IRBV, please consult their respective Web site :http://www.bio.umontreal.ca/, http://www.irbv.umontreal.ca/.


  • Confidentiality


The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular professors in the Department to have access to all documents unless the applicant explicitly states in her or his cover letter that access to the application should be limited to the selection committee. This restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an interview.


  • Equal Access Employment program


Université de Montréal promotes diversity in its workforce and encourages members of visible and ethnic minorities as well as women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to apply.


  • Immigration Requirements


We invite all qualified candidates to apply at Université de Montréal. However, in accordance with immigration requirements in Canada, please note that priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


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