[ECOLOG-L] Tenure-track positions in Ecology at University of British Columbia

Colleagues,
The Departments of Botany and Zoology at the University of British Columbia, in
Vancouver, Canada, invite applications for two faculty positions in Ecology. We seek
outstanding individuals with innovative research programs focused on ecology that would
extend and complement existing faculty strengths. Both positions are tenure track and are
expected to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor, although a higher rank might
be considered for an applicant of exceptional qualifications. Applicants must have a Ph.D.
degree and an exceptional research record, with demonstrated potential for establishing a
successful research program and attaining excellence in teaching at graduate and
undergraduate levels. We welcome candidates working in any area of ecology, and on any
organisms or ecosystems, but we note the proximity of UBC to marine, freshwater,
temperate rainforest, grassland, alpine and boreal habitats and the availability of on-
campus facilities that include greenhouses, aquatic facilities and the UBC Botanical
Garden. We particularly encourage candidates who will align with and broaden our
teaching and research approaches. The appointment will begin no earlier than July 1, 2017.

The successful applicants, in addition to membership in their home Department(s), will
become members of the Biodiversity Research Centre, an outstanding group of scientists
studying ecology, evolution, and systematics. The Centre http://ift.tt/2cX4MOc
provides exceptional opportunities to join an interactive research community, develop
strengths in research and graduate teaching, study and contribute to the Beaty
Biodiversity Museum’s collections http://ift.tt/1mYoGB2, and participate in the
Museum’s outreach efforts. Information on the Department of Zoology is available at
http://ift.tt/2cX4ruQ while information on the Department of Botany is available at
http://ift.tt/2dA64wB.

Responsibilities of the position include establishing and conducting an internationally
competitive and externally funded research program, excellent teaching at the
undergraduate and graduate levels, effective supervision of graduate and undergraduate
students, and participating on service committees for the Department, University, and
academic/scientific community.

Applicants should send, as a single pdf, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of
research (maximum of 3 pages), statement of teaching accomplishments and/or interests
(maximum of 2 pages), up to four publications, and the names and contact information for
three referees to Drs. Amy Angert and Diane Srivastava at ecologysearch@zoology.ubc.ca.
The deadline for applications is October 21, 2016.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified
persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements,
Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. We especially
welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal
persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender
identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse
communities.

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