Tenure-track position in Molecular Ecology, Assistant or Associate Professor – Application deadline: June 5, 2023 at UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science College of Natural and Applied Sciences:

We invite candidates to apply for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Molecular Ecology. Candidates who specialize in population genomics and related disciplines are encouraged to apply. We seek a collaborative and innovative scientist and educator who uses genomic tools to explore consequential, contemporary questions in ecology, evolution and/or conservation of organisms in natural environments.

We are interested in attracting a colleague who is willing to integrate across existing areas of Departmental research and teaching expertise. Applicants must hold a PhD in Biological Sciences or a related field and have a demonstrated track record of impactful research leveraging genomics technologies and analysis of complex genomic data sets. The successful candidate will develop an independent, original, and externally funded research programme.

The candidate will be expected to supervise both graduate and undergraduate students and contribute to a vibrant department through teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Importantly, the candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), in all aspects of their research, teaching and service.

The Department of Biological Sciences includes  more than 50 faculty members and 225 graduate students researching diverse taxa at multiple levels of biological organization. Approximately 3,200 undergraduate students take courses offered by Biological Sciences each year. The Department offers three undergraduate programmes: Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology; Integrative Physiology; and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, as well as an Honors in Immunology and Infection program.

The University of Alberta offers a rich environment for interdisciplinary research collaborations and exceptional infrastructure including core facilities for aquatics, microscopy, proteomics, metabolomics, biogeochemistry, and genomics. The University of Alberta is located in Edmonton, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan city of about one million people and the provincial capital of Alberta that is located on Treaty 6 territory and Metis Nation of Alberta Region 4.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application. 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 is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

Applications:

Candidates should electronically submit  an application package  to molecol@ualberta.ca comprising (a) a cover letter, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a 2-page research statement that includes a section describing how their research plans align with Department, University, and regional strengths and opportunities, (d) a 2-page statement of their teaching philosophy, demonstrated experience in teaching and mentoring, and proposed contributions to teaching within the Department, (e) up to 2-page statement outlining their past and proposed actions to increase the inclusion and advancement of underrepresented groups in teaching, research and service environments, and (f) reprints of their 3-5 most impactful publications or other meaningful contributions.

Please combine these files into a single pdf. Short-listed applicants must arrange for three letters of reference. Please alert potential references in advance, as the reference letter collection phase will be limited in duration. All correspondence should be addressed as follows and emailed to molecol@ualberta.ca:

Dr. Declan Ali, Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
CW405 Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2E9

Closing Date: June 5, 2023

The effective date of employment will be January 1, 2024 (open to negotiation).

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