Tenure-track position in Grassland Conservation Biology

Updated: 4 days ago

We invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Grassland Conservation Biology. We are looking for excellent candidates to develop and lead an independent research program in grassland conservation biology, with primary research foci of vascular plants and community ecology, in a conversation context.  Preference will be given to candidates who have a proven record of high-quality publications which incorporate ecoinformatics, methodological innovation, and the collection of novel field data. The successful candidate must have a PhD, a proven record of leading-edge plant conservation research, and demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching.

The Department of Biological Sciences (https://uofa.ualberta.ca/biological-sciences ) 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 Centre), plant growth facilities, museums, and access to service units in chemical instrumentation, molecular biology, plant/soil analysis, and microscopy.

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 service.

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 recruitment1@biology.ualberta.ca . Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the attention of the Chair to recruitment1@biology.ualberta.ca .

All correspondence should be emailed to: recruitment1@biology.ualberta.ca . and addressed to:

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

The effective date of employment will be July 1, 2017.

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.


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.


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