Assistant Professor – Biology (Conservation Science)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Ottawa West, ONTARIO
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

About the Position
  • Field of Specialization: Conservation Science
  • Academic Unit: Biology
  • Category of Appointment: Tenure track (preliminary appointment)
  • Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
  • Start Date: July 1 2022
  • Closing Date: December 1, 2021

Applications are invited for a permanent full-time tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Carleton University.

We are interested in candidates with expertise in conservation science focused on issues such as the biodiversity crisis and climate change.  Applicants must be able to teach core undergraduate courses in the Biology program in the realm of conservation science and interact with scholars and learners in other relevant units such as Environmental Science and Geography.  This position will augment existing teaching and research strengths within the Department of Biology, and provide research leadership consistent with evidence-based approaches to conservation decisions, policy, and practice.  There will also be opportunity to work directly with members of the National Wildlife Research Centre of Environment and Climate Change Canada which is located on campus.

About the Academic Unit

The Department of Biology is a teaching and research unit with close connections to a variety of other units including the Institute of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science and the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies.  Moreover, the Department of Biology is part of the broader Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology that links scholars at Carleton and the University of Ottawa.  The curriculum in the Department of Biology is innovative and involves many opportunities for students to participate in understanding and solving real-world problems through field courses and research experiences. This is part of a multi-year cluster hire in conservation and sustainability emphasizing our commitment to growth in this realm.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and demonstrated excellence and commitment to teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate-level students. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program in conservation science. Research topics of interest include but are not limited to population ecology, landscape ecology, invasive species, ecosystem restoration, nature-based solutions, conservation decisions, environmental evidence, community-based conservation and Indigenous partnerships for conservation. We are most interested in candidates who have adopted a solutions-oriented approach too conservation.  Applicants with the ability to forge collaborations with members of the Department of Biology and relevant faculty across the university, as well as with allied agencies and institutions, will be given preference.  Successful candidates will have an established track record of engaging with diverse partners and delivering science that informs environmental policy and practice.

Application Instructions

Applications must be sent electronically in one single PDF file which includes the following: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a teaching statement that includes relevant experience, evidence of teaching innovation and performance, and pedagogical approaches to teaching; a summary statement of research interests and experience; an inclusion statement (outlining the candidate’s approach to and experience fostering equity, diversity and inclusion); and co-ordinates for three referees.

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Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa .

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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