Monday, June 26, 2017

Biology (Behavioural Ecology) – Assistant Professor

Academic unit: Biology
Category of appointment: Preliminary (tenure-track)
Field of specialization: Behavioural Ecology
Rank/Position title: Assistant Professor
Start date: July 1, 2018
Closing date for applications: September 15, 2017

About the position:

The Department of Biology at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Behavioural Ecology, beginning July 1, 2018.

Applicants will have a Ph.D. and preferably postdoctoral experience in the relevant discipline, with a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen our research and teaching programs in Behavioural Ecology. He/she will establish an externally-funded, independent and vibrant research program, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching and training in research.

The Department of Biology has research strengths in most areas of Biology as well as in Biochemistry. The Department offers a variety of undergraduate honours programs in Biology, and contributes to several joint programs in the Faculty of Science.  The Department also offers graduate programs in Biology at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. Our facilities include greenhouses with a comprehensive plant collection of several thousand specimens, environmental chambers, teaching and research gardens, molecular biology and biochemistry research facilities, and aquatic facilities. Carleton University is located in Ottawa, the capital of Canada and a major center for research and development.  The Department of Biology enjoys close research interactions with several government departments and organizations in the National Capital Region.  Please consult the following web sites for more information about Carleton University and the Department of Biology: www.carleton.ca and www.carleton.ca/biology

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biology, or a related field, and postdoctoral or relevant experience in Behavioural Ecology.

Application instructions:

Application materials should be sent electronically as one PDF file to Biology@carleton.ca to the attention of: Chair, Search Committee for Assistant Professor in Behavioural Ecology, Department of Biology, Room 209, H.H.J. Nesbitt Biology Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6 Canada.

The electronic PDF file should include the following: a cover letter, the names and contact information for three referees, a curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research interests, and a statement of your teaching philosophy with a list of Biology and Biochemistry courses you would be interested in teaching or developing. Course descriptions can be found at:

http://calendar.carleton.ca/undergrad/courses/BIOL/
http://calendar.carleton.ca/undergrad/courses/BIOC/
http://calendar.carleton.ca/grad/courses/BIOL/

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

About Carleton University:

Join our intellectual and collaborative community of scholars. Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. To learn more about our University and the City of Ottawa, please visit www.carleton.ca/provost.

Carleton University is strongly 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 or gender identity and expressions.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

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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