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Assistant Professorship in Aquatic Ecology


Employer: University of Toronto
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Posted: July 25, 2014
Expires: September 23, 2014
Requisition number: Aquatic Ecology

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Assistant Professorship in Aquatic Ecology

The University of Toronto invites applications for one joint tenure-stream appointment in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (51%) and the School of the Environment (49%). The appointment is in the area of Aquatic Ecology and Environmental Science, and will commence on July 1, 2015.

We seek a candidate who conducts conceptually driven research, using field, lab, and/or quantitative approaches to study issues in aquatic (freshwater and/or marine) ecology. Research may be at the level of population, community, landscape, and/or ecosystem. We seek applications from candidates whose research program fits well with the highly collaborative research in our Department and with the interdisciplinary focus of the recently formed School. We encourage applicants to review both academic units' research and teaching prior to applying. Successful applicants will have a PhD by date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with an outstanding academic record and will be expected to build an active, externally funded and internationally recognized research program. The appointee will demonstrate excellence in teaching and contributions to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students in both EEB and the School. Teaching responsibilities will be split between EEB and the School and may include jointly offered courses. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution in Canada with over 60 faculty members specializing in ecology and evolution and is an internationally leading institution in environmental science. Strong links exist between the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Royal Ontario Museum and between EEB, the School of the Environment and many cognate departments involved in environmental science. The University has a nearby renowned field station dedicated to ecological research (the Koffler Scientific Reserve, (www.ksr.utoronto.ca). A partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources provides access to infrastructure, including lab facilities in Algonquin Provincial Park (www.harkness.ca), funding, and long-term data sets. Strong collaborations also exist between EEB and the School of the Environment with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Environment Canada.

Toronto is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in which to work and live. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests in a single PDF, and three representative publications in three separate PDF documents. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation addressed to Professor Donald Jackson, Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary sent by email to chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca. Deadline for the receipt of applications and all supporting documentation is October 1, 2014.

Please visit www.eeb.utoronto.ca and www.environment.utoronto.ca for more information about the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the School of the Environment. If you have questions about this position, please contact Professor Donald Jackson at chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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