Biology – Assistant Professor (Evolutionary Ecology)

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University of Ottawa

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2023-11-10
Advertised until: 2024-01-09

The Department of Biology at University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. For this position, the successful candidate will demonstrate potential to build internationally-recognized and externally funded research program that fully engages trainees at all levels, building collaborations within and beyond our collegial, research-intensive department. Candidates must be able to teach in both French and English at the time of hiring at undergraduate and graduate levels. Exceptional candidates at Associate Professor level may also be considered. The starting date is July 1, 2024.

We seek to build on the Department’s strengths in evolutionary ecology. Successful applicants to this position will be active on theoretical and/or empirical research at the broad interface of ecology and evolution, working at any level of biological organization, from molecules to biological communities or at biogeographical extents, including (but not limited to) specializations like behavioural ecology, molecular ecology, and ecological genetics.

Title of the position: Assistant or Associate Professor

Duties: The responsibilities include: 1) maintaining a robust, externally funded research program; 2) supervision of graduate and undergraduate student thesis projects in the department; 3) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses that contribute to the bilingual (English-French) Biology or Biomedical Sciences curriculum; and 4) performing an active role within the department by contributing to administrative and academic activities of the Department, and Faculty of Science.

Rank and salary: Regular tenure-track academic appointment in the Faculty of Science, with a salary consistent with the collective agreement of the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa. The salary scale for assistant professors starts at $89,622 (based on the scale in effect on May 1, 2023).

Required qualifications: PhD in Biology or a related discipline. Postdoctoral experience is expected. A demonstrated track record of research excellence must be clearly presented, along with commitment and strategies for teaching and graduate training. The candidate must be able to teach in both French and English, the two official languages of the University, at the time of hiring.

Application Package: More information regarding Academic Careers can be found online. Applications must be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Careers portal. Candidates should include the following in their application:

  • A one-page cover letter formally expressing interest in the position and including a statement regarding their ability to teach in French and English
  • A full curriculum vitae (please include career interruptions such as parental or sick leaves that may have impacted your record of research. These will be taken into consideration in the selection process)
  • A detailed research plan (3 pages maximum)
  • A statement of teaching interests and how principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion will be included in training of research group members (1 page)
  • Contact information of three references
  • Three peer-reviewed publications
  • Self-Identification Form: The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty

Contact information:  Chair, Department of Biology, 30 Marie Curie Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Telephone: 613-562-5729, fax: 613-562-5486

Location of work:  Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, 30 Marie Curie Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5.

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023.  Applications received before this date will receive full consideration. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other information: The University of Ottawa is proud of its more than 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. Located on the unceded ancestral territory of the Anishinabé-Algonquin people, the University of Ottawa is at the heart of Canada’s capital with unparalleled opportunity for collaborations with governmental agencies for funding and samples (e.g., Canadian Museum of Nature, GSC).

In accordance with Immigration Canada requirements, any qualified person is invited to submit their application; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples in Canada, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations at Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

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