Tenure-track position in Evolutionary Ecology Queen’s University, Department of Biology Canada

Tenure-track position in Evolutionary Ecology


The Department of Biology at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track
faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Evolutionary
Ecology, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2018.


We seek a broadly-trained evolutionary biologist with research interests in both
fundamental and applied questions related to the evolutionary consequences and
management of rapidly changing environments. This position could include aspects of
plant or animal biology related to climate change, pollution, resistance to
pesticides/herbicides/antibiotics, biological invasion, vector-borne diseases, habitat
degradation and fragmentation, and restoration ecology. Priority will be given to
candidates who envision studying contemporary evolution utilizing the diverse landholdings
and facilities at the Queen's University Biological Station (QUBS). QUBS
includes more than 3400 ha of diverse aquatic and terrestrial habitat, located 60 km
north of Kingston (https://qubs.ca/). Situated on the Frontenac Arch, QUBS lands
provide access to diverse terrestrial and aquatic habitats with a range of human
disturbance. The station offers laboratory and teaching spaces as well as
accommodation. Queen's is a research-intensive university, with an integrated Biology
Department that encompasses observational, experimental and theoretical approaches
to gain a fundamental understanding of biological systems and processes. Strong
collaborative linkages exist with other departments and faculties at Queen's, and with
other national and international institutions.


Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the
appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The
successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that
demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications
and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for
outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and
an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the
department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work
collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful
candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the
department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final
budgetary approval by the University.


The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to
employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from
women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ
persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with
Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of
Canada will be given priority.


To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as
to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent
residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship;
however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a
Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen /
permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be
deemed incomplete.


A complete application consists of:


 a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian
citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
 a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
 a statement of research interests, and how the QUBS would be used to fulfil your
interests and research goals;
 a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and
evaluations if available);
 a diversity statement describing your past and planned commitment to promoting
diversity, inclusion, and equity in your research programs and outreach activities;
 Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Brian Cumming, Professor and
Head, Department of Biology, c/o Anne Dumont (ad142@queensu.ca)


The deadline for applications is February 18, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to send
all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Anne Dumont at
ad142@queensu.ca, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:


Brian Cumming
Professor and Head
The Department of Biology
Room 3102, BioSciences Complex
116 Barrie St.
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario
CANADA K7L 3J9


The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with
disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility
needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact
Brian Cumming in the Department of Biology, at cummingb@queensu.ca.


Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between
the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted
at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collectiveagreement
and at http://www.qufa.ca.


Posted Biology Website: January 12, 2018


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