Tenure-track Faculty Positions
Environmental Virology, Aquatic Ecology and Terrestrial Ecology
University of Waterloo
The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applications for three full-time tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in the areas of Environmental Virology, Aquatic Ecology and Terrestrial Ecology. Positions will commence July 2019, or other mutually agreeable date. Applications from outstanding scholars at the Assistant Professor level will be preferred but exceptional candidates at higher ranks may also be considered.
Candidates for our Environmental Virology position will have established disciplinary expertise with an emphasis on ecological interactions of viruses with aquatic or terrestrial hosts.
Candidates for our Aquatic Ecology position will have established disciplinary expertise whose research addresses structural and/or functional relations among organisms of inland waters, as affected by natural and anthropogenic processes.
Candidates for our Terrestrial Ecology position will have established disciplinary expertise in evolutionary ecology of terrestrial organisms and whose research uses innovative field- and lab-based approaches (e.g., tracking, molecular, physiology, etc.) to investigate applied and/or theoretical questions in the area of ornithology or mammalogy in terrestrial environments and may target the population-, species- or community-level.
Successful applicants will join our dedicated team of scholars and teachers and will bring innovative and modern pedagogical practices to courses in both the core and discipline specific areas of our undergraduate and graduate curricula.
The salary range for these positions is $95,000 to $120,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified, or higher ranked, candidates.
The Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo was established in 1964 and has a team of 39 faculty committed to teaching and research excellence across the life sciences. Our department also includes ≈ 100 graduate students, 15 post-doctoral fellows and research associates, along with over 1800 Honours undergraduate students enrolled in either Co-operative Education or Regular Biology-related programs. Our Department fosters a dynamic and thriving research environment with over $5.5 million in annual research, 3 Canada Research Chairs, and 1 University Research Chair. Our graduate programs, including collaborations with other departments in the Faculties of Science, Environment, Mathematics & Engineering and the Water Institute, consistently attract outstanding Canadian and International applicants.
The University of Waterloo is located in the attractive and vibrant two-university Region of Waterloo (population 550,000) in southwestern Ontario, approximately 100 km from Toronto. We are centrally located relative to several other universities having strong Biology research profiles, including the University of Guelph, McMaster University and Western University. The University of Waterloo and the Waterloo region carry strong reputations in innovation and entrepreneurial culture, affording a myriad of collaborative opportunities.
The successful applicants will have a PhD and a strong track record of innovative research with important peer-assessed contributions to the field. Additionally, s/he will demonstrate a commitment to achieve outstanding undergraduate and graduate teaching and to make valuable service contributions within our collaborative environment. Finally, candidates must either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish and maintain, an independent, externally-funded research program.
The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. “Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why.”
The closing date for applications is 21 September 2018. Application packages, which should be submitted electronically as a single pdf document, must clearly indicate which position is being applied for and should include a brief cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (1-page), research plan (2-pages) and the names and full contact information of at least three references to:
Dr. Hugh Broders, Chair,
Department of Biology
University of Waterloo
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