Assistant Professor - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - 1802289

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Ecology and Evolution at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2019.

We seek candidates who conduct conceptually driven research, using field, lab, and/or quantitative approaches to study fundamental questions in ecology and/or evolution. We seek applications from candidates whose research program complements the research programs of the highly collaborative faculty currently in the department.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in ecology, evolution or a related field by July 1, 2019 or soon thereafter. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research with publications in top-ranked, field-relevant journals. The successful candidate will be expected to mount an independent, innovative, active, externally funded and internationally recognized research program. The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellence in teaching and contributions to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of demonstrated excellence in research and teaching should be documented through the applicant's CV, publications, research and teaching statements, strong letters of reference from referees of high standing and where appropriate, course evaluations.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution with over 60 faculty members specializing in ecology and evolution. Strong links exist between the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Royal Ontario Museum, the Department of Cell and Systems Biology, the Centre for Global Change Science, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the School of the Environment, the University network of leading academic research hospitals (, and research groups with provincial and federal government agencies. The University owns a nearby field station dedicated to ecological research (the Koffler Scientific Reserve; Toronto is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in which to work and live.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include a CV and statements of research and teaching interests combined into a single PDF file, plus three representative publications. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead) sent directly to: Professor Donald Jackson, Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto by email to:[email protected] or mailed to 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B2 Canada. Deadline for receipt of applications, including reference letters, is September 19, 2018.

For further information on the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, please visit our website at Questions regarding this position can be directed to Liz Rentzelos at: [email protected] or (416-946-3340).

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be assessed by the search committee or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoftme/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Jul 10, 2018
Job Closing: Sept 19, 2018





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Posted: 9/9/2018
Application Due: 9/20/2018
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