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Assistant Professor - Quantitative Biologist in Ecosystem resilience

North America
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Job Description :

University of Manitoba

Department of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Science

Assistant Professor - Quantitative Biologist in Ecosystem resilience

Position number 34681

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a Probationary (Tenure-track) position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning as early as January 1, 2025, or on a date mutually agreed upon. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department seeks an outstanding and visionary early career scholar committed to the study of Quantitative Biology and Ecosystem Resilience. The candidate will hold a PhD degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Post-doctoral experience or equivalent is strongly preferred. Diversity at the individual, population, species, and community level all underlie functioning resilient ecosystems. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain a competitively funded research program in one or more of these or any other facets of ecosystem resilience. We particularly encourage applications by researchers at the forefront of the development and/or implementation of modern statistical, simulation, or theoretical approaches to their research questions.

Responsibilities :

Duties will include meaningful contributions to the research, teaching, and service activities of the Department. The successful candidate will have a track record of high-quality scholarly research leading to peer-assessed publications; will either have, or demonstrate the potential to, establish an independent and innovative externally funded research program; will have demonstrable strength in, or strong potential for, outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Qualifications :

To enhance our Department, we particularly invite applications from those who will increase and support our diversity, including diverse gender and sexual identities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, underrepresented groups such as 2SLGBTQIA+, and those committed to an inclusive environment. The Department of Biological Sciences is supported by strong research links within the Faculty of Science including; Data Research Alliance of Canada, Data Science Nexus, Mathematical Biology and Statistics; and off campus through IISD-Experimental Lakes area; Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Freshwater Institute; Environment and Climate Change Canada. Strong undergraduate programs in biological sciences, genetics and data science in majors and honours are available for our undergraduate students.

Additional Information :

Applications should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a two page description of teaching and mentorship philosophy, including application of EDI principles; a single page description of the applicant's previous research strengths and potential research program; a two-three page prospective of their five-year research plan; and contact information for three academic references. Applications should be sent in PDF format to: BIOSCIBR@umanitoba.ca. Please specify position number 34681 in the application. For further information, contact the search committee Chair Dr. W. Gary Anderson (gary.anderson@umanitoba.ca).

The closing date for receipt of applications is April 22, 2024.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or +1-204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

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