The Department of Biology at Concordia University seeks to appoint a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Sustainability of Ecological Systems. The selected candidate will receive a tenure-track faculty appointment in the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Research areas of interest for this position are broadly defined and could include research in ecology or evolution at the population, community, or ecosystem levels. We seek applicants whose research engages in areas including (but not limited to) climate change, environmental genomics, aquatic or terrestrial ecosystem ecology, eco-evolutionary dynamics, conservation biology, microbial ecology, socioecological systems, fisheries, forestry, soil science, disease ecology, or chemical ecology. The successful candidate will be expected to build an active and externally funded research program involving graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. The ideal candidate will have experience with multidisciplinary research towards collaborative sustainability initiatives and a demonstrated commitment to supporting our department’s equitable and inclusive learning environments.

The Department of Biology is a research-intensive department with high levels of external funding and strengths aligned with, and complementary to, the proposed CRC (i.e., ecology, conservation, and biodiversity sciences). The successful hire will also benefit from the Department of Biology’s strong ties across multiple Concordia units, including the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre; Social Justice Centre; Strategic Cluster in Smart, Sustainable, and Resilient Communities and Cities; Department of Geography, Planning and Environment; Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; and Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics.

Profoundly global, Concordia is North America’s top university under the age of 50. Driven by ambition, innovation and a commitment to research and community engagement, Concordia is celebrated for advancing transformative learning, convergent thinking and public impact. Concordia’s two campuses are located in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, on the traditional lands and waters of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Montreal, our home, is a truly unique city — safe, clean, vibrant and diverse, with new things to discover around every corner. With a population of 1.7 million, it is home to four major universities and several clinical research centres and has been named the best student city in the world. It offers the most affordable tuition in Canada. The city enjoys a thriving multicultural scene. Bilingualism is a part of Montreal’s tradition and adds to its inspiring atmosphere. While supporting a significant anglophone population, it is one of the largest French-speaking cities in the world.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2021. Candidates eligible for Tier II chair positions must be excellent emerging scholars within 10 years of their highest degree at the time of nomination (exclusive of career interruptions).

For full details on this position and how to apply: https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/about/jobs/canada-research-chairs/crc-tier-ii-sustainability-of-ecological-systems.html

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