Biology - Assistant Professor (Ecology)

Ryerson University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2012-11-06

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Biology
Department of Chemistry and Biology

The Department of Chemistry and Biology ( at Ryerson University in Toronto invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ecology. The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level, although an exceptional candidate may be appointed at a higher level. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D., post-doctoral experience, and an outstanding research record of work in ecology. Areas of particular interest include aquatic or terrestrial ecology, conservation biology/biodiversity, behavioral ecology, molecular ecology and invertebrate ecology. The new faculty member must have the ability to establish and maintain a strong, independent, externally-funded research program. The new faculty member is expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to contribute to the teaching of key courses such as Zoology, Ecology, Ecosystems Processes and upper-level Environmental biology electives and to the development of new courses and the evolution of program curricula. This position commences August 1, 2013, subject to final budgetary approval.

The Department of Chemistry and Biology is in a phase of dynamic growth, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to a B.Sc. in Biology, Ryerson offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Molecular Science as well as M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Environmental Applied Science and Management. New faculty members will have the opportunity to supervise students in these graduate programs. The successful applicant will complement a department with current strengths in Environmental Biology and Microbiology, and in Cell and Molecular Biology.

Interested candidates should prepare their application packages, including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a research proposal, and up to three recent publications. Research proposals should conform to the guidelines for the "free-form" portion of form 101 for the NSERC Discovery Program (; please see under "Proposal" for details. Candidates should not include form 100 or Part I of form 101 with their submissions; selected candidates may be requested to submit a budget at a later date. Applications should be sent to Dr. Stephen Wylie, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biology, by e-mail (pdf attachments preferred) at Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted directly to the Department Chair at the e-mail address above or by post to: Department of Chemistry and Biology, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3. For e-mail submissions, signed, scanned pdf letters sent from the referee's official university or business e-mail address are acceptable. The deadline for submission is December 7, 2012; although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, only those received by the deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Located in the heart of Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in the country, Ryerson University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The university is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association ( For details on the Ryerson Faculty Association Collective Agreement and the University's RFA Benefits Summary, please visit and respectively.

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship, including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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