Environmental Sciences - Rebanks Family Chair (Pollinator Conservation)
University of Guelph
Date posted: 2013-02-12
The Rebanks Family Chair in Pollinator Conservation
School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph
The School of Environmental Sciences (SES) at the University of Guelph seeks applications from academics in the field of pollinator conservation for a newly created endowed chair. We seek an outstanding mid-career scientist, eligible for appointment at the associate or full professor level, who conducts research on the conservation of native pollinators in human dominated ecosystems, preferably but not limited to agroecosystems. The successful candidate will: become a key voice in the development of public policy that influences the conservation of pollinators; build partnerships that will contribute to the development of effective and practical approaches to ameliorating human impacts on pollinators; and, contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in SES. The Chair will play an important leadership role in the SES and the University of Guelph.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in conservation biology, ecology, entomology, or a related field, and will be a leader in pollinator conservation with demonstrated experience and a proven desire to engage with the public, government, NGOs and industrial stakeholders. He or she will have a strong and sustained record of excellence in research and academic publications on topics that may include the ecosystem services provided by pollinators, and the extinction risks to, and conservation strategies for, important pollinator species. The successful candidate will be expected to complement, but not duplicate, existing strengths in honey bee research at the University of Guelph. She or he will also have a strong record of teaching including the training of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, supporting their career advancement in academia, government, industry and/or conservation organizations.
For more information on the School of Environmental Sciences, see: http://www.uoguelph.ca/ses/. SES is one of six academic units of the renowned Ontario Agricultural College (OAC). More information can be found at http://www.uoguelph.ca/oac/.
The deadline for applications is April 1, 2013 though the competition will remain open until suitable applicants can be identified. The nominal starting date is January 1, 2014. The University of Guelph is committed to employment equity and free and open competition for all positions on campus, we therefore cannot guarantee employment at the University for a spouse or partner. Please consult our official policy for further information: http://www.uoguelph.ca/facultyjobs/spousal.shtml. Please send a single PDF file containing your: curriculum vitae, vision statement for the position (3-pages or less), and contact information for three references to:
Professor Jonathan Newman
Director, School of Environmental Sciences
University of Guelph
The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of the University community are encouraged to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however; Canadians and Permanent residents will be given priority.