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UBC: Assistant or Associate Professor in Plant Molecular Biology, Department of Botany

Posted on Aug. 14, 2017

The Department of Botany at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure track position in Plant Molecular Biology to begin no earlier than July 1, 2018. We particularly welcome outstanding applicants with expertise in the areas of biochemistry, development, genetics, genomics/transcriptomics/proteomics and physiology. The initial appointment is expected to be at the level of Assistant Professor, but appointment at a higher rank (Associate Professor) will be considered for an applicant of exceptional qualifications. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant area, a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience, and a demonstrated potential for attaining excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, internationally competitive and externally funded research program, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students, and participate on service committees for the department, university and academic/scientific community.

The Department of Botany is one of the largest and strongest Botany Departments in North America, offering a wide range of research and educational programs. Our departmental community consists of more than 200 members, with 40 full-time faculty whose research and teaching specializations range from the organismal to the molecular level. Our on-campus facilities include plant growth facilities and greenhouses, the UBC Herbarium, the Canadian Centre for the Culture of Microorganisms, the UBC Bioimaging Facility and the UBC Botanical Garden.

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing how their expertise will enhance the existing strengths of the Department of Botany, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names of three referees to jobs.botany@ubc.ca. Review of applications will begin after September 17th, 2017.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. UBC welcomes applications from all qualified individuals; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

UBC: Assistant Professorship in Natural Hazards

Posted on Aug. 3, 2017

The Department of Earth Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professorship in Natural Hazards commencing as early as September 2018. A
PhD is required, and post-doctoral research, teaching or industry experience is desirable. Qualified candidates will be considered for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (see below). The
research activities of the successful candidate will complement the existing natural hazards research interests within the Department, while contributing to the expertise of the Department as a whole. Candidates with expertise in remote sensing, risk assessment and mitigation, field-based observation and/or laboratory-based studies examining natural hazards, in particular, geological hazards, are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will develop a strong, externally funded research program, and supervise both Master’s and doctoral students. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate level courses, to support the environmental geoscience curriculum, for example, by teaching courses in Quaternary geology or environmental geoscience. The successful candidate is expected to eventually take on a leadership role in the Centre for Natural Hazards Research. For additional information about this position, see here.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and
encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. The University acknowledges
the potential impact of career interruptions on a candidate’s record of research productivity, and encourages qualified candidates to explain any impact career interruptions may have had on
their record of research achievements. Applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three referees. Electronic applications are preferred. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017.

SCWIST: Webmaster

 Posted on July 28th, 2017

SCWIST is seeking a Webmaster volunteer to join us for one-year effective immediately. This position reports to the director of communications. Webmaster is responsible for maintenance and troubleshooting of website. She/he should ensure that the website is functioning properly and be able to improve the performance or update the content of the website upon requests.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

 You will be the go-to-guy for updates and issues regarding the SCWIST website

 Be able to work on their own and with team

 Have good interpersonal and communications skills Be through and precise with their work

 Be responsive to emails and be punctual Have plan for improving the general performance of the website

Skills and Experience:

 CMS installation, modification, and updates (specifically WordPress)

 Server maintenance and updates, and prior experience with cPanel

 Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Adequate knowledge of programming with PHP

 Familiarity with database (specifically MySQL)

 Educational degree in a related field is an asset

 Excellent team player with great communication skills

For applications, please send a cover letter and a copy of your resume via email to director-communications@scwist.ca

The posting will be available until the position is filled.

UBC: Seaspan Chair/Professorship

Posted on July 28th, 2017

Seaspan Chair/Professorship

The Faculty of Applied Science at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) seeks an outstanding individual for a tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, who will occupy a named position in association with Seaspan. The successful applicant will hold an appointment in one or more of the following Departments: Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Civil Engineering. We welcome applications from individuals who have expertise in any of the following areas: marine
systems engineering, mechatronics, design, additive manufacturing, clean energy, and autonomous vehicles. The starting date of the appointment will be July 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Candidates should be able to develop an outstanding research program, enhance further existing facilities, and lead a group of graduate students, technicians, and faculty members. Owing to the need for close cooperation with industry and government, a track record of successful industry experience would be an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in collaboration with the marine industry. Applicants must either have demonstrated, or show potential for, excellence in research, teaching, and service. They will hold a Ph.D. degree
or equivalent in Naval Architecture and/or Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials Engineering, or a closely related field, and will be expected to register as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia.
Successful candidates will be required to apply for Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) grants in partnership with the marine industry.
The mission of the Faculty is to serve society through innovation and excellence in teaching and research. Accordingly, candidates must demonstrate a commitment to students, teaching and learning.
The ideal candidate will be eager to join an engaged and welcoming academic community, and will complement our existing research strengths. With the support of their colleagues, the successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program, and will be encouraged to seek collaborative
research opportunities in diverse application areas.
The University of British Columbia consistently ranks among the top twenty public universities in the world. Current strategic priorities include: student learning, research excellence, international engagement, sustainability, and creating an outstanding work environment. Please see http://apsc.ubc.ca/careers for more information on employment in the Faculty of Applied Science. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority for the position. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.
Applicants are asked to complete this equity survey. The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed”. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority for the position. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a (4 pages or less) statement of research interests and a research plan, part of which should be a plan for engagement with the marine industry, a (1-2 page) statement of teaching interests and accomplishments, and names and contact information for four referees. Applications are accepted only here, and must be submitted by October 15, 2017.

UBC: Assistant Professor in Cell Biology

Posted on July 28th, 2017

The Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Cell Biology. This is a tenure track position, with initial
appointment to be made at the Assistant Professor level, beginning no earlier than July 1, 2018.
We seek an outstanding applicant with an innovative research program that uses a genetic model system to examine fundamental aspects of biology from a cellular and organismal perspective.
The position requires a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience and an exceptional research track record. Applicants employing non-mammalian (genetic) model systems are especially
encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities of the position include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, excellent teaching at the undergraduate and
graduate levels, supervising graduate students, and participating on service committees for the department, university, and academic/scientific community.
The successful applicant will become a member of the Department of Zoology and also a member of the Life Sciences Institute (http://lsi.ubc.ca), a world-class group of scientists
studying fundamental research in the life sciences. The candidate will also actively interact with the broadly based group of animal physiologists, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists in the
Zoology Department.
Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching accomplishments and/or interests, and up to four publications to Dr. Robert Shadwick at
cell2017@zoology.ubc.ca. Letters of support from three referees should be sent to the same address. Deadline for applications is November 1st, 2017.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage
applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UBC: Mechanical Engineering Faculty Position- Mechatronics

Posted on July 26th, 2017

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for one tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions in mechatronics. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field. Candidates with research expertise in one or more areas including instrumentation, optics, micro/nano-positioning, precision engineering, and sensors and actuators are especially encouraged to apply. Previous industrial experience is an asset. The starting date will be July 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.
The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to serve society through innovation and excellence in teaching and research. Accordingly, candidates must demonstrate a commitment to students, teaching and learning. All members of the Department are expected to provide service within the Department, at the University, and to both the academic and broader community. The successful applicant will be expected to register as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia.
The ideal candidate will be eager to join an engaged and welcoming academic community, and will complement our existing research strengths. With the support of their colleagues, the successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program, and will be encouraged to seek collaborative research opportunities in diverse application areas.
The University of British Columbia consistently ranks among the top twenty public universities in the world. Current strategic priorities include: student learning, research excellence, international engagement, sustainability, and creating an outstanding work environment. Please see http://mech.ubc.ca for more information on the Department, and http://apsc.ubc.ca/careers for more information on employment in the Faculty of Applied Science.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority for the position. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.
Applicants are asked to complete this equity survey. The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed”.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and a research plan (4 pages or less), a statement of teaching interests and accomplishments (1 page), and names and contact information for four referees. Applications are accepted here, and must be submitted by October 15, 2017.

UBC Assistant Professor in Comparative Animal Physiology & Biomechanics

Posted on July 10th, 2017

The Department of Zoology at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for a faculty position in Comparative Animal Physiology & Biomechanics. We seek an outstanding individual with an innovative and integrative research program that would extend and complement existing faculty strengths in Comparative Animal Physiology and Biomechanics. The position is tenure track and is expected to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience and an excellent research record. The appointment will begin no earlier than July 1, 2018.

We welcome candidates working on any group of animals and particularly encourage candidates who expand our research and teaching approaches. The candidate will also actively interact with the large group of biologists in the Department of Zoology. The Department includes more than 38 principal investigators and promotes integrative research in biology. Its faculty and students pursue cutting edge questions in Cell and Developmental Biology, Comparative Animal Physiology and Biomechanics, Ecology and Evolution. The successful applicant will become a full member of the Department of Zoology in the Faculty of Science. Further information on the Department is available at http://www.zoology.ubc.ca

Responsibilities of the position include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate and undergraduate students, and participating on service committees for the Department, University, and academic/scientific community.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, names and email addresses for three referees, and up to four publications to Jeffrey Richards at cpb2017@zoology.ubc.ca. The deadline for applications is September 1, 2017.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

UBC President’s Excellence Chair in Biodiversity Studies

Posted on June 27th, 2017

The Biodiversity Research Centre at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for a President’s Excellence Chair in Biodiversity Studies. We welcome applications from diverse candidates working in any area of biodiversity research, and on any organisms or ecosystems. Candidates are expected to have an innovative and integrative research program that would extend and complement existing faculty strengths in conservation biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, microbial evolution, physiology, and systematics. We are especially interested in candidates with a track record of effective societal engagement. The appointment is expected to be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, according to the qualifications of the candidate. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience, and an outstanding research program, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level. UBC is close to marine, freshwater, temperate rainforest, grassland, alpine and boreal habitats.
On-campus facilities include greenhouses, aquatic facilities, the UBC Farm and Botanical Garden, and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. The appointment will begin no earlier than July 1, 2018. The successful applicant will join the Biodiversity Research Centre, which provides exceptional opportunities to interact with an outstanding and collegial research community, develop strengths in research and graduate teaching, study and contribute to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s collections (http://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/), and participate in the Museum’s outreach efforts. The Chairholder also will become a member of the academic Department(s) and Faculty most closely associated with their research interests. Queries and applications should be directed to Sally Otto <biodivsearch@biodiversity.ubc.ca>. Applicants should send, as a single pdf, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research (maximum of 3 pages), statement of teaching accomplishments and/or interests (maximum of 2 pages), up to four publications, and the names and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin in the fall and will continue until the position is filled (for full consideration, please submit materials by September 18, 2017).

UBC embraces equity and diversity as integral to our academic mission. We encourage and support participation of the widest range of perspectives in our exploration and exchange of knowledge and ideas. An essential component of academic excellence is a truly open and diverse community that actively fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or excluded. We encourage applications from members of groups that have historically been marginalized, based on their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, racialization, disability, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit or indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching. Surrounded by the beauty of the Canadian West, UBC embraces bold new ways of thinking that attract exceptional students and faculty. It is a place where innovative ideas are nurtured in a globally connected.

 Past Postings

LECTURER in APPLIED ECOLOGY and RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, Posted on May 17th, 2017
The University of British Columbia, Seaspan Chair in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Posted on October 13th, 2016
ms infinity Program Coordinator, Posted on August 29th, 2016
Grant Writer/Senior Scientist, Grant Writer/Senior Scientist at MENRVA Research Group, Simon Fraser University, Posted on July 20, 2016
The University of British Columbia: Two Faculty Positions in Ecology, Posted on July 20, 2016
The University of British Columbia: Assistant or Associate Professor Rank – Sustainability Engineering, Posted on July 12, 2016
The University of British Columbia: Mechanical Engineering Faculty Position – Solid Mechanics, Posted on July 3, 2016
The University of British Columbia: Assistant Professor in Comparative Animal Physiology, Posted on July 3, 2016
D-Wave Systems Inc., Re-posted on March 30, 2016
Simon Fraser University: Assistant Professor in Aboriginal Environmental Management and Governance, Posted on March 1, 2016
The University of British Columbia: Mechatronics Engineer, Posted on February 16, 2016
Simon Fraser University: Assistant Professorship in Surface Water Hydrology, Posted on December 23, 2015
Simon Fraser University: Lectureship in Physical Geography, Posted on December 17, 2015
University of British Columbia: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track │Canada Research Chair – II in Statistical Ecology, Posted on December 17, 2015
Simon Fraser University: Tenure track Assistant Professorship in petrology, Posted on October 7, 2015
Science World, Posted on August 12, 2015 

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