Professor in Terrestrial Ecology/Conservation Biology - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Competitive salary
Oct 18, 2016
Dec 08, 2016
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

Professor in Terrestrial Ecology/Conservation Biology
University of Toronto Scarborough
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the areas of Ecology and Conservation Biology. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2017.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. Candidates must have a PhD in Ecology, Conservation Biology or close equivalent by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards for work in the field, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate student training and supervision. Evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the statement of teaching philosophy submitted as part of the application.

The successful candidate will work in the areas of urban and rural terrestrial ecology, and the management of ecosystem services in human-modified landscapes. They will have an active field program, with potential to capitalize on the network of urban-rural greenspaces local to the campus, including the Rouge National Urban Park, Canada’s first National Urban Park (; the University of Toronto’s Koffler Scientific Reserve, an internationally recognized site for research and education in biodiversity, ecology and conservation biology (; and the Ontario Greenbelt (

The University of Toronto is an international leader in biological research and education and the Department of Biological Sciences enjoys strong ties to other units within the University. The successful candidate will join an expanding and dynamic group of faculty working in the areas of Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation, and will contribute to both the undergraduate curriculum and graduate teaching in Conservation and Biodiversity as part of a professional Master’s program. They will be expected to participate in the Graduate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto ( maintain an active research program centered at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and to foster and facilitate inclusivity while working in one of Canada's most diverse institutions. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the 'Apply' button. Applications must include a CV, statements of research and teaching interests and three representative publications. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also arrange that letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and scanned) from at least three referees familiar with the candidate’s research and teaching be emailed directly by the referees to:

Applications lacking reference letters will not be considered. If you have questions about this position, please email

All materials must be received by December 8, 2016. Further information on the research and teaching activities of the department can be found at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see”

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