Assistant Professor in Comparative Animal Physiology & Biomechanics

Vancouver, British Columbia (CA)
Commensurate with experience.
June 29 2017
Life Sciences, Zoology
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 Assistant Professor in Comparative Animal Physiology & Biomechanics

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

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 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.