Assistant Professor in Integrative Organismal Biology

Vancouver, British Columbia
Commensurate with research record, postdoctoral and teaching experience.
July 18 2018
Life Sciences, Zoology
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Assistant Professor in Integrative Organismal Biology

The Department of Zoology at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for two faculty positions in Integrative Organismal Biology. We seek outstanding individuals with innovative and integrative research programs that would extend and complement existing faculty strengths in our Comparative Animal Physiology and Biomechanics group. The positions are tenure track and expected to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience, an excellent research record along with evidence of potential for attaining excellence in teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels. The appointment will begin no earlier than July 1, 2019.

We welcome candidates working on any group of animals. In particular, we encourage those who take a mechanistic approach to organismal biology, will expand our research and teaching approaches, and will interact with the large and diverse 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 Comparative Animal Physiology and Biomechanics, Evolution, Ecology, and Cell and Developmental Biology. The successful applicants will be appointed in the Department of Zoology in the Faculty of Science. Further information on the Department is available at

Responsibilities of each position includes: establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, developing teaching excellence 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, 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 to Dr. Douglas Altshuler at

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2018.

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.