Tenure Track Plant Evolutionary Biologist position, Memorial University

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The Department of Biology seeks a tenure track PLANT EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGIST position (VPA-BIOL-2012-001) at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in Biodiversity or Systematics. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program, and teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including botany and advanced courses in their areas of expertise. Curation of the department’s herbarium in lieu of a full teaching load is an option.

Applicant must possess a Ph.D., and have a strong academic and research background. An application package should include a cover letter with the names and addresses (including email) of three referees, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and list of needed equipment/facilities. The application package should be sent electronically to Ms. Christine Everson (everson@mun.ca) at the Department of Biology, Memorial University. The deadline for receipt of applications is July 3, 2012. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

The Department of Biology (http://www.mun.ca/biology) at Memorial University, Atlantic Canada’s largest research and teaching university, is continuing with its multi-year faculty renewal program. The Department supports one of the largest undergraduate and graduate programs (~ 130 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students) within the University. Members of the Biology Department have access to many outstanding departmental and university research and teaching facilities, such as the University’s Botanical Garden, a DNA sequencing facility, and the Ocean Sciences Centre in St. John’s; the Bonne Bay Marine Station in Gros Morne National Park; and the Harlow Campus outside London (England). The Department has strong partnerships with external agencies including Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service, Canadian Forest Service, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, and Provincial Departments of Natural Resources and Environment & Conservation.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. [Posted 18 June 2012]

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