The Department of Biology, Queen’s University, is searching for an outstanding researcher for a new Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in neuroethology. We are looking for a biologist who uses comparative physiological approaches to understand the neural basis of behaviour in vertebrate (non-human) or invertebrate systems. Applicants should value interdisciplinary research and welcome interactions with colleagues from different biological fields. The department has strengths in molecular/cell biology, evolutionary genetics, animal and plant physiology and ecology, conservation biology and paleolimnology (see departmental website for complete listing). The Queen’s University Strategic Research Plan identifies areas of emphasis at the university and can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/vpr/SRP/SRPMay2012Final.pdf.
The Canada Research Chair program was established by the Canadian Federal Government with the purpose of attracting outstanding researchers to the Canadian university system. The program’s Terms of Reference for qualifications are online at www.chairs.gc.ca. The Canada Research Chairs program expects Tier 2 nominees: to be within 10 years of receiving their PhD; to be excellent emerging researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity; to have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years; to be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality; and, as a chairholder, to have the potential to attract excellent trainees, students and future researchers. Appointment to this Canada Research Chair position is subject to review and final approval by the Canada Research Chair Secretariat.
The successful applicant’s program is expected to include lab based research and a research component at the Queen’s University Biological Station (http://queensu.ca/qubs/), an excellent field research facility on the shores of Lake Opinicon, about 50 km north of our main campus (www.queensu.ca). QUBS comprises about 2800 hectares (7000 acres) of woodland, field and freshwater habitats with a rich diversity of animal and plant life.
This is a tenured or tenure-track position available at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience. The primary criterion for hiring will be excellence in research and teaching or teaching potential. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded program of research and graduate training, and also contribute to undergraduate teaching in comparative animal physiology in both lectures and labs.
Review of applications will begin September 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled; expected date of appointment is July 01, 2014.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however Canada citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University. http://www.queensu.ca/provost/faculty/facultyrelations/qufa/collectiveagreement.html
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Send your application by email (email@example.com), FAX (613 533 6617) or mail (Head, Department of Biology, Queen’s University, 116 Barrie St, Kingston, ON, Canada, K7L3N6). Your application should include a full curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests; a statement of teaching interests; a teaching portfolio; and three samples of the candidate's published work.
The Department of Biology at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in co-teaching two courses: Animal Physiology (BIOL 339) and Experimental Approaches to Animal Physiology (BIOL401). BIOL339 is an on-campus, lecture-based course with an expected enrolment of ~180 students. BIOL401 is on-campus, lab-based course with an expected enrolment of ~32 students. Candidates should preferably have a Ph.D. and teaching experience at the University level in Biology. This is a fall term appointment for the period September 1, 2013 to December 30, 2013. The successful candidate will teach lectures focused on neurobiology as part of BIOL339, and help develop and oversee lab-exercises oriented around nerve and muscle biology for BIOL401. The collected responsibilities in these two courses total to 12 weeks of teaching and the associated marking.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/provost/faculty/facultyrelations/qufa/collectiveagreement.html. A candidate qualified to teach may be considered for appointment to a Term Adjunct position as defined by the Collective Agreement for All Faculty, Librarians and Archivist between QUFA and Queen’s University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. If a graduate student is teaching a course in a different discipline than they are registered, then they would be eligible for appointment as a Term Adjunct.
Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc. Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent directly to:
Dr. R. Meldrum Robertson, Head
Department of Biology
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6
Applications will be received until May 31, 2013. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Additional information about the Department of Biology can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/biology.
BIOL-339/3.0 Animal Physiology Focus is placed on adaptive physiology and integrative function (nervous and hormonal, movement, excretion, circulation and digestion) with examples selected from various phylogenetic levels as appropriate. PREREQUISITES BIOL 202 and BIOL 205.
BIOL 401/3.0 Experimental Approaches to Animal Physiology Laboratory-based course emphasizing experimental approaches to understanding the principles of animal physiology covered in BIOL 339/3.0. COREQUISITE BIOL 339/3.0.
Posted: May 2, 2013