1 de febrero de 2010


The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) seeks to engage the highest level of human resources to ensure the effective development in all its domains of activity, and to ensure the renewal of its professorial corps.

The department of biological sciences is seeking a terrestrial ecologist to fulfil a Professor position (tenure-track). The position is associated with the newly-created NSERC–Hydro-Québec Industrial Research Chair in control of tree growth (Held by Dr. Christian Messier). The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program that will complement and expand the Chair’s research scope, and broaden the existing expertise and interactions within the Department.

The successful candidate will join one of the top forest ecology groups in Canada, Centre of Forest Research (CFR-UQAM) within a dynamic department that also includes research groups in aquatic ecology, evolutionary ecology and behavioural ecology. The incumbent is expected to interact closely with members of the CFR-UQAM, but also with the other research groups in ecology at UQÀM.

The new faculty member is expected to teach undergraduate courses using the highly innovative problem-based learning program in some of the following domains: general ecology and terrestrial ecology, functional ecology and ecophysiology, urban forestry, modeling and statistics. All courses are taught in French. The incumbent will be allowed a training period for acquiring skills in French, but competency in French is a requisite for tenure.


  • Teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Research in the area of tree functional ecology
  • Services to the community


  • Ph.D in the discipline or related field
  • Postdoctoral experiences
  • Strong publication record and research expertise in the following areas :
  • Preferably in tree growth and functional development, especially in urban and peri-urban areas. Knowledge in modeling, biomechanics and ecophysiology of trees, and in urban and peri-urban forestry are also sought.
    • Consideration given to expertise in forest ecology including tree autoecology studies and the coupling of physical environment with tree growth biology and forest stands.
  • Research orientation conforming to the development plan of the department
  • Demonstrated abilities in research, able to undertake an independent and strong research program
  • Strong teaching skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written French or the desire to rapidly acquire these skills

START DATE: JULY 1st, 2010

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: According to the current collective agreement UQAM-SPUQ

UQÀM subscribes to a program of employment equity for women, visible minorities, native peoples and disabled persons. All qualified persons are encouraged to submit applications, but priority will be given to Canadians and to permanent residents.

Those interested are asked to send an application by mail or email that should include a detailed, dated and signed curriculum vitae, reprints of publication, and three letters of reference (sent directly by signatory) BEFORE March 22, 2010, 17 h to:

Monsieur Yves Prairie, directeur
Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en limnologie et en environnement aquatique (GRIL)
Département des sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
C.P. 8888, Succursale Centre-Ville
Montréal, Québec, H3C 3P8
Phone: (514) 987-3000, poste 3244
Fax: (514) 987-4647
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