Assistant/associate professor position in Avian Conservation Biology, McGill University (Canada) ~

13 de febrero de 2014

Assistant/associate professor position in Avian Conservation Biology, McGill University (Canada)

Avian Conservation Biologist
The Department of Natural Resource Sciences of McGill University invites applications for an assistant/associate professor position in Avian Conservation Biology. The successful candidate will conduct research with a focus on birds, ideally at the interface of conservation biology, human-wildlife relationships, and environmental policy. Research areas of interest include the ecology of avian species-at-risk, population and habitat dynamics in relation to environmental and climate change, and avian vectors of human disease. Research that includes policy dimensions and has a geographical focus on urban-periurban areas or the North is desirable.
The successful applicant will hold a PhD degree in an appropriate discipline and will have post-doctoral experience and a record of publication in high-quality scholarly journals. The position will require the development of a strong externally-funded research program involving the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. It will involve teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as service to the university and scholarly communities. Collaboration in research and teaching is encouraged with others in the Department, Faculty and University as well as in research networks such as the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science and the Centre d’études de la forêt.
The Department of Natural Resource Sciences is a community of researchers in wildlife and fisheries biology, forest and landscape ecology, entomology, microbiology, soil science, ecotoxicology, economics and natural resource policy. The position will be a key component of the research and graduate teaching in wildlife biology and will complement our current strengths in mammalian, fish and landscape ecology. We are committed to excellent teaching in several environmentally-oriented undergraduate majors and specializations offered through the Faculty and the McGill School of Environment.
McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is located on the Macdonald Campus, 30 km from the city of Montreal. The Campus comprises 650 hectares of farm and forested lands, commercial and research animal facilities, experimental field stations and state-of-the-art student learning facilities. Additional information concerning McGill and its Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences can be found on their respective web sites (,
McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Applicants should submit, by March 1 2014, their curriculum vitae, statements of their research and teaching philosophies and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three professional references, who can evaluate their candidacy, directly to:
Dr. Murray Humphries, Search Committee Chair
Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
McGill University, Macdonald Campus
21,111 Lakeshore Road
Ste Anne de Bellevue, Quebec
Canada H9X 3V9

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