Department of Integrative Biology Set to Hire Five New Faculty Positions

Posted on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

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The Department of Integrative Biology has its eye on the future as it seeks to recruit five outstanding scholars for a series of new faculty positions. This group of hires will bolster existing strengths and support the launch of exciting new programs and initiatives.

In addition to recruiting tenure-track faculty in core areas including plant ecology or evolution and comparative physiology, the Department will be hiring an aquatic ecologist to work in collaboration with the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission in support of a new Centre for Ecosystem Management. A new faculty member is also being recruited in support of an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in One Health, which complements research and graduate initiatives in this area across campus. Finally, a contractually limited position is being created to support a new course-based graduate program in Wildlife Biology.

“This is a very exciting time for the Department,” says Department Chair Dr. Ryan Gregory. “We are not only reinforcing our core strengths in research and teaching, but also expanding into new areas that complement and build upon those strengths.”

Promoting a group of hires also supports the Department’s goals in equity, diversity, and inclusion as this can enable academic partners to apply together. The Department’s commitment is reflected in the guidelines on faculty hiring that were authored by the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and Mental Health and Wellness Committee, which will be used at all steps in the current search process.

The Department of Integrative Biology is housed within the College of Biological Science (CBS) at the University of Guelph. CBS is made up of three departments and one institute, with an overarching mission to expand the understanding of life, from DNA to cells to complex ecosystems. The college boasts a dynamic community of students, staff and faculty who make CBS an exceptional place to learn, work and explore the life sciences.

“New faculty members provide new opportunities in our academic and research programs,” says Dean, Maz Fallah. “We’re looking forward to meeting our new colleagues!”

The Department is recruiting the following positions:

Assistant Professor in Plant Ecology or Plant Evolution: The successful candidate of this tenure-track position will pursue mechanistic, hypothesis-driven research in plant biology and may employ any number of research approaches, ranging from comparative to experimental studies in natural or human-managed field environments and in controlled-environment or lab settings. 

Assistant Professor in Comparative Animal Physiology: The successful candidate of this tenure-track position may employ any number of approaches for research on animals, ranging from theoretical to experimental and be field or lab-based.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Aquatic Ecosystems and Global Change: The successful candidate of this tenure-track position is expected to develop significant capacity for quantitative analysis of aquatic ecosystem processes at broad spatial and temporal scales using cutting edge analytical and/or empirical approaches involving computer simulation modeling, remote sensing, and/or field mensuration.

Assistant Professor in One Health: This position relates to the development of a new interdisciplinary undergraduate program in the One Health Institute that will be led by the College of Biological Science. One Health embodies an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to understanding, managing, and mitigating health challenges and promoting states of health at local, regional, and global scales, and rests on three equally important pillars: human health, non-human animal and plant health, and environment and ecosystem health.

Assistant Professor in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Wildlife Welfare: This 3-year contractually limited position will focus in the area of wildlife rehabilitation, wild (free-living) animal health and welfare, and conservation biology, and will focus on the creation of a new course-based graduate program in wildlife biology.

These postings will be open until June 1, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found. For a complete outline on the application details, visit the Faculty/Librarian/Veterinarian Positions website.

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