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Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Biology

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The Department of Zoology at The University of British Columbia invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Evolutionary Biology. This is a tenure track position, with initial appointment to be made at the Assistant Professor level, beginning no earlier than July 1, 2023. We seek a visionary applicant with an innovative research program to address fundamental aspects of evolution.

The position requires a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience, and a strong record of research publications with demonstrated influence and creativity. Responsibilities include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate students, and participating on service committees for the department, university, and academic/scientific community.

The successful applicant will become a member of the Department of Zoology ( and a member of the Biodiversity Research Centre (BRC, The Department of Zoology includes nearly 50 principal investigators and promotes integrative research in biology. Its faculty and students pursue cutting edge questions in Evolution, Ecology, Comparative Animal Physiology and Biomechanics, and Cell and Developmental Biology. Study systems range from molecules to ecosystems. The Biodiversity Centre is a world-class, highly interactive institute, comprising nearly 100 labs pursuing ground breaking research in evolution, ecology and conservation. The BRC is associated with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, which houses over 2 million biological specimens. Evolutionary research in the BRC addresses questions across multiple levels of organization, using genomic, phylogenetic, and whole-organism approaches, both empirical and theoretical.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 17/10/2022

Applicants should submit:
1. Cover letter (up to 2 pages) that outlines:
○ Your research vision and accomplishments
○ How your expertise, scholarship and planned research will integrate with the Department of Zoology and the BRC.
○ How you have displayed leadership through existing or proposed research, teaching, service, community engagement, outreach, contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, or other relevant activities.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Statement (up to 2 pages) describing your current and proposed research program.
4. Statement (up to 1 page) of teaching interests and accomplishments, and a brief description of those core and specialist topics that you would be excited to teach.
5. Statement (up to 1 page) identifying your past contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, along with your ability to work with a culturally diverse student body (giving specific examples where possible), as well as your philosophy of and potential future contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion.
6. Up to 3 representative publications.
7. Names and contact information for 3 referees.

Applications must be addressed to Dr. Judith Mank and submitted on Academic Jobs Online:
Deadline for applications is October 17th, 2022.