Department of Biology: Assistant Professor in Food Web Ecology

The University of New Brunswick, Department of Biology (Fredericton) invites applications for a tenure track position in Food Web Ecology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates taking stable-isotope approaches to questions in food web structure, trophic ecology, ecosystem dynamics, movement ecology, or other areas of the discipline. The Department houses the Stable Isotopes in Nature Lab ( and the successful candidate will take a leadership role as Scientific Director of the facility. We welcome applications from candidates who can build research collaborations within and outside the Department. Potential opportunities for collaboration in Fredericton include UNB’s Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, the Canadian Rivers Institute, the Canadian Forest Service’s Atlantic Forestry Centre, Agriculture and Agrifoods Canada’s Fredericton Research and Development Centre, and Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Watershed Hydrology and Ecology Research Division. Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and other agencies also have research activity in the region.

The successful candidate will teach a course in food web ecology and perform other teaching duties as appropriate to departmental needs and the candidate’s expertise.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and a have a minimum of 1 year postdoctoral (or equivalent) experience. Candidates should demonstrate a record of, or potential for, excellence in both teaching and research.

The position will begin July 1, 2020 or as negotiated.

Applicants should submit a single PDF containing all application materials. Please include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, research and teaching statements, copies of 3 of your most significant publications in the field (each with a 300-word-maximum explanation of the applicant’s contribution to the work and why it is significant), and names and contact information for three referees willing to provide letters of reference. Send applications by email to: Dr. Dion Durnford, Chair c/o Jenn Meade at [email protected] indicating “Food Web Ecology” in the subject line. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof-of-credentials, including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The deadline for applications is February 29, 2020.

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.