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Tenure Track Position in Environmental Science - Conservation Ecologist

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University

The School of Science and the Environment at Grenfell Campus - Corner Brook, NL (MUN), invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Conservation Ecology with a focus on animal organismal biology. This position to commence August 1, 2023.

The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in conservation biology or ecology, zoology, environmental science, or a related field. Duties will include teaching a range of courses, supervising student research, and undertaking an active, externally funded research program.

An interdisciplinary research background in conservation science, with an integral field work component, is desirable. Experience with collaborative research involving external partners is further an asset. For example, research capacity within the Environmental Science Program (ENVS) unit has been enhanced by collaborations with researchers in Gros Morne National Park, the Canadian Forest Service, and the Province. As well, opportunities exist in association with Grenfell’s Boreal Ecosystem Research Facility and the Bonne Bay Aquarium and Research Station.

Demonstrated dedication to high quality undergraduate teaching is a priority for this position. Previous teaching experience and/or engagement in teaching-related professional development would be a significant asset. Teaching responsibilities have an undergraduate focus and would include some combination of introductory courses (e.g. BIOL 1001 and 1002), ecology and organismal biology (BIOL 2600 Principles of Ecology, BIOL 2122 Biology of Invertebrates or BIOL 2210 Biology of Vertebrates), senior courses emphasizing conservation perspectives on environmental science (e.g. ENVS 3131 Impacted Terrestrial Ecosystems, ENVS 4133 Conservation Biology) and other courses existing or newly developed in support of the Environmental Science program. Members of the ENVS program also contribute to courses such as ENVS 2000 (Sampling Methods in Environmental Science), ENVS 4000 (Environmental Science Seminar) and ENVS 4950 (Research Project in Environmental Science), and supervise senior undergraduate students in Honors research (ENVS 4951/4959). Additionally, opportunities exist to supervise graduate students in Grenfell’s MUN degrees in Boreal Ecosystems and Agricultural Sciences; Applied Geomatics; Transdisciplinary Sustainability; and with access to other MSc and PhD programs available through the St. John’s Campus of Memorial University.

Candidates should forward an electronic application indicating the position to which the application is being made in the subject line with the reference number below. Applications should include (a) curriculum vitae; (b) a brief (maximum 8 pages) teaching dossier demonstrating teaching approaches and effectiveness;
(c) a research proposal in the style of an NSERC Discovery Grant (i.e., 5 pages maximum); and (d) the names and complete contact information of three referees. All applications should be forwarded via email to:

Dr. Morteza Haghiri, Interim Dean,
School of Science and the Environment,
Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland,
Corner Brook, Newfoundland
Email: ssedean@grenfell.mun.ca;

The deadline to receive applications is 19-FEB 2023 Reference: VPG-GRSC-2023-002

For more information about Memorial, please visit: www.mun.ca /or www.grenfell.mun.ca