Faculty Position in Marine Eukaryotic Microbial Ecology at UBC

The Departments of Botany and Zoology at the University of British Columbia invite applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Marine Eukaryotic Microbial Ecology. This is a tenure track position, with initial appointment to be made at the Assistant Professor level, beginning no earlier than July 1, 2012. We seek an outstanding applicant whose research program examines the ecological functions of marine microbial eukaryotes (e.g., protists, protozoa, algae) in the context of their natural environment. The program should address fundamental ecological questions and include a strong field component.

Applicants must have a PhD and preferably postdoctoral research experience. The successful applicant will be a member of the UBC Centre for Microbial Diversity and Evolution (http://www.cmde.science.ubc.ca) and will also be considered for appointment as a Scholar in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research program in Integrated Microbial Biodiversity (http://www.cifar.ca/integrated-microbial-biodiversity).

Responsibilities of the position 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 departments, university, and academic/scientific community.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching accomplishments and/or interests, and up to four publications to Dr. Brian Leander at ecologysearch@zoology.ubc.ca. Letters of support from three referees should be sent to ecologyreferences@zoology.ubc.ca. Applications should be submitted on or before November 27, 2011.

Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality. The position is subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. More information about the CRC program can be found athttp://www.chairs.gc.ca.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.