The Biodiversity Research Centre at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for a President’s Excellence Chair in Biodiversity Studies. We welcome applications from diverse candidates working in any area of biodiversity research, and on any organisms or ecosystems. Candidates are expected to have an innovative and integrative research program that would extend and complement existing faculty strengths in conservation biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, microbial evolution, physiology, and systematics. We are especially interested in candi-dates with a track record of effective societal engagement. The appointment is expected to be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, according to the qualifications of the candidate. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience, and an outstanding research program, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level. UBC is close to marine, freshwater, temperate rainforest, grassland, alpine and boreal habitats.
On-campus facilities include greenhouses, aquatic facilities, the UBC Farm and Botanical Garden, and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.
The appointment will begin no earlier than July 1, 2018.
The successful applicant will join the Biodiversity Research Centre, which provides exceptional opportunities to interact with an outstanding and collegial research community, develop strengths in research and graduate teaching, study and contribute to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s collections (http://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/), and participate in the Muse-um’s outreach efforts. The Chairholder also will become a member of the academic Department(s) and Faculty most closely associated with their research interests.
For more information on the President's Excellence Chairs at UBC please visit: ubc.ca/excellence