Tenure-track appointment: Thelma Finlayson Chair in Biological Control

Simon Fraser University

On the intersection of modern schooling, cutting-edge analysis, and group engagement lies Simon Fraser College (SFU), Canada’s top-ranked complete college. With three campuses positioned in stunning British Columbia’s largest municipalities – Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey – our college students, school and employees are privileged to reside and work on the standard unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen Peoples. Constantly ranked as one in every of Canada’s high employers, SFU’s excellence as an engaged college is derived from our shared commitments to range, fairness and inclusion.

The Alternative

The Division of Organic Sciences (BISC) invitations functions for a tenure monitor school place on the rank of Assistant Professor in Organic Management and/or Pest Administration to begin September 2024, or a mutually agreed-upon date. The profitable candidate would maintain the Thelma Finlayson Endowed Chair in Organic Management.

Desired analysis space

We search to rent an early-career researcher pursuing basic analysis on the speculation and/or utility of organic management in pure or managed programs. Appropriate areas of analysis would possibly embrace evolutionary, ecological, genetic and/or physiological approaches to host-natural enemy interactions in forest, agricultural, horticultural, city or pure ecosystems. The applicant’s analysis ought to complement current strengths within the Division (https://www.sfu.ca/biology.html). Appointment might be made on the Assistant Professor stage and the profitable candidate will pursue a vigorous, externally funded analysis program that features the coaching of graduate college students. The brand new rent might be anticipated to contribute to improvement and instructing of programs in pest administration and different core undergraduate and graduate programs in BISC’s program. We encourage functions from researchers who will contribute to the Division’s efforts in supporting fairness, range and inclusion.

The core duties of an Assistant Professor in BISC are as follows:

• Analysis: Develop an extramurally funded analysis program dedicated to advancing the sector of pest administration, organic management and organismal biology, together with supervising and mentoring graduate college students and extremely certified personnel in analysis coaching, and disseminating discoveries by means of peer-reviewed publications, convention shows, and different boards applicable to the self-discipline.
• Educating: Train undergraduate and graduate programs within the areas of pest administration, organic management, and organismal biology, together with contributions to core, large-enrollment lower-division programs, and curriculum and program improvement.
• Service: Carry out service to the Division and the College, equivalent to serving on committees and taking part in departmental initiatives.

The standard workload distribution for tenure-track assistant professors at SFU is 40% analysis, 40% instructing, and 20% service.

In finishing up these duties, the profitable candidate will advance BISC’s targets to foster fairness, range, and inclusion by working to get rid of the obstacles that impede the power of division members from traditionally underrepresented and marginalized populations to attain their full potential. The profitable candidate will foster a constructive and inclusive working atmosphere by means of respectful interactions with all school, employees, and college students.

The obligations, phrases and circumstances of employment of analysis school are listed within the SFU-SFUFA Collective Settlement.

About BISC

The Division of Organic Sciences (BISC) was established at SFU in 1965, making it one of many youthful Biology Departments in Canada. BISC stays a broad-based Biology Division with analysis pursuits of school starting from cell and molecular biology, by means of organismal biology and physiology, to ecology, evolutionary biology and conservation. We presently comprise 34 analysis school and 9 instructing school, with ~650 Undergraduate majors and ~100 Graduate college students. The Division has a variety of analysis teams in behavioural ecology (eBERG), utilized biology (together with two utilized Masters packages: Pest Administration, Environmental Toxicology), cell biology (Centre for Cell Biology, Improvement and Illness – C2D2), aquatic conservation (Earth2Ocean), avian ecology and conservation (the Centre for Wildlife Ecology – CWE), and evolutionary biology (Crawford Lab of Evolutionary Research).

The Profitable Candidate

Strengths that might be an asset to a profitable candidate embrace:

• Maintain a PhD in pest administration, organic management, insect biology or a related self-discipline.
• Have demonstrated excellence in analysis in pest administration and/or organic management. Standards for evaluation of excellence may embrace:
o intensive expertise conducting scientific research within the specified analysis space,
o high-quality scientific publications in main peer-reviewed journals of the sector,
o awards and/or secured exterior funding (e.g., scholarships),
o talks at conferences or departmental seminars,
o collaborations with different researchers of their area of examine.
• Articulate a compelling imaginative and prescient for a analysis program that addresses questions of basic significance to the sector and has clear potential to draw top-quality trainees, extramural funding, new scientific collaborations, and uptake by data customers.
• Contribute to re-focussing and improvement of BISC’s Pest Administration Masters program.
• Reveal deep and broad data of the sector of pest administration and/or organic management for engaged instructing of undergraduate and graduate programs in these areas.
• Present clear potential for excellence as a mentor of graduate college students and analysis trainees, particularly these from equity-deserving teams.
• Present robust potential for efficient data translation and group engagement (e.g., with provincial, nationwide and worldwide Pest Administration organisations).
• Reveal excellent interpersonal and communication abilities (oral and written, in English). These abilities embrace, however should not restricted to, robust listening abilities, valuing and respecting various views, and a collaborative disposition.
• Present proof of previous contributions to enhancing fairness, range, and inclusion inside analysis, service, and instructing, understanding of inclusive instructing and mentoring, and the way the candidate would meet the wants of fairness deserving college students.
• Present robust potential to be an engaged tutorial citizen, partially by demonstrating a file of volunteerism and participation in service actions, equivalent to committee work, outreach initiatives, and so on.
• Reveal willingness to tackle new roles with unfamiliar duties and, in performing these roles, reveal curiosity, adaptability, and initiative by doing analysis, asking questions, being receptive to mentoring, and looking for constructive suggestions.

The next {qualifications} are thought of property:
• Postdoctoral analysis expertise.
• Expertise conducting analysis in various environments or from completely different views.
• Demonstrated expertise in growing range of their earlier institutional atmosphere(s) and in curricula.
• Management potential, demonstrated by management roles, formal management coaching, or management talents.

How To Apply

Candidates ought to tackle their functions to Dr. Tony D. Williams, Chair of the Search Committee. Casual enquiries about this place may be directed to Tony Williams ([email protected]).
Purposes ought to include a single PDF file inclusive of, and bookmarked for, the next elements:
• A concise cowl letter (most two pages) that addresses the next objects: 1) causes for making use of to the place, and a couple of) a story description highlighting proof that the candidate meets the job {qualifications} and may successfully carry out the listed job duties.
• A whole up-to-date curriculum vitae that lists the candidate’s schooling and employment historical past, publications and convention shows, funding and awards, pupil supervision, collaborations/partnerships, instructing expertise, and repair actions.
• A analysis assertion (most two pages) that describes the candidate’s analysis expertise, targets, and a five-year plan for his or her analysis program.
• Three examples of peer-reviewed revealed scholarly work.
• A instructing assertion (most one web page) that describes the candidate’s instructing philosophy, instructing expertise, and proof of instructing effectiveness.
• An announcement (most one web page) describing previous or potential contributions to enhancing fairness, range, and inclusion inside analysis, service, and instructing. As regards to the latter element, candidates ought to focus on their expertise with, and/or understanding of, inclusive instructing and mentoring, and the way the candidate would meet the wants of fairness deserving college students.
• The names, titles, and electronic mail addresses of three referees who’re certified to evaluate the candidate’s analysis, service and, if doable, instructing capabilities. Referees might be contacted by SFU for candidates advancing to the later phases of the choice course of.
• Please point out your authorized standing to work in Canada.

All utility supplies ought to be submitted as a single pdf through a web based utility type:

Full consideration might be given to functions obtained by November 10, 2023. Purposes obtained after this deadline could also be reviewed if the place continues to be open.

SFU acknowledges that different profession paths and/or profession interruptions (e.g., parental depart, depart attributable to sickness) can influence analysis achievements and commits to making sure that leaves are taken into cautious consideration. Candidates are inspired so as to add as much as half a web page to their cowl letter to spotlight how different paths and/or interruptions have impacted them. SFU additionally acknowledges the worth of mentoring and analysis coaching, outreach, skilled service, and nontraditional areas of analysis and/or analysis outputs.

In line with SFU’s strategic imaginative and prescient which pledges to foster a tradition of inclusion and mutual respect and to have fun range amongst school, SFU is dedicated to making sure that no particular person is denied entry to employment alternatives for causes unrelated to means or {qualifications}. SFU is devoted to constructing a various school by advancing the pursuits of underrepresented teams, together with girls, Indigenous peoples, individuals with disabilities, seen minorities, and other people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We strongly encourage people from these teams to use.

SFU gives a number of advantages and companies aimed toward making a extra inclusive and accessible campus group for school; please see the College Relations, Advantages and Service web page for extra particulars. SFU can also be dedicated to making sure that the appliance course of is accessible to all candidates. If you happen to require lodging or have questions on SFU advantages, companies, lodging insurance policies, or fairness concerns, please contact the Specialist, Fairness, Range and Inclusion in College Relations.

All certified candidates are inspired to use; nevertheless, Canadian residents and everlasting residents might be given precedence. Below the authority of the College Act, private data that’s required by the College for tutorial appointment competitions might be collected. For additional particulars see the Assortment Discover.

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