Assistant Professor – Ecosystem Ecology – Job # 1501024

Job Description

The Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Ecosystem Ecology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position start date is July 1, 2016.

We are searching for an outstanding candidate whose research focuses on ecosystem ecology, with strong links to organismal (particularly, animal) biology. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, aquatic ecology, urban ecology, arctic ecology, and the ecology of other extreme or rapidly changing environments. The UTM and its affiliated institutions offer a stimulating and supportive environment with a variety of facilities and a highly interactive community of researchers. We seek applications from individuals whose research program would complement existing departmental research strengths, which include the study of freshwater ecology, predator – prey interactions, landscape ecology, ecological interactions between plants and enemies, and plant ecosystems ecology. Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration within the Department of Biology, with other departments at UTM (e.g., Geography and Mathematical and Computational Sciences), as well as with faculty at the St. George and Scarborough campuses of the University of Toronto.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology or related field (e.g., Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Geology, etc.), post-doctoral experience, an outstanding academic record, demonstrated research excellence, ability to recruit and supervise graduate students, and excellence in teaching. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the high quality teaching in our programs. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointee will be located in the Department of Biology (, University of Toronto Mississauga, and will also be a member of the tri-campus graduate Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (
All qualified applicants are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, a statement on teaching philosophy and experience, and three representative publications. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files in the following format:

  • 1) Letter, CV and research and teaching statements
  • 2) Publications

Applicants should arrange for three signed letters of reference from individuals familiar with the candidate’s research and teaching to be sent directly to: Dr. Angela B. Lange, Chair, Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga, by email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to: [email protected].
If you have any questions regarding this position please contact Prof. Angela Lange at [email protected].
Closing date for submissions is November 1, 2015.
For more information on the Department of Biology please visit our webpage at Information on the graduate unit can be found at
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.