University of British Columbia, Department of Zoology

Position ID:UBC-Department of Zoology-AP [#22493]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Biology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Biology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/08/26, finished 2023/06/03)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Zoology at The University of British Columbia invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Evolutionary Biology. This is a tenure track position, with initial appointment to be made at the Assistant Professor level, beginning no earlier than July 1, 2023. We seek a visionary applicant with an innovative research program to address fundamental aspects of evolution.

The position requires a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience, and a strong record of research publications with demonstrated influence and creativity. Responsibilities 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 department, university, and academic/scientific community.

The successful applicant will become a member of the Department of Zoology ( and a member of the Biodiversity Research Centre (BRC, The Department of Zoology includes nearly 50 principal investigators and promotes integrative research in biology. Its faculty and students pursue cutting edge questions in Evolution, Ecology, Comparative Animal Physiology and Biomechanics, and Cell and Developmental Biology. Study systems range from molecules to ecosystems. The Biodiversity Centre is a world-class, highly interactive institute, comprising nearly 100 labs pursuing ground breaking research in evolution, ecology and conservation. The BRC is associated with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, which houses over 2 million biological specimens. Evolutionary research in the BRC addresses questions across multiple levels of organization, using genomic, phylogenetic, and whole-organism approaches, both empirical and theoretical. 

 Applicants should submit: 
1. Cover letter (up to 2 pages) that outlines: 
 ○ Your research vision and accomplishments
 ○ How your expertise, scholarship and planned research will integrate with the Department of Zoology and the BRC.
 ○ How you have displayed leadership through existing or proposed research, teaching, service, community engagement, outreach, contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, or other relevant activities. 
2. Curriculum vitae. 
3. Statement (up to 2 pages) describing your current and proposed research program. 
4. Statement (up to 1 page) of teaching interests and accomplishments, and a brief description of those core and specialist topics that you would be excited to teach. 
5. Statement (up to 1 page) identifying your past contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, along with your ability to work with a culturally diverse student body (giving specific examples where possible), as well as your philosophy of and potential future contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion. 
6. Up to 3 representative publications. 
7. Names and contact information for 3 referees. 
Applications must be addressed to Dr. Judith Mank and submitted on Academic Jobs Online: Deadline for applications is October 17th, 2022.

The UBC Vancouver campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. UBC is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. UBC embraces innovation and challenges to the status quo. UBC is dedicated to ensuring that diversity, equity and inclusion are embedded throughout the university’s academic and work life, recognizing that significant work remains to be accomplished. For example, UBC's vision is to be a world leader in the implementation of Indigenous people's human rights and is guided in a mission of reconciliation as articulated and called for by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. It is firmly committed to recruiting Indigenous faculty, students, and staff as outlined in its Indigenous Strategic Plan. As one of the world's leading universities, UBC creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada, and the world.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. In assessing applications, UBC recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority, and members of historically marginalized groups will be given special consideration.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
4200-6270 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4