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Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science

Job ID: 20044

Updated: February 7, 2020

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, at the University of Calgary invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the area of Evolutionary and Comparative Animal Biomechanics. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2020.

We seek a candidate studying animal biomechanics, in an explicitly evolutionary comparative context. We seek a broadly trained person who will complement existing strengths in animal physiology, development, comparative anatomy and paleobiology.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in biomechanics or other appropriate field, with research interests in the area of Evolutionary and Comparative Animal Biomechanics, and have at least one year of postdoctoral experience. Applicants must have a record of research scholarly output demonstrating the potential to attract and sustain external funding. Teaching experience in vertebrate biology/anatomy, and a demonstrated commitment to high quality teaching as evidenced by teaching accomplishments and accolades, teaching evaluations, and other lines of evidence, are also required.

The successful applicant will be expected to conduct innovative research and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. The successful candidate will be expected to teach vertebrate biology/anatomy and other courses in their area of expertise. The candidate will also have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level and to graduate student training and supervision.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via the 'Apply Now' link. Applicants should submit a single pdf including curriculum vitae, statements of research interests, teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references.

Questions may be addressed to:

Dr. Douglas Storey, Head, Department of Biological Sciences
University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Fax: (403) 289-9311

Application deadline is March 18, 2020.

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary is committed to High impact research and teaching and to creating an innovative, student-centered learning environment. Information about the Department and its programs can be found at

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

About the University of Calgary
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