Associate or Full Professor and Chair of Integrative Biology (Open to Internal Applicants)

University of Guelph

Canada

February 10, 2022

Description

Faculty Positions Position Title / Rank: Associate or Full Professor and Chair in

Integrative Biology

College: College of Biological Science Department: Integrative Biology Date Posted: January 11, 2022 Deadline: February 10, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found Please reference AD # 22-02 Position Description:

The College of Biological Science invites applications from within the College for the position of Chair, Department of Integrative Biology. As Chair, you will guide/lead a department of nearly 800 undergraduate students, nearly 150 graduate students, 37 faculty members, and 14 departmental staff. The department is responsible for highly successful majors in: Biodiversity, Ecology, Marine and Freshwater Biology, Wildlife Biology and Conservation, and Zoology. The department also contributes extensively to the Biological Science major and a wide range of programs across campus and is set to participate in the One Health program. The Department also has excellent, vibrant research and graduate programs at the MSc and PhD levels, and is developing a course- based Master's program in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Welfare, a doctoral program in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and is involved in interdepartmental programs. The department has oversight of specialized research and educational facilities such as the Hagen Aqualab, the Phytotron, and Wild Ontario.

The Chair is responsible for the strategic leadership and efficient and inclusive collegial operation of the Department. They will provide leadership for initiatives identified by the faculty members and support individuals in the fulfillment of their assigned responsibilities. The Chair also supports the implementation of College initiatives and programs, within the department. The Chair, through consultation with members of the Department, is responsible for enhancing academic programs, increasing contributions to knowledge and promoting the Department externally. The appointment will be for a five-year term, with a possibility of renewal for another five years.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD and a tenured faculty position, will have demonstrated success in teaching and research, and will be committed to advancing the Department's academic and research enterprises. They will provide leadership and work for the success of the Department using an effective and consultative management style and uphold the Department's high standards for excellence. They will have a record of effective involvement in service and decision-making within the University. Effective organizational and staff management skills are important qualities. The Chair is part of the College's senior management team, along with the Chairs of the other departments, the Associate Deans, and others. The Chair will work closely with the Dean and Associate Deans in advancing strategic priorities of the College and University. Additional information can be found in the associated position profile. All qualified candidates from within the College of Biological Science are encouraged to apply.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Applications should be submitted electronically to the Dean, CBS to arrive by noon February 10, 2022. Applications should include: (1) a detailed curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of your views on the Department's teaching and research strengths and challenges (up to 2 pages); (3) a cover letter indicating how the applicant meets some or all of the criteria in the position profile (up to 2 pages); the names of three referees; and a statement of interest in the position.

Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Mazyar Fallah

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Established in 1964, the University of Guelph is a mid-sized comprehensive university offering a broad range of academic options - more than 85 majors - allowing students great flexibility. U of G welcomes over 1,400 international students from over 100...