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Assistant Professor in Plant/Tree Physiology/Ecophysiology

University of Alberta - Department of Renewable Resources
Edmonton, Alberta
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Jan 14, 2024

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Physiological ecology
Job Type
Faculty, Assistant Professor
Organization Type

The Department of Renewable Resources ( in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta is inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Plant/Tree Physiology/Ecophysiology. This is a full-time, tenure-track academic appointment.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative fundamental and applied research program, focusing on plant/tree physiological responses to climate extremes and climate change, abiotic and biotic stressors, silvicultural treatments, land degradation, and/or other environmental stress factors over a range of ecosystem scales. The successful candidate is expected to build a nationally competitive research program supported by extramural grants. The candidate will have the freedom to explore research questions and initiate projects aligned with their expertise and interests. Teaching responsibilities typically include teaching two undergraduate courses related to plant structure and function and/or plant ecophysiology. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to develop a graduate-level course in ecophysiology that can be taught to undergraduate students as well. Other responsibilities will include recruiting and mentoring graduate students, serving the College of Natural and Applied Sciences and the university as a whole, and engaging with private and government stakeholders.

How to Apply

See advertisement on the UofA Careers Page to submit via the UofA portal

Candidates should submit to the online portal the following documents as one PDF document:

A cover letter (single page); Curriculum vitae A statement of research interest (max two pages); A statement outlining the proposed program of research (max two pages); A statement of teaching philosophy (single page); A teaching dossier with evaluations of teaching performance (max two pages); Three sample publications; The names and contact information of three references; A statement on how the candidate intends to incorporate Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity (EDI) principles into their plans for teaching, research, and service (max two pages).

Letters of reference will be requested from applicants selected for interviews.

Review of applications will begin on or shortly after January 15, 2024. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.



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