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Two Assistant Professorships in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto ( invites applications for two tenure-stream appointments in ecology and evolution. These appointments will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.  The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution with over 60 faculty members specializing in ecology and evolution.

We seek candidates who conduct conceptually driven research in ecology and evolution, especially those with research programs in disease and/or theory. We seek applications from candidates whose research program complements the research programs of the highly collaborative faculty currently in the department.

The successful applicants must have a PhD in a related field by July 1, 2018 or soon thereafter, with a record of sustained publications in top-ranked, field-relevant journals.  The appointees will be expected to build an active, externally funded and internationally recognized research program. The successful candidates will also demonstrate excellence in teaching and contributions to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students

Postdoctoral Scientist Ecology, Bradenburg, University of Technology Cottbus – Seftenberg, Germany (Reference: 56/17)

The Department of Ecology (Prof. Dr. Klaus Birkhofer) is seeking a postdoctoral scientist in the research area Biodiversity-Ecosystem Function with expertise in one or more taxonomic groups, field ecological methods and statistical analyses. The position is a 5 year full time position, salary according to E 13 TV-L The successful candidate will contribute to existing research fields and education at the department, but is also expected to develop innovative research projects in areas of own expertise. Applications with the usual documents (application letter starting the motivation, CV and certificates) should be sent, preferably by email, to Prof. Dr Klaus Birkhofer (a single pdf file. max 5MB) stating the reference until 19.11.2017. Email:

Further details can be found here.

Two positions for PhD-candidates in Spatial Ecology at Biogeography and geomatics, Department of Physical Geography, Stockholm University

One project focuses on the effects of extreme weather events and land use change on species-rich grassland communities in Sweden, UK and Ireland and the other on plant functional connectivity in the archipelago outside Stockholm. Both projects are combinations of experimental and observational studies of plant community composition. The PhD candidates are expected to carry out inventories of plant communities, design experiments, map and analyse various spatiotemporal datasets of relevant climate, landscape and grazing changes. The PhD positions are financed for five years, which includes 20 % teaching.

Last date for applications 31st October. Questions to Professor Sara Cousins, Stockholm University


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