Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Molecular Evolution
Home Faculty: Science
Home Department/Area/Division: Biology
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2018

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Molecular Evolution. We are seeking biologists who study molecular evolution using theoretical and/or empirical approaches. Preference will be given to candidates whose proposed research program complement and extends existing research activities of the Ecology and Evolution group.

Evolutionary biology at York ranges from phylogenetics to microevolution. Research interests in molecular evolution at York University include quantifying patterns of natural selection across the genome, quantifying patterns of molecular evolution underlying the evolution of complex traits, and studying the molecular mechanisms underlying rapid phenotypic evolution in invasive populations, and the ability of species to adapt to anthropogenic disturbances.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biology or a related discipline, postdoctoral experience, an outstanding research record, demonstrated excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research, and will be expected to develop an innovative independent research program. The successful candidate must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses at the department. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.

Further information about the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science can be found at

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The start date for the position is July 1, 2018. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Applicants should email their curriculum vitae, an outline of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and copies of three publications to, and arrange for three signed reference letters to be sent to the same email address by December 1, 2017. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: .


Posting End Date: December 1, 2017