The Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for a faculty position in Comparative Animal Physiology in its broadest sense. We seek an outstanding individual working with an innovative and integrative research program that would extend and complement existing faculty strengths in comparative animal physiology and biomechanics. The position is tenure track and is expected to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor. However, we may consider applications at a higher rank from individuals with truly exceptional research programs, especially from individuals that broaden faculty diversity. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience and an exceptional research record. The appointment will begin no earlier than July 1, 2017.

We welcome candidates working on any group of animals and particularly encourage candidates who expand our teaching and research approaches. The candidate will also actively interact with the large group of biologists in the Zoology Department. The Department includes more than 38 principal investigators and vigorously promotes integrative research in biology. Its faculty and students pursue cutting edge questions in cell and developmental biology, comparative animal physiology and biomechanics, ecology and evolution. The successful applicant will become a full member of the Department of Zoology in the Faculty of Science. Further information on the Department is available at

Responsibilities of the position include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate and undergraduate students, and participating on service committees for the Department, University, and academic/scientific community.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching accomplishments and/or Interests, names and email addresses for three referees, and up to four publications to Dr. Colin Brauner at The deadline for applications is September 16, 2016.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.