We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is in traditional Mi’kmaw territory, and we
acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of
Memorial University is committed to employment equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism, and
encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including: women; people of any sexual orientation,
gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous Peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and
people with disabilities. All applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of an equity-
deserving group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of an equity-deserving
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The School of Science and the Environment at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
seeks applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of boreal
ecosystems, focused on plants or plant-soil interactions in natural or managed systems commencing on August 1, 2024. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching within the Environmental Science
(ENVS) and the Boreal Ecosystems and Agricultural Sciences (BEAS) programs and to the broader Grenfell
Campus community. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to supervise graduate students
and to contribute to graduate programs at Masters and PhD levels.
We encourage applications from candidates with demonstrated potential for teaching and research
excellence in Plant and Soil Ecology, Soil Health, and/or cognate disciplines (e.g., Agriculture,
Environmental Science, Physical Geography). A completed PhD or advanced stages of a PhD program is
The successful candidate will have, or have the potential to develop, the following characteristics:
– A commitment to develop a competitive research program in the field of Plant and Soil Ecology,
Soil Health, and/or cognate area with relevance for the ENVS and the BEAS programs;
– To have interests or already have experiences in Boreal natural and/or managed landscapes;
– To support and engage with a broad range of domestic and international students in teaching and
mentorship, research and engagement;
– To have interests and experience in community engaged research; and to lead a teaching and research program that engages and reflects best practices for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Indigenization and Anti-Racism (EDII-AR)
The deadline for receipt of the applications is 5pm NST on January 31, 2024.
Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a two-page teaching dossier (teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness), a two-page research statement (which includes a summary of most significant research contributions in the past five years), an EDII-AR statement, and the names and contact information of three referees.
Applications should be submitted electronically to:
Dr. Morteza Haghiri,
Interim Dean, School of Science and the Environment,
Grenfell Campus, Memorial University,
All appointments at Memorial University are subject to budgetary approval. Salary will reflect
qualifications and experience in accordance with the Collective Agreement governing faculty at Memorial
University of Newfoundland and Labrador.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be