University of Calgary ecology faculty searches extended until Oct. 30. Please apply!

The Dept. of Biological Sciences is hiring two tenure-track asst. professors (or in exceptional cases, associate professors), one in animal ecophysiology and the other in ecosystem services under climate change. Links go to the ads. The application deadline for both positions has been extended until Oct. 30–please apply!

I don’t have any inside info as to why the deadline has been extended. I do know that the search committees haven’t yet started evaluating applications. So if you’ve already applied, (i) thanks! and (ii) don’t worry. If I had to guess, I’d speculate that the deadline has been extended because we haven’t gotten that many applications yet. Whatever the reason for the extension, I’d encourage you to take advantage of it and throw your hat in the ring, even if you aren’t sure if you’re a fit, or aren’t sure if you’d take the position if offered.

I’m not on either search committee, but if anyone wants to ask questions about the positions, the department, the city, etc., email me and I’ll do my best to answer them (

One thing I will say is that, while we’re legally obliged to give preference to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, that does not mean that others shouldn’t bother applying! I wasn’t a Canadian citizen or permanent resident when I was hired at Calgary back in 2004. Just last year, we hired a non-Canadian. And we’ve hired other non-Canadians over the years. So don’t take yourself out of the running on the mistaken assumption that we’re sure to hire a Canadian. You can’t predict what the applicant pool will look like–neither can we! So if you think you might want one of these jobs, apply!

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