EEB Postdoctoral Fellows

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for Departmental Postdoctoral Fellowships in the areas of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, broadly defined. The position may continue for two years, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as July 1, 2015. The salary starts at $40,000 Canadian per year, with research expenses covered by the Post-Doctoral Advisor. 

The Fellow will be a fully participating member in the Department. Candidates must identify and communicate with a potential advisor (or advisors) in advance of the application process. All full-time faculty members at the St. George (downtown) campus of the University of Toronto are eligible to serve as advisors (see below for a list of potential supervisors). Opportunities for teaching in an upper level course may be available, if the candidate wishes to teach.

To apply, applicants should first contact and obtain the agreement of a faculty advisor (or co-advisors). Afterwards, applicants should submit a cover letter clearly indicating the proposed faculty advisor(s) and the date that they will be available to begin the position, a curriculum vitae that includes the names and e-mail addresses of two potential referees, and a short (1-3 pages) description of past research accomplishments and future research plans; all of this information should be provided in a single document in the order described here.  Copies of two publications should also be provided.  All application materials must be submitted as PDF’s in a single email to: Elizabeth Rentzelos chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca

Applications are due Dec. 1, 2014.


The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution in Canada with over 60 faculty members specializing in ecology and evolution. Strong links exist between the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Royal Ontario Museum, the Centre for Global Change, the School of the Environment, and the Faculty of Forestry. The University owns a nearby field station dedicated to ecological research (the Koffler Scientific Reserve, www.ksr.utoronto.ca ). The department also has a partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources that helps provide access to infrastructure, including lab facilities in Algonquin Provincial Park (www.harkness.ca ), funding, and long-term data sets. Genomic analyses are supported by the Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function (www.cagef.utoronto.ca ).