Canadian Wildlife Federation

Location: Halifax, NS

The Canadian Wildlife Federation will fund a Chair in Large Whale Conservation.

We are seeking candidates who will conduct research on the quantification of the impacts of environmental variability, including climate change, on the populations and distribution of large whale species, using a variety of approaches (sea-going, empirical and modelling) to foster a mechanistic understanding of distributional patterns, demographic variation and foraging ecology. Preference will be given to candidates who use and develop modern tools and analytical approaches to quantify and predict whale movement, distribution, and oceanographic habitat associations, such as remote sensing and acoustic detection technologies. At-sea experience with physical and biological oceanographic studies and experience with evidence-based advice to influence conservation policy are assets.

Ideally, the candidate will have a PhD in biological oceanography or related discipline focused on large whales, postdoctoral experience, a strong publication record, a history of successful funding applications and mentoring experience.

A demonstrated ability to collaborate with national and international academic, governmental, non-governmental and industrial agencies and a strong record of public outreach are desirable.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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Review of applications will begin September 8, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.



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