Assistant Professor in Forest Management – University of British Columbia

The Department of Forest Resources Management in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Forest Management. The UBC Faculty of Forestry conducts national and international research and provides undergraduate and postgraduate education in forest management, forest sciences, conservation science and management, and wood science and processing. The successful candidate will teach within the undergraduate forestry program and will also be expected to develop courses at the graduate level, contribute to the Faculty’s course-based masters programs, and develop a strong research program that includes supervising graduate students.

Candidates for this position must have (or will have by December 2020) a Ph.D. in the field of forest management or related field. Candidates should have teaching experience, or be able to demonstrate teaching potential, and have demonstrated success in publishing scientific papers in forestry or other science journals. It is expected that the successful candidate will do research relevant to the planning, scheduling and assessment of forest management activities that aim to deliver a broad range of values. The candidate should have expertise in at least one of its components (e.g., spatial/temporal modelling of forests, scheduling of operations, decision-support research, operations research, forest/wildlife habitat modelling). Candidates should provide evidence that they could develop and maintain working relationships with industry, local communities and government agencies. Experience working with natural and managed temperate forests and experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders would be an asset, as would suitable background to pursue membership with the Association of BC Forest Professionals as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF).

Applications should include: i) a cover letter, ii) a curriculum vitae, iii) individual statements of research and teaching interests and achievements relevant to the position, iv) up to three citations (or .pdf’s) of recent publications that highlight your contribution to the field, v) a one-page equity, diversity, and inclusion statement emphasizing how you would contribute to the University’s mission of creating a culturally inclusive learning environment, and vi) full contact information for three individuals that can provide reference letters. You should also indicate if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Applications should be submitted via email to:   Deadline for applications is: November 10, 2020. The appointment will start on July 1st 2021, although an alternate start date can be negotiated. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.

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