The Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia- Vancouver campus invites applications for a Lecturer (term appointment) to play a leading role in the teaching and coordination of the Bachelor of Urban Forestry (BUF) undergraduate program.
The lecturer will lead or co-lead courses in areas such as urban forest design, planning and management, plant materials, planting design, landscape planning, and other related areas appropriate to the incumbent’s expertise. In addition, the lecturer will provide coordination and support for field schools and community engagement. Courses to be taught may include Introduction to Urban Forest Design (UFOR 201), Trees and Shrubs in Landscape (UFOR 316), Urban Forestry Field School (UFOR 400), Integrated Urban Forestry Capstone Studio (UFOR 401), or others as designated within the BUF curriculum. The lecturer will also support the Program Director in managing, promoting and developing the Bachelor of Urban Forestry program, and provide assistance for the Minor in Landscape and Recreation Planning and the Minor in Greenspace Management. The incumbent will have the opportunity to play a key role in delivering Urban Forestry summer courses and short courses at partner universities in China and elsewhere. Teaching will include the development of on-line material, classroom-based lectures, seminars and project work, field-based exercises, new or revised courses, supervision of Directed Studies, and student mentoring. The lecturer will be expected to take a lead in student evaluation and curriculum development.
Candidates must have a proven track record in teaching; demonstrated excellence in organizational, interpersonal, and teaching skills; and a graduate degree in a related field.
In addition, the following qualifications are desirable: a PhD in an Urban Forestry topic; experience in applied research or practice in urban forestry-related areas; and three or more years of proven relevant experience in field and classroom instruction and course development.
How to apply
Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and the names and email addresses of three references, and should be submitted online by March 8, 2019.
The lectureship appointment start date is expected to be as soon as possible but is negotiable. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is initially for one year (subject to successful performance), with the expectation of renewal for subsequent years and the possibility for applying for a tenure-track Instructor position in the future.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.