The Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia- Vancouver campus invites applications for a Lecturer (term appointment) to be involved in the teaching and coordination of aspects of urban forestry (governance, planning, management) in the Master of Urban Forestry Leadership (MUFL) graduate program.
The lecturer will lead or co-lead courses such as Developing Green and Resilient Cities: The Urban Forestry Approach (UFOR 500, online course), Urban Forest Governance (UFOR 512), Urban Forest Resources and Benefits Assessment (UFOR 522), Strategic Urban Forest Planning and Management (UFOR 523), and the MUFL capstone course (UFOR 523). The lecturer will also act as Program Coordinator of the MUFL program, managing, promoting and developing the program in close collaboration with the Program Director. The MUFL program is a course-based Master program with an international scope, and with a diverse student population in terms of experience, discipline, and cultural background, and the lecturer will play a central role in managing the challenges and opportunities associated with this. Student mentoring will be an important part of the lecturer’s tasks.
The lecturer must have a proven track record in teaching governance, planning, and management aspects of urban forestry; 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 urban forestry or a closely related topic is preferred; three or more years of proven relevant experience in field and classroom instruction and course development; experience with online course delivery; and experience with teaching in programs with an international focus.
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 will start on April, 2019, although an alternate start date can be negotiated. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is initially for a period of one year (subject to successful performance), with the expectation of renewal for subsequent years.
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.