The Department of Forest Resources Management at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor within the field of urban forestry. The successful candidate is expected to play a key role in the continued development and implementation of graduate and undergraduate Urban Forestry programs as well as develop a successful externally-funded research program focusing on urban forest management, governance, policy or closely related field.
The UBC Faculty of Forestry is one of the world’s leading academic institutions in forestry, conducting both national and international research, and providing undergraduate education in six programs: Urban Forestry, Forest Resources Management, Forest Operations, Natural Resources Conservation, Forest Science, and Wood Science. The Bachelor of Urban Forestry (BUF) program embraces an interdisciplinary approach to urban forests in both urban and peri-urban settings.
The successful candidate will play a significant role in teaching and program development at both the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as supervise graduate students in an internationally recognized research program. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Department’s strategic goals and development including providing leadership for new and existing initiatives and building relationships with international institutions.
Candidates for this position must have a PhD in urban forestry or a related field, an internationally-recognized research profile in urban forestry and a strong track record of securing research grants. Additionally, candidates must have a demonstrated capacity for excellence in teaching (all levels) and supervising graduate students. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential, as is a commitment to mentoring, diversity, and inclusion.
The ideal candidate will have an established research program in one or more of the following research areas: urban forest governance, policy and planning; urban tree demography; risk management and vulnerability; forest inventory and analysis, urban forest geospatial analysis; or closely related field. Candidates should be comfortable working with interdisciplinary perspectives within an international research and teaching context, and applying their knowledge to the practice of urban forestry (planning, policy, and/or management). Evidence of innovation in teaching or curriculum leadership is an asset, as is a track record of collaborative leadership.
How to apply
Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty Careers website. Applications should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of research and teaching interests relevant to the position; one-page statement summarizing your contributions to, and plans for, advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion; up to three pdf’s of recent publications that highlight your contributions to the field; and the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of three referees.
The deadline for applications is February 15, 2020. The ideal starting date for this position is August 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Questions should be directed to: Dr. Shannon Hagerman, Chair of the Search Committee (Shannon.email@example.com).
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 will be given priority.