The Department of Forest Resources Management at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is inviting applications for a tenure-track instructor position in Forest Management. The successful candidate must be an accomplished teacher, who will design and deliver courses over a range of subjects related to various aspects of forest management. Some of the teaching may take place at partner universities in other countries.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or equivalent) degree in Forest Management or a closely related discipline or a combination of a Master’s degree and considerable experience, a baccalaureate degree in forestry or a closely related field, and should demonstrate evidence of ability and commitment to teaching and promise of educational leadership at a university level. Demonstrated field experience in forestry is essential, and previous involvement in conducting outdoor activities in an educational setting is a great asset. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are also required.
This is a tenure-track position, offering a long-term career opportunity at UBC. The successful candidate will be offered an initial 3-year contract, a 3-year renewal subject to satisfactory performance, and the possibility of subsequent promotion to Senior Instructor with tenure, and Professor of Teaching with tenure. For information on the criteria for each of these ranks, please see Article 3, Part 4 of the Faculty collective agreement.
Promotion and tenure in UBC’s Educational Leadership stream is based on teaching, service, and educational leadership. Educational Leadership is broadly defined as activity taken at UBC and elsewhere to advance innovation in teaching and learning and must have impacts that extend beyond one’s classroom (see greater detail regarding educational leadership in Section 3.4.1 of the UBC HR SAC Guide. The successful candidate will therefore be expected to engage in educational leadership activities in consultation with the Program Director.
How to apply
Applications should include i) a cover letter, ii) a curriculum vitae, iii) a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, iv) a one-page statement on envisioned educational leadership relevant to the position, v) a one-page equity, diversity, and inclusion statement emphasizing how the applicant 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. Applicants should also indicate in their application if they are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Applications should be submitted on the UBC Careers webpage.
Deadline for applications is: January 31, 2020. The appointment will start on June 1, 2020, although an alternate start date can be negotiated. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.
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.