UBC’s Vancouver campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nation.
The Department of Wood Science (Faculty of Forestry) at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Bioproducts and Plant Biotechnology at the Assistant Professor of Teaching rank.
The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, renewing, and delivering innovative and engaging courses related to the Bioeconomy Science and Technology (BEST) major in the Faculty of Forestry, with an initial focus on laboratory-based courses on plant science and biotechnology for the bioeconomy. The successful candidate will also contribute to curriculum development, and student mentoring, and actively participate in scholarly pursuits at the faculty level.
The expected start date is July 1, 2024, and the expected pay range for these positions is $115K-$125K annually.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Bioproducts and Plant Biotechnology or a closely related discipline. Applicants must have significant teaching experience and a track record of excellence in mentoring students and academic advising. Demonstrated ability to contribute to curriculum development and program enhancement in plant biology, plant biotechnology, woody biomass characterization, and utilization for innovative bioproducts will be advantageous.
Candidates should have exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills and dedication to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion. Candidates should also be able to provide evidence of prior educational leadership experience or present a plan for future educational leadership endeavors. Promotion and tenure in UBC’s Educational Leadership stream is based on teaching, service, and educational leadership. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in educational leadership activities in consultation with the Department Head.
How to Apply for this Assistant Professor of Teaching Position
Interested applicants must submit all of the following documents to BESTEL.email@example.com, as a single PDF file:
- Cover letter detailing how the applicant meets the job requirements and highlighting relevant qualifications
- Current CV including teaching experience, track record of mentoring students and academic advising, and a list of publications
- A one-page statement of teaching philosophy
- A one-page statement on envisioned educational leadership relevant to the position
Three reference letters should be submitted as part of the application. These letters can be submitted directly to the search administrator, Patty Renneckar (firstname.lastname@example.org), from the referee.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for the position. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University gathers information about applicants’ status as either a permanent resident of Canada or Canadian citizen. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements within their cover letter or CV:
- Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
- No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
The deadline for application is March 31, 2024.
Any inquiries, including those for support in submitting your application, may be sent to search administrator, Patty Renneckar, at email@example.com.
The University is committed to creating and maintaining an accessible work environment for all members of its workforce. Within this hiring process, we will make efforts to create an accessible process for all candidates (including but not limited to people with disabilities).
If you have any questions regarding accommodations or accessibility during the recruitment and hiring process or for more information and support, please visit UBC’s Center For Workplace Accessibility website or contact the Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact search administrator Patty Renneckar at 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 BC 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 persons.
The Department of Wood Science includes 29 faculty members working across various disciplines. The Faculty of Forestry, one of the largest such faculties globally, has over 105 faculty members and provides opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with world-class academics. For more information, visit the Department of Wood Science, BEST, Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP), and the Faculty of Forestry websites.