Full-Time Communication Strategies Lecturer in Wood Science (Deadline: May 31, 2021)

Applications are invited for a Lecturer position in the Faculty of Forestry in the Department of Wood Science at the University of British Columbia. This is a full-time appointment for an initial term of up to three years, including a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e., non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2021.

Required Qualifications

A PhD is required and evidence of excellence and innovation inteaching are required for this appointment. Preference will be given to passionate and visionary candidates who show accomplishments or promise in the following areas:

  • Teaching of scholarly communication
  • Strong pedagogical approaches that support English as an Additional Language students
  • Teaching practice that incorporates diverse voices
  • Experience with curriculum development with an interdisciplinary focus
  • Experience or familiarity communicating scientific content relevant to the undergraduate and graduate students in the Faculty of Forestry

Position Details

Responsibilities will include an appropriate teaching load of sections of the following courses:

  • A second-year communication course WOOD 225 Communication Strategies
  • A first-year foundational writing course LFS/FRST 150 Scholarly Writing and Argumentation — to students in both Faculties
  • A graduate-level communication course FRST 544 Technical Communication
  • Playing an integral role in the LFS/FRST 150, WOOD 225, and the FRST 544 teaching teams on both a visionary and practical level, helping to assess, adapt and build the curriculum to support student learning

In addition, the applicant is expected to contribute to the service within Wood Science.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted by May 31, 2021 to LCS.forestry@ubc.ca. Applications should include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, diversity statement, and names and contact information of three references. Please also indicate in your application if you are a Canadian or Permanent Resident of Canada.

Specific questions about the application process should be directed to Dr. Neil Leveridge (neil.leveridge@ubc.ca), Chair of the Search Committee.

For more information, visit the websites of the Department of Wood Science and the Faculty of Forestry.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require.

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