Lecturer – Forest and Conservation Sciences (Deadline: June 14, 2021)

Applications are invited for a Lecturer position (term-appointment) in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia to coordinate and deliver forest biology- and conservation-related courses in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD degree in a related field. Candidates must also have a proven track record in teaching biological and conservation science. Experience with instruction relating to alpine, grassland, and aquatic ecosystems, in addition to instruction in biodiversity and endangered species science, and experience in field course logistic planning, are also required.

Position Details

The lecturer will have several different responsibilities

  • They will act as the coordinator of the Conservation Integrated Field School (CONS 451) and the Global Perspectives Capstone (CONS 452). CONS 451 is an intensive, 15-credit field course that focuses on the biological and social aspects of conservation issues and teaches students how to conduct research and restoration and practical field skills.
  • This position will involve the coordination of several field trips in various locations within British Columbia, in addition to online content and in-class activities. Availability for week-long field trips with little access to phone/internet is required. CONS 452 is an intensive 12-credit course that examines global resources and sustainability via scenario, modelling and prescription.
  • In addition to coordinating online and in-class materials, guest speakers and several TAs, the lecturer will also instruct within these courses alongside other instructors.
  • The lecturer will also teach Biological Diversity and Forest Management (FRST 495, 3 credits), and guide and mentor students through two undergraduate thesis courses (CONS 498 and FRST 498). Responsibilities for all these courses will include the development of on-line material, classroom-based lectures, seminars and project work, research supervision, and student mentoring.
  • The lecturer will be expected to take a lead in student evaluation and help to assess, adapt and build the curriculum to support student learning.

How to Apply

Applications should be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page.  

Applications should include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references. This position is a limited term (two-year) appointment with the possibility of renewal subject to budgeting.

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.

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

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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