Faculty Position in Wood Products Processing

 Department of  Wood Science – Tenure track

Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position at the Instructor 1 level (tenure-track towards Professor of Teaching) in the Department of Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. The Faculty of Forestry teaches programs and conducts research in Wood Products Processing, Natural Resources Conservation, Forest Resources Management, and Forest Sciences. Evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduate students is essential and a post-graduate degree (masters or doctorate) in a related discipline is  referred. Applicants should show evidence of demonstrated educational leadership or show promise of educational leadership. Industrial experience with wood processing operations would also be an asset. The successful candidate may be asked to teach, on occasion, at our partner universities in China. The successful candidate is also expected to take an active role in the industry extension (including instruction) activities of the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing. Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following fields: Wood Machining (theoretical and practical), Computer-Aided Drawing and Computer-Aided Machinery, Plant Layout and Design (including environmental considerations) and Wood Product Manufacturing Process Control.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Canada will be given priority. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal 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.

Your application should include a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, statement of teaching interests relevant to the position, and full contact information for three individuals that can provide reference letters. Please also indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Please email your application in one PDF file to wsi.forestry@ubc.ca. For information on the Department of Wood Science and the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, see www.forestry.ubc.ca .

The deadline for applications is July 15, 2014. The expected starting date for this position is January 1, 2015 but an alternative date may be arranged.

Questions should be directed to: Dr. Simon Ellis, Head of Search Committee (simon.ellis@ubc.ca) or Dr. Robert Kozak, Head of the Department of Wood Science (rob.kozak@ubc.ca).

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