Assistant Professor in Urban Forests and Human Health
University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada - Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences.
The Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of urban forestry with an emphasis on human health and urban green spaces. The successful applicant will play a key role in undergraduate and graduate teaching in the urban forestry program at UBC, including teaching a core course in Urban Forests and Human Health. The successful applicant will also be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program, supervise graduate students and obtain external research funding in the field of urban forestry with an emphasis on human health and well-being.
Candidates for this position must have a PhD in urban forestry, public health, epidemiology, environmental psychology, landscape planning, urban ecology, forestry or in a related field, with demonstrated expertise in interconnections among urban forests and human health. Candidates should have a demonstrated track record of teaching and interdisciplinary research in human health and urban green spaces, and experience from the public health discipline. Candidates should demonstrate strong potential for scientific publishing, securing research grants, and working collaboratively. Evidence of high-quality post-secondary teaching is desirable, as is experience with course development.
The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other faculty members in urban forestry and across campus, and to contribute to the Faculty’s strategic goals and development. The successful candidate will also be expected to engage with policymakers and to translate knowledge to address contemporary challenges in the intersection of urban forestry and human health. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential, as is a commitment to mentoring, diversity, and inclusion.
How to Apply for this Assistant Professor Position in Urban Forests and Human Health
Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, copies of three recent publications or commensurate research products that highlight your contribution to the field, and the names and contact information of three people to provide professional references. Applications should be sent in a single PDF file to email@example.com.
The deadline for applications is May 15th, 2020. The desired starting date for this position is January 1st, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.