[ES_JOBS_NET] Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Social-Ecological Systems (Deadline: May 15, 2014)

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu May 1 09:29:29 MDT 2014

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Social-Ecological Systems (Deadline:
May 15, 2014)<http://www.forestry.ubc.ca/2014/04/tenure-track-assistant-professor-in-social-ecological-systems-deadline-may-15-2014/>

April 3, 2014

*Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Social-Ecological Systems*

The Department of Forest Resources Management in the Faculty of Forestry at
the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada seeks a
tenure-track Assistant Professor in social-ecological systems. The UBC
Faculty of Forestry conducts national and international research and
provides undergraduate and postgraduate education in forest management,
forest sciences, conservation science and management, and wood science and
processing. Included is research on animals, plants, people, and their
interactions, with a special emphasis on forest environments.

Candidates for this position must have (or will have by June 2014) a Ph.D.
in the field of social aspects of resource management at multiple scales.
It is expected that the successful candidate will do research on the
interdependence of biophysical systems, human behaviour and governance. The
candidate should be comfortable working with interdisciplinary perspectives
in this field and mobilize that knowledge for natural resources planning,
policy and management. Familiarity with the operations of international
conservation mechanisms and organizations is essential. The candidate
should have demonstrated success in publishing in relevant peer-reviewed
The individual should have interests in one or more of the following areas:

   - Qualitative and quantitative social research methods
      - Environmental and socio-cultural values
      - Resource management in changing landscapes (focus on institutional,
      policy and human behavioural dimensions)
      - Sustainability and conservation in changing landscapes (focus on
      institutional, policy and human behavioural dimensions)
      - Decision making under uncertainty
      - Science/policy interface

Since this position will play an important role in teaching at both the
graduate and undergraduate levels, evidence of excellent post-secondary
teaching is essential. Teaching responsibilities will include CONS 200 –
Foundations of Conservation (a large course fundamental to several
undergraduate programs), a social research methods course and at least one
other course related to human dimensions of conservation. The successful
candidate will be expected to maintain a strong research program, and
contribute to the Faculty’s strategic aims and graduate student research.

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 curriculum vitae, a statement of research
and teaching interests relevant to the position, up to three citations (or
pdf’s) of recent publications that highlight your contribution to the
field, and the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of three people to
provide professional references. Please also indicate in your application
if you are a Canadian or permanent resident of Canada. Please send
applications to:

Heather Akai, Administrator
Department of Forest Resources Management
2nd floor, Forest Sciences Centre
2045 – 2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
E-mail: heather.akai at ubc.ca

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