Applications are invited for a non-tenure-track faculty position at the Instructor 1 level 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 postgraduate
degree (masters or doctorate) in a related discipline is preferred. Participation in our
international teaching program is required and includes up to three months per year teaching in
China, or other non-Canadian venues. 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. Preference will be given to candidates in the following fields: Secondary
Wood Products Manufacturing and Machining, Mechanics of Wood Products, Wood Physics,
Wood Anatomy, and Forest Products.
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
This position is a term appointment of twelve months duration, renewable up to a maximum of
three consecutive years. There is a potential for the position to move into a tenure track stream
at the end of the maximum three year term.
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.
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.