Lecturer in Applied Ecology and Resource Management

School of Resource and Environmental Management
British Columbia, Canada
Jun 01, 2017
Jul 31, 2017
Job Level
Entry level, Mid level
Employment Type
Contract, Full time, Permanent
Salary Type


The School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) seeks to fill a teaching position in Applied Ecology and Resource Management at the Lecturer rank. This is a continuing, non-research, teaching appointment beginning December 1, 2017.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. (as of the application deadline) and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level using experiential learning techniques and innovative pedagogies. The successful applicant will develop and teach primarily undergraduate courses addressing natural resource management issues of local, national, and international significance.

  1. Suitable candidates will have a strong background in applied ecology and resource management with expertise in areas such as conservation biology, forest ecology and management, landscape ecology, ecosystem-based management, wildlife ecology and management;
  2. The successful candidate is expected to foster an interdisciplinary approach to teaching REM topics such as applied ecology and resource management, global change, forest resource management, system dynamics and modelling, and possibly advanced graduate courses on similar topics;
  3. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in advanced quantitative methods;

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. Please note that this position is contingent upon available funding and is subject to final approval by the Board of Governors.

Applicants should send a Curriculum Vitae, sample course syllabi, a brief (2 page) teaching philosophy, prior (official) student course evaluations (if available) and the names of three referees. Reference letters will only be requested from short-listed candidates. Applications must be received no later than July 31, 2017. Please submit your application in a single PDF formatted document to:

Dr. Sean Cox, Director, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University, Room 8405 TASC 1 Bldg., 8888 University Dr., Burnaby, B.C., CANADA V5A 1S6. TEL: 778-782-3074; FAX: 778-782-4968; E-mail: rem_lecturersearch@sfu.ca.

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For more information about REM, visit the web site: http://www.sfu.ca/rem.html.