Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Applied Terrestrial Ecology

Simon Fraser University - School of Resource and Enviromental Management
Resource & Environmental Management - Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022
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The School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada is an applied graduate and undergraduate school in which both social and natural scientists apply inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to research in resource and environmental management. Our mission is to inspire leadership and improve decision-making in environmental management through internationally recognized research, education, professional practice, and community engagement to support a socially just and ecologically sustainable world. 

We seek to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Applied Terrestrial Ecology at the Assistant Professor rank and invite applications from Ph.D. scientists who will develop an internationally recognized program of research, teaching, and knowledge mobilization in this field. 

(1) Suitable candidates will have a strong background in applied terrestrial ecology with expertise in areas such as applied forest ecology, applied wildlife ecology, landscape ecology, or terrestrial conservation biology.

(2) Special consideration will be given to candidates with research expertise in ecosystem-based management, climate change adaptation, fire ecology and management, systems thinking and resilience, and the intent to research a terrestrial ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest as a component of their research program, in collaboration with Indigenous communities.

(3) Suitable candidates will have experience working across disciplines, collaborating with both natural and social scientists, and engaging with sectors outside academia. Candidates will have experience translating and/or mobilizing their research findings to diverse audiences outside the academy such as policy makers, practitioners, or communities.

The successful candidate will conduct research, supervise graduate students, and practice inclusive teaching in graduate and undergraduate courses including forest ecosystem management, systems thinking, and applied ecology. The expected start date is July 1, 2022.  

We recognize the unceded traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil- Waututh), Katzie, and Kwikwetlem Nations, on which Simon Fraser University's three campuses stand. We are committed to reconciliation through dialogue and collaborative research in support for Indigenous-led initiatives.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to SFU’s excellence as an engaged university. SFU pledges to foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect and to celebrate diversity among faculty. SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. SFU is dedicated to building a diverse faculty by advancing the interests of underrepresented groups, specifically women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and sexual and gender diverse communities. We strongly encourage individuals from these groups to apply. We are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated history of advocating for equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/collection_notice.html.  

Applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing their application, a Curriculum Vitae, samples of relevant reprints, and a brief (2-4 page) statement of their research vision, perspectives on knowledge mobilization, and teaching/mentoring philosophy. Reference letters will only be requested from short-listed candidates.  Applications must be received no later than January 10, 2022. Please submit your application as a single PDF formatted document to: 

Dr. Mark Jaccard, Director, School of Resource and Environmental Management, 

Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C., CANADA V5A 1S6. 

TEL: 778-782-3074; FAX: 778-782-4968; E-mail: remdir_assist@sfu.ca

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

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