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Assistant Professor, Forest Conservation Biology

University of Toronto - John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Toronto (City), Ontario
Closing date
Jan 9, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in the area of forest conservation biology. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.


Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in conservation biology, biodiversity science, or a related field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. Candidates must have training and expertise in forest conservation science, including but not restricted to conservation biology, biodiversity, and strategies for the protection and restoration of forests. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research in this area at the highest international level, with a high potential for funding through competitive granting agencies such as the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).


Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top‐ranked and field-relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards; the submitted research statement; presentations at significant conferences; awards and accolades; and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.


Candidates must the ability to contribute to the evolving interests of both undergraduate and graduate student populations. Responsibilities include teaching at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate programs, participating in related Faculty service, and graduate student supervision. The candidate will specifically contribute to teaching in the professionally accredited Masters in Forest Conservation program, broad undergraduate program, and research-stream PhD and MScF programs. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments; the teaching dossier (with required materials outlined below) submitted as part of application; and strong letters of reference.


The position will include opportunities for the candidate to collaborate with U of T colleagues across a wide range of disciplines. The Programs in Forestry are set within the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. Candidates with experience related to the interface between forests and the built environment (such as urban forestry) are particularly welcome. There is potential within the position for collaboration within the broader U of T academic community, including the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Geography and Planning, Environment, and Engineering, as well as collaborative research relationships with government and non-government organizations and agencies involved in forest conservation. For more information, please visit our home page at and


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Set within a preeminent research university and located at the center of one of North America’s most cosmopolitan cities, the Daniels Faculty uniquely combines the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, visual studies, and forestry in undergraduate, professional, and advanced graduate programs. The Daniels Faculty explores the intersections between nature, technology, architecture, and various built and natural geographies in a way that situates design, art, and forestry to meet their contemporary challenges. An emphasis on the connections between all of the design disciplines at work in the shaping of the built and natural environment is apparent in the scholarly research and built work of many of our faculty. Following a decade‐long transformation of the school’s faculty and professional programs, and a major increase in its endowment, the Faculty has recently expanded its undergraduate and graduate programs. Most recently, Forestry has been welcomed as a new program which will broaden the research and teaching reach of the Daniels Faculty. To accommodate both growth in its curricular offerings and an increase in its research and outreach programs, an award-winning new building complex for the Faculty was completed on Toronto’s historic One Spadina Crescent.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; representative examples of publications, research, and design work; and a teaching dossier to include a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.


Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.


Submission guidelines can be found at: Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact the Dean’s Office at or 416-978-3103.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 9, 2023.

To view the electronic version of this position and apply, please click the link below:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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