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Assistant Professor, Hydrometeorology Environmental Science

University of Northern British Columbia

Assistant Professor

Environmental Science
College of Science & Management

The University of Northern British Columbia invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in the Environmental Science Program at the rank of Assistant Professor, with proposed starting date of July 1, 2020. As an institution committed to the fostering of an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and growth in both teaching and scholarship.

The emphasis for this position is a hydrometeorologist with teaching/research interests in any of the following areas: hydrometeorology, hydroclimatology, atmospheric, climate, hydrological and/or land surface modeling, and field hydroclimatological monitoring. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded long-term research program, including supervising students at both undergraduate (BSc) and graduate (MSc and PhD) levels, the latter within the Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Graduate Program ( The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with existing UNBC Faculty with expertise in hydrometeorology, mesoscale and alpine meteorology and climatology, climate dynamics and prediction, atmospheric and hydrological modeling, air pollution and quality, field monitoring, hydrology, snow and glacier change. There is also opportunity to work with scientists/managers within industry and government, as well as First Nations and conservation groups. The new faculty member will build on and enhance the research and teaching strengths of our Program.

UNBC provides broad support for faculty to develop their research and teaching capabilities; a strong mandate for growth, a modern and comprehensive campus, and a distinctive quality of life in north-central British Columbia. UNBC is equipped with significant research facilities and infrastructure for the hydrometeorological sciences. For hydrometeorology in particular, this includes: the UNBC weather station; the Cariboo Alpine Mesonet; two research forests; the Quesnel River Research Centre; and, the Northern Analytical Lab Services. The University has a mandate to serve the northern two-thirds of the province and enjoys strong community connections. Diverse ecosystems, terrain, climates and a resource-based economy provide many research opportunities. For more information on the UNBC Environmental Science Program and Prince George/northern BC, please visit and respectively.

Applicants for this position should hold a PhD and have a growing record of scholarly activity, as well as present evidence of a record and commitment towards research and teaching excellence. For this position, we seek an individual who is prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental science including topics such as: introductory weather and climate, and upper level undergraduate courses in biometeorology, synoptic meteorology, hydrology, and snow and ice as well as potentially develop new courses at the undergraduate/graduate level within the area of expertise. Candidates should present evidence of a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Previous experience in teaching lecture and outdoor or laboratory courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels is desirable.

About the University and its Community
Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a core campus in Prince George and three regional campuses in Northern BC (Quesnel, Fort Saint John and Terrace). We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North. It is comprised of friendly communities, offering a wide range of outdoor activities including exceptional skiing, canoeing and kayaking, fly fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. The lakes, forests and mountains of northern and central British Columbia offer an unparalleled natural environment in which to live and work.

UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of B.C.’s leading research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the work. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.

Small classes and a connected community exemplify UNBC and mean that our student body gets to know their professors by name. Outstanding academics, hands-on research, unlimited adventure and a tight-knit campus community result in strong student satisfaction at UNBC.

For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings, the only University of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top four per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

For more information about living and working with the University of Northern British Columbia please refer to and . Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.

To Apply

Applicants should forward their cover letter indicating potential contributions to the Program, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching approaches and research program, and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting posting #FAENSC01-20 BW to:

Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9

Email submissions:
Inquiries: Andrea Gorrell, Acting Chair, Environmental Science

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Applications received on or before March 13, 2020, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.