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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Innovative Wood Products

University of New Brunswick

The Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management (FOREM) at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada invites applications for a full-time probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Innovative Wood Products, commencing July 1, 2019, or as negotiated, subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will also be appointed Director of the Faculty’s Wood Science and Technology Centre (WSTC).

Candidates must have a Ph.D. and a strong background in wood science, technology and engineering with an emphasis on their application to the development of innovative wood products. As a faculty member, the successful candidate will be expected to: (i) develop a significant externally funded research program with graduate student supervision, peer-reviewed journal articles, and service to the profession; (ii) develop a high quality, student-centered, teaching focus in selected classes in wood science, technology and engineering; and (iii) perform at a high level in committee work. As Director of WSTC, the position is responsible for ensuring that WSTC is a renowned research center, is financially sustainable, provides relevant research in support of the region’s wood products industry, and supports the needs of researchers and graduate students. WSTC’s research areas include both engineered wood products and building systems (e.g., cross laminated timber structures, vibration serviceability of timber structures, extreme loads on structures, hybrid timber/steel structures), and appearance wood products and components (e.g., exterior siding, flooring, hardwood veneer, kitchen cabinets, countertops, etc.).

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a brief (1-2 page) research program plan, and a short (1-page maximum) statement of teaching philosophy along with the names, addresses, e-mails, telephone and fax numbers of three (3) references. The application package should be submitted as a single PDF file by email to the Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Van Lantz (forem@unb.ca).

Applicants should also arrange for three (3) letters of reference to be sent by email directly to Dr. Van Lantz (forem@unb.ca). Review of the applications will begin March 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of New Brunswick is located in Fredericton, a small city (population = 56,000) in eastern Canada. The city has one of the largest amounts of forest cover of any city in Canada, and offers great recreational opportunities and a vibrant social/cultural scene. The University is the oldest English speaking university in Canada, with two main campuses in Fredericton and Saint John and more than 8,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students. FOREM offers seven degree programs in forestry and environmental management disciplines, has approximately 300 undergraduate and 90 graduate students, and 18 full-time faculty members (see www.unb.ca/fredericton/forestry for more information).

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.