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Assistant Professor, Natural Resource Sciences

Thompson Rivers University

The Department of Natural Resource Sciences at Thompson Rivers University ( invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Land Reclamation. The department is seeking to hire an outstanding candidate for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor beginning September 4, 2018.

Responsibilities include 1) Contributing to the teaching and mission at the undergraduate and graduate level. Currently, the teaching of an undergraduate course in ecosystem reclamation and other courses within the Faculty of Science based upon needs and the applicant's skill set; 2) Develop a vigorous, externally funded research program in land reclamation; 3) Advise graduate student research at the M.Sc. level and involve undergraduates in research; and 4) Participate in Departmental, Faculty and University committees.

We are seeking an exceptional scientist whose research focuses on land reclamation. Ideally the candidate would have expertise in reclamation and the analysis of big data. The candidate must have:

1) the ability to teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels;
2) a Ph.D. in land reclamation with a focus on forestry, soils, microbial ecology, wetlands, plant ecology/physiology, hydrology, fire ecology, or a closely related field at the time of appointment;
3) a record of research and scholarship in the subject of land reclamation, including publications in peer-reviewed journals; and
4) the ability to communicate effectively with students, professionals, and the general public.

Preferred qualifications include:

Experience teaching courses in reclamation; post-doctoral research experience and training; successful development of competitive externally-funded grants; and experience or background in resource management, including experience interacting with industrial land owners and natural resource agencies. Preference will also be given to applicants whose research complements that of other faculty in the department.

Applicants should send a CV, including a list of publications, statement of research, a teaching dossier or similar record of teaching experience and names of at least three references.

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