Associate Professor in Global Mineral Resources Futures
University of British Columbia
Applications are invited from outstanding individuals for a grant tenure position at the rank of Associate Professor in the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia. The candidate will be expected to lead interdisciplinary research in the field of innovation strategy and organizational change in the mineral resource sector, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students at the Masters and PhD levels and provide service to the University and the broader academic and professional community.
Candidates with a doctoral degree in Management or a related field, complemented with one or more degrees in science and/or engineering are encouraged to apply. Relevant academic or industrial experience, a superior research record that indicates significant progress in the field mentioned above, and strong communication skills are all highly desirable. Proven capacity to understand the science and technology base within the mining industry will also be required.
The candidate must demonstrate the ability to develop and sustain a distinguished record of scholarship and industrial recognition; have advanced skills in undergraduate or graduate teaching; and be able to secure research funding from industry and government sources. Demonstrated leadership of inter-disciplinary projects involving economics, science, engineering, business and public policy is required.
Information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at www.apsc.ubc.ca/careers. A description of the nature of an Associate Professor appointment and the criteria for achieving tenure are available at
Applications must include detailed curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement describing the applicant’s teaching and research interests/accomplishments including information on how their teaching and/or research contribute to a diverse academic environment, and the names and contact details of four arms-length references. Consideration of candidates will commence on February 14, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php.
The position is available effective July 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the BC Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.