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Faculty Position, Communications Strategies Instructor

University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

Faculty Position – Communications Strategies Instructor
Appointment in the Department of Wood Science – Faculty of Forestry

Applications are invited for a faculty position at the Instructor level in Communications with an appointment in the Department of Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry at The University of British Columbia. This is a tenure-track position in the educational leadership stream.

A Master’s degree and evidence of excellence in teaching are required for this appointment. Preference will be given to energetic and visionary candidates who show accomplishments or promise in the following areas:

• Experience or familiarity with communicating in natural resources manufacturing, management, conservation and/or business contexts.
• Teaching of multiple genres of written and oral communications including science communication.
• Teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) students.
• Development and teaching of discipline-specific or customized communication skills courses.

The position will teach a range of undergraduate communications courses and modules and may also develop and teach future courses in communications for graduate students. Occasional teaching for short periods at international partner universities with whom we have undergraduate student transfer agreements will also be required (eg in China).

The Faculty of Forestry, one of the largest such faculties in the world, includes over 70 faculty members and provides opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with world-class teachers and researchers. The Faculty runs five undergraduate degrees (with a sixth about to be introduced in 2019). The Faculty also offers traditional research degrees and a suite of course-based master’s degrees.

The Department of Wood Science includes 18 faculty members working across a range of disciplines and runs the BSc (Wood Products Processing) program – the largest such program in North America – which fosters direct contacts with industry stakeholders through a vibrant co-op program. While the position is situated within the Department of Wood Science, courses and modules will be delivered to students across all undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Forestry.

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 will be given priority
Your application should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier and names of three referees. Please also indicate in your application if you are a Canadian or permanent resident of Canada. Please email your application in one PDF file to communications.forestry@ubc.ca. For information on the Department of Wood Science and the Faculty of Forestry see www.wood.ubc.ca and www.forestry.ubc.ca.

The deadline for receiving applications is January 15, 2019. Questions should be directed to: Dr. Simon Ellis, Head of Search Committee (simon.ellis@ubc.ca).