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Limited Term Faculty, Faculty of Natural Resources Management

Lakehead University

Faculty of Natural Resources Management
Category: Limited Term Faculty Positions
Campus: Thunder Bay

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for a 2-year limited term appointment in the Faculty of Natural Resources Management. The position will commence on August 1, 2021 at a rank commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Limited Term Appointment: Applicants will be expected to teach a range of core courses in forest operations including basic forest economics, applied Geomatics as well as optimization routines for harvesting, transportation and multi-year planning. The applicants are expected to have expert knowledge in data sources for provincial forest inventories – both in Ontario as well as other Canadian jurisdictions – this includes understanding of new and historical tools such as permanent sample plot routines, LIDAR as well as analog and digital geomatics technologies. The applicants are also expected to offer graduate courses in aspects of forest planning optimization as well as supervise/co-supervise undergraduate and MScF projects/theses.

The successful candidate is expected to seek out collaborative external funding – both solicited and un-solicited.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in forest management/forest sciences or a related discipline. Applicants near completion will be considered and must be able to show evidence of PhD programs status. Applicants should be a Registered Professional Forester or be eligible for registration with an undergraduate degree in forestry. Teaching experience is required (beyond assignments as teaching assistants while doing a graduate degree). The successful candidate is expected to engage in the Faculty’s international activities in Ghana and China.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff. With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its ten faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (West Campus) and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For further information, please contact Dr. Ulf Runesson, Dean of Natural Resources (e-mail: ulf.runesson@lakeheadu.ca). Detailed information on our undergraduate and graduate programs is available on our omepage: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/departments/nrm

Review of applications will begin on June 28, 2021. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) should include: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a statement of teaching, course outlines and teaching evaluations for previously-taught courses), a statement of a research plan (current and future interests, a completed eligibility form (see below) and the names and contact information of three references. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form must accompany your package. This form is available on our website at
https://www.lakeheadu.ca/faculty-andstaff/departments/services/hr/employment-opportunites

Applicants should submit their electronic application with email subject “Faculty of Natural Resources Management Limited Term Appointment – Thunder Bay campus" to:

Dr. Ulf Runesson
Dean Faculty of Natural Resources Manaagement
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, Ontario
e-mail: ulf.runesson@lakheheadu.ca

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8334 or human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

These position is subject to final budgetary approval.