Assistant Professor in Sustainable Business Management of Natural Resources

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC, CA

Job Summary

Applications are invited for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (tenure-track) in Sustainable Business Management of Natural Resources in the Department of Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia.

This is a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The anticipated start date for the position is spring or summer 2021. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. All UBC positions are subject to final budgetary approval.


A PhD degree in management science, forest products marketing, or an affiliated field is required. Evidence of excellence in research, in-depth knowledge of forest products industries, emerging bio-economy strategies, and innovative strategic management for renewable materials are required. The potential to become a very effective teacher of undergraduate students and mentor to graduate students is required for this appointment. Preference will be given to visionary candidates who show promise or accomplishments in one or more of the following areas:

  • Management science
  • Green marketing, product development, innovation
    • Bio-based materials
    • Engineered building products and systems
  • Corporate social responsibility, sustainable business strategies
  • Business plan development (primary and secondary wood products sectors, including Aboriginal)
  • Transformative business strategies in the emerging global bio-economy / circular economy
  • Alternative business models for natural resource sectors

The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP), which through its extension and applied research programs offers extensive links with Canadian and international wood product manufacturers and opportunities to work with existing and emerging companies and organizations. For information on the Department, CAWP, and the Faculty of Forestry see,, and

How to Apply for this Assistant Professor Position in Sustainable Business Management of Natural Resources

Your application package should include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests relevant to the position, up to three recent publications that highlight your contribution to the field, and the names of three references (colleagues and/or previous supervisors who are familiar with your academic endeavours). Please also indicate in your application if you are a Canadian or permanent resident of Canada.

Please email your application package in a single PDF file to [email protected].

The deadline for receiving complete application package is August 31, 2020.

Questions should be directed to:
Dr. Chris Gaston, Chair of Search Committee ([email protected])

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.