Assistant Professor of Environmental Governance and Business

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Job Category:

Faculty Bargaining

Job Title:

Assistant Professor of Environmental Governance and Business Cluster Hire at the University of British Columbia

Department:

Department Head | Department of Forest Resources Management (Gary Bull)

Posting End Date:

January 15, 2021.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Governance and Business Cluster Hire at the University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia seeks applicants for five tenure track positions at the level of Assistant Professor in the thematic area of restoring and protecting
global biodiversity
. The Faculty of Science, together with the Faculties of Arts, Forestry, and Land
and Food Systems is sponsoring this unique cluster hire, which builds on existing excellence in this
area at UBC. These new hires will join an existing interdisciplinary research and scholarship faculty
team focused on solutions-oriented approaches to biodiversity loss and its connection to
sustainability and adaptive capacity for humanity. For further information see
https://biodiversity.ubc.ca/cluster-hire.

As part of this cluster, we invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Environmental
Governance and Business. This position will be a joint hire in the Department of Forest Resources
Management and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates for this position must have a PhD in environmental policy, business, economics, or
related field. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated capacity to teach at the undergraduate
and graduate levels and a strong track record of research in at least one of the following areas:
• Impacts and relationships between biodiversity and different business models/practices
• Innovative mechanisms for integrating biodiversity conservation into business
• Policy frameworks, regulations and governance to strengthen and incentivize biodiversity
conservation (e.g. along supply chains)
• Public and private sector governance for biodiversity conservation
• Policies and global markets from a biodiversity lens

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program and
contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring and academic service in their
departments. They will also work collaboratively with other members of the Biodiversity Solutions
team to develop approaches to solve complex challenges related to biodiversity conservation.
Applicants should demonstrate a strong interest or experience in conducting collaborative,
interdisciplinary work, through existing or proposed research, teaching, leadership, service,
community engagement, outreach or other relevant activities. Experience contributing to, or
influencing policy will be considered an asset.

Applications should include:

1. Cover letter (up to 2 pages) that summarizes
a. How your expertise, scholarship and planned research will advance the research vision
of the Biodiversity Solutions Cluster,
b. How you have demonstrated a strong interest or experience in conducting collaborative,
interdisciplinary work,
c. How you have displayed leadership, for example through existing or proposed research,
teaching, service, community engagement, outreach, outreach, contributions to equity,
diversity and inclusion, or other relevant activities.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Statement (up to 2 pages) describing your current and proposed research program, and
showing how your work connects to understanding biodiversity or solutions to biodiversity
crises.
4. Statement (up to 2 pages) of teaching interests, accomplishments and evidence of effectiveness
(e.g. peer or student evaluations of teaching, or other evidence), including specific interests for
teaching courses in the UBC Faculty of Forestry and School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.
5. Statement (up to 1 page) identifying your past contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion,
along with your ability to work with a culturally diverse student body (giving specific examples
where possible); as well as your philosophy of and potential future contributions to equity,
diversity and inclusion.
6. Up to 2 representative syllabi.
7. Up to 3 representative publications.
8. Names and contact information for 3 referees.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The
anticipated starting date for positions is July 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter, dependent
on immigration and travel restrictions.

Applicants will be asked to complete an equity survey. The survey information will not be used
to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in
understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the
employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary
and confidential. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self-identify in one or
more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the
questions by choosing “not disclosed”.


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EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED