Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Forest Ecology

College: Ontario Agricultural College

Department: School of Environmental Sciences

Date Posted: March 2, 2020
Deadline: May 1, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #20-11

Position Description:

The School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level.

The School of Environmental Sciences (SES) at the University of Guelph seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in the area of Forest Ecology or related discipline to support student success in the Environmental Sciences. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Forest Ecology or a related discipline and have a publication record in that field. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated passion for teaching and science communication. Preference will be given to candidates with a publication record in the scholarship of teaching and learning or in public science communication. Training and/or experience in adult education, the scholarship of teaching and learning, or instructional skills workshops will be seen as an asset.

This position will be focused on course and curriculum development and assessment at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including both in forest ecology and in general environmental science. In particular, it will work with incorporating experiential, interdisciplinary learning into the Environmental Management major within the Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management, as well as develop innovative instructional methods and programmatic assessment techniques for our course-work based Masters of Environmental Sciences (MES). The successful candidate will help develop closer integration between the undergraduate, graduate and research programs within SES, and develop a research program to publish in some aspect of forest ecology or in the scholarship of teaching and learning. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to advisory committees appropriate to their disciplinary background. The position will participate in the administration of the School through committee work, and as member of the undergraduate curriculum committee.

The School of Environmental Sciences is a multi-disciplinary academic unit with researchers in a range of fields including: soil science, geology, agricultural meteorology, forest and ecosystem science, environmental microbiology, environmental toxicology, entomology and plant pathology. Researchers in the School have links across campus including Geography, Engineering, Integrative Biology, the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, the Centre for Applied Groundwater Research, Animal Biosciences, Ridgetown Campus and Plant Agriculture, as well as with producer organizations and members of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The School sits within the Ontario Agriculture College and is located on the main campus in the city of Guelph.

The University of Guelph is the second largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on Friday, May 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research goals and teaching philosophy, and (4) the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three (3) professional references who can evaluate their candidacy. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Jon Warland
School of Environmental Sciences
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Email: c/o Jo-anne Scarrow, sesuog@uoguelph.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and M├ętis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

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