Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Markets and Economics

UBC Faculty of Forestry - Vancouver, BC (13 months ago)

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Applications are invited for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (tenure-track) in Markets and Economics in The Department of Wood Science or Forest Resources Management in the Faculty of Forestry at The University of British Columbia.

Position details

This is a tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

Qualifications required

A PhD degree in forest economics, forest products marketing, or an affiliated field and evidence of excellence in research, and the potential to become a very effective teacher of undergraduate students and mentor to graduate students are required for this professorial appointment. Preference will be given to visionary candidates who show promise or accomplishments in one or more of the following areas:

Natural resource economics and modelling;
Econometrics and international trade;
Business plan development (primary and secondary, including Aboriginal);
Transformative business strategies in the emerging global bioeconomy;
Sustainability and business.

The successful candidate is also expected to collaborate with the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP), which through its extension and applied research programs offers extensive links with Canadian wood products manufacturers and opportunities to work with existing and emerging companies and organizations.

How to apply

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 3 reference letters from colleagues and/or previous supervisors that are familiar with your academic endeavors. 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
The deadline for receiving applications including reference letters is February 1, 2019.

Questions should be directed to:
Dr. Chris Gaston, Chair of Search Committee (

The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2019, but may be negotiated. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. All UBC positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

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