Assistant/Associate Professor in Ecosystem-based Management // 30 October or until filledThe Department of Renewable Resources, in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada, invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant/Associate Professor in Ecosystem-based Management. The successful candidate will be expected to submit an application to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for an Industrial Research Chair to support this position. The industry funding required for this position has already been confirmed and industrial partners within the forestry sector are committed to working with the successful candidate in the development of the research program for an NSERC Industrial Research Chair. We seek candidates with a well-established record of applied research in EBM aimed at ensuring long-term sustainability of a diversity of forest values while supporting a healthy forest industry. In particular, we seek an individual interested in conducting research relevant to forest types common to Alberta and focusing on: (a) linking finer- (stand-) scale and coarser- (landscape-) scale approaches to implementation of EBM; (b) field-based studies documenting response to and recovery following EBM practices. The candidate should be broad-thinking and have a demonstrated interest in how forest ecosystems are affected by natural and anthropogenic disturbances and how this knowledge can be applied to the sustainable management of forest resource ecosystems and landscapes. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of independent research and graduate student education, including a balanced portfolio of 'pure' and 'applied' research.
Organization: Department of Renewable Resources, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta
Duty Station: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Application deadline: Screening of applications begins October 30, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled