Position Announcements

2020-11-23

Lecturer - Master of Urban Forestry Leadership // 1 January 2021

The Department of Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) invites applications for a Lecturer (term appointment). The successful candidate will lead the development, teaching and refinement of graduate courses in the course-based Master of Urban Forestry Leadership (MUFL) graduate program with additional teaching in other graduate and undergraduate programs as needed. The MUFL program provides education and training in urban forestry management to an international student body that includes recent graduates, early and mid-career professionals. The lecturer will teach or co-teach courses such as Developing Green and Resilient Cities: The Urban Forestry Approach (UFOR 500, online course), Urban Forest Governance (UFOR 512), Project Proposal Development and Proof of Concept (FCOR 599), Advances in Arboriculture and Urban Ecology (UFOR 521), Urban Forest Resources and Benefits Assessment (UFOR 522), Strategic Urban Forest Planning and Management (UFOR 523), and the MUFL capstone course (UFOR 531). Courses will often be taught collaboratively, with the involvement of other Faculty members as well as industry experts. The lecturer will also play a key role developing, coordinating, managing, and promoting the program in close collaboration with the Program Director. Student mentoring and advising will also be an important part of the lecturer’s role.

Institutions: Department of Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry, The University of British Columbia (UBC)
Duty station: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Closing date: 1 January 2021

Details: https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcfacultyjobs/job/UBC-Vancouver-Campus/Lecturer---Master-of-Urban-Forestry-Leadership_JR207


2020-11-19

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) // 10 January 2021

The DFG-funded Research Training Group RTG 2123 Conservation of Forest Biodiversity in Multiple-use Landscapes of Central Europe (ConFoBi) invites applications for a position as Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d). The postdoctoral researcher will be placed at the Chair of Wildlife Ecology and Management and closely cooperate with the RTG’s Spokesperson, the Scientific Coordinator, and the whole ConFoBi team. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for leading the final synthesis process of ConFoBi’s nine year research programme through integrating results across projects and thereby disciplines (e.g. remote sensing, forestry, ecology, economics and social sciences).

Institutions: Research Training Group RTG 2123 Conservation of Forest Biodiversity in Multiple-use Landscapes of Central Europe (ConFoBi), University of Freiburg
Duty station:  Freiburg, Germany
Closing date: 10 January 2021

Details: https://uni-freiburg.de/university/jobs/00001327/   


2020-11-18

Assistant Professor of Forest Ecosystem Restoration // 15 January 2021

The School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University, is inviting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Forest Ecosystem Restoration. The successful candidate will develop a research and teaching program with an emphasis on the ecology and restoration of forest ecosystems. The essence of the position is the discovery and sharing of new knowledge concerning the ecological basis for forest ecosystem restoration. For applicants appointed as an Assistant Professor this will be a 50% Research, 50% Teaching; full-time, tenure-track, 9-month appointment.

Institutions: School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University
Duty station:  Columbus, Ohio, USA
Closing date: 15 January 2021

Details: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/104218


2020-11-16

Assistant Professor of Environmental Governance and Business // 15 January 2021 (or until filled)

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. As part of this cluster, applications are invited 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.

Institutions: Department of Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry, The University of British Columbia (UBC)
Duty station: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Closing date: 15 January 2021 (or until filled)

Details: https://forestry.ubc.ca/career-opportunities/assistant-professor-of-environmental-governance-and-business-cluster-hire/


2020-11-16

Assistant Professor in Indigenous Land and Natural Resources Governance // 15 January 2021

The Department of Forest Resources Management at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Indigenous Land and Natural Resources Governance. While this position will initially be located in the Department of Forest Resources Management at UBC’s Point Grey (Vancouver) campus, it is envisaged that this will be one of a number of positions that will comprise a new Department in Indigenous Land Stewardship, potentially to be located in Westbank, British Columbia on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan Peoples. The successful candidate will be an essential part of a team that will be responsible for developing courses, building research programs, supervising graduate students, and fostering Indigenous community engagement.

Institutions: Department of Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry, The University of British Columbia (UBC)
Duty station: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Closing date: 15 January 2021

Details: https://forestry.ubc.ca/career-opportunities/assistant-professor-in-indigenous-land-and-natural-resources-governance/


2020-11-09

Research Associate (post-doc) - Oak Wilt // open until filled

The Sakalidis, McCullough and Cregg Labs at Michigan State University are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a project focusing on oak wilt management and options to reduce collateral damage that is funded through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (MISGP). The Research Associate will oversee implementation and evaluation of tactics designed to mitigate impacts of oak wilt infection on surrounding oaks, the loss of healthy oak trees, and the cost of oak wilt treatments. This project seeks to further our understanding of how prophylactic and post-infection treatments affect oak xylem anatomy and to assess inoculum dosage in relation to the likelihood of disease development. Experience with field work involving trees or forest stands, GPS and data analysis is required. Previous experience with chainsaws and GIS is preferred. Experience with fungicides and/or plant growth regulators, advanced microscopy, wood microscopy and tissue staining techniques, and work with fungi is desirable. The position will entail overnight stays, extensive field work and some laboratory work. The postdoc would need to be able to start by February-March 2021.

Institutions: The Sakalidis, McCullough and Cregg Labs at Michigan State University
Duty station:  East Lansing, USA
Closing date: open until filled
Start date:  February/March 2021

Details: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/504086/research-associatefixed-term


2020-11-05

Lecturer Position in Forest Operations // 30 November 2020

The Department of Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver campus is accepting applications for a 5-year lecturer position (with possibility of renewal) in the area of Forest Operations and Forest Engineering. This hire will support the Faculty’s continued development and expansion of its forest operations program by further enhancing student experiential learning opportunities and strengthening the forest engineering curriculum with a focus on the needs of professional organizations, First Nations & Community forests as well as the forest industry.

Institutions: Department of Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry, The University of British Columbia (UBC)
Duty station: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Closing date: 30 November 2020

Details: https://forestry.ubc.ca/career-opportunities/lecturer-in-forest-operations/


2020-11-05

Assistant Professor - Plant Ecology of Changing Ecosystems - Environmental Science, Policy, and Management // 22 December 2020

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the area of Plant Ecology of Changing Ecosystems with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. Understanding how plants respond in changing ecosystems is fundamental to the health and well-being of both human and natural communities. Insights into the structure and function of vegetation in natural and managed ecosystems informs our efforts to develop sustainable and equitable ways to adapt to environmental novelty. Across the globe, terrestrial ecosystems are undergoing rapid change. Climate is a major driver that interacts with a host of other stressors including altered disturbance regimes and rapid biological migrations. Improving our knowledge of these forces and their consequences is priority for California and the world. The successful candidate will demonstrate, among other, evidence of outstanding scholarship within a relevant field such as, but not limited to, plant ecology, ecosystem ecology, environmental biology, environmental sciences, range science, forestry, restoration ecology, or other natural resource fields.

Institution: Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM), University of California  
Duty station: Berkeley, CA, USA
Closing date: 22 December 2020

Details:  https://apptrkr.com/2030830


2020-11-04

Director, Secretariat of the United Nations Forum on Forests // 24 December 2020

This position is located in the United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat (UNFFS) in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Under the overall guidance of the Under-Secretary-General (USG) for Economic and Social Affairs, and in cooperation with the Assistant Secretaries-General (ASGs), and within delegated authorities, the Director of the United Nations Forums on Forests Secretariat is responsible for directing and managing the subprogramme supporting UN processes related to the development and implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests at all levels in accordance with the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2030.

Institution: United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat (UNFFS) in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)  
Duty station: New York, USA
Closing date: 24 December 2020

Details:  https://www.iufro.org/fileadmin/material/discover/nb-JO-141250_D2_UNFF.pdf


2020-10-22

Post-Doc Position on New threats from pest insects in the boreal forest of northwestern Quebec // deadline not indicated

This project aims to develop risk models for emerging forest insect threats and damage throughout northwestern Quebec. The post-doc will conduct fieldwork with a team under their supervision to monitor invasive woodborers using pheromone traps along a latitudinal gradient and to assess damage from defoliators in natural regeneration and plantations. The post-doc will use these experimental results to develop risk models of stand/landscape conditions that could promote forest insect damage. Specific objectives are to: 1. Evaluate pathways for human-aided introduction of woodborers along a latitudinal gradient 2. Evaluate how forest composition and forest management influence risk of establishment of woodborers and defoliators.3. Expand and adapt forest pest monitoring for biodiversity inventory. The successful candidate will combine strong entomological and quantitative skills with experience in fieldwork, managing a research team and liaising with partners. Ability to communicate professionally in English and French is also required.

Institution: Concordia University  
Location: Montreal, Canada
Closing date: not indicated

Start date: 31 March 2021
End date: 31 March 2023

Applications are submitted directly to the School of Graduate Studies at Concordia University. For more information contact: Emma.Despland(at)concordia.ca  or Tim.Work(at)uqam.ca

Additional information: http://explore.concordia.ca/emma-despland


2020-10-19

Assistant Professor of Urban Forest Design // 15 December 2020

The Department of Forest Resources Management at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in urban forest design. The successful applicant is expected to play a key role in undergraduate and graduate teaching in design- and planning-related aspects of urban forestry, as well as supervising graduate students and conducting research.

Institutions: Department of Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry, The University of British Columbia (UBC)
Duty station: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Closing date: 15 December 2020

Details: https://forestry.ubc.ca/career-opportunities/assistant-professor-of-urban-forest-design


2020-10-06

Postdoctoral Position on Forest Pest Invasion Analysis and Modeling // 1 November 2020 and until filled

The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University invites applications for a postdoctoral position on dynamics and impacts of invasive pests in forest ecosystems supported by an NSF macrosystems project. The postdoc will be jointly supervised by Dr. Songlin Fei at Purdue and Dr. Andrew Liebhold at USDA Forest Service. We seek a highly motivated, well-organized person with strong quantitative skills to work on an interdisciplinary project that involves modeling of invasive species distributions and their impacts on forest ecosystems (e.g., carbon sequestration). Ideal candidates will excel in a fastpaced environment where the postdoctoral associated is given a leadership role of managing small groups of graduate students on tasks directed toward the development of an overarching modeling framework of invasive dynamics and impacts at subcontinental scales.

Institutions: Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University
Duty station: West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Closing date: Review of applications will start on November 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Details: https://www.iufro.org/fileadmin/material/discover/nb-purdue-uni-postdoc-insect-invasion-modeling.pdf