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Faculty position in Wildland Fire at UofA

Assistant Professor in Wildland Fire
Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences – Department of Renewable Resources
Competition No. – A108229470

Closing Date – Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Renewable Resources seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure track) for a teaching/research position focused on wildland fire ecology, management, behaviour or operations research. The Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences emphasizes excellence in teaching and encourages innovative pedagogical approaches, including distance delivery and blended learning. Teaching responsibilities may include courses in fire management, forest ecology, or related fields. The successful applicant is expected to develop a nationally competitive, externally funded research program that creates and sustains collaborative relationships with fire scientists and managers at the provincial and federal governments through the Western Partnership for Wildland Fire Science, https://www.ualberta.ca/~wcwfs/. The candidate’s research should complement the existing research strengths of the Department in forest ecology, forest protection and sustainable forest management.

Applicants require a PhD and a strong record of practically oriented work in forest fire ecology, behaviour, modeling or management. Preference will be given to those with at least one forestry degree, postdoctoral experience and experience in fire management, planning of forest landscapes and/or forest ecology related to fire and disturbances. The Selection Committee will begin consideration of applicants on 9 August 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please submit the following complete package online as one document by clicking the Apply Online button below:

  •  letter of application, outlining your research and teaching interests
  •  names of three referees
  •  curriculum vitae
  •  teaching dossier.

For information about the Department of Renewable Resources and our Faculty please visit http://www.ales.ualberta.ca/rr/. Information about fire science and management programs of the Alberta provincial government may be found at http://wildfire.alberta.ca/ and of the Canadian Forest Service at http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests/fire-insects-disturbances/fire/13143.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.
How to Apply
Apply Online
Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight MST of the closing date.

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

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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