Assistant or Associate Professor in Industrial Ecology/Sustainability Engineering

West Vancouver, British Columbia (CA)
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications
Sep 12, 2018
Oct 12, 2018
Field of specialization
Engineering, Environmental
Job Type
Full time

University of British Columbia

Faculty of Forestry

Department of Wood Science



Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure-Track or Tenured)

Industrial Ecology/Sustainability Engineering

The Department of Wood Science (Faculty of Forestry) at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Industrial Ecology/Sustainability Engineering. Applicants must have demonstrated the clear potential to achieve excellence in research and teaching in the area of renewable resources and their sustainability.

Possible focus areas include, but are not limited to, life-cycle assessment and the bioeconomy; sustainable engineering; material flow analysis; energy systems (energy engineering); industrial ecology; design for the environment and sustainability (eco-design); renewable materials and energy flow (industrial metabolism); industrial symbiosis and the circular economy; and product-oriented environmental policy and legislation.

Applicants should have a completed PhD degree in Chemical and/or Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Ecology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Management, or a related field, and have demonstrated a proven record or potential in relevant research and teaching. In cases where the primary graduate degree is not in Industrial Ecology, candidates holding certificates in Industrial Ecology or similar, will be prioritized. The successful candidate will engage in undergraduate and graduate education, develop a research program, enhance interdisciplinary collaboration within the Department and the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, and engage with other departments within UBC, relevant national and international research communities, the wood products industry, and developing bioeconomy companies.

This is a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The position may be upgraded to a tenure-track or tenured Associate Professor in case of an exceptionally qualified candidate. 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.

Your application package should include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests relevant to the position, 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   

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have historically 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.

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2018.

Questions should be directed to:

Prof. Shawn Mansfield, Chair of Search Committee