The Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
(www.landfood.ubc.ca) is seeking an outstanding candidate for a full–time, tenure stream position at
the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor within the Applied Biology Program. The anticipated
start date is January 1, 2024, although an alternate start date can be negotiated.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in soil science, hydrology or a closely related field, supplemented
with postdoctoral or equivalent experience. Candidates must demonstrate potential for outstanding
research with relevance to soil hydrological processes and sustainable water management in
natural and/or agricultural systems, with an emphasis on how those processes can mitigate the
impacts of climate change on ecosystems. Areas of interest can include applied soil physics,
irrigation and water management, soil and water conservation, watershed management,
hydropedology, and applied hydrogeophysics. Applicants must demonstrate strong potential for
excellence in creating an equitable, inclusive and diverse research team, and excellence in
teaching undergraduate and graduate soil science courses.
As described in its Action Plan, the Faculty of Land and Food Systems prioritizes EDI and uses
student–centered learning to educate new generations of scientists equipped to solve the most
fundamental issues faced by society (https://www.landfood.ubc.ca/action–plan/).The successful
candidate will be expected to (a) develop an independent, externally funded, and internationally
recognized research program; (b) foster active collaborations in research and teaching within the
Faculty of Land and Food Systems; and (c) teach courses related to soil science at the graduate
and undergraduate level in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.
Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online
careers page (https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcfacultyjobs). Applicants should submit one
combined PDF file including: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) contact information of three
references; (4) statement describing a five–year research plan (1–2 pages); (5) statement of
teaching philosophy with evidence of potential for effective teaching (1–2 pages); and (6) statement
identifying a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (up to 1 page). To ensure full
consideration, applications must be received by May 1, 2023; however, this position will remain
open until a suitable candidate is identified. If you have specific questions about the application
process, please contact the Chair of the Selection Committee c/o firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants are also asked to complete an equity survey. The survey information will not be used to
determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in
understanding the diversity of our applicant pool, identify potential barriers to the employment of
designated equity group members, and comply with our hiring practices. Your participation in the
survey is voluntary and confidential. Data collected through this survey will be held by the Dean’s
office and will only be shared at the aggregate level with the hiring committee.
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 B.C. 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 of Canada will be given priority.