Academic Employment Opportunity

Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management

UNB Fredericton

Competition #:#17-39Closing Date:Review of the applications will begin May 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.


The Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada invites applications for a full-time probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Tree Biology and Silvics, commencing July 1, 2018, or as negotiated, subject to final budgetary approval.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. and a strong background in tree development, tree physiology, silvics, and ecophysiology, with an emphasis on their application and relevance to management of forest systems. Since the Faculty’s focus is on management of natural resources, candidates must also have research and practical/professional experience related to tree growth and development in response to anthropogenic and natural disturbance. Demonstrated or potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is also required. The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) develop a high quality, student-centered, teaching focus in selected classes in tree development, silvics, and ecophysiology; (ii) strengthen ForEM’s reputation through externally funded research, peer-reviewed journal articles, and service to the profession; (iii) contribute to the Faculty’s success in attracting high quality undergraduate and graduate students to its programs; and (iv) enhance Faculty governance by performing at a high level in committee work.
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a brief (1-2 page) research program plan, and a short (1-page maximum) statement of teaching philosophy along with the names, addresses, e-mails, telephone and fax numbers of three (3) references. The application package should be submitted as a single PDF file by email to the Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Van Lantz ( A paper copy of the application is also acceptable and can be submitted to:
Dean, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
Applicants should also arrange for three (3) letters of reference to be sent by email directly to the Dean ( Review of the applications will begin May 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
The University of New Brunswick is located in Fredericton, a small city (population = 56,000) in eastern Canada. The city has one of the largest amount of forest cover of any city in Canada, and offers great recreational opportunities and a vibrant social/cultural scene. The University is the oldest English speaking university in Canada, with two main campuses in Fredericton and Saint John and more than 8,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students. The Faculty is more than 100 years old, offers seven degree programs in forestry and environmental management disciplines, has approximately 300 undergraduate and 90 graduate students, and 18 full-time faculty members (see for more information).

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.