The Department of Wood Science (Faculty of Forestry) at the University of
British Columbia is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of
Teaching position in the area of Wood Products Design and Manufacturing.
This is a tenure-track position in the UBC educational leadership stream.
Applicants must have demonstrated clear potential to achieve excellence in
teaching and leadership in the areas of wood products design, advanced
manufacturing, and product development.
The successful candidate will hold a Master's or a PhD degree in Design,
Wood Science, or a closely-related discipline. Wood product industry
experience will be an asset. Candidates with a Bachelor's degree and
extensive commercial experience will also be considered. The successful
candidate should demonstrate evidence of strong ability and commitment to
teaching, and promise of educational leadership.
Preference for the position will be given to candidates in the following
fields, but the search committee will consider visionary and innovative
candidates who show extraordinary promise or accomplishments in other areas
of wood products design, development and advanced manufacturing:
* Industrial design for secondary wood products
* Product development (furniture, architectural millwork)
* Feasibility and optimization of secondary wood products and
* Manufacture of secondary wood products and building components
* Machine technology for solid wood and composites
* CAD/CAM and/or machine learning for advanced wood processing
The Assistant Professor of Teaching will engage in undergraduate teaching
and industry extension working closely with the Department of Wood Science
and its Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP). The individual will also
be expected to teach and engage in transfer programs with partner
universities in China (e.g., Beijing Forestry University, Nanjing Forestry
University and South China Agriculture University).
As part of the industrial extension work with the Centre for Advanced Wood
Processing, the successful candidate will also:
* Engage in workshops and hands-on training
* Teach in industry certificate and extension courses for domestic and
* Engage in extension projects (product development, prototyping,
testing and process improvement)
How to apply for this Assistant Professor Position in Wood Products Design
Your application package should include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, a
statement of teaching interests and accomplishments relevant to the
position, and the names of three referees. Please also indicate in your
application whether or not you are a Canadian or Permanent Resident of
Please email your complete application in one PDF file to
The deadline for applications is August 17, 2020.
Questions about the position should be directed to:
Dr. Simon Ellis, Chair of Search Committee ( <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
For information on the Wood Science Department and the Faculty of Forestry,
see <https://wood.ubc.ca> https://wood.ubc.ca and
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
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.