Assistant Professor, Wildlife Ecology, College of Science & Management, University of Northern British Columbia

Posting # FAESM19-18
Full time, Continuing

The Ecosystem Science and Management Program at the University of Northern British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track position in Wildlife Ecology. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2019.

We seek candidates who will develop a vigorous, externally funded long-term research program in mammalian ecology that will enhance the knowledge base of wildlife ecology and management, and contribute to better management of wildlife habitats and populations in the face of threats such as industrial development and climate change. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with existing UNBC faculty with expertise in wildlife conservation, avian ecology and behaviour, invertebrate biology, fish ecology and fisheries management, plant ecology and biology, forest ecology and natural resource management; and is expected to work with other scientists and managers within industry, government, and conservation groups.

Applicants for this position should hold a PhD, have a strong record of scholarly activity and productivity, and be prepared to teach several courses a year in the area of wildlife ecology and management. Candidates will also present a record of teaching excellence at both undergraduate and graduate levels. UNBC offers a BSc in Wildlife and Fisheries that is one of very few degrees of its kind in Canada. Students graduating from this degree have sound biological backgrounds for pursuing post-graduate studies as well as a degree that can lead directly into wildlife or fisheries professions. In addition, UNBC offers relevant graduate degrees at the Masters and PhD levels. Collectively these degrees are supported by a core group of high-caliber faculty who are actively engaged in wildlife and fisheries research and in related fields. UNBC also has a highly successful Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society (TWS), which forms an important link to learning outside the classroom. Interest and commitment to supporting the Student Chapter of TWS as a faculty liaison, and participation and leadership in the Wildlife and Fisheries Curriculum Committee are critical elements of this position.

UNBC provides broad support for faculty to develop their research and teaching capabilities, a modern and comprehensive campus, and a distinctive quality of life in central British Columbia. UNBC is equipped with significant research facilities and infrastructure including two research forests, and The Quesnel River Research Centre, located next to one of the world’s deepest lakes. UNBC is situated among diverse landscapes and ecosystems, and enjoys strong community connections. Diverse ecosystems and a resource-based economy provide many research opportunities. For more information on the UNBC Ecosystems Science and Management Program and Prince George/northern BC, please visit and respectively.

Since its founding in 1990, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has emerged as one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a passion for teaching, discovery, people, and the North. Located in the spectacular landscape near the geographic centre of beautiful British Columbia, UNBC’s excellence is derived from community-inspired research, hands-on learning, and alumni who are leading change around the world.

For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings, the only University of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top four per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

With a diverse student population, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Prince George is a city of ~74,000 people with impressive cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. For more information about living and working in Prince George, please refer to and Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.

To Apply

Applicants should forward their curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting competition #FAESM19-18 to: The Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9. Fax: (250) 960-5791. Please direct inquiries to: Dr Kathy Lewis., Chair of ESM, at Telephone (250) 960-6659, Email This position is being advertised subject to budgetary approval. Electronic submissions of CVs can be forwarded to: .

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Applications received on or before March 15, 2019, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.