Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Tenure-Track) and lecturer positions, Indigenous Land Stewardship , University of British Columbia

The Faculty of Forestry at the UBC Vancouver campus is delighted to announce that we will be hiring several new faculty members to join the existing team at the new Centre of Indigenous Land Stewardship (CILS). A number of different positions are available, including sessional lecturer, lecturer, tenure-track professor of teaching (all ranks) and tenure-track professor (all ranks). The lecturer positions may be full or part-time.

CILS aspires to be a global centre of excellence, bringing Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge and land ethics together with natural resource science and management. By openly sharing information and ideas, land stewardship systems will be built that are grounded in holistic land stewardship and earth-based community values.

Specific goals that this Centre is working to achieve include:

  • significantly advancing the application of land stewardship systems that blend Indigenous earth-based land ethics and practices with natural resource science-based stewardship applications;
  • providing high quality land stewardship education that is grounded in earth-based land ethics and world views; and
  • providing students and participants with the skills and abilities to participate in a job market which is increasingly looking for broader integrated land and resource stewardship skills.

Besides other responsibilities with CILS and Faculty of Forestry, a key role for all successful applicants will be to participate in delivering the new Bachelor of Indigenous Land Stewardship (BILS) program, commencing in September 2024. This is an interdisciplinary, four-year undergraduate program created to prepare students to build and operate comprehensive land stewardship systems that are grounded in Indigenous earth-based land ethics – systems that can operate in complex inter-governmental environments and foster our next generation of land stewards.

The program includes innovative and diverse courses in areas such as Indigenous ways of knowing, ecology, law and governance, economics, communication, business management, research and data management methods, and community capacity building.

UBC’s Vancouver campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil- Waututh) Nations.

We will be hiring for two or three positions to start July 1, 2024, although an alternate start date can be negotiated.   Further positions will be advertised as the program develops. These positions are available across the Faculty of Forestry: the appointments will be made in whichever is the most appropriate of the Departments of Forest Resources Management, Forest and Conservation Sciences or Wood Science, depending on the expertise of the individuals. Applicants should demonstrate to the Search Committee their experience of working with or for Indigenous communities.

Questions about the positions may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. John Innes ( )

Deadline for Applications is:  March 24, 2024; all applications received by then will receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.  

For full recruitment details and to apply, see links below. 

JR16105 - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Tenure-Track) in Indigenous Land Stewardship

JR16107 - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Teaching (Tenure-Track) in Indigenous Land Stewardship

JR16115 - Lecturer in Indigenous Land Stewardship

JR16110 - Lecturer in Indigenous Land Stewardship (part-time 50-75%)

Sessional lecturers in Indigenous Land Stewardship program (part-time)