Assistant Professor, Grant Tenure-track

Marine mammal conservation


Working on issues of marine mammal species conservation, fisheries interactions, bioenergetics, nutritional ecology, and the effects of environmental changes on marine mammal populations.


The Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF) at the University of British Columbia is inviting applications for a full-time grant-tenure stream position on topics related to marine mammal conservation. The position is expected to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor, Grant Tenure-track. The IOF has an expanded mandate to increase collaboration and impact across disciplines and sectors, and the position is intended for, but not limited to, talented individuals working on issues of marine mammal species conservation, fisheries interactions, bioenergetics, nutritional ecology, and the effects of environmental changes on marine mammal populations.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. Degree or equivalent, an outstanding research and publication record, a demonstrated ability in supervising graduate students and post-doctoral researchers, as well as experience in teaching. The successful candidate will possess demonstrated ability for establishing and maintaining an independent research program. Grant-tenure stream faculty are expected to contribute to the IOF teaching, undertake research contributing to the IOF vision and mandate, and supervise graduate students in accordance with UBC policies. The position is contingent upon a commitment of sufficient funding from the funding agency to UBC to cover the salary, benefits and associated costs for the duration of the appointment.

The IOF contributes to a transformative global shift toward sustainable coastal ecosystems, oceans and fisheries. It brings together a community of Canadian and international experts in ocean and freshwater species, systems, economics, and issues—and provides new insights into how our marine systems function, and the impacts of human activity on those systems. Housed at one of Canada’s top universities, the IOF enables collaboration across a broad range of research and policy—and includes a growing global network of partners in governments, coastal communities, non-profit organizations and peer institutions to address issues of local and global concern.

Anticipated start date: July 1, 2018 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.
Application deadline: June 21, 2018

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 persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

Candidates must submit:

  • a letter of intent outlining proposed research,
  • a CV,
  • teaching statement,
  • four suggestions for external references, and
  • proof of secured forward projected long-term funding.

Submit application to: lOFmanager@oceans.ubc.ca.