Assistant Professor position (Non-tenure track)

The Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF) at the University of British Columbia is inviting applications for a full-time non-tenure track grant funded faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The IOF has recently been successful in expanding its research efforts in the management of data-limited and at-risk Canadian fish stocks and this position is intended for talented individuals with an established track record in this field.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. Degree or equivalent, an outstanding research record, and have demonstrated ability in teaching. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability for establishing and maintaining an independent research program. He/she is also 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. This position is contingent upon a commitment of sufficient funding from the funding agency to UBC to cover the salary, benefits and associated costs for three years.

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.

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 form members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the BC 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.

The anticipated start date is September 1, 2017 or upon a date to be mutually agreed, for a term of 3 years. Applications will be accepted until July 26, 2017. Candidates must submit a letter of intent outlining proposed research, CV, teaching statement, four suggestions for external references and proof of secured forward projected long-term funding to

If you have questions about the application process, please contact the Director of the IOF by email at