Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure Stream | Canada Research Chair – II in Ocean Sustainability and Global Change

The Institute of Oceans & Fisheries (IOF) at the University of British Columbia invites applications from outstanding early career investigators for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) – Tier II, in the area of ocean sustainability and global change. The Chair can be held at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program to study and understand the vulnerabilities of marine ecosystems and fisheries to climate change. Through an interdisciplinary approach that may span oceanography, ecology, economics, and social sciences, the successful candidate will help to develop policies that will help to manage and conserve our marine resources. As a faculty member within the IOF, the incumbent will also be expected to effectively participate in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate teaching and supervisory activities, collaborate with other faculty members, secure external funding and make academic service contributions within the unit.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Resource Management, Environmental Studies, Fisheries Management, or a related field awarded within the past 10 years. Applicants must demonstrate a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their rank and excellence or potential for excellence in teaching.

The IOF ( is home to a world-leading multidisciplinary research team with particular strength in innovative marine conservation and ecosystem-based management approaches and tools. It promotes and integrates research on fish and fisheries, including ecology, fisheries assessment, oceanography, community-based management, marine protected areas, fisheries policy and ethics, interactions with marine mammals, and aspects of fisheries that draw on economics, law, sociology, history, anthropology, and other disciplines.

The Canada Research Chair is equally open to individuals of all nationalities. The Chair is subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Applicants must meet eligibility requirement for a CRC Tier 2 position. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars with less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please contact the UBC CRC office for more information. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

Applicants should provide a detailed curriculum vitae and a one-page summary of their accomplishments to by August 13, 2017. Applicants should also include the names of three referees who could provide confidential letters of reference.

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 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 candidates are encouraged to apply.