Assistant Professor and Director, Restoration of Natural Systems Programs posting

The School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria, located on the traditional territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples, invites applications for an Assistant Professor and Director, Restoration of Natural Systems (RNS) Programs. The interdisciplinary field of ecological restoration investigates the causes, consequence and remedies for ecosystem degradation. A joint project of the School of Environmental Studies and the Division of Continuing Studies, the Restoration of Natural Systems (RNS) program at UVic, since 1996, is a comprehensive training initiative for restoration practitioners in North America. The RNS program emphasizes a holistic approach that combines research and theory of the biophysical sciences with skills for effective collaboration with communities in restoration work. The program has evolved to include significant distance education as well as hands-on field-based learning, and has expanded to include Diploma, Certificate, and Professional Specialization Certificate opportunities. Ecological restoration is also now integrated into the undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Environmental Studies. We seek a restoration ecologist who would like to combine their passion for research and training to continue and enhance the delivery of the RNS program. 

The School of Environmental Studies is supported by three overlapping streams of scholarship: political ecology, ethnoecology, and ecological restoration. We are a relatively small group and depend on close cooperation, mutual respect, and camaraderie for our flourishing.

The workload for the position is divided between Program Leadership and Administration (40%), Research (30%), and Teaching (30%), although we anticipate that initially a larger percentage may be spent on Program Leadership. The successful applicant will be a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The anticipated start date for this position is May 1, 2019.

More information and application procedure can be found here.