Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Forest Land Characterization and Dendrometry
December 16, 2022 to February 11, 2023
Faculty of forestry, geography and geomatics
Department of wood and forest sciences
A privileged living environment in the heart of Quebec City and the first French-language university in North America, Université Laval is a major university open to the world and recognized for its culture of excellence in teaching and research.
Thanks to the Department of Wood and Forest Sciences of the Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics, Université Laval is the only university in Quebec to offer undergraduate programs in forestry and wood engineering leading to the Quebec Order of Forest Engineers or to the Quebec Order of Engineers. The Department of Wood and Forest Sciences is also responsible for the integrated multi-faculty bachelor's degree in natural and managed environments. It has 35 full-time professors or lecturers, five research chairs, three teaching leadership chairs, a research consortium, two research centers and over 500 undergraduate and graduate students. Collaborations with the Departments of Geography and Geomatics, as well as with other faculties at Université Laval, offer interesting opportunities for multidisciplinary research.More than a school, Université Laval is an entire community in the heart of Quebec City, a complete university recognized for its culture of excellence both in teaching and research.
In accordance with its development plan, the Department of Wood and Forest Sciences is seeking a professor in forest land characterization and dendrometry. The person recruited will be expected to teach in French at all levels, to support the various departmental programs, in particular the bachelor's degree in forest management and the cooperative bachelor's degree in forest operations, and to develop a research program in the targeted disciplines. More specifically, teaching and research activities will focus on the following areas:
- Measurement of trees, stands and felled timber.
- Digital characterization of wood resources and forest land using remote sensing tools.
- Enhanced forest sampling and inventory methods.
- Modeling the growth of trees and forest stands.
- Teaching in French of dendrometry, forest land characterization and other related fields at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- The development of pedagogical and didactic material.
- Obtaining research funding from granting agencies and external partners to support their research.
- Conducting research and supervising graduate students on topics related to the above fields.
- Participating in departmental, faculty, university and multi-stakeholder (private and public sector) committees.
- The development of teaching and research in wood resource measurement and forest land characterization at the Montmorency Forest, in collaboration with all partners involved in the Montmorency Forest Scientific and Management Committee.
- Collaborate with one or more existing research groups at Université Laval, such as FORAC, CFR, CRMR.
- Possess a bachelor’s degree in forestry or a related discipline and a doctoral degree from a recognized university or be in the process of obtaining one.
- Have an expertise in more than one of the fields listed.
- Have knowledge of the issues related to dendrometry and the characterization of forested lands in Quebec, Canada and elsewhere in the world.
- Demonstrate skills in university-based pedagogy and knowledge mobilization.
- Demonstrate the ability to obtain funding for their research from public or private granting agencies.
- Present a vision for the position in terms of academic pedagogy and research and propose concrete actions to achieve it.
- Be a member of the Quebec Order of Forest Engineers or be eligible to become a member and commit to do so within two years.
Salary according to the current collective agreement
Application deadline: February 11, 2023
Job starting date: September 5, 2023
Université Laval being a francophone university, Appendix B of the collective agreement stipulates that a professor whose mother tongue is not French must, within a prescribed period of time, demonstrate functional proficiency in oral and written French.
Interested candidates are urged to send a letter of interest, a one- to two-page document describing their vision and philosophy of undergraduate and graduate teaching and research, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and the names of three references by February 11, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. to:
Department of Wood and Forest Sciences
Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics
Canada G1V 0A6
Telephone: 1-418-656-2131 ext. 407128
Valuing equity, diversity and excellence, Université Laval is strongly committed to provide an inclusive work and living environment for all its employees. For Université Laval, diversity is a source of wealth, and we encourage qualified individuals of all origins, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, as well as persons with disabilities, to apply.
Université Laval also subscribes to an equal access to employment program for women, members of visible or ethnic minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. Adaptation of the selection tools can be offered to persons with disabilities according to their needs and in complete confidentiality. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to qualified individuals with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.