Assistant / Associate Professor - Sustainable Bio-Products Marketing and Management

Applications are invited for a faculty position at the Assistant / Associate Professor level (tenure-track or tenured) in Sustainable Bio-Products Marketing and Management in the Department of Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry at The University of British Columbia.


This professorial appointment requires a Ph.D. in wood-based bioproduct business, marketing, management, applied economics, or an affiliated field, evidence of excellence in research, and the potential to become a very effective teacher of undergraduate students and mentor to graduate students. Preference will be given to visionary candidates who show promise or accomplishments in one or more of the following areas:


  • Transformative business strategies in the emerging global bio-economy;
  • Business plan development (primary and secondary, including Indigenous);
  • Business management
    • knowledge of the forest bio-products industry
    • knowledge of primary and  small-medium enterprises (SMEs) alike;
  • Sustainability and business, including
    • circular business models
    • carbon accounting;
    • Fostering innovation (research and collaboration/application), including business / corporate; new product / market development; entrepreneurship; and capacity building;
  • Marketing and market research methods;
  • International trade.


The successful candidate is also expected to collaborate with the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP), which, through its extension and applied research programs, offers extensive links with Canadian wood products manufacturers and opportunities to work with existing and emerging companies and organizations. For information on the Departments, CAWP, and the Faculty of Forestry, see and Collaboration with the UBC Bio-Products Institute would also be strongly encouraged (see


This is a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The anticipated start date for the position is July 01, 2025, but it may be negotiated. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. All UBC positions are subject to final budgetary approval. The expected pay range for this position at the Assistant Professor level is $120,000 – $130,000, plus a generous benefits package. At the Associate Professor level the expected pay range is $130,000 – $160,000.


Your application package should include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests relevant to the position, a statement of your approach to equity, diversity and inclusion, up to three recent publications highlighting your contribution to the field, and the names of three references of individuals familiar with your academic endeavors.


Please also indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.


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; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce. An inclusive work environment presumes an environment where differences are accepted, recognized, and integrated into current structures, planning, and decision-making modes. Within this hiring process, we will make efforts to create an inclusive and equitable process for all candidates). Accessibility or accommodations are available on request for all applicants. To confidentially request accommodations, please contact the Faculty of Forestry Associate Dean Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Hisham Zerriffi.


Please submit your application package in a single PDF file online in Workday at the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources  careers page for faculty positions:


The deadline for receiving applications is September 15, 2024, or until such time as acceptable candidates are found.


Direct any questions to the  Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Chris Gaston <>

  • Application deadline: Sep 15, 2024
  • University of British Columbia
  • Department of Wood Science
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Academic Positions
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