Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (Closes June 30, 2015)

Updated: almost 4 years ago
Location: Vancouver UBC, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications from outstanding candidates for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow position. The position is within the Applied Biology Program in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (Vancouver campus). The position is available for one year, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years.

Candidates must have received a PhD within the last five years, with potential for outstanding research in an area of interest aligned with the Centre’s Academic Plan, Cultivating Place . We seek applicants with a particular focus on sustainable agro-ecosystems, urban agriculture, periurban agro-biodiversity, or related areas. The successful applicant will play a key role as part of a team leading the transformation of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm as it takes its place as a global leader in sustainable food system research, learning, and community outreach. As such, we seek candidates with experience in multi-disciplinary and collaborative research that engages a wide range of stakeholders.

How to Apply

Applicants must send: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) names of four references (including addresses, e- mails and telephone numbers), 3) a statement (1-2 pages) describing a three-year research plan.

The application package should be sent to the Chair of the Selection Committee, CSFS Post-Doctoral Search, c/o Dr. Hannah Wittman, email: (electronic submission of one complete PDF file is required).

The deadline for submission is June 30. Enquiries by telephone (604-822-1644) or email are welcome.

About the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems

The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm is a Living Laboratory for investigation into how land, food, and community interact, with the aim to develop a research program supporting healthy and sustainable food systems. Located within walking distance of the Vancouver campus, the UBC Farm site is a 24-hectare mosaic of cultivated field areas, hedgerows, orchards, and successional forest stands that is host to both a full-scale working farm as well as children’s garden projects, an indigenous food hub, and a practicum in sustainable agriculture.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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