Job Opportunities

 This page lists faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellow, and research associate opportunities. Graduate student research opportunities are posted on a separate webpage.


ENVR 200: Introduction to Environmental Science Instructor

ENVR 200: Introduction to Environmental Science Instructor needed for Term 2, 2017W

Position will be worth 1 full course, but will be co-taught with another instructor (also with a 1 course workload credit).

Course Info:

“Seminars and field trips introducing the major global, regional, and local environmental issues facing human societies.” 3 credits (3-0-0). Prerequisite: Open to all students with second-year, or high, standing.

The course is writing intensive and is taught using active learning pedagogies.  Through the term, students work on three team projects, individually write and review a term paper, and do an oral presentation. Regular and timely feedback is required by the instructor.

Lecture Topics:

Our emphasis in this course is on developing and practicing skills to gather, evaluate, and synthesize relevant information about environmental science.  The content topics vary from year to year, and from term to term, and different students will likely emerge with different "knowledge" about environmental topics. The topics below may or may not be included in a particular term.

1. Course Introduction, Learning Outcomes, Education and the Environment
2. Global Climate Change
3. Environmental Values
4. Potable Water Supply
5. Human Energy Use and Energy Sources
6. Local, Regional, and Global Air Pollution
7. Loss of Biodiversity
8. Human Exploitation of Renewable Resources
9. Waste management
10. Politics of the Environment

Textbook:

Custom text revised from Withgott et al., “Environment: The Science Behind the Stories” Canadian Edition. Pearson Canada.

Please follow this link for more info: https://www.eoas.ubc.ca/academics/courses/envr200

 

Applicants must hold an M.Sc. or a Ph.D. (or be enrolled in a Ph.D. program) in a related field and have a demonstrated interest in teaching at the undergraduate level.  Previous online course experience, teaching experience and/or instructional training are desired.  (Note: UBC Ph.D. students without an M.Sc. must have passed their candidacy examination in order to apply and will need approval from their supervisor; students currently enrolled in a M.Sc. program are not eligible for this position).

Please provide a curriculum vita; applicants who have not previously lectured in the EOAS Department should also provide a one-page statement describing your scientific background and qualifications for teaching, and the names of two referees. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Applications and supporting material should be addressed to Dr. Roger Beckie, Head, Department of Earth Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia, Room 2020, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 by July 5th, 2017E-mail submissions should be sent to headsec@eoas.ubc.ca

 

Job Details: 
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Posted: 
June 21, 2017
Deadline: 
July 5, 2017

Part-Time Lecturer Position for EOSC 340: Global Climate Change

Applications are invited to teach 50% of EOSC 340: Global Climate Change in Term 1 and 50% of EOSC 340 in Term 2 of the 2017-2018 academic year, beginning in September 2017 and January 2018 respectively. Candidates available to teach only one (1) of the two terms will still be considered and should apply.

The focus will be on the physical climate system including the greenhouse effect, climate forcing, climate feedbacks, climate sensitivity, paleotemperature, and climate modeling. Lecture material including notes and online exercises will be provided. The required course text is "An Introduction to Global Climate Change", 2nd edition, by Andrew Dessler. The prerequisite preparation for students taking the course is first year calculus, physics, and chemistry.

For more information on the course, please refer to: https://www.eoas.ubc.ca/courses/eosc340/eosc340.htm

Duties:

Responsibilities of the lecturer include:

  • Review exiting and/or modify/develop new pre-class reading and reading quizzes
  • Review existing and/or modify /develop new weekly assignments
  • Deliver lectures using clickers and worksheets in class
  • Interact with students
  • Oversee midterms and the final examination

Applications are invited to help teach 50% of this 3-credit course.  Applicants must hold an M.Sc. or a Ph.D. (or be enrolled in a Ph.D. program) in a related field and have a demonstrated interest in teaching at the undergraduate level.  Previous online course experience, teaching experience and/or instructional training are desired.  (Note: UBC Ph.D. students without an M.Sc. must have passed their candidacy examination in order to apply and will need approval from their supervisor; students currently enrolled in a M.Sc. program are not eligible for this position).

Please provide a curriculum vita and mention which term(s) you would be available to teach. Applicants who have not previously lectured in the EOAS Department should also provide a one-page statement describing your scientific background and qualifications for teaching, and the names of two referees. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Applications and supporting material should be addressed to Dr. Roger Beckie, Head, Department of Earth Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia, Room 2020, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 by June 27, 2017E-mail submissions should be sent to .

Posted: 
June 13, 2017
Deadline: 
June 27, 2017

Research Associate

UBC EOAS seeks a research associate with world class expertise in the area of fugitive gas release and its impacts on the environment including; natural gas from energy resource development and CO2 from geological carbon sequestration. Specific demonstrated expertise should be regarding behavior of fugitive gases in aquifers and impacts on groundwater resources; however advanced knowledge on the ‘life-cycle’ fate of fugitive gas including its migration through the unsaturated zone, efflux at surface and into the atmosphere is also required. Advanced knowledge on natural gas contamination of freshwater aquifers as well as demonstrated understanding on gas dissolution and transport processes in groundwater and stable carbon isotope tracer techniques associated with methane and its oxidation is preferred. The candidate will additionally have advanced knowledge in relation to general energy resource development and geo-engineering as well as extensive hydrogeological field experience in a range of settings including leading supervision of contractors and drillers. Moreover the successful candidate will have experience with designing controlled field studies over a range of scales including; 1) design, installation and operation of gas injection infrastructure and 2) design, installation and management of monitoring networks able to observe both physical migration of gas and aqueous phase processes.

Candidates must have a strong background in hydrogeology and hydrogeochemistry holding a M.Sc. and/or Ph.D. from an institute of international standing and a proven publication record including at least 5 peer reviewed journal articles in high level journals in relation to the previously described areas of expertise. Additionally candidates should have experience with supervising and mentoring graduate students, preparing research proposals for funding agencies, working with regulators, and interfacing with local communities. Finally the candidate must have demonstrated teaching experience at graduate and undergraduate level and will be expected to contribute to teaching of courses in hydrogeology and environmental engineering as required.

Salary commensurate with experience and skills.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please submit your application through UBC Careers website posting # 26593.

Posted: 
May 31, 2017
Deadline: 
June 30, 2017

Science Education Specialist

This position, within the Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, involves joining a team of faculty and science education specialists to develop one or more of the following courses. These are part of the new 22-course B.Sc. program in Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) being build by UBC for the University of Central Asia (UCA); see https://blogs.ubc.ca/eescourses/.

  • Surface Processes in Mountain Environments (at 2nd / 3rd year level)
  • Hydrology & Hydrogeology (at 2nd / 3rd year level)
  • Conservation Science (at 3rd / 4th year level)
  • Applied Ecology (at 3rd / 4th year level)
  • Geodynamics and Structural Geology (at 3rd / 4th year level)
  • Sediments, Stratigraphy and Hydrocarbon Resources (at 3rd / 4th year level)
  • Minerals, Petrology and Mined Resources (at 3rd / 4th year level)

The overarching project goal is to design and build courses, based where practical on existing UBC courses, to be taught in English by UCA faculty within the geographical, cultural and academic contexts of Central Asia at the University of Central Asia (http://ucentralasia.org/).

While being responsible primarily for one or more specific courses, successful candidates will work closely with the team of colleagues in UBC’s departments of EOAS and Geography, building other courses in order to ensure that the suite of 22 courses constitutes a consistent and coherent degree program. You will report to the project coordinator who is overseeing this project, and you will work with both UBC and UCA faculty to meet the goals and timelines of the project.

Please see the full job description and submit your application through the UBC Career website, posting number #26512.

For further information please contact Francis Jones at fjones@eoas.ubc.ca

Posted: 
May 25, 2017
Deadline: 
June 3, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow-Hydrogeology Group/Antamina Waste Rock Weathering Study

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a Post-doctoral Fellow in the field of contaminant hydrogeology or geochemistry. The principal tasks will be to aid in the interpretation of a comprehensive data set of fluid flow, aqueous and solid phase geochemistry, temperature and gas composition collected over 10 years at a mine site in Peru. The successful candidate will interpret and integrate this data and assist a group of researchers and graduate students in the organization and authorship of papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The extensive dataset provides an opportunity to co-author multiple publications. There is an opportunity to contribute to other projects in the hydrogeology group.

Full details can be found in the attached PDF. 

Posted: 
February 23, 2017
Deadline: 
April 20, 2017