Head Search: Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

February 21, 2024

UBC Internal Search

The Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia is seeking applications for the position of Head of the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. The Department is committed to excellence in earth, ocean and atmospheric research and education, and plays a key role in a range of interdisciplinary programs and initiatives at UBC and beyond. Further information about the department can be found at here.

We seek a dynamic individual with an excellent international profile for scholarly activities, a strong commitment to educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and a compelling research vision for the future of the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at UBC. The candidate should have demonstrated leadership abilities, including management, organizational, communication, and consensus-building skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall academic and non-academic leadership of the Department and will be a strong advocate for the Department within the University and in the national and international arenas.

The position is for a five-year term and will be available beginning July 1, 2024. The successful candidate must hold a tenured professorial position at the University of British Columbia, with strong preference being given to a faculty member currently at the rank of Professor. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Indigenous 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.

The deadline for applications is March 12, 2024; applications will be processed as soon as they are received. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including publications record) and the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses) of at least two references, should be sent to:

Dr. Mark MacLachlan
Dean pro tem, Faculty of Science
University of British Columbia
E-mail: searches@science.ubc.ca


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