Professor, Arboriculture/Urban Forestry

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Professor, Arboriculture/Urban Forestry

Post by Stefania1 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:45 am

Type of Position: Academic Full Time
Department: Environmental & Natural Resource
Campus: Frost
Location: Lindsay, Ontario
Date Posted: 2019-04-06
Date Closed: 2019-04-21
Job ID: 1769
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Hours per Week: 44
[/b]Salary Range: [/b]$63,971.00 to $110,897.00 Annually

What This Position is About:
At Fleming College, we provide a superior learning experience in the beautiful Kawartha Lakes region. Just 130 kms (80 miles) northeast of Toronto, we deliver the hard-to-find combination of quality learning and quality of life in the communities we serve - Peterborough, Northumberland and Haliburton counties and the City of Kawartha Lakes. Within driving distance of the GTA, living and working in this area of central Ontario provides the best of both worlds whether your interests align with nature trails, waterways, artisan markets, music festivals or art galleries! For more information regarding the beautiful communities surrounding our campuses visit

Who Are We?
Fleming College is recognized as a leader in Ontario for delivering environmental and natural resource science programs and applied research in alternative wastewater treatment. The College currently enrolls nearly 6,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students. Fleming is a growing college with 50 years of solid community roots and we are proud to be considered one of the top employers in the area. Situated in the heart of the City of Kawartha Lakes, the Frost Campus welcomes over 1,600 full-time students annually and is recognized nationally and internationally for its distinctive applied learning environment, unique culture and history, strong graduate placement rate, and as a “one-of-a-kind”, destination campus.

The Frost Campus is home to one of Canada’s leading environmental education institutions, the School of Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences (SENRS). SENRS students participate in a distinctive hands-on, minds-on learning experience through applied workplace, community-based learning, or applied research opportunities. Much of the curriculum at SENRS involves students learning while outdoors.

What This Position is About:
As a member of the Forestry and Arboriculture program team, you are part of a close-knit community training the next generation of arborists and foresters who will manage our trees and forests.

In the 3 semester Arboriculture program, our students acquire the theoretical knowledge for all aspects of urban tree care, as well as such practical skills as safe tree climbing techniques, aerial rescue, pruning techniques, tree removal, power line clearing, and the operation and maintenance of relevant equipment

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What We Are Looking For:
You possess a minimum of a college certificate or diploma in arboriculture, are an Ontario certified utility arborist with a minimum of 2 years of recent experience with electrical utilities and have progressive industry experience (minimum 5 years). It would be advantageous to also hold a college diploma or university degree in forestry or urban forestry, hold additional related accreditations including ISA certifications, TRAQ certification, WSN Chainsaw Trainer, and DZ driver’s license, as well as have experience with relevant technology such as GIS, GPS, and tomography.

You have extensive applied field expertise in areas such as tree climbing, use of arborist equipment and tools including bucket trucks, wood chippers and stump grinders as well as maintenance and repair of small and large equipment. You actively research and keep abreast of current issues and trends related to the arboriculture industry including legislation, regulations, and liability. This is complemented by up-to-date knowledge and experience with tree maintenance and care practices, pest management and applicable treatments. This position can be physically demanding as you will be assigned to field experiences in a variety of weather conditions and you must be able to demonstrate activities such as advanced tree climbing, tree removal, line clearing and equipment use.

This role requires a keen eye for safety and safe operating procedures. You have demonstrated, in a team environment, leadership and organizational skills in developing and delivering safe and effective field work experiences including: safety training, equipment handling, worksite supervision and related skill development.

You have an established industry network that could provide opportunities for our students and graduates and opportunities for the college in continuing and contract training opportunities.

You will be required to be self-motivated, flexible and have a passion for learning and student success. You will focus on enhancing the student experience by creating a rich and open learning environment that embraces diversity and providing superior service to students. You are able to apply theories of adult learning and teaching and can contribute to curriculum and program development.

You are able to work independently and as part of a team and can effectively contribute to multidisciplinary teams utilizing your strong leadership skills. Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to deliver and receive feedback, as well as interpersonal and critical thinking/problem solving skills are required. You are comfortable working with technology, including blended learning technologies, and are self-sufficient with word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, e-mail, internet search, web applications. Experience with applied research activities are an asset.

Please Note
Please note that internal candidates will receive first consideration in accordance with our Academic Collective Agreement. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Sir Sandford Fleming College.

How to Apply
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Sir Sandford Fleming College is committed to building an inclusive and accessible learning and working environment. We believe in and promote the rights of all persons with disabilities as enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA 2005) and its related Accessibility Standards Regulations. To meet this commitment, Fleming College will make appropriate accommodations available throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform our Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require to ensure your equal participation. To obtain a copy of this document in another format please e-mail

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