Environmental Geography / Environmental Studies – Assistant Professor
(Closing Date: January 6, 2014 or until the position has been filled)
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Carleton University’s Department of Geography and Environmental Studies invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track appointment in Environmental Geography – Environmental Studies, commencing on 1 July 2014.
Applications are invited from individuals who are able to teach core and other courses relating to environmental geography and environmental studies, augment existing teaching and research strengths in these fields within the Department and more generally at Carleton, and provide research leadership in one or more of the following themes from a social science perspective: 1) environment and resources; 2) conservation; 3) environmental policy and politics; 4) political ecology and critical perspectives of nature; 5) environmental markets; and 6) climate change.
The successful applicant will be required to develop a research program in one or more of the position themes with appropriate funding and resources to support graduate students. An ability to enhance current research areas within the Department and make collaborative linkages between the natural and social sciences will be considered an asset. In teaching, capabilities to develop and deliver multimedia instruction and to teach first year seminars, large enrolment courses, and upper year seminars in the themes related to this position as well as in other Environmental Studies and Geography courses are expected. Ability to make contributions to student recruitment will also be considered an asset.
Applicants must have recently graduated with a PhD, or be in the final stages of completing their Doctoral degree in geography, environmental studies, or a related discipline, demonstrate their commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and be committed to developing a strong program of research and scholarship as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications. Applicants should consult the Department’s web site at www.carleton.ca/geography for details on current research activities and course offerings. Information on Carleton’s strategic interests is available from http://www.carleton.ca/sip/ and http://www1.carleton.ca/provost/academicplan/.
Carleton’s Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (DGES) delivers five undergraduate programs (BA in Environmental Studies, BA and BSc in Geography, BA and BSc in Geomatics) and three graduate programs in Geography (MA, MSc and PhD). It is home to about 400 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate students, and the Department is committed to teaching and research that focuses on theoretical and applied aspects of interdisciplinary scholarship. DGES is in the midst of a significant period of renewal and is seeking an individual who is eager and committed to participating in an on-going renewal process as well as contributing to its Human Geography and Environmental Studies programs.
Applications for this entry-level appointment must be sent electronically in separate files which include the following: 1) a cover letter and curriculum vitae; 2) a teaching portfolio that includes relevant experience, evidence of teaching innovation and performance, and pedagogical approaches to teaching; 3) a summary statement of research interests and experience; 4) up to three research publication reprints (individual files); and 5) co-ordinates for three referees. Please submit your electronic application to the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, Environmental Position Search Committee at email@example.com. Applications submitted in hard copy will not be considered. Questions about this position should be directed to the Departmental Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Environmental Appointment” in the subject line or call the Chair at 613 520 2560. The closing date for applications is January 6, 2014 or until the position has been filled.
Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution committed to developing solutions to real world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge and understanding daily. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide more than 27,000 full- and part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 65 programs of study. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative work in science and technology, business, governance, public policy, and the arts.
Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus, bordered by the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal. With over 12 national museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy. The City of Ottawa, with a population of almost one million, is Canada’s capital city and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country.
Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate requests in a timely manner.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.