· A synthetic, integrative, innovative and interdisciplinary view of both Urban and Environmental Studies.
· Scholarship focus or specialization in sustainability, resilience, social justice or environmental justice.
· Evidence of ability to integrate professional practice and application into teaching and scholarship.
· Evidence of ability to secure external support.
· A synthetic, integrative, innovative and interdisciplinary view of both Urban and Environmental Studies.
Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. With over 185 regular faculty members in 16 academic departments and a wide variety of interdisciplinary major, minor and diploma programs, the Faculty of Arts offers breadth, depth and diversity. Counting around 5000 students with declared majors or minors, and with strong graduate programs, the Faculty is committed to providing solid teaching and research support to new appointees. The Faculty of Arts houses, among other units, the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), ISER Books and the Digital Research Centre for Qualitative Fieldwork. It is also home to outstanding archival collections, including the Maritime History Archive, the Folklore and Language Archive and the Native Language Archive. Memorial’s Queen Elizabeth II Library has excellent holdings with the most extensive collection of journals in the region. Please see http://www.mun.ca/arts/.
NOTE: All applications should quote the appropriate position number as listed in each case.
Tenure-track positions will normally commence July 1, 2014, subject to budgetary approval, and will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor. The positions normally require a completed doctoral degree in the appropriate discipline. A completed earned doctorate (or recognized terminal qualification in the discipline) is required for the appointee to receive the rank of Assistant Professor and to be in a tenure-track position. (If a successful candidate has not completed an earned doctorate, he/she shall be appointed to a regular term, non-renewable three-year appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. If the candidate completes all the requirements for the doctorate during the first 24 months of the term appointment, he/she shall begin a tenure-track appointment following completion of the requirements of the degree.) Letters of application should be sent to the Head of the department, accompanied by a current curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, the names and addresses of three persons who can supply a letter of reference, and such additional materials as may be specified below. The application must provide evidence of excellence in teaching and research. Applications should reach the Head no later than December 06, 2013.
DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY
The Department of Anthropology (http://www.mun.ca/anthro/) invites applications for a tenure-track-position in Sociocultural Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be an environmental anthropologist with an active program of research, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Possible areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to: political ecology, historical ecology, environmental justice, climate change, the built environment, water politics, food sovereignty and environmental activism. Regional specialization is open. Qualified candidates will have a PhD in hand or be near completion. Applicants should submit a covering letter, a CV, sample publications, a research statement, and a teaching dossier to the address below. They should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent under separate cover.
Dr. Mark Tate, Head, Department of Anthropology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada A1C 5S7. Phone: 1 (709) 864-4052; email: tscott[at]mun.ca
Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Food Studies
Home Faculty: Environmental Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Environmental Studies
Position Start Date: July 1, 2014
Food Studies, Faculty of Environmental Studies
The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University, Toronto, invites applications for the tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Food Studies to commence July 1, 2014. A PhD in a related field is required at the time of appointment. We are seeking applicants working in the field of food and culture, especially those doing arts-based research and cultural production. We also welcome applicants with the capacity to conduct community-based research on local food and social justice issues in Toronto, such as urban agriculture and food planning. The successful candidate will have outstanding potential in a field that combines the cultural, social, political, economic, and ecological dimensions of food and food systems.
Applicants should have excellent publication records and practical experience and be able to provide leadership in interdisciplinary research and action in the area of Food Studies. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated capacity to teach skills related to analysis and engagement in this field. FES has an existing strength in policy and regulatory analysis of food systems. We seek to support and expand our research and teaching programs in food studies. We welcome applicants with expertise in the fields of food justice, food sovereignty and engagement in food movements. Project management skills would also be an asset. The successful applicant will be involved in the Faculty’s growing partnership with Black Creek Community Farm, the Maloca community garden and our native plant garden.
Candidates must have teaching experience and be able to contribute to teaching and research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The ability to contribute to one or more of the Faculty’s certificate or diploma programs is desirable. These include undergraduate certificates in Community Arts Practice, Urban Ecologies, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing, Graduate Diplomas in Business & the Environment and Environmental/Sustainability Education, and the accredited Planning Program.
FES is a unique interdisciplinary Faculty that adopts a broad definition of environment including natural, built and social environments. The Faculty has a strong social and environmental justice orientation and values applied and action-oriented research. More information about the Faculty of Environmental Studies is available at www.yorku.ca/fes.
York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York’s website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, three to five most-significant publications, and the names and full contact information for three academic and/or professional references (at least two of the references must be academic) should be sent to the address below by December 2nd, 2013.
Secretary, Food Studies Search Committee
Faculty of Environmental Studies
Room 126 HNES
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
The University of Waterloo Department of History is seeking an exceptional senior scholar with a world-class scholarly record in modern global history, specializing in one or more of the following areas: health and medicine, science, technology, the environment, or human rights. The successful applicant will be appointed to a tenured position as a full professor and will be subsequently nominated for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair.
The Canada Research Chairs program was established by the Government of Canada to foster internationally-recognized research excellence. As stated in the program’s Terms of Reference (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca), “Tier 1 chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders” in their fields. Nominations for Canada Research Chairs are subject to review by the CRC Secretariat, and appointment as a Canada Research Chair is conditional upon their approval.
The position will commence on or before July 1, 2014. Beyond the normal faculty responsibilities of undergraduate and graduate teaching, service, and maintaining an original and innovative research program, the successful candidate will encourage collaboration with scholars from across campus in related areas, and will develop and refine national and international networks .
Consideration of applications will begin after November 20, 2013. Applications should be submitted through the University’s Job Application System. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The Department values equity and inclusivity. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples and persons with disabilities. More information about the History Department. Further enquiries can be directed to the Acting Department Chair, Heather MacDougall at 519-888-4567, ext. 32903 or by email to hmacdoug[at]uwaterloo.ca.
Diana Brydon, the Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies at the University of Manitoba, seeks one or two postdoctoral fellows for the period November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2014.
Under the direction of Dr. Diana Brydon, CRC in Globalization and Cultural Studies, the postdoctoral fellows will conduct original research in the areas of postcolonial literary, cultural, and educational studies with a focus on developing interdisciplinary approaches to the challenges of building transnational research and learning cultures, including ethical approaches to global citizenship education and developing a Canadian-based approach to understanding the changing global higher education regime and meeting its challenges.
Using a range of qualitative and possibly quantitative methodologies derived from humanities and social sciences practices, the postdoctoral fellows will design and implement research to advance the research program of the Chair in the above areas. Depending on qualifications, one of the two fellows will be asked to work with the SSHRC-funded partnership development project, “Brazil/Canada Knowledge Exchange: developing transnational literacies.” This candidate should ideally be functional in Brazilian Portuguese. Brydon is also involved in team projects investigating global democracy, citizenship education, global vocabularies, community in the global era, and postcolonial archives, places, and voices, in which there will be opportunities for collaborative involvement. Postdoctoral fellows will author and co-author research reports and articles and be encouraged to use the research data in his or her own research publications.
Salary: $60,000 a year
Applicants should have a completed PhD in a humanities or social science discipline (or interdiscipline) and an interest in developing ethical approaches to transnational and interdisciplinary research. Bilingual and/or multilingual candidates are preferred but all candidates are encouraged to apply. The PhD should have been awarded within the last four years.
Application should be made to Diana.firstname.lastname@example.org before October 1, 2013.
Appointments will begin by November 1, 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter, and run for one year, with a possibility of a one year renewal.
Please include: (1) a cover letter describing your PhD project, the date of your PhD defence, and the fit of your postdoctoral research with the theme of this PDF; (2) a full CV, including the names and contact information of three individual who may be contacted for reference letters; and (3) a writing sample (25 pages or less). Send these materials, either as .docx or .pdf, to: email@example.com. Make sure to specify “CRC PDF application – name” in the subject line.
Opportunity for students interested in sustainability and higher education to conduct research as part of their Master’s or Ph.D. Degree program and get paid for doing it! Here are the details:
PROJECT: The Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN) is a large-scale research project on environmental sustainability education policy and practice in Canada (EC-12 and post-secondary). More information on the Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN) may be found at www.sepn.ca.
POSITION: This is an exceptional opportunity for a productive individual to gain experience working with an active, vibrant group of graduate students, researchers, and community-based organizations at a national and international scale. There are a number of positions available. In particular, we are looking for a Masters of Ph.D. student to (a) take a leadership role in the implementation and analysis of a national sustainable education survey; (b) conduct site analyses in a selection of universities and colleges in Canada to investigate the degree to which they have incorporated sustainability into their operations, curriculum, and research. It is expected that the research assistant will do this work as a major part of their graduate thesis or dissertation.
Education: Students must have an undergraduate degree in a related discipline. The successful candidate will be expected to enroll in a Master’s or PhD program (discipline is flexible) at Dalhousie University beginning September 2014.
Experience: Knowledge and experience in conducting research; Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis; experience with analysis software (i.e. NVivo) is an asset.
Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills; Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); Ability to work productively, both individually and in groups; Ability to work independently, following timelines to complete work in efficient manner.
PAY: The successful candidate will receive an annual stipend of $15,000 (Master’s) or $18,000 (PhD). Master’s students can be guaranteed 2 years of funding. PhD students will receive 3 years of funding.
APPLICATION: Please submit a cover letter, a current Curriculum Vitae, a writing sample, and the names of two references electronically to Dr. Tarah Wright (Tarah.firstname.lastname@example.org).
Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014-2015)
“Energy / Materialism / Infrastructure”
Value: $46,000 CAD
In conjunction with an on-going research project on oil, energy and culture, the Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta is sponsoring a Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) for the 2014-2015 academic year (July 2014-June 2015). The theme of this PDF is “Energy / Materialism / Infrastructure.” Junior scholars engaged in work across the disciplines, who have defended their dissertations within the past three years (January 1, 2011-March 1, 2014), and whose research falls within the range of issues mapped out by this theme, are welcome to apply.
“Energy / Materialism / Infrastructure” concerns the social, cultural and political possibilities and/or limits generated by the dominant forms of energy used in a given period. Potential fellows will be engaged in research on topics and issues such as:
- the analysis of representations, narratives and discourses of energy and/or material resources within different cultural forms and media;
- the social, political and cultural force exerted by existing forms of physical infrastructure, including their impact on political change and social justice;
- the role played by access to resources in shaping the varied structures (material as well as immaterial) that make up modernity;
- new materialisms and/or other philosophical and theoretical discourses related to energy, resources, and infrastructure;
- the shape and character of post-petrocarbon culture and society;
- public policy with respect to energy and infrastructure, especially as this relates to social change and development.
The research carried out by this PDF will generate a better understanding of the connections between energy, society, and culture, and the difficulties and opportunities that will arise as global society transitions to other energy forms and practices.
Finally, there may be an opportunity for this PDF to teach a one-term undergraduate class, for which they would be separately compensated.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2013
Application Materials: Please include: (1) a cover letter describing your PhD project, the date of your PhD defence, and the fit of your postdoctoral research with the theme of this PDF; (2) a full CV, including the names and contact information of three individual who may be contacted for reference letters; and (3) a writing sample (25 pages or less). Send these materials, either as .docx or .pdf, to:imre[at]ualberta.ca . Make sure to specify “CRC PDF application – name” in the subject line.
Consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top comprehensive research universities, Simon Fraser University (SFU) has become an institution of choice for students seeking academic excellence and exposure to cutting-edge research. With three campuses, 30,000 undergraduate students, 4,000 graduate students, 124,000 alumni and over 950 faculty members, SFU is an innovative and vibrant university committed to its recently adopted strategic vision to be Canada’s ‘engaged university.’
Built by bringing together well-respected academic units, the Faculty of Environment (FENV) offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas: Archaeology; Environmental Science; Geography; Resource and Environmental Management; Sustainable Community Development; and Development and Sustainability while building on their existing strengths. New interdisciplinary programs are currently in the approval process. The Faculty is known for its commitment to experiential education.
Faculty members in the core units have a wealth of research experience and a strong record of community-based research, both locally and internationally. Many faculty members and graduate students participate in interdisciplinary research projects and networks.
The Faculty is now seeking a Dean to position FENV at SFU as a world class leader in research and teaching characterized by the integration of natural, social, and policy sciences in environment, broadly conceived. FENV values both applied and curiosity-driven research, supported by contemporary method and theory.
Drawing upon past successes at the level of Dean, Associate Dean, Chair, or as Director of an institute/centre, and known to be an inspiring leader with a clear and persuasive vision, the new Dean will forge a strong sense of cohesion within FENV and promote links within SFU and with external partners. With a research and teaching record at the level of a full professor at SFU, the new Dean will be a collaborative leader with a demonstrated commitment to students, research, and community engagement.
This is an exciting opportunity for an academic leader whose passion, creativity and strategic skills will lead this relatively new Faculty to its next level and enhance the impact the Faculty has on the broader community.
To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact Alex Verdecchia, Amy Gill or Brent Cameron in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261, or please submit your resume and related information online at www.odgersberndtson.ca/en/careers/11539
Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, although Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
The MSE was founded in 1998 on the principle that the resolution of current and future environmental problems requires a highly integrated and interdisciplinary approach that is informed by both the natural and applied sciences and the social sciences and humanities. The MSE uses this approach in training the next generation of leaders through a set of novel, interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs, and through innovative interdisciplinary research in environment.
The Liber Ero Chair provides the opportunity for the successful candidate to have a transformative influence on research and education within the MSE and McGill University, and on environmental challenges in Canada and internationally. The Chair holder will have led collaborative research among colleagues from diverse academic disciplines and ideally from the public or private sector as well. The Chair holder will help define and consolidate areas of research emphasis, will foster collaborations within and beyond the MSE, and will serve as an advisor to the MSE Director. We seek a person of broad intellectual scope with a deep understanding of the world’s most pressing environmental problems.
The Chair holder will also have engaged in public policy responses to critical environmental problems within at least one of four MSE Research Themes:
- Health in a Changing Environment considers the complex set of interactions between human health and the health of other animals and plants that share our earth; targets both urban and rural environments in developed and developing countries; addresses the social, ecological, and built environments; and poses broad questions concerning how humans are altering the health of other species, and how the environment in turn affects human health.
- Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Conservation concerns the biosphere and the environments with which organisms, populations, and communities interact. Studies focus on landscape ecology and restoration, species invasions, transfers and extinctions, and how knowledge can best be integrated into institutional systems and mechanisms of governance to ensure protection of the environment.
- Citizens, Communities, Institutions and the Environment centres on the sustainable use of food, water, energy, and other resources, and on the changing perspectives of the public, decision makers, business leaders and the media concerning the evolving nature of relationships between society, markets, the state, and the environment. Researchers uncover innovative ways to help citizens, communities, and corporations adopt sustainable practices.
- Rethinking Social-Ecological Relationships considers the interdependence between human activity and the ecological goods and services provided by nature. Comprehending these relationships requires an understanding of humans as economic actors within the institutional arrangements that influence their behaviour. Those undertaking research in this thematic area re-examine the value of equality within the context of the environment, study how our understanding of individuality influences moral principles, and develop alternate models for an integrated economy and biosphere.
We anticipate that this MSE appointment will be at the rank of Full Professor but Associate Professors who fit the profile will also be considered. The Chair holder could be cross-appointed in department(s) in Faculties of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences www.mcgill.ca/macdonald, Arts www.mcgill.ca/arts, Law www.mcgill.ca/law and Science www.mcgill.ca/science, depending on his/her areas of expertise.
Applicants shall submit:
(1) a letter of intent that clearly articulates their experience with
interdisciplinary environmental research that integrates natural/applied
science and social science/humanities;
(2) a summary of research interests and proposed research program;
(3) a complete curriculum vitae;
(4) copies of three representative publications;
(5) the names of at least three references by August 1, 2013.
Electronic applications are preferred marilyn.scott[at]mcgill.ca; copied to shannon.scott[at]mcgill.ca
Hard copy applications can be mailed to:
Dr. Marilyn E. Scott
Director, McGill School of Environment
3534 University Street
Montreal QC H3A 2A7 Canada
McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. McGill University, founded in Montreal, Quebec, in 1821, is Canada’s leading post-secondary institution. It has two campuses, 11 faculties, 10 professional schools, 300 programs of study and more than 33,000 students. McGill attracts students from more than 160 countries around the world.
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), the leader in wetland conservation, is looking for a smart, dynamic administrator to join our team. Every day will be different as you handle reception, invoicing, budget and mail duties, oversee contract administration, co-ordinate meetings and travel and a variety of other administrative responsibilities. You exercise strong initiative and sound judgement in handling routine and confidential materials. You are a problem solver and an energetic collaborator who believes in delivering the best customer service possible.
At Ducks, we’re going places. You need to be an enthusiastic team player – a self-starter who believes in delivering the best customer service and is always looking for the next thing to do.
Your minimum five years’ administrative and basic accounting experience makes you the ideal candidate for this position, which is located at our office in Ottawa, ON. You possess strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills. Working with staff and volunteers, you are able to cultivate solid relationships with many people and enjoy helping others. Your ability to see the big picture and positive, “can-do” attitude will make you a great asset to our team.
- Certificate/diploma in office administration, business administration or related field
- Previous experience interacting with the parliamentary precinct or working in an MP’s office
- Familiarity with the Lobbying Act (2008), particularly with reporting process
- Above average proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Access, Excel and Word
- Superior grammar and proofing skills, with strong oral and written communication skills
- Adaptable to change, detail-oriented and able to prioritize workload
- Must have a passion for conservation, the environment and/or the outdoors
- Current or previous volunteer experience with DUC would be considered an asset
- Fluently bilingual would also be considered an asset
How to Apply
In Canada we lose 80 acres of wetlands every 24 hours. We need your help to stop this loss.
If you’re interested in this opportunity, please submit your cover letter (including salary expectations) and resumé for confidential consideration to the attention of:
Carly Bjornsson, HR Generalist
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Closing deadline: July 19, 2013
DUC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse workforce and we offer a competitive salary for this part-time position.