Environmental Science - Assistant Professor

Carleton University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-02-13

Applications are invited for an entry-level permanent full-time tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the Institute of Environmental Science at Carleton University. We are interested in candidates with broad training and expertise in environmental science and that embrace interdisciplinarity. Applicants must be able to teach core undergraduate courses in environmental science, augment existing teaching and research strengths, and provide research leadership consistent with an evidence-based approach to environmental management and policy.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and demonstrated excellence and commitment to teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate-level students. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program preferably focused on one or more of the topics of water resources, restoration and rehabilitation of degraded or contaminates sites, ecosystem health, impact assessment, and environmental management. Applicants with the ability to forge collaborations with members of the Institute and interdisciplinary-oriented faculty across the university, as well as with allied agencies, will be given preference.

The Institute of Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary student-centred undergraduate teaching unit with close connections to a variety of Departments including Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Geography, all of which have vibrant graduate programs. Although the primary appointment would be with the Institute, the successful applicant would be cross-appointed to one or more Departments based on their research expertise. The curriculum in the Institute is innovative and involves many opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in understanding and solving real-world problems through field courses, practicum courses and group projects. The honours program was recently certified by ECO Canada.

Carleton University is located in Ottawa, the capital of Canada and a major centre of advanced technology research and development. The Institute of Environmental Science enjoys close interactions with many organizations and government departments in the National Capital Region including Environment Canada's National Wildlife Research Center which is located on campus. For more information about Carleton University and the Institute of Environmental Science, please consult http://www.carleton.ca and http://www.carleton.ca/envirosci.

Applications for this appointment must include: a curriculum vitae; a teaching portfolio that includes relevant experience, evidence of teaching innovation and performance, and pedagogical approaches to teaching; a summary statement of research interests and experience; and co-ordinates for three referees. Submit a hard copy of your application to: Brian Burns, Director, Institute of Environmental Science, c/o Michelle Santoianni, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6, Canada. Applications submitted by email will not be considered.

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2013. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2013.

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 faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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