sábado, 1 de mayo de 2010

Canada-Assistant Professor in Urban Sustainabilty

Job Type: full-time permanent position

Opportunity location: McGill University, Montreal

Closing date (if specified): No date specified (will remain here for 90 days from posting date)

Opportunity Description:

McGill University - Department of Geography and School of Environment

Applications are invited for a joint tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Geography and the McGill School of Environment in Urban Sustainability beginning on July 1, 2011. The person who fills this position will conduct research that contributes to our understanding of how complex urban systems interact with environmental change across scales from the local to global. The person will have expertise in sustainability research, and in innovative qualitative and/or quantitative approaches to investigating urban environmental, policy and development challenges.

This position will provide an important addition for undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the School of Environment (http://www.mcgill.ca/mse/) and the Department of Geography (http://www.geog.mcgill.ca/), and has the potential to contribute to programs in Sustainability Science and Urban Systems. There would also be potential interactions with other Departments with interests in the environment, such as Biology, Natural Resource Sciences, and the School of Urban Planning.

Such a position would be consistent with the inter-disciplinary Environment theme elaborated in the McGill ‘White Paper’: http://www.mcgill.ca/files/provost/Strengths_and_Aspirations_June_2006.pdf. It is also consistent with the greater attention to ‘sustainability’ that has been adopted by McGill.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or expect to graduate by summer 2011, and have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and communication. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate may be nominated for a Canada Research Chair.

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.

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Candidates should ensure that their curriculum vitae, statements of teaching specializations and research interests, up to three reprints, and letters from three referees are sent to the following address. The review of applications will begin September 15, 2010 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Dr. Tim Moore, Chair, Department of Geography
Dr. Marilyn Scott, Director, McGill School of Environment
McGill University, Room 705, 805 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, Quebec,
Canada, H3A 2K6
phone: 514 398-4112; fax: 514 398-7437; e-mail: recruit.geog@mcgill.ca