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Position Title

Location

Closing Date

(MM-DD-YYYY)

Assistant Professor

Environmental Planning

University of Toronto

(St. George)

Dept. of Geography & Planning

11/24/2020

Associate Professor/Professor

Chinese Canadian Studies

University of Toronto

(St. George)

Multiple participating depts. 

12/02/2020

Assistant Professor

Urban Forest Design

University of British Columbia

Dept of Forest Resources Management

12/15/2020

Assistant Professor

Connectivity Science

University of British Columbia

Depts. of Geography & Zoology

Open until filled

Postdoctoral Fellow

Suburban Mobilities

University of Toronto (Scarborough)

Dept of Human Geography

Open until filled

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair

Geographies of Racialization

Simon Fraser University

Department of Geography

Open until filled

Professor

Black/Economic Geographies

University of Toronto

Dept of Geography and Planning

12/21/2020

Assistant Professor (2 positions)

1. Environmental Planning

2. Urban and Community Planning

University of North Carolina

Dept. of Geography and Earth Sciences

Open until filled

Fairley Gadsby Research Chair & Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Fluvial Geomorphology

McMaster University

School of Earth, Environment & Society

12/31/2020

November 20, 2020

McMaster University

School of Earth, Environment & Society

Fairley Gadsby Research Chair & Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Fluvial Geomorphology

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations, and within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement.

Position Description

The School of Earth, Environment & Society (SEES) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, invites applications for the Fairley Gadsby Research Chair in Fluvial Geomorphology, a full time, tenure- track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1st, 2021.

The successful candidate must have a PhD at the time of appointment in geology, geography, earth sciences, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, or a related discipline. We are particularly interested in an individual who adopts field-based, data driven and/or quantitative modelling approaches that can be applied to or should be relevant to stream restoration. Research expertise and interests could include river channel stability, sediment transport and deposition, landscape evolution and/or flume experiments that will enhance and integrate the SEES focus on water, earth surface processes, society, and the environment. The candidate is expected to develop an externally funded, vigorous research program and must have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision.

The School of Earth, Environment & Society is a multidisciplinary school with 27 full-time faculty members with expertise in a breadth of fields in geography, earth sciences, environmental studies/science, and geographic information science. For more information on the School, please visit https://www.science.mcmaster.ca/ees/.

McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer ground-breaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World. The Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey, which takes approximately two minutes to complete, through McMaster’s application submission portal. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Science at baileyd@mcmaster.ca to communicate accommodation needs.

 

How to Apply

Complete applications must be made online at https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/current-opportunities/ (Faculty Positions, Job 34593) by the deadline to the attention of Dr. Bruce Newbold, Professor & Director, School of Earth, Environment & Society, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including a statement regarding whether the applicant has Canadian citizenship /

    permanent resident status (see below))

  • a current Curriculum Vitae, and three (3) representative publications

  • a statement of research

  • a statement of teaching philosophy and interests

  • a statement of experience and plans for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in post-secondary

    education, community-based or other professional settings (2-page maximum)

  • the names and full contact information of at least three referees. Letters of reference are not required

    and will not be reviewed at the application stage; the Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process.

 

Review of complete applications will begin January 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive an on-line, system-generated confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty members achieve a work-life balance. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications, as stated above, MUST include one of the following statements in their application package. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

November 16, 2020

University of Toronto 

Department of Geography & Planning

Professor - Black / Economic Geographies

Please note the criteria for this position have changed.

The Department of Geography & Planning in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Black / Economic Geographies. The appointment will be at the rank of Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

 

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Geography or a related area, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. Candidates must demonstrate a considered and long-term engagement with economic geography and Black geographies scholarship, both conceptually and methodologically. Regional specialization is open, but candidates working in the Global South and Black majority regions of the world are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must have active research agendas focusing on one or more of the following thematic areas: feminist political economy; critical development studies; race, gender and diaspora; underdevelopment; urban governance; relational poverty; work, labour and social reproduction. Lived experience related to Africa or its diaspora will be an asset.

 

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths in economic geography, feminist geography, critical development studies and political economy: https://geography.utoronto.ca/people/faculty/st- george-undergrad-faculty/. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level, and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

 

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course materials and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Geography & Planning is located at the University of Toronto, one of the world’s leading research universities. Building upon the expertise of our faculty and the extensive resources of the university, Geography & Planning is uniquely positioned to nurture critical scholarship and teaching, drawing students from across the world and situated in one of the most diverse metropolitan regions in North America. For more information about the Department, please visit https://geography.utoronto.ca. The successful candidate will join a campus that fulfills the University’s priorities (https://threepriorities.utoronto.ca/).

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; one recent publication; and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations. 

 

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email at jobs.geoplan@utoronto.ca by the closing date (on letterhead, dated, and signed). PLEASE NOTE: this search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

 

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Richard DiFrancesco, Chair of the Search Committee, at chair.geoplan@utoronto.ca.

 

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 21, 2020

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

 

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

 

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

November 16, 2020

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

Assistant Professor (2 positions) - Environmental Planning / Urban and Community Planning

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invite applications for two tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor. In an effort to bridge urban and environmental strengths across the Department and in support of a social justice initiative across the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, these positions contribute to our Department’s urban planning programs. Both positions will begin on August 12, 2021.

The first position is in the area of Environmental Planning. We are seeking a dynamic and broadly trained scholar with expertise in areas such as environmental justice, environmental governance, environmental assessment, lifecycle assessment, low-carbon lifestyles, climate change adaptation, resilience, socio-ecological systems, and/or urban sustainability. We welcome candidates who have an urban focus and who will complement one or more methodological areas of expertise in the Department. Preference will be given to candidates whose work involves the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods (e.g., mixed methods) as well as geospatial approaches, and examines planning issues through an equity lens using a community engagement component. We would be excited to see applications from candidates who use innovative approaches in their research, including but not limited to research co-design, citizen science, and experimental survey design.

The second position is in the area of Urban and Community Planning. We are seeking a dynamic and broadly trained planner with expertise in the built environment, urban development, social justice, community resilience, human-environment relationships, and/or socio-ecological systems. Geographic and topical areas of research are open, with preference given to individuals who will complement one or more methodological areas of expertise in our department such as community-engaged action research, community mapping, mixed-methods, and/or qualitative methods.

Requirements for these positions include a PhD in Geography, Planning, or a related field in hand by the time of appointment, evidence of scholarly productivity, an ability to secure appropriate external funding, and the potential for engaging students in a diverse academic environment. The candidate should also show evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration and attention to equity issues in their teaching and research.

Candidates should demonstrate the ability to contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum, build a successful, cutting-edge research program, and develop coursework in their area of expertise. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for all students, along with an interest in promoting diversity in their research, teaching, and service. The teaching load for new faculty is two courses per semester in the pre-tenure period.

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is a diverse community of 33 social and physical scientists, nearly 700 undergraduate majors, and 90 graduate students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. The Department’s mission is to create and disseminate scientific knowledge about the social and natural systems of the Earth and their interactions through scholarly research, teaching, and service. The Department is committed to rigorous high-level research and excellence in teaching. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in Geography (BA/BS), Earth and Environmental Sciences (BS), Geology (BS), Environmental Studies (BA), and Meteorology (BS). At the graduate level, the Department offers an MA and a PhD in Geography, an MS in Earth Sciences, and a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Science & Technology. In addition, the department is a core participant in several interdisciplinary graduate programs on campus, including PhD programs in Public Policy (PPOL) and Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (INES), and the Master’s in Urban Design (MUD).

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington, DC and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Over 30,000 culturally diverse students are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, and military sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 24 master's degrees, 12 graduate certificates, and 32 undergraduate degrees.

 

Candidates should submit the following to https://jobs.uncc.edu [Environmental Planning Position Number 6899; Community and Urban Planning Position Number 6908]: (1) a letter of application responding to the required and desired qualifications listed above, including a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement; (2) a statement of current and future research; (3) a teaching statement including teaching philosophy, agenda, and evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) a curriculum vitae; (5) one to three representative publications; and (6) contact information (including email addresses) for at least three professional references. We ask applicants to reflect on how they integrate issues surrounding diversity into their teaching, research and/or services.

Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact: Environmental Planning Position- Dr. Isabelle Nilsson (inilsso1@uncc.edu) or Dr. Sara Gagné (sgagne@uncc.edu); Community and Urban Planning position – Dr. Elizabeth Delmelle (edelmell@uncc.edu).

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. UNC Charlotte is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

October 30, 2020

University of British Columbia

Departments of Geography & Zoology

Assistant Professor - Connectivity Science

The University of British Columbia seeks applicants for a Connectivity Science tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor. This position is one of five new tenure-track positions in the thematic area of restoring and conserving global biodiversity.  The Faculty of Science, together with the Faculties of Arts, Forestry, and Land and Food Systems, is sponsoring this unique cluster hire, which builds on existing excellence in this area at UBC.  New hires will join an interdisciplinary research and scholarship team focused on solutions-oriented approaches to biodiversity loss and its connection to sustainability and adaptive capacity for humanity. For further information see https://biodiversity.ubc.ca/cluster-hire.

 

The Departments of Geography and Zoology are jointly seeking a scholar in Connectivity Science (broadly conceived) who can contribute to the overall goals of the Biodiversity Solutions team. Applicants may be trained in one or more of the following: ecology, evolutionary biology, applied ecology, geography, sustainability science, or related disciplines. The search is open to a wide range of scholars; those whose work is primarily field-based, theoretical, or statistical are all equally welcome to apply. We encourage applications from scholars who demonstrate innovative approaches to understanding the role of connectivity in biodiversity science and conservation, and encourage submissions from candidates with a diverse range of possible areas of expertise, including but not limited to:

  • movement ecology

  • functional connectivity across fragmented landscapes and/or seascapes

  • applied land and/or marine management approaches that enhance connectivity for biodiversity and/or ecosystem services

  • protected area design

  • population and/or landscape genetics

  • spatial biodiversity science and/or spatial analysis for enhancing connectivity science

  • socio-ecological analysis, including addressing the underlying economic and governance drivers of biodiversity loss, and the determinants of transformative change, restoration and conservation of biodiversity

  • use of connectivity science to explore tradeoffs and synergies with human land use

  • new tools, including computational techniques and statistical approaches, for understanding organismal movement, addressing applied habitat connectivity issues, and supporting adaptive management decision-making

 

The successful candidate will be expected to (i) develop an independent research program in their area of specialization and (ii) contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and training within Geography and Zoology. We expect that this candidate, in addition to developing their own research program, will work collaboratively with other members of the Biodiversity Solutions cluster, which aims to collectively develop approaches to address social-ecological challenges related to biodiversity conservation.

 

Applicants should submit:

  1. Cover letter (up to 2 pages). You should make a clear and compelling case regarding:

    • How your expertise, scholarship and planned research would advance the stated goals of the Biodiversity Solutions Cluster;

    • How you have demonstrated a strong interest or experience in conducting collaborative, interdisciplinary work; and

    • How you have displayed leadership through existing or proposed research, teaching, service, community engagement, outreach or other relevant activities. We encourage candidates to supply evidence of their productivity and/or potential in community building, community engagement, policy-making, acting as an agent of change (particularly with respect to historically underrepresented communities), leading collaborative projects, working with stakeholders, and supporting others through mentorship (including contributions to equity, diversity and inclusivity initiatives).

  2. Curriculum vitae.

  3. Research Statement (up to 2 pages) describing your current and proposed research program. Please address how your work advances understanding of biodiversity and solutions to biodiversity crises, highlighting aspects of cluster goals to which you might contribute directly, and making reference to interdisciplinary and collaborative scholarship.

  4. Statement (up to 1 page) of teaching interests, accomplishments, and other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please address how you could teach core undergraduate courses in a biology program and an interdisciplinary environmental program.

  5. Statement (up to 1 page) identifying your past contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, along with your ability to work with a culturally diverse student body (use specific examples where possible); as well as your philosophy of, and potential future contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion.

  6. Two sample publications (while published material is preferred, unpublished manuscripts are also acceptable).

  7. Names and contact information for 3 referees.

 

Applicants should be prepared to upload in the above order and in a single PDF (maximum size 15MB) via this online form: https://geog.air.arts.ubc.ca/position-00056136/

Equity, inclusivity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

 

Applicants will be asked to complete an equity survey. The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and confidential. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed”.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The anticipated starting date for positions is July 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter, dependent on immigration and travel restrictions.

See full posting for further information.

October 2, 2020

University of Toronto (St. George)

Department of Geography & Planning

Assistant Professor - Environmental Planning

The Department of Geography & Planning in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Environmental Planning with an expected start date of July 1, 2021.

 

Applicants must have a PhD degree in Environmental Planning or a related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record that includes some combination of: high quality scholarly publications; engagement in international scholarly networks; presentations at significant, discipline‐relevant conferences; awards and accolades; external funding; as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching can be provided by the teaching dossier that includes: teaching accomplishments, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi related to the teaching of Environmental Planning, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching‐related activities; as well as strong letters of reference. Other teaching‐related activities can refer to previous experience as a teaching assistant or course instructor, leading workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or awards for oral presentations and posters at conferences.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach Masters (MScPl) and PhD students in the Planning Program and to teach other courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs of the Department of Geography & Planning.

Attention to the issues of environmental justice, climate justice, and/or environmental racism is imperative in all environmental planning/policy courses. Similarly, all core courses in the graduate MScPl program must make links between the profession of planning and commitments to anti‐oppression, anti Black‐ and BIPOC‐racism, as well as the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.

The successful candidate will offer courses central to the Environmental Planning concentration in the professional Masters program. The candidate will be expected to teach a graduate survey course that provides a broad overview of the concentration, with appropriate attention to the Canadian context. The candidate should also be able to teach a core graduate planning course required of all MScPl students. Elective courses, at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels, might cover topics such as: sustainability and resilience planning, climate change planning, environmental impact assessment, food systems planning, and the relationship between public health, climate change and the environment, although other specialized courses will be considered. Expertise in emerging/growth areas in qualitative or quantitative planning methods, such as participatory action research, digital planning and media tools, and data science, is also desirable.

Membership in the Ontario Professional Planner’s Institute (OPPI), the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), or any other comparable national/regional planning body, will be considered an asset, and may be acquired subsequent to the hire.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is a tri‐campus, research‐intensive institution. This appointment is at the St. George campus, which is located in the heart of Toronto and offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University also offers opportunities to work in a wide range of collaborative programs and centres of research. For more information about the Department of Geography & Planning, please visit our home page: http://geography.utoronto.ca/.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a complete current curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, up to three examples of publications ,and a complete teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi related to the teaching of Environmental Planning, a statement regarding career goals, and teaching evaluations or evidence of superior performance in other teaching‐related activities, as listed above). All application materials must be submitted online.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how‐to‐apply. We encourage applicants to combine PDF or MS Word documents into one or two files. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Richard DiFrancesco, Chair of the Search Committee, at chair.geoplan@utoronto.ca.

 

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 24, 2020.

See full posting for Diversity Statement, Accessibility Statement, and to apply.

October 19, 2020

University of Toronto (St. George)

Faculty of Arts & Science

Associate Professor / Professor - Chinese Canadian Studies

Description

University College at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Chinese Canadian Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate may be named to the Richard Charles Lee Chair in Chinese Canadian Studies for a five-year term, which will be renewable following a favourable review.


Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in a field related to Canadian Studies or a cognate area, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching in Chinese Canadian Studies. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and extend our existing departmental strengths. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.


In their curriculum vitae and their research statement, candidates must provide evidence of research excellence, which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or peer-reviewed books, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, grants, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.


Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference.


Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The Richard Charles Lee Chair is open to scholars in Chinese Canadian Studies in a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in and commitment to research and teaching in an interdisciplinary environment at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


The Richard Charles Lee Chair will be expected to teach a range of courses in University College’s Canadian Studies Program and to take a lead role in the Asian Canadian Studies Minor. In addition, the successful candidate’s teaching and research will be expected to draw upon and expand the already strong existing partnerships with Chinese and Asian communities in Toronto. The Richard Charles Lee Chair will be expected to perform public-facing outreach work and community-engaged research mobilization.


The successful candidate will be offered a graduate appointment in one of the departments of Anthropology, Art, English, Geography, Political Science, Religion, or Sociology, or the Cinema Studies or Women and Gender Studies institutes. The successful candidate will participate in teaching and supervision in the graduate unit.


The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto has both a collegiate and departmental structure. University College is the founding college of the University and has a long-standing commitment to challenging its diverse body of around 5000 undergraduate students to excel intellectually and to preparing them to engage in the wider world. In addition to the Canadian Studies Program, University College sponsors two other interdisciplinary undergraduate programs – Cognitive Science and Health Studies – and is affiliated with the Drama Centre and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.


Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.


Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact the Director of the Canadian Studies Program, Dr. Siobhan O’Flynn at s.oflynn@utoronto.ca. For questions about the submission of your application please contact Melissa Szopa at uc.principal@utoronto.ca.

 

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by Wednesday, December 2, 2020

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

See full posting for Diversity Statement, Accessibility Statement, and to apply.

October 14, 2020

University of British Columbia

Department of Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry

Assistant Professor - Urban Forest Design

The Department of Forest Resources Management at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in urban forest design. The successful applicant is expected to play a key role in undergraduate and graduate teaching in design- and planning-related aspects of urban forestry, as well as supervising graduate students and conducting research.

The UBC Faculty of Forestry (www.forestry.ubc.ca) is one of the world's leading academic institutions in forestry, conducting both national and international research, and providing undergraduate education in six degree programs: Urban Forestry, Forestry, Natural Resources Conservation, Forest Science, Wood Science, and Forest Bioeconomy. The Bachelor of Urban Forestry (BUF) program, which was launched in 2015, embraces an interdisciplinary approach across ecological, socio-cultural, and economic domains in both urban and peri-urban settings. The Faculty has also recently launched a new Master in Urban Forestry Leadership professional program. Urban forestry education and research provides opportunities for collaboration with other faculties and departments at UBC, including the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, and the School of Community and Regional Planning. The urban forestry program at UBC benefits from its location in Vancouver, a city recognized for its international leadership in sustainability.

The successful candidate will significantly contribute to the Faculty by playing a key role in anchoring the design aspects of urban forestry through teaching and research at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. They will provide leadership for the Minor in Landscape and Recreation Planning, and in maintaining a close relationship with the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) and others in the design community. The successful candidate will be involved in teaching and coordinating courses on topics such as urban forest design, landscape planning and management, plant materials and planting design, aesthetics, and public participation. They are expected to contribute to the teaching and research supervision of graduate students in urban forestry and may also contribute to teaching in the Urban Forestry Field School, the Integrated Urban Forestry Capstone Studio or summer courses, as required in the Bachelor of Urban Forestry program. The successful candidate will also support the Program Director in the continued development of the Bachelor of Urban Forestry program as well as contribute to the Faculty's and UBC’s strategic goals on sustainability and biodiversity.

Candidates for this position must have a PhD or equivalent experience in urban forestry, landscape architecture, planning, urban design, or a related field, with a focus on urban forest and green space design or planning. Candidates must have demonstrated familiarity with collaborative design processes across scales, graphic communication, and landscape visualization. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong track record of scholarly publication and securing competitive research grants, or potential for such. Excellent oral, written and visual communication skills are essential, as is a commitment to mentoring, diversity, and inclusion. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to effective and innovative teaching in a collaborative environment with the ability to teach students from diverse backgrounds in a variety of learning environments, including online.

Preference will be given to candidates who are registered or eligible to become registered professionals in a design or closely related discipline. Preferred candidates will be comfortable working with interdisciplinary perspectives, in particular around climate change, urban sustainability, and community engagement within an international research and teaching context, and applying their knowledge to urban forestry and related planning, policy, design and management domains.

Applicants should apply via email: careers.frm@ubc.ca. Applications should include 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a one-page statement of scholarship and teaching interests relevant to the position; 4) a one-page statement summarizing past and planned contributions to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion; 5) up to three pdf’s of recent publications that highlight your contributions to the field; 6) and the names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of three references.

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2020. The ideal starting date for this position is July 1 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. Questions should be directed to: Dr. Susan D. Day, Chair of the Search Committee susan.day@ubc.ca.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

September 17, 2020

University of Toronto Scarborough

Department of Human Geography

Postdoctoral Fellow - Suburban Mobilities

Rapid urbanization is transforming suburban peripheries world-wide, creating immense transportation-related social and environmental problems that threaten human health and wellbeing. Recognizing this as a significant global challenge, the University of Toronto Scarborough has created the Suburban Mobilities Cluster of Scholarly Prominence led by Dr. Steven Farber to research four interdisciplinary challenges: rising suburban inequalities, improving transportation design and technology, climate change, and resilience to shocks. More information about Suburban Mobilities can be found in here

We are seeking a single candidate working in the areas of transportation, planning, suburbs, and/or justice for a term lasting up to three years (with the potential to renew) to join the research team as a main contributor to the cluster’s activities in advancing new research approaches, developing partnerships and engagement, and creating student support and embedded training opportunities. 

The postdoctoral fellow will have office space at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus, will have opportunities to collaborate with interdisciplinary transportation researchers in multiple departments across the tri-campus University of Toronto, and may affiliate themselves with the Spatial Analysis of Urban Systems (SAUSy) Lab, the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute, and the School of Cities. The University of Toronto is a globally ranked research university that offers postdoctoral fellows the highest levels of opportunity for professional and scholarly training, network development, and the opportunity to engage with stakeholders throughout the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. 

Description of Duties:

The successful candidate will act as project coordinator, conducting primary research in one or more of the abovementioned suburban mobility challenge areas and will be lead-author on journal articles and conference presentations. The candidate will support knowledge transfer through web and social strategies and act as partnership coordinator, facilitating interactions between diverse project team members across university units as well as partners in the community and the private and government sectors. The postdoctoral fellow will assist in the development of this research cluster by providing support for developing partnered undergraduate student research/co-op opportunities and participating in collaborative grant writing.

Required qualifications:

- PhD degree in planning, geography, engineering, or related field awarded within past 5 years;

- Extensive knowledge of transportation planning, transport equity, public transportation, emerging transportation technologies, and their implementation in suburban contexts;

- Demonstrated experience in quantitative analysis, GIS and network analysis, or travel behaviour modelling;

- Excellent written and oral communication in English;

- Excellent personal time management, project management and organizational skills.

 

Salary: $60,000/ year + conference travel + benefits + 15 days of vacation

Please note that should the minimum rates stipulated in the collective agreement fall below the rates stated in this posting, the minimum rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Application instructions:

All individuals interested in this position must submit a cover letter and short research statement, a CV, and contact info for two references to Steven Farber (steven.farber@utoronto.ca) by the closing date. Please email materials in a single PDF with the subject line: Suburban Mobilities PDF Application.

Closing date: Screening of applications will commence on October 1st and continue until the position is filled.

Supervisor: Prof. Steven Farber

Expected start date: May begin immediately. 

Term: 3 years

FTE: 1 Full-time equivalent

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

 

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

July 9, 2020

Simon Fraser University

Department of Geography

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) - Geographies of Racialization

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is located on unceded, traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), and kwikwəƛ̓ əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nations. We are actively building a diverse, inclusive community and invite applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Geographies of Racialization in the Department of Geography with an effective start date of Fall 2021.

The successful candidate will be an established or emerging leader in the geographical study of racialization whose work addresses how race manifests spatially, how space is racialized, and/or how Black, Indigenous and People of Colour are re-imagining or re-enacting space. We welcome scholars whose work is attentive to the intersections of geography and Black, Latinx, Asian and diaspora studies, Indigeneity, gender and sexuality, southern theory, migration/mobilities, racial capitalism, settler-colonialism, postcoloniality, social movements, and/or labour. Applicants with an emphasis on relationships between geographies of racialization and environment are encouraged to apply. We seek an empirically grounded and theoretically sophisticated scholar in Geography or a related discipline. Appointment to a continuing faculty position in the Department of Geography requires a PhD completed by the time of appointment.

 

The successful candidate’s research program will extend existing strengths of the Department of Geography and of SFU more widely. The research program will support SFU’s Strategic Research Plan, the goals of which include: strengthening civil society by advancing justice, equity and social responsibility; addressing environmental concerns and creating a sustainable future; and engaging in community-based research. Knowledge mobilization to the scholarly community, professional groups, the general public, and other stakeholders, as appropriate, is expected. Interdisciplinary work is encouraged, and cross-appointments are possible.

Experience mentoring equity-seeking students is expected, and experience mentoring equity-seeking faculty is an asset. Demonstrated collegial governance and teaching excellence is expected. Although teaching relief will be provided to the CRC, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the Department of Geography, including securing financial support for graduate students.

This position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS). Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., the candidate must be within 10 years of their highest degree at the time of nomination) at the rank of assistant or associate professor (or those who possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels). Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please see CRC website for eligibility details or contact the SFU Institutional Strategic Awards Office.

The Tier 2 Canada Research Chair is tenable for five years and may be renewable for a second term. Interested applicants are invited to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the pursuit of decolonization, indigenization and reconciliation. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application process

Applicants should submit a single PDF containing:

  • a cover letter explaining their interest in the position (1-2 page);

  • an up-to-date, full curriculum vitae (include details of research, teaching, and service, scholarly record, funding, and list of collaborations/partnerships);

  • two examples of refereed published scholarly work relevant to the position;

  • a two page program of research, clarifying its alignment with the CRC position (short-listed candidates will be required to provide a 4-6 page statement)

  • a statement of teaching and mentorship philosophy (1 page);

  • a diversity statement outlining the applicant’s experiences in advancing equity (1 page); and

  • a list of 4-5 referees (long-listed candidates will be contacted before referees are contacted)

 

Applications should be submitted here.

 

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence on 4 September 2020. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to Tracy Brennand, Search Committee Chair, tabrenna@sfu.ca.

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and non-traditional areas of research and/or research outputs. Demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in the candidate’s current institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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