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Position Title

Location

Closing Date

(MM-DD-YYYY)

College Professor

Location: Salmon Arm, Vernon

Okanagan College

Geography/ Earth & Environmental Sciences

05/27/2020

College Professor

Location: Kelowna, Penticton

Okanagan College

Geography/ Earth & Environmental Sciences

05/27/2020

Assistant Professor

Environmental Planning

University of Toronto

Dept. of Geography and Planning

05/29/2020

Instructor

Geography / Anthropology

College of New Caledonia

School of University Studies & Career Access

Open until filled

Assistant Professor

Physical Geography

University of the Fraser Valley

School of Land Use and Environmental Change

Open until filled

Dean 

Faculty of Social Sciences

University of Victoria

Faculty of Social Sciences

Open until filled

Assistant Professor

Latin American Studies, and Sociology or Media and Communication Studies

University of the Fraser Valley

Dept. of Social, Cultural and Media Studies

Open until filled

Centennial Chair

Community Energy Development

University of Saskatchewan

School of Environment and Sustainability

Open until filled

May 14, 2020

University of Toronto

Department of Geography and 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 Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in the area of Environmental Planning. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor for a one- year term, with an expected start date of August 1, 2020 and ending on July 30, 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 of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

 

Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated through the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application to include: teaching accomplishments, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi related to the teaching of Environment Planning, a statement regarding career goals, 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 courses in the Professional Master of Science in Planning (MScPl) program and undergraduate courses in the Department of Geography & Planning at the advanced level. In the MScPl program, the candidate will offer some courses for the program’s environmental planning concentration. Especially desirable are courses.at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels, in areas such as: sustainability and resilience planning, planning for climate change, and environmental impact assessment, although other specialized courses will be considered.

 

Membership in the Ontario Professional Planner’s Institute (OPPI) and/or the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) will be considered an asset but is not required.

 

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, 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 also arrange to have three letters of reference, including one primarily addressing the candidate’s teaching, sent directly by the referee via e-mail (on letterhead and signed) to jobs@geog.utoronto.ca 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 May 29, 2020.

 

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.

 

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

May 14, 2020

Okanagan College

Department of Geography & Earth and Environmental Science

College Professor - Location: Kelowna, Penticton

Position Summary

The role and responsibilities of a faculty member focus on the activities related to teachers, academics and scholars. They include but are not limited to an awareness of current scholarship and continuing mastery in one’s field, instructional and professional duties, professional development, and service. In addition, duties and responsibilities may include scholarly activity.

 

Education and Experience

The minimum qualification is a Master’s degree; PhD is preferred. An equivalent level credential as appropriate for the discipline will be considered. Professional or post-secondary school work experience directly related to the duty assignment is an asset. Experience demonstrating a learner-centered teaching philosophy is desired. An active profile in scholarship, research and creative activity is preferred.

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Designs and teaches a course with regard for learning outcomes

  • Teaches in a variety of modes, including lecture, discussion, active student involvement and laboratory work as appropriate

  • Interested in use of appropriate technological aids in instruction

  • Open to feedback from others on ways to improve teaching and related activities

  • Knowledgeable about the subject matter of the teaching area and able to teach the subject matter at a post-secondary level

  • Maintains currency and vitality in one’s discipline through professional activities, professional development and/or scholarship

  • Interested in course and program development

  • Collegial and willing to work constructively with others

  • Comfortable in a computerized environment and with programs relevant to instruction and academic discipline

 

Core Competencies

  • Collaboration & Collegiality

  • Continuous Learning & Information Seeking

  • Initiative

  • Effective Interactive Communication

  • Student & Service Focus

  • Integrity & Accountability

Job Specific Competencies

The Department of Geography & Earth and Environmental Science is seeking a Term Part-time College Professor to teach the following over the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 semesters at the Penticton and Kelowna campuses:
Fall 20:
GEOG 128 – Human Geography: Space, Place and Community (lecture, Penticton campus).
Winter 21: 
EESC 101 – Environmental Science (lab, Kelowna campus);
GEOG 129 – Human Geography: Resources, Development and Society (lecture, Penticton campus;
GEOG 121 – Introduction to Physical Geography: Water and Landscapes (lecture and lab, Penticton campus).

Preferred Qualifications

A Master’s degree in Geography, Environmental Science or a related field is required, a PhD is preferred. An understanding of remote (online) teaching is desired.

Desired Start Date: 08/26/2020

Position End Date: 04/30/2021

Schedule: tba. Note, 2 week break over the Christmas 2020 period.

 

Annual Salary/Hourly Rate: Salary placement is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

 

Appointment Type: Faculty - Part-time Term

 

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit the names and contact information for a minimum of three referees.
Note: subject to budgetary funding and enrolments.

For inquiries of an academic nature, please contact Todd Redding, Chair, Geography & Earth and Environmental Science by way of email to TRedding@okanagan.bc.ca.

[See full posting here.]

May 14, 2020

Okanagan College

Department of Geography & Earth and Environmental Science

College Professor - Location: Salmon Arm, Vernon

Position Summary

The role and responsibilities of a faculty member focus on the activities related to teachers, academics and scholars. They include but are not limited to an awareness of current scholarship and continuing mastery in one’s field, instructional and professional duties, professional development, and service. In addition, duties and responsibilities may include scholarly activity.

 

Education and Experience

The minimum qualification is a Master’s degree; PhD is preferred. An equivalent level credential as appropriate for the discipline will be considered. Professional or post-secondary school work experience directly related to the duty assignment is an asset. Experience demonstrating a learner-centered teaching philosophy is desired. An active profile in scholarship, research and creative activity is preferred.

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Designs and teaches a course with regard for learning outcomes

  • Teaches in a variety of modes, including lecture, discussion, active student involvement and laboratory work as appropriate

  • Interested in use of appropriate technological aids in instruction

  • Open to feedback from others on ways to improve teaching and related activities

  • Knowledgeable about the subject matter of the teaching area and able to teach the subject matter at a post-secondary level

  • Maintains currency and vitality in one’s discipline through professional activities, professional development and/or scholarship

  • Interested in course and program development

  • Collegial and willing to work constructively with others

  • Comfortable in a computerized environment and with programs relevant to instruction and academic discipline

 

Core Competencies

  • Collaboration & Collegiality

  • Continuous Learning & Information Seeking

  • Initiative

  • Effective Interactive Communication

  • Student & Service Focus

  • Integrity & Accountability

Job Specific Competencies

The Department of Geography & Earth and Environmental Science is seeking a Continuing Part-Time College Professor for the Salmon Arm and Vernon campuses.

The Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 workload is as follows:Fall: GEOG 111- Introduction to Physical Geography: Climate & Vegetation Lecture and Lab (Salmon Arm) and GEOG 111 Lecture (Vernon);Winter: GEOG 121 – Introduction to Physical Geography: Water & Landscapes, Lecture and Lab (Salmon Arm).

Preferred Qualifications

A Master’s degree in Geography, Environmental Science or a related field is required, a PhD is preferred. An understanding of remote (online) teaching is desired.

Desired Start Date: 08/04/2020

Schedule: tba. Travel from the Salmon Arm campus to the Vernon campus will be required.

 

Annual Salary/Hourly Rate: Salary placement is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

 

Appointment Type: Faculty - Part-time Continuing

 

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit the names and contact information for a minimum of three referees.

For inquiries about this position, please contact Todd Redding, Chair, Department of Geography & Earth and Environmental Science by way of email to TRedding@okanagan.bc.ca.

[See full posting here.]

April 1, 2020

University of Saskatchewan

School of Environment and Sustainability

Centennial Chair - Community Energy Development

Canada will be investing heavily in renewable energy systems in Northern, Indigenous and remote communities over the foreseeable future, with a goal of achieving full energy security for these communities. We are seeking a dynamic and engaging scholar to join Canada’s leading research community on renewable energy development in Northern, Indigenous, remote and rural communities as a Centennial Chair in Community Energy Development. Centennial Chairs are created and funded by the University in areas of strategic importance and are intended to recruit and retain outstanding faculty with strong research profiles. The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenured or tenure-track position at a rank commensurate with qualifications (at either the assistant or associate professor rank), and the Chair will be awarded for a five-year term, renewable once.

 

The successful candidate should possess quantitative skills and capacity in modelling applications to understand the broader socio-economic impact of energy development in these communities. Experience working with communities to enhance the socio-economic potential of community energy development or community economic development is an asset. Applicants with relevant research experience in developing economy contexts, agricultural, Indigenous and/or rural communities, technology and change, environmental and energy economics, or in the resource sectors are encouraged to apply. The search committee will consider scholars from various disciplines including economics, engineering, environmental studies, economic geography, or other relevant disciplines. The Centennial Chair will establish the leading program of research and training in Canada to inform the socio-economic implications of this energy transition and to understand the value proposition for host communities.

 

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) is a premier site internationally for practicing use-inspired and community-engaged scholarship. Our faculty are committed to engaging Indigenous peoples and knowledge in research and teaching, and we emphasize hands-on experiential learning in our graduate programs. Our focus on community energy development will advance our ability to connect with other units on campus, strengthen the policy relevance of our research and contribute to a sustainability focused curriculum.

 

As a tenure-track faculty member in SENS, the successful candidate will be expected to establish a substantive, externally funded research program in applied community energy development with applications to rural and remote communities, especially Indigenous and Northern communities. With an important emphasis on the global energy transition and the new opportunities for local communities to develop their own energy projects through renewable energy, the research program is expected to adapt or develop models to measure the impact of local, renewable energy projects for sustainable economies, rural development, and community quality of life, among other issues. The successful candidate will also teach courses in the Economics of Community Energy Development and in Economic Valuation of Environmental Sustainability; advise graduate students in our MES and PhD programs, and a new Master’s program in Energy Security (under development); engage in community outreach activities aligned with the faculty member's research and teaching expertise; and, participate in broad-based university and departmental committee work and professional service.

 

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000. The University’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.

 

Required Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in economics, engineering, environmental studies, economic geography, or another relevant discipline.

  • Ability to lead and contribute directly to research and teaching programs in energy and community development.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as demonstrated through collaborative interdisciplinary interactions, or community engagement.

  • Excited to work as part of research team of dynamic scholars working on community energy development in Northern and Indigenous communities.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with rural or remote communities in North America, Europe, or the developing world is an asset.

  • Ability to apply quantitative economic valuation methods and economic models in their research program (for example, SAM, CGE, CBA, etc.).

  • Proficiency in at least one programming or modelling software (for example, R, Python, GAMS, STATA, JEDI, LEAP, etc.) is an asset.

  • Demonstrated success or clear potential for obtaining competitively awarded funding from the Canadian Tri-Agencies (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR), or similarly competitive national or international granting agencies will be ranked highly.

 

The University of Saskatchewan salary bands for the 2020-2021 academic year are as follows: Assistant Professor $96,301 to $115,723; Associate Professor $115,723 to $135,145. 

 

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; a pension plan; life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance and death benefits; an employee assistance program; a professional expense allowance; and a flexible health and wellness spending program. 

 

For information about the University of Saskatchewan, please visit www.usask.ca

For information about the School of Environment and Sustainability, please visit www.usask.ca/sens

 

To be considered for this opportunity, please send your CV and a letter outlining your fit with the position requirements and with the SENS community. Additionally, please submit (1) the names of three references who can speak to your research and teaching abilities; (2) a short statement on your teaching philosophy and experience; and, (3) a 3-4 page statement describing your research agenda, including accomplishments to date, objectives for the next 5 years, strategies for community engagement, and plans for external funding, in confidence to:  

 

Dr. Karsten Liber, Executive Director (Interim), School of Environment & Sustainability

117 Science Place, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5C8, Canada.
Telephone: (306) 966-8431

Email: sens_search_energy@usask.ca

 

All qualified candidates, Canadian or other nationalities are encouraged to apply. Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.

 

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2020; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled with an ideal start date of January 2, 2021.

 

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

March 5, 2020

College of New Caledonia

School of University Studies & Career Access

Instructor - Anthropology and Geography

The School of University Studies & Career Access requires a full time instructor to teach courses in Anthropology and Geography.

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree in Geography or an inter-disciplinary degree including coursework in Geography and Anthropology.

  • Proficiency in Weather and Climate, Surface Geography, and Human Geography for first and second-year college courses.

  • Proficiency in Anthropology, ideally with an archaeological focus, with proven ability to teach introductory cultural and social anthropology.

  • Teaching experience at a post-secondary level would be an asset.

 

Hiring criteria shall include professional qualifications, professional experience, teaching experience, college contributions, community awareness and personal attributes so far as they are applicable to the job classification in question.

 

You will promote a positive work atmosphere and communicate in a professional manner that demonstrates mutual respect with students and colleagues.

 

You will be part of a team actively engaged in contributing to and accomplishing the vision, mission, and goals of the College and in supporting the aspirations and needs of our learners and communities.

Salary: Commensurates with qualifications and relevant experience

Screening date: March 31, 2020.

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Full Job Posting available online. 

 

How to apply: Visit this opportunity at http://cnc.peopleadmin.ca/postings/4203. You will receive a reply email to acknowledge receipt of your application. For information on other employment opportunities with the College, please check our website at: https://cnc.peopleadmin.ca/

February 19, 2020

University of Victoria

Faculty of Social Sciences

Dean

We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

 

The University of Victoria (UVic) is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s leading universities, demonstrating extraordinary depth of excellence across a wide array of graduate and undergraduate programs.The University’s more than 22,000 students and nearly 5,000 faculty and staff contribute to and benefit from the integration of dynamic learning, research and vital impact, all within a richly diverse academic environment. A welcoming and increasingly diverse university community with a collegial leadership culture, UVic tackles issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Its vibrant Pacific Rim location inspires new ways of thinking and action in a community rich with Indigenous and international perspectives, while its size and culture nurture personal connections on campus and beyond.

 

The Faculty of Social Sciences is the largest Faculty at UVic and offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in seven units: Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. The Faculty also contributes to support interdisciplinary programs across campus. Programs engage all aspects of society and the world we live in, including human behaviour, social relationships and the connection between people and the environment, and the workings of the natural world.  The Faculty thrives in a culture based on teaching and world-class scholarship, innovation and professional practice and is committed to diversity, serving a student population that hails from across British Columbia, Canada, and around the world. To learn more about the Faculty please visit: www.uvic.ca/socialsciences.

 

A deep commitment to taking action and furthering decolonization and Indigenization within the Faculty is important, as is the ability to support international students and increase global learning opportunities for all students and faculty.

 

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished and respected scholar with a record of research and teaching excellence and will have demonstrated success in academic leadership. Outstanding communication skills, a collaborative approach and the capacity to engage in robust fundraising and developing external relations are critical for success, along with a commitment to advancing UVic’s vision of integrating outstanding scholarship, inspired teaching and real-life involvement. 

 

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power.  We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.  To read our full equity statement, please see: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement

 

To learn more about this exciting leadership opportunity, please call Ashley Brown or Cameron Geldart at 587.534.2220 or toll free at 888.505.2908. To apply, please forward your CV, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three referees in strictest confidence, to ashley@thegeldartgroup.com.

We will respond to all who apply.

January 20, 2020

University of the Fraser Valley

School of Land Use and Environmental Change (Biogeography)

Assistant Professor - Physical Geography

About UFV 

The University of the Fraser Valley has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.

Posting Details

Within the School of Land Use and Environmental Change we commit to collaborative student-focused, community-based learning and innovation. We seek to answer questions, study processes and work with communities in a productive and reciprocal way to identify and shape resilient natural and human environments in a time of dynamic systemic change.

 

The School of Land Use and Environmental Change invites applications for a tenure track (Assistant Professor) position in Physical Geography with expertise in biogeography, especially within agricultural regions. We seek applicants who will work to help us fully realize our vision statement.

 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in introductory level physical geography, environmental studies, and GIS as well as advanced courses in biogeography and field methods. Involvement in the delivery of program requirements such as capstone courses, practicums and internships is required.

 

We seek applicants who share our passion for, and commitment to, innovative and inspirational teaching in a student-centered environment. The successful candidate will be a collegial, energetic and innovative individual who has experience and interest in developing experiential learning opportunities including field trips, community-based engagement and local or global practicum placements. An ability to teach across traditional disciplinary boundaries or deliver courses in community settings would be an asset. The successful applicant must be able to incorporate or reflect Indigenous perspectives or ways of teaching and learning into their curriculum.

 

Applicants must be committed to scholarship and research that addresses biodiversity concerns in the eastern Fraser Valley and supports applied and experiential learning at an undergraduate university. Of special interest is applied scholarship around the identification, mapping, and conservation of biodiversity in land use planning.

 

We are seeking individuals who can actively contribute to department growth and program development. This will involve participation in departmental and institutional committees, academic leadership, supporting student events and promoting department and institutional initiatives. An ongoing commitment to professional development of teaching and learning as well as disciplinary focus is expected. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous scholars or teachers and/or researchers with experience in traditional ecological knowledge.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physical Geography or the equivalent by the position start date. Applicants should have a record of outstanding student-centered teaching, and demonstrate an ability to establish a successful research program which incorporates their research into applied learning opportunities for students.

 

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that addresses the posting details and qualifications, a CV, a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy statement, sample course plans for courses identified in the posting as well as specialized courses, syllabi from existing courses taught, and evidence of innovative and inspirational teaching. A summary of relevant research and how you would involve student researchers should be included. The names of three referees should be provided. Please provide all relevant documents in a single PDF file.

University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 854-4554

Fax: (604) 854-1538

Website: www.ufv.ca

Email applications to: hrinfo@ufv.ca

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on February 14, 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.

 

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

January 20, 2020

University of the Fraser Valley

Department of Social, Cultural and Media Studies

Assistant Professor - Latin American Studies, and Sociology or Media and Communication Studies

About UFV 

The University of the Fraser Valley has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.

Posting Details

The department of Social, Cultural and Media Studies at UFV invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Latin American Studies, and Sociology or Media and Communications Studies (MACS). The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following areas, and be able to teach to these areas in both LAS and either Sociology or MACS: gender and sexualities; class, race/racialization, ethnicity and nationality; Indigenous issues; sociology of communities; public sociology; globalization and development; comparative societies; media in social protests and political uprisings; the politics of art and media representation; social and alternative media; popular culture. Candidates with current or past experience in community organizing and/or engagement are particularly welcomed. The ideal candidate will be committed to teaching. Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese is a definite asset, as is the ability to communicate in languages that are indigenous to Latin America.

We are seeking a collegial, energetic and innovative individual who has successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level and who communicates effectively with students both in and out of the classroom; is qualified to instruct across a range of the existing undergraduate courses; and can develop new and innovative courses related to both LAS (particularly reflecting new situations as they emerge within Latin America) and Sociology or MACS. Our department has a strong record of supporting students as they engage in coursework, research projects, participation in academic conferences, and other experiential learning opportunities. This position requires an enthusiastic commitment to these types of student skill-development efforts; the successful candidate will be able to contribute in one or more of the following ways: developing and leading study tours; developing and supervising practicums; teaching how to use media in data collection, analysis, and the presentation of findings; community organizing; etc.

An ability to teach international students and manage the needs of a diverse classroom environment is required. UFV is committed to supporting and engaging international students and an increasingly diverse classroom population, and indigenizing our curriculum and our practice where appropriate. Ability to incorporate or reflect Indigenous or marginalized perspectives into the curriculum is required.

 

An ability to contribute to one or more of UFV’s other interdisciplinary programs, such as Indigenous Studies, Global Development Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, or Migration and Citizenship is an asset. The ideal candidate will show demonstrated experience in technology- supported teaching (e.g. hybrid, online, and computer-assisted learning) and experiential learning.

 

The successful applicant will have an aptitude for and, preferably, experience working in team situations; demonstrated ability to participate in innovative interdisciplinary teaching and learning opportunities. The successful applicant will be expected to actively engage in service work with the department, the College of Arts and the university as a whole; and will show an active commitment to academic leadership. A commitment to an ongoing program of professional development is required.

 

In addition to mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and fostering a vibrant environment within our SCMS programs and our broader community, the successful candidate will also be expected to maintain a program of scholarly activity or research related to Latin America or Latin Americans, preferably one that involves students and is community-linked. 

 

The successful applicant will have a demonstrable ability to collaborate/interact effectively with external bodies or agencies. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous scholars or teachers or researchers with experience of racialization, colonization, and/or other forms of marginalization. 

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Latin American Studies, Media and Communications Studies, Sociology, or a cognate discipline from a recognized/accredited postsecondary institution, or solid indication of imminent completion. The candidate must have demonstrated successful teaching experience at the postsecondary level. Demonstrated excellence or potential for excellence in scholarly research and professional and/or community service is required.

 

How to Apply

Candidates should submit, as a single electronic file, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations, writing sample, and original sample course plan for one of the teaching areas identified. In addition, please provide a list of three referees and their contact information.

 

University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 854-4554

Fax: (604) 854-1538

Website: www.ufv.ca

Email applications to: hrinfo@ufv.ca

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on February 14, 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled.

 

Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.

 

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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