Instructor, Environmental Science Program and Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, University of Calgary – Application deadline: April 7, 2021

The Environmental Science Program and the Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary invite applications for a full-time tenure track appointment as an Instructor in Environmental Sciences with an expected start date as early as July 1, 2021 or later.

This position has a teaching-focused role aimed at developing proficient critical thinkers and practitioners of environmental science. The position is part of an ongoing effort to improve the experience of undergraduate students through student engagement and authentic experiential learning. Establishing an independent and externally funded research program is not a requirement and part of an instructor appointment at the University of Calgary; however, scholarship (pedagogical and discipline-specific) and service are also expected components of this teaching-focused position.

The successful candidate will primarily contribute to the teaching and coordination (both lectures and labs/tutorials, where offered) of undergraduate courses in the Environmental Science Program, ( https://science.ucalgary.ca/environmental-science ), including field-based courses. In all courses, duties include the design, development and delivery of lecture material, laboratories, assessments, and other learning resources.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in a discipline related to the biological sciences and relevant to the topics covered in the Environmental Science Program (e.g., ecology, environmental science, soil science, environmental statistics, etc). Candidates must exhibit evidence of teaching effectiveness and a strong commitment to innovation in teaching and learning. This will be demonstrated by established success in teaching, including but not limited to, direct experience with the scholarship of teaching and learning, or discipline-based environmental/biology education research. We seek a candidate who uses contemporary approaches to teaching and has a strong commitment to evidence-based pedagogy as well as a broad knowledge of and interest in environmental science education pedagogy. Post-doctoral experience, teaching experience in a post-secondary setting, and/or experience in industry that could be translated to an academic setting are considered assets. Applicants must demonstrate an enthusiasm and readiness to delivering course material both in class, online and field environments as appropriate. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach to undergraduate teaching, and the ability to work effectively as part of a teaching team.

The successful candidate will assist in the goals outlined in the recently developed institutional “Growth Through Focus” strategy and Faculty of Science strategic research plans. “Growth Through Focus” is built around three big ideas that will differentiate our university and drive growth: transdisciplinary scholarship, integration with our community and future-focused program delivery that will see us expand flexibility and customizability of the UCalgary experience. To learn more about this vision please see: https://www.ucalgary.ca/unstoppable

The University of Calgary is home to the Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning ( https://taylorinstitute.ucalgary.ca/about ) , dedicated to enriching the quality and breadth of learning at our institution. The University also recently launched ii’ taa’poh’to’p, a strategy to guide the institution to truth and reconciliation ( https://www.ucalgary.ca/indigenous ).

Application deadline is April 7, 2021

Click here for more information.

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Dean, Faculty of Environment, University of Northern British Columbia

The new Faculty of Environment represents an exciting opportunity for an inaugural Dean to lead faculty, staff and students through visioning and strategic planning that will continue UNBC’s success for years to come. With goals to increase undergraduate and graduate student numbers, fundraising, and research success, this is a time of ambition and forward-thinking at UNBC.  The new Faculty of Environment will officially launch on April 1, 2021.

Reporting to the Provost, the new Dean provides overall strategic leadership and direction to Faculty on all undergraduate and graduate academic programs, experiential learning opportunities, and pathway initiatives across northern British Columbia and beyond. The Dean is responsible for ensuring a high-quality educational experience for UNBC students throughout the region, and supports the growth of the faculty and staff. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished scholar appointable as an Associate or Full Professor at UNBC. With passion and commitment to advancing the excellence of research and education in the Faculty, the Dean will bring outstanding skills as it relates to leadership, communications, and relationship building to be highly effective in this role.

Please find more details at this link: https://www2.unbc.ca/52228/dean-faculty-environment
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Assistant Professor, Biodiversity – Food Security Linkages

Dalhousie
Posting Number: F166P
Type of position: Tenure Stream
Department/Unit: Plant, Food and Environmental Sciences
Location: Truro

The Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences in Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture invites applications for a tenure stream Assistant Professor position with Teaching (40%), Research (40%) and Service (20%) responsibilities. We are seeking outstanding candidates with a demonstrated track record of expertise related to linking biodiversity and food security. The successful candidate will commence as early as July 1, 2021.

Agricultural practitioners are at the same time providing food security, supporting economic development, and stewardship of the terrestrial landscape. While global food security is one of the greatest challenges facing agriculture, agriculture is also recognized as one of the primary contributors to global biodiversity loss. Loss of these services provided by biodiversity can subsequently reduce food security and disrupt sustainable food systems through decreasing the safety and availability of regionally produced food.

The successful candidate will teach and conduct research related to sustainable food production systems, specifically focusing on the interface and tradeoffs between UN Sustainable Development Goals 15 (Life on Land) and 2 (Zero Hunger). Within the context of global climate change, research may include: analysis of the links and tradeoffs between agricultural food security and ecosystem services provided by biodiversity; development of food systems that maintain or enhance biodiversity; landscape scale analysis of agricultural land use patterns and their impact on biodiversity; and/or study of how crop diversity impacts food security.

About the Opportunity

The successful candidate will be evaluated on their potential to become an international leader in the field of agroecology and will be expected to develop a strong externally funded, internationally recognized research program for training graduate and undergraduate students. The candidate will be a multidisciplinary researcher who has demonstrated potential to collaborate with faculty members from across all departments in the Faculty of Agriculture. We seek a team-player and team-builder who can forge synergies within and among academia, government research institutions, industry, and other stakeholders within and beyond the Atlantic Region. We want a clear and stimulating communicator who can inspire students, support Faculty initiatives, serve on Faculty committees, and participate in growing the reputation of the Faculty and University.

The successful applicant must:

  • Hold a PhD in Agroecology or a closely related discipline such as applied ecology, environmental sciences, or other disciplines with a demonstrated link between agriculture, environment, and food security;
  • Demonstrate an ability or potential to acquire research funding through grant-writing and publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals;
  • Demonstrate experience in, or potential to, teach effectively at an undergraduate level, and
  • Demonstrate potential to become an international leader in their field, and potential to develop a strong externally funded program including Tri-Council funding (https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/).

Desirable assets include:

  • Eligibility for membership as a Professional Agrologist in Nova Scotia,
  • Demonstration of professional development related to teaching, and
  • Experience teaching to international students.

A complete application package for this position should include:

  • A cover letter summarizing qualifications and experience related to this position (2 pages maximum).
  • A detailed CV.
  • A prospective research plan which includes your approach to EDI* (3 page maximum).
  •  A statement on teaching interests, experience, and philosophy which includes your approach to EDI* (2 page maximum)
  • Reprints of three recent publications related to agronomy or a closely related discipline.
  • Names, addresses and emails of three references (applicants selected for further consideration will be notified before referees are contacted).

EDI – A statement relating to how equity, diversity, and inclusivity will be integrated and promoted within your teaching and research (up to 2 paragraphs in each of your teaching and research statements).

The Faculty of Agriculture (http://www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture.html) is on the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus, located in Truro, Nova Scotia. The Faculty offers technical, undergraduate, and graduate (M.Sc. & Ph.D.) programs in agriculture, aquaculture, environment, and related life and social science disciplines, and is home to approximately 1,000 students and 50+ professors, including current and past Canada Research Chairs. Dalhousie University is the leading graduate and research university of Atlantic Canada, with more than 18,500 students, including 3,500 in graduate programs, from 115 countries.

The Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences is home to a vibrant team of scientists and instructors focused on four priority areas: environmental sciences and agroecology, plant and horticultural sciences, food science, and landscape architecture (https://www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture/plant-food-env.html).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit https://www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

Dalhousie University recognizes that career paths can be diverse and that career interruptions may occur. Applicants are encouraged to include, in their cover letter, an explanation of the impact that any career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.

Dalhousie University recognizes its obligation to accommodate candidates in order to ensure full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed online at: https://www.dal.ca/policies.

For further information regarding this position, or to request accommodation at any stage of the hiring process, please contact the Chair of the selection committee, Dr. Andrew Hammermeister, Faculty of Agriculture: andrew.hammermeister@dal.ca.
Review of applications will begin 18 March 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Open Date:    02/16/2021
Close Date:    03/18/2021
Open Until Filled      Yes
Quick Link for Direct Access to posting:  http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/5123

Position Details

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
  5. Sample Publication(s)
  6. List of referees
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