Sessional Positions

REM 100 Global Change
Location: Online
Appointment Dates: January 3 – April 28, 2023
Lectures: Asynchronous lecture and tutorials

Course Description: This course provides students with an overview of global environmental change and its causes from a social science perspective, historically and at the present time. Population growth, an increasing ecological footprint and changes in ideology, social organization, economy and technology will be critically reviewed. New ways of thinking in natural and social science will be considered in relation to specific issues such as land, soil and food; energy, raw materials and solid waste; air pollution and transportation; water, oceans and fisheries; climate change; forestry and biodiversity; urbanization, and alternative futures.

Qualifications:

  1. A graduate degree complete or in progress in Resource and Environmental Management; Preference will be given to REM graduate students or postdoctoral fellows.
  2. Experience teaching REM courses considered an asset; with preference to applicants who have taught online courses.
  3. Proficiency in Canvas course content system
  4. Experience managing teaching assistants
  5. Experience managing student communication effectively in remote course

REM 320W Ethics and the Environment
Location: Burnaby Campus
Appointment Dates: January 3 – April 28, 2023
Lecture: Mondays, 5:30 pm - 8:20 pm

Course description: An introduction to the field of environmental ethics. Addresses questions such as what obligations we have to future generations and the natural world, as well as the extent of these obligations.

Qualifications:

  1. A graduate degree or equivalent in Environmental Ethics, Environmental Policy, or related discipline. PhD in Environmental Ethics, Environmental Policy, Resource Management, or related discipline complete or in progress preferred.
  2. Teaching experience in ethics and environmental domains.
  3. Teaching experience in writing “W” courses.
  4. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
  5. Experience teaching REM courses considered an asset.

REM 375 Ecology and Conservation of Coastal BC
Location: Burnaby Campus
Appointment Dates: January 3 to April 28, 2023
Lecture: Mondays, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Course Description: Investigates the ecosystems and environmental challenges of coastal British Columbia. Examines the major flora and fauna, fundamental ecological principles, anthropogenic drivers of change, and the role of applied science in conservation and management.

Qualifications:

  1. A graduate degree or equivalent in natural sciences with specific experience in ecology or resource management. PhD in a related discipline complete or in progress preferred.
  2. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
  3. Experience teaching REM courses considered an asset.
  4. Experience with or a broad knowledge of the natural history of coastal British Columbia, conservation biology, and natural resource management.

To Apply:

Please submit your formal application (including the documents listed below) by the deadline via e-mail to elissa_cyr@sfu.ca

  1. Please indicate the course(s) you are most interested in by order of preference.
  2. An application letter outlining your qualifications and interests with specific reference to the course description.
  3. A current curriculum vitae.
  4. A selection of students reviews from previous courses taught.
  5. The names and phone numbers of two references familiar with your professional experience.
  6. If submitting electronically, please include your name in all document names (i.e. jdoe_appl.doc, jdoe_refs.doc, jdoe_cv.doc, jdoe_course.doc).

Evaluation of the adequacy of these qualifications is at the Chair’s/Director’s discretion.

Closing Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Equity

The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment. (See Policy GP 19.)

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