Faculty of Environment

Posted positions are listed below each department.  If no positions are listed, please check the department's web site.

Assistant Professor in Environmental Economic Geography (Tenure-Track position)

The Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, British Columbia, invites applications for a tenure track position in environmental economic geography. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant  Professor, and will begin 1 September 2017.

The ideal candidate will be a geographer with expertise in the interdependent processes of economic and environmental change with a focus on political economies of transition and crisis, at and across varying time periods and spatial scales. They will build an externally-funded research program that complements and contributes to our research strengths in geographical political economies, the city, and/or global environmental change. Research foci might include (but are not limited to) environmental and climate justice, decolonization, sustainable economies, international environmental governance, and geographies of energy and infrastructure.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence, or the clear promise of excellence, in research and teaching, and will pursue collaboration across campus and beyond. They will develop an effective graduate training program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in economic and environmental geography and other courses in the Human Geography program. We seek candidates who will contribute positively and constructively to the department work environment and will participate in community building and collegial governance.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in the greater Vancouver area, is committed to an equity employment program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; people of colour, First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. All positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. at the time they apply for the position. They should submit a single pdf including a cover letter outlining their research strengths and plan as they relate to the position and departmental research foci, a curriculum vitae, and a one page statement of teaching experience and philosophy.

Please arrange for three letters of reference to accompany your application.

Submit applications by webform

Submit references by webform

The deadline for applications is April 21, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact the Chair’s  Secretary at geogsec@sfu.ca.

Departmental contact:
Professor Tracy Brennand
Chair, Department of Geography
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

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Lecturer in Applied Ecology and Resource Management

The School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) seeks to fill a teaching position in Applied Ecology and Resource Management at the Lecturer rank. This is a continuing, non-research, teaching appointment beginning December 1, 2017.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. (as of the application deadline) and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level using experiential learning techniques and innovative pedagogies. The successful applicant will develop and teach primarily undergraduate courses addressing natural resource management issues of local, national, and international significance.

(1)   Suitable candidates will have a strong background in applied ecology and resource management with expertise in areas such as conservation biology, forest ecology and management, landscape ecology, ecosystem-based management, wildlife ecology and management;

(2)   The successful candidate is expected to foster an interdisciplinary approach to teaching REM topics such as applied ecology and resource management, global change, forest resource management, system dynamics and modelling, and possibly advanced graduate courses on similar topics;

(3)   Preference will be given to applicants with experience in advanced quantitative methods.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. Please note that this position is contingent upon available funding and is subject to final approval by the Board of Governors.

Applicants please send a Curriculum Vitae, sample course syllabi, a brief (2 page) teaching philosophy, prior (official) student course evaluations (if available) and the names of three referees. Reference letters will only be requested from short-listed candidates. Applications must be received no later than July 31, 2017. Please submit your application in a single PDF formatted document to:

Dr. Sean Cox
Director, School of Resource and Environmental Management
Simon Fraser University
Room 8405 TASC 1 Bldg.
8888 University Dr.
Burnaby, B.C.
TEL: 778-782-3074
FAX: 778-782-4968
E-mail: rem_lecturersearch@sfu.ca.

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