Sessional Positions (Spring 2021)

Instruction in Spring 2021 will be conducted through remote methods. This may entail different modes of instruction, interaction with students, and marking practices than is normally the case. It is the instructor's responsibility to adapt their teaching accordingly.

SD 301 Building a Sustainable World: Concept and Cases
Location:
REMOTE INSTRUCTION
Appointment Dates:
January 4, 2021 to April 30, 2021
Lectures:
Wednesday and Friday: 10:30 am to 12:20 pm

Course Description: Exploration of how to cultivate a more sustainable world. Provides a foundation for understanding sustainable development at the global scale. Explores cases of governance, programs and policies in the Global South that foster the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as food and water security, biodiversity, inclusive economies, and clean energy.

Qualifications:

  1. Graduate degree, PhD preferred; ABD candidates will be considered.
  2. Knowledge of the following topics: Exploration of how to cultivate a more sustainable world. Provides a foundation for understanding sustainable development at the global scale. Explores cases of governance, programs and policies in the Global South that foster the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as food and water security, biodiversity, inclusive economies, and clean energy. 
  3. Relevant experience in teaching / research related to the principles, policies and practices Sustainable Development and/or International Development.
  4. Experience with experiential and /or case-based learning preferred. 
  5. Evidence of teaching experience and excellence (i.e., student reviews, other references)

* APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2020 AT 4:30 PM

REM 446 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
Location:
REMOTE INSTRUCTION
Appointment Dates:
January 4, 2021 to April 30, 2021
Lectures: Monday:
2:30 pm to 4:20 pm, Wednesday: 2:30 pm to 3:20 pm; 1 x 1-hour tutorial

Course Description: Theory and practice of environmental and social impact assessment. The course will review and critically evaluate the regulatory frameworks, institutions and methods associated with impact assessment for resource and industrial development, transportation, public utilities, regional planning and public policy, using examples from British Columbia and Canada.

Qualifications:

  1. Graduate degree, PhD preferred; ABD candidates will be considered. Priority will be given to graduate students enrolled in REM.
  2. Knowledge of the following topics:
    a) The principal methods commonly used in environmental and social impact assessment (EA) for projects, program and policies;
    b) Canadian federal and provincial (BC) laws, policies and institutional EA arrangements for estimating, mitigating, and providing compensation for adverse impacts;
    c) Aboriginal rights and the duty to consult and accommodate;
    d) Impact benefit agreements;
    e) Public participation in EA;
    f) Cumulative effects assessment and strategic environmental assessment; and
    g) Environmental management systems and EA.
  3. Experience with experiential and /or case-based learning preferred.
  4. Evidence of teaching experience and excellence (i.e., student reviews, other references)

* APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020 AT 4:30 PM

SD/REM 481 Sustainable Communities Leadership Lab
Location:
REMOTE INSTRUCTION
Appointment Dates:
January 4, 2021 to April 30, 2021
Lectures:
Tuesday and Thursday: 4:30 pm to 6:20 pm

Course Description: Students develop the skills to lead change toward sustainability at the community level. Starting with a process of analyzing a particular social or environmental challenge, and using a collaborative approach, they develop a promising idea into a feasible plan for a project or social enterprise.

Qualifications:

  1. Graduate degree, PhD preferred; ABD candidates will be considered.
  2. Knowledge of the following topics: Community development for sustainability. Leadership approaches and models. Social-enterprises, corporate social/sustainable responsibility, non-for-profit sector, or community campaigns.
  3. Relevant experience in teaching / research related to the principles, policies and practices Sustainable Development and/or International Development.
  4. Experience with experiential and /or case-based learning preferred. 
  5. Evidence of teaching experience and excellence (i.e., student reviews, other references)

* APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2020 AT 4:30 PM

REM 631 Climate Change and Environmental Management
Location:
REMOTE INSTRUCTION
Appointment Dates:
January 4, 2021 to April 30, 2021
Lectures:
Wednesday and Friday: 12:30 pm to 2:20 pm

Course Description: Reviews how climate change is impacting multiple facets of earth system (e.g atmosphere, oceans, and freshwater systems). Examines challenges faced by environmental managers as they attempt to mitigate or adapt to these changes.

Qualifications:
A graduate degree in earth sciences evidenced by a current CV {curriculum vitae}; PhD degree is preferred, but a Master's degree with applied experience will be considered.

  1. Knowledge of climate change processes and how they impact at least two of the three areas: (earth science, biogeochemistry, cryospheric processes)
  2. Ability to connect these topics to applied research (e.g., geo-engineering, restoration of riparian systems, water resource management, hazards management).
  3. Evidence of teaching experience and excellence (i.e., student reviews, other references)
  4. Experience with REM courses considered an asset.

* APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2020 AT 4:30 PM

To Apply:
Please submit your formal application (including the documents listed below) by the deadline to reminfo@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.

Equity
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