Sessional Positions

SD 401 Sustainable Development Studio
Location: Vancouver Campus
Appointment Dates: May 10 - August 29, 2022
Lectures: Wednesdays, 4:30 pm to 8:20 pm
Course Description:
Engages students in creating innovative solutions to real-world challenges of sustainability and development, using studio-based approaches. Explores mechanisms for effective social and environmental change and develops policies and strategies for implementing sustainability in different locations and at different scales.


  1. Graduate degree, PhD preferred; ABD candidates will be considered.
  2. Knowledge of the following topics: sustainable development at the global scale; how to cultivate a more sustainable world; cases of governance, programs and policies in the Global South that foster the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in areas 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 of Sustainable Development and/or International Development.
  4. Experience with experiential and /or case-based learning preferred.

Evidence of teaching experience and excellence (i.e., student reviews, other references)

To Apply:

  Please submit your formal application (including the documents listed below) by the deadline via e-mail.

  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: Monday February 21, 2022 4:00pm


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