Faculty of Environment

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Assistant Professor - Tenure-Track

The School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM) and the Resource and Environmental Planning Program at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Planning.

REM is one of North America’s leading interdisciplinary schools in resource and environmental management. The Resource and Environmental Planning Program is an independent unit housed within REM that is certified by the Canadian Planning Standards Board as an accredited planning school and applicants must be members or eligible for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners to teach in the Planning Program. Applicants must either have completed a Ph.D. or be within 1 year of completing their Ph.D.

It is desirable that applicants have at least one of their degrees from an accredited planning school and that their research expertise falls within one or more of the following planning areas:

  • environmental law and policy
  • Aboriginal issues
  • urban sustainability
  • environmental planning and sustainability
  • public engagement
  • regional planning and development.

The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses, supervise and mentor graduate students, engage with the planning profession and stakeholders, collaborate with colleagues in an interdisciplinary setting, and have demonstrated their ability to develop and maintain a high caliber research program. Relevant teaching and professional planning experience is very desirable.

Starting date for the position is negotiable, but we hope the successful candidate will assume the appointment by September 2018.

Candidates should submit

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • a concise research statement including how their program would contribute to research strengths at SFU
  • up to three representative publications
  •  a 1-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy.

Submit all application materials as a single PDF file, emailed to: rem_facultysearch@sfu.ca.

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Thomas Gunton, Director of the School of Resource and Environmental Planning Program at: gunton@sfu.ca.

Applications should be received by May 31, 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to provide 3 reference letters. Check here for more information about the School of Resource and Environmental Management and this area .

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

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