Assistant Professor - Tenure Track - Environmental Studies - Faculty of Science

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Position Type: 
Academic Opening
Closing Date: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Date of Posting: 
February 27, 2017
Environmental Studies - Faculty of Science
Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

The University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Environmental Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor.  This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

Environmental issues typically do not respect traditional academic boundaries; instead, they are best addressed through a combination of scientific, technical, and social perspectives. As an interdisciplinary liberal arts and science program, the Bachelor of Environmental Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island provides students with the opportunity to integrate knowledge across academic fields and analyze current environmental concerns. In the classroom, field, and community, students are challenged to lead the way in finding innovative solutions and make a positive impact toward sustainability in their personal life, locally and globally.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Geography, Environmental Studies/Science, or closely related field.  They will have an understanding of the interaction of social, economic and ecological forces on sustainability and resilience in the context of climate change. They will be expected to teach at the undergraduate level in the areas of climate change and society, sustainability planning and environmental innovation. Expertise in geographic information science would be an asset. The successful candidate would be expected to maintain an active research program and to teach broadly across all years. They would also participate in planning and implementation of new curriculum in support of Environmental Studies programs, as well as contribute to the development and growth of UPEI’s expertise in Climate Change.

Full-time permanent faculty receive a comprehensive fringe benefits package including group life, accidental death and dismemberment, supplemental health, travel insurance, pension and long-term disability insurance.

Start date: July 1, 2017

Application Instructions:
Applicants should send their full curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and experience, a statement of teaching philosophy and the names of three references to:

Dr. Carolyn Peach Brown
Associate Professor and Director of Environmental Studies
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: 902-620-5066
Fax: 902-566-0740

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2017 and continue until a suitable applicant is identified.


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