The University of Calgary
A new era is unfolding at the University of Calgary in Canada’s most enterprising city. We are setting ambitious goals for excellence in research, scholarship, teaching, innovative thought, and the student experience. The University of Calgary is one of Canada’s top comprehensive research intensive institutions, with more than 31,000 students (25,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students) in 14 Faculties, 13,000 adult learners per year in continuing and non-credit programs, 85 Research institutes and Centres, and 6,500 faculty and staff members. Eyes High is the University of Calgary's new strategic direction (www.ucalgary.ca/eyeshigh), a bold and ambitious vision to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary, by the university’s 50th anniversary in 2016. With new senior leadership, we are energized, determined and focused on our goals.
At the University of Calgary, we continually strive to optimize and grow our resources. With an overall budget of more than $1 billion, which includes an annual operating budget of just over $729 million and research revenues of over $270 million, our University is among Calgary's largest employers. We have raised our global profile, enhanced the quality of undergraduate and graduate programs, promoted innovation and excellence in scholarly activity, and provided significant returns to the community and economy both locally and beyond.
The Faculty of Environmental Design
The Faculty of Environmental Design was founded on an overarching commitment to the integration of design, ecology and culture in the making and managing of meaningful and functional human and bio-social environments. EVDS was established in 1971, and over the past four decades, has provided an interdisciplinary approach to professional education and graduate research. Please visit our website (http://evds.ucalgary.ca/) for more information on our degree programs and faculty research, as well as our professional and community engagement activities.
EVDS has over 35 years experience delivering innovative, interdisciplinary, design-based, graduate education in Planning. Our current two year course-based program is organized around a sequence of studios, and combines a common core curriculum with the opportunity to specialize in one of three streams: Regional and Environmental Planning, City and Community Planning, or Urban Design and Development.
New Tenure-Track Faculty Position in EVDS
We invite applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin 1 July 2013. The primary responsibilities of the position will be to contribute to the delivery of the two year course-based Master of Planning. In addition, the position will be expected to participate in the supervision of Master’s and PhD students in the Faculty’s research-based degree programs (Master of Environmental Design and PhD in Environmental Design). The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a research program related to the Faculty’s degree program areas. Depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate, there may also be an opportunity to contribute to the Faculty’s course-based first professional degree program in architecture (Master of Architecture).
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to core courses in the Master of Planning curriculum and to courses in one or more of the following subject areas: land-use planning, planning theory, physical planning, urban design, transportation planning and urban systems.
We are seeking applicants who have the following qualifications:
- An advanced degree in planning or a closely related field (a PhD is highly desirable). Candidates without a degree in planning will be expected to demonstrate a background in this field.
- Experience with planning and environmental design issues in western Canada or other areas of Canada, North America and/or internationally. Professional experience in planning and/or another environmental design-related discipline is highly desirable.
- A record of high quality research and/or creative work, demonstrated through planning/design projects, publications, research funding and/or professional recognition.
- Demonstration of university-level teaching experience and supervision is highly desirable.
- The ability to teach across our curriculum, in studio as well as classroom courses.
- Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners (or eligibility for membership).
Applications will be accepted beginning immediately, and until the closing date of 30 November 2012, for a start date of July 1, 2013.
Please submit applications, which should include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, examples of recent or current scholarly and/or professional work and the names and contact information of three references to:
Office Administrator and Executive Assistant to the Dean
Faculty of Environmental Design
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
Applications may be sent as hard copies or by email as PDF files.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.