The School of Planning at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a tenure-track position in planning, specializing in environment and health. We seek an exceptional colleague, teacher, and applied researcher with a strong connection to planning for healthy, sustainable communities. The ideal candidate will have a well-defined understanding of the relationship that exists between planning for the built/natural environment (e.g. land use, design, infrastructure, resources, ecosystems) and public health. The position requires a strong theoretical and practical understanding in both planning and public health disciplines.
The successful candidate will teach and advise in both undergraduate and graduate programs including the supervision of doctoral research, and carry out an active research program. The nature of the appointment and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Applicants should qualify for and be prepared to seek membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners. Normally, applicants must be doctoral graduates with degrees earned before December 2012. Candidates should have proven records of research or be able to demonstrate the potential for high quality research to advance towards tenure in the School. A senior level appointment requires an established record of innovative research and publications ability to attract and work with high calibre graduate students and a willingness to play a major role in the intellectual and administrative life of the School.
The University of Waterloo is home to numerous research centers with relevant focus to Environment and Health both within the Faculty of Environment and beyond. These include the Interdisciplinary Centre for Climate Change (IC3), Centre for Ecosystem Resilience and Adaption (ERA), the PROPEL center for Population Health Impact, the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the newly formed School for Public Health and Health Systems. The School of Planning is the vibrant home to over 500 students undertaking degrees from undergraduate co-op to Ph.D. levels delivered by over 20 full time faculty and staff. It is part of a dynamic Faculty of Environment that includes a School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED), Department of Environment and Resource Studies, Department of Geography and Environmental Management and a Centre for Knowledge Integration. In addition to IC3 and ERA, the faculty is home to research centres dealing with heritage conservation and planning, energy and water, and a Mapping Analysis and Design (MAD) technical unit that provides computing facilities and professional staff to support teaching and research in GIS, remote sensing, computer aided design, modeling and simulation. Additional information about the School and the Faculty may be found at: http://www.planning.uwaterloo.ca/
Submit application materials electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org . These materials must include a letter of interest – typically addressing career objectives, teaching philosophy and experiences, research achievements and goals; other materials to submit include a current curriculum vitae, supporting evidence of teaching experience if applicable, and the names along with contact information of four referees. The first stage in the review of applications will be based on the letter of interest and CV. References will be contacted by the School’s Appointment Committee for those being considered in the second stage of review. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2013 or as soon thereafter as possible. Consideration of applications will begin on December, 15, 2012. The competition will remain open until suitable candidates are identified or until the position is filled. Address all correspondence to:
Dr. Clarence Woudsma
Director, School of Planning
Faculty of Environment
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native people, and persons with disabilities.