The Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Landscape Ecology and Design. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be expected to contribute to the delivery of the two year course-based Master of Planning, and to contribute courses and 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 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. As a non-departmentalized, professional graduate-level Faculty, we provide an interdisciplinary teaching and learning environment that emphasizes a cooperative, collegial approach to research, scholarship and outreach.
The Faculty has a strong history and a growing reputation in research, scholarship, creative activity and professional practice in areas related to architecture, landscape and planning. We currently offer a professional Master of Architecture, a professional Master of Planning, and a thesis-based Master of Environmental Design. In addition to a strong regional focus in Western Canada the Faculty is engaged internationally in research and teaching in the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia.
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Landscape Ecology and Design
We invite applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin July 1, 2013. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates who can work within our interdisciplinary environment and who can take a lead role in research and teaching in the areas of environmental planning, landscape planning, landscape ecology, and/or ecosystem management. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the development and delivery of instruction in courses, studios, and seminars, and in the supervision of Master's and PhD students. We envision that the incumbent will help us to strengthen our faculty-wide offerings in landscape and the environment. S/he will be expected to contribute to the Faculty's core programs, and to develop a vigorous high quality research program involving creative scholarship related to his/her areas of expertise.
Applicants must possess a PhD and a record of research productivity appropriate to rank. Previous teaching experience at the graduate level is desirable, as well as advanced knowledge of concepts, themes and principles of landscape ecology, environmental planning and environmental management.
Applications will be reviews as they are received, up until the closing date of January 31, 2013, 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:
Dr. Bev Sandalack FCSLA MCIP RPP
Associate Dean (Academic) Environmental Design and Planning
Attention: Linda Corbeil
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.
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction - Eyes High - to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary. For more information, visit www.ucalgary.ca.
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.