Department of Natural Resource Sciences and School of Environment

McGill University

Department of Natural Resource Sciences and School of Environment

The Department of Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural Economics Program) ) and the McGill School of Environment (www.mcgill.ca/mse) are looking for an individual to fill a joint tenure-track or tenured position in the area of Applied Environmental/Ecological Economics. The successful candidate will build an internationally recognized scholarly research and teaching program in the field of applied environmental / ecological economics. We are particularly interested in an individual who works on significant environmental challenges facing society, who can inform policy and regulation, and who has a broad knowledge of economic institutions and environmental policy, especially with reference to agricultural and natural resource conservation, along with a thorough understanding of steady-state and ecological economics.

We seek someone whose research addresses questions such as: What are the impacts of market design and legal and policy frameworks on ecological management? Can markets be designed to encourage effective and equitable ecological management, and if so, how? If not, what alternative policies might allow the economy to find itself again in balance with the biosphere? What are the appropriate ways to integrate ecological values into policy analysis and decision making? What are the economic costs and benefits of environmental changes, such as changes in climate, nutrient pollution, the use of GMO crops, the emergence of disease, and the spread of invasive species? How can policy responses be prioritized in the face of the growing imbalance between economic and ecological cycles? How might individual and collective processes for decision-making be better designed so that economy and biosphere are integrated?

The successful candidate will be required to teach within the Agricultural Economics program, and to bring the perspective of ecological economics to the core program of the McGill School of Environment. A commitment to high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising in the Agricultural Economics Program and the McGill School of the Environment and a willingness to contribute to strengthening graduate programs are expected.

Any qualified candidate should apply for this position. McGill University is committed to equity in employment, and encourages applications from members of visible and non-visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Candidates should ensure that their curriculum vitae, a statement of their teaching competencies and research interests, and three publications considered relevant to the position are received before November 1, 2009. Upon initial screening, selected candidates will be asked to provide three confidential letters of recommendation. All inquiries should be directed to the following address.

Marilyn Scott, Director, McGill School of Environment (marilyn.scott@mcgill.ca)
3534 University St., Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2A7; Tel: 514-398-7996

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