Environmental Governance & Policy, Faculity of Environment



Date Posted: May 20, 2014
Region: Ontario
Institution: University of Waterloo
Discipline: Environmental Studies
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The Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor, with a focus on environmental governance and policy. We especially welcome applications from candidates whose research addresses environmental governance and policy in a global context in one or more of the following research areas: food, agriculture and land systems, energy systems, natural resources, and sustainable economies. We anticipate and encourage applicants who are interested in interdisciplinary approaches to environmental governance drawing from one or more of the following fields of study: global governance, political science, international development, international relations, international political economy and ecological economics.

Teaching and supervisory roles would be commensurate with one or more of the fields described above. Placement in one of the academic units in the Faculty of Environment will be dependent on the successful candidate’s background and expertise. The Faculty of Environment includes the Department of Environment and Resource Studies, the Department of Geography and Environmental Management; the School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development; the School of Planning, and the Centre for Knowledge Integration. The Faculty is distinguished by interdisciplinarity in its commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, strong research activity, and community outreach. Faculty members in the Faculty of Environment are connected to a variety of research institutes and centres including: the Balsillie School of International Affairs, the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change, the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, the Centre for Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation, and the Water Institute, as well as numerous research groups. For more information on the Faculty of Environment, see:

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent, an active fundable research program relevant to a transdisciplinary approach to environmental studies, demonstrated ability in publishing in relevant peer-reviewed journals, and demonstrated commitment to quality of teaching at all levels. The successful candidate will supervise undergraduate and graduate project and thesis work. Salary range will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The appointment will be effective July 1, 2015. Review of applications will commence September 1, 2014 and will continue through October 15, 2014. Applicants should submit a letter of application (stating career objectives, research goals and approach to learning and teaching), a current curriculum vita, and the names and addresses of four individuals who may be approached for references. The application package should be sent to: Anne Wagland, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1, or may be submitted electronically to

Three reasons to apply:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities.


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