Tenure-track position Assistant Professor Level in Economic Development

Economic Development

The School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED), in the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in economic development.  Candidates for Assistant Professor should have a completed or nearly completed PhD, and should demonstrate the potential for high-quality research and teaching.  The salary range for this position is $75,000 to $105,000.  Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

Individuals with degrees in business, economics, economic geography, planning, entrepreneurship or public policy are encouraged to apply.  Preferred candidates will have research expertise and / or teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: sustainable community development, local economic development, business development, innovation, entrepreneurship, green economy. The position will support teaching and research activities in SEED’s environment and business, local economic development, international development, and sustainability management programs.

Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2015, with interviews commencing in October. The anticipated start date for the position is January 1, 2016, but may be negotiated. Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed curriculum vita, a statement explaining how their abilities and interests relate to SEED with regard to research and teaching, as well as the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three referees. Please send an application package to:  Marion Brown, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1.

Located at the heart of Canada’s technology hub, 1-hour west of Toronto and serving over 35,000 full- and part-time students, the University of Waterloo (UW) is among Canada’s finest universities. For 22 straight years, UW has been ranked as the most innovative university in the country, and for 18 of those 22 years, educational leaders have ranked it Canada’s best university overall. UW stands out among its peers not only for its strong research profile and innovative approaches to education, but also for its uniquely positive and enterprising relationships with business and the world of practice.  Waterloo has been ranked one of the best places in the world for start-ups. The Region boasts of hundreds of technology-driven enterprises, including offices of OpenText, Square, and Google.

Founded in 2009, SEED, located at the biggest Faculty of Environment in Canada, has quickly established itself as a recognized leader in integrated approaches for sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental, social and development challenges. SEED offers comprehensive and highly inter-disciplinary professional programs, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in sustainable business and development, with degrees in environment and business, sustainability management, international development, and local economic development. SEED offers two undergraduate programs (Environment & Business, International Development) and four graduate programs (Environment & Business, Sustainability Management, Local Economic Development, and Development Practice). SEED has a current enrolment of approximately 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and is experiencing further growth. The School is adding faculty members, developing new programs and growing research capacities. SEED is located in a 57,000 sq. ft. LEED© Platinum building with classrooms, student space and offices.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 

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