Assistant Professor Environmental Policy, University of Northern British Columbia

Organization: Ecosystem Science and Management Program, University of Northern British Columbia

Contact: Dr Kathy Lewis, Chair of EMS, (250)960-6659.

Duties: Develop a vigorous, externally funded long-term research program that will contribute to contemporary debates regarding environment and environmental policy at any or multiple levels and foci, and that will influence the thoughtful development, review and implementation of environmentally and socially sound policies. Teaching introductory and advanced courses related to environmental policy, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as in areas of the successful candidate¹s interests will also be critical, as well as contributing to the on-going development of three environmental studies undergraduate degrees. The emphasis for this position is on public policy and social structures that influence how we manage environmental concerns, natural resources development and societal needs and responses. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with existing UNBC faculty with expertise in environmental ethics, environmental and resource planning, public consultation, Indigenous peoples, and resource management, among others in a university with a strong natural resources and environmental studies research and teaching emphasis.  Opportunities for policy research in local, regional, provincial, national or with Indigenous Nations abound.

Desired qualifications: Hold a PhD, have a strong record of scholarly activity and productivity, and be prepared to teach courses in their area of expertise. Previous experience in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is desirable.

Start and end dates: July 1, 2017 – negotiable.

How to apply: Applicants should forward their cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting competition # FATLT04-17 to:  The Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9.  Fax:  (250) 960-5791.

Application deadline: March 31, 2017

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