Tenure-track position in Environmental Planning, Policy, and Design


University of Waterloo


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Start Date

Saturday, July 1, 2017

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The School of Planning at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a tenure-track position in planning, specializing in environmental planning, policy, and design. The ideal candidate will conduct research at the interface of natural ecosystems, design, governance and policy, having interest in one or more of the following areas: Green infrastructure planning, governance and financing, urban and/or landscape ecology, energy systems, natural and/or human induced hazards. We seek an exceptional colleague, teacher and applied researcher with a progressive, multi-disciplinary perspective on planning. They will also have a strong record of (or potential for) scholarly productivity as well as engagement with the public, policy development and practice.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding and committed educator, expected to teach and advise in both undergraduate and graduate programs including the supervision of doctoral research, and lead an impactful research program. The nature of the appointment and salary (range $80,000 to $95,000) will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience, at the Assistant Professor rank (tenure track stream). Applicants should qualify for and be prepared to seek membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners. Normally, applicants must be doctoral graduates with degrees earned before September 2016. Candidates should have proven records of research or be able to demonstrate the potential for high quality research to advance towards tenure in the School.   

The University of Waterloo is home to numerous research centers with relevant focus to this position within the Faculty of Environment and beyond.  These include the Interdisciplinary Centre for Climate Change (IC3), Centre for Ecosystem Resilience and Adaption (ERA), the CHEC Initiative, the PROPEL center for Population Health Impact, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation. The School of Planning is the vibrant home to approximately 500 students undertaking degrees from undergraduate co-op to Ph.D. levels delivered by over 20 full time faculty and staff. It is part of a dynamic Faculty of Environment that includes a School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) and a School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS). In addition to IC3 and ERA, the Faculty is home to research centres dealing with heritage conservation and planning, energy and water, and a Mapping Analysis and Design (MAD) technical unit that provides computing facilities and professional staff to support teaching and research in GIS, remote sensing, computer aided design, modeling and simulation. For additional information go to: https://uwaterloo.ca/planning/

Submit application materials electronically to planjob@uwaterloo.ca . These materials must include a letter of interest – typically addressing career objectives, teaching philosophy and experiences, research achievements and goals. Other materials to submit include: a current curriculum vitae; supporting evidence of teaching experience if applicable, and the names along with contact information of four referees. The first stage in the review of applications will be based on the letter of interest and CV. References will be contacted by the School’s Appointment Committee for those being considered in the second stage of review. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2017 or up to January 1, 2018. The closing date for receipt of applications is March 15, 2017.  Address all correspondence to:

Dr. Clarence Woudsma
Director, School of Planning
Faculty of Environment
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1

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.

“Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo “

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Dr. Clarence Woudsma

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