Assistant Professor in Aboriginal Environmental
Management and Governance
The School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Aboriginal Environmental Management and Governance. We welcome applications from scholars who will advance environmental and social justice issues as they relate to Aboriginal communities in Canada through interdisciplinary research, teaching, mentoring, and community engagement. We seek a collaborative colleague who will address topics such as marine or terrestrial resource use, management and governance; spatial planning; social-ecological systems; food security and sovereignty; climate impacts; or water resource management.
Relevant background disciplines include: Indigenous studies; anthropology; sociology; community and regional planning, political science; environmental or social history; geography; human ecology, or political ecology. Our preference will be for candidates with experience conducting primary fieldwork and engaging with Indigenous communities and government entities. Eligibility for certification as a professional planner is desirable.
The candidate should hold a PhD. Under exceptional circumstances we may consider outstanding candidates with a mix of education and experience that could be considered equivalent to the PhD. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses, supervise and mentor graduate students, will engage with Aboriginal communities, and will have demonstrated the ability to develop and maintain a high caliber research program. Candidates should have strong aboriginal cultural knowledge and experience. Relevant teaching experience is very desirable.
Starting date for the position is negotiable, but we hope the successful candidate will assume the appointment by September 2016.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in the greater Vancouver area, is committed to an equity employment program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We particularly encourage applications from qualified Aboriginal Canadians, women, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a concise research statement including how their program would contribute to research strengths at SFU, up to three representative publications, and a 1-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy. All application materials should be prepared in advance as a single PDF file and submitted to the REM Director at firstname.lastname@example.org, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C., CANADA V5A 1S6; (TEL: 778-782-3074; FAX: 778-782-4968). Applications should be received by April 15, 2016. Short-listed candidates will be contacted to request letters of recommendation.
For more information, visit: http://www.rem.sfu.ca/