Faculty Position - Academic Programming in Sustainable Environmental Management

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS), a priority initiative at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), invites applications for an exciting opportunity to grow and lead the Master of Sustainable Environmental Management (MSEM) graduate program.  We are seeking a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in an academic programming appointment position, with a focus on sustainable environmental management.  The primary responsibility of this appointment is to champion and coordinate the Master of Sustainable Environmental Management (MSEM) program within SENS.  This program is a one year professional degree with a project focus.  With 21 students at present, this program is anticipated to grow over time under the skilled leadership of this faculty appointment.  Delivery and oversight of core components of the MSEM program will be central to this position.  Additional responsibilities will include coordination of the School’s professional skills programs, teaching two courses per year at graduate and undergraduate levels, professional practice and scholarship as appropriate for the successful candidate’s field, administrative duties, and on-going evaluation of programs administered.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field, such as, but not limited to:  environmental management, natural resources management, sustainability sciences, and/or environmental education.  Other professional accreditations will be viewed positively.  Enthusiasm for and creativity related to professional education is required.  A track record of outstanding teaching performance in a post-secondary environment is highly desired, as is experience with the administration of a professional degree program.  Experience working with community-based organizations, government, and private-sector organizations will be viewed positively, as will experience advising students at the graduate level.  Candidates must provide evidence of scholarly work in an applied, professional, or academic environment. The willingness to take creative approaches within the context of teaching and program administration is encouraged.  The successful candidate will join a supportive interdisciplinary team working across the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and physical sciences.

SENS is known for interdisciplinary education, research, and knowledge translation, as well as innovative teaching and curriculum design.  We house three graduate programs in environment and sustainability, and offer a vibrant atmosphere for graduate student and post-doctoral fellow research and training.  SENS facilitates interdisciplinary collaborations at and beyond the U of S.  The School has faculty affiliated with the Global Institute for Water Security, funded by the Canada Excellence Research Chair Program; the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy; and, the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development, as well as the internationally-renowned U of S Toxicology Centre.

The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenure-track position in an academic programming appointment in the School of Environment and Sustainability. Review of applications will begin January 10, 2014, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

For information about the University of Saskatchewan, visit www.usask.ca.  For information about the School of Environment and Sustainability, visit www.usask.ca/sens.  For more information about academic programming appointments at the University of Saskatchewan, please contact the secretary to the search committee.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send electronically your CV and a letter of intent outlining your qualifications, creative ideas about professional education, and your fit with the SENS community.  Please also submit the names of three referees, your teaching and mentoring philosophy for graduate and undergraduate students, and your philosophy regarding program administration, in confidence, to:

Sharla Daviduik, Confidential Secretary to the Search Committee
School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK  Canada
E-mail:  sharla.daviduik@usask.ca

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.