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Director of the Environmental Science Program, University of Calgary

Company: University of Calgary - Calgary, AB (42 contacts)
Location : Calgary,AB
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About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

About Calgary, Alberta
Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

Job Description

The University of Calgary invites applicants for a Director of the Environmental Science Program in the Faculty of Science as either a full-time tenure-track Senior Instructor or as a tenured Teaching Professor depending on qualifications. The appointment will preferably commence on July 1, 2017.  The Directorship component is a five-year renewable term based on successful performance.

The successful Senior Instructor candidate will have:

  • A PhD and field experience in hydrology, hydrogeology, biogeochemistry or soil science or and are enthusiastic about developing and leading environmental science field courses.
  • A demonstrated leadership record including program administration, mentoring/coaching of academic staff and students, managing change and working effectively within a leadership team,
  • Evidence of teaching excellence and engagement in teaching-related scholarly activities,
  • A passion for multidisciplinary, inquiry-based and community-based approaches to learning and,
  • The ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

In addition to the qualifications above, a candidate appointed at the rank of Teaching Professor will have a distinguished record of service contributions to the institution and appropriate discipline, and when relevant, profession. The Teaching Professor rank is reserved for those, who in the opinion of colleagues, are outstanding in their discipline for their contributions to teaching and learning.  Appointment to this highest rank in the Instructor stream requires documented evidence of distinguished achievement in teaching and pedagogy, based on contributions to teaching and learning, curriculum development and educational leadership in a discipline and/or across disciplines.

Environmental Science Program at the University of Calgary is a joint program offered by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts.  Students in the program can focus their studies in one of six areas of specialization (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics and Statistics). For more information about the program please visit the following website: www.ucalgary.ca/ensc/.  The program is accredited by EcoCanada.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including statements of teaching philosophy and educational leadership statements, teaching evaluations).  The applicant must organize for three letters of reference to be sent by the referees directly to the email address below.

Applications should be sent via email in a pdf format and addressed to:
Dr. Cindy Graham, Associate Dean, Undergraduate, Faculty of Science
University of Calgary,
2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4
Email: scidean@ucalgary.ca  

The deadline for applications is February 13, 2017.


The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.