Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Human-Environment Geography and Conservation Social Science

Department: Geography

College: College of Social and Applied Human Science

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Position Description:

The Department of Geography at the University of Guelph invites applications for an Associate Professor (tenure-track) in Human-Environment Geography and Conservation Social Science. The Department seeks an established academic with a specialization in the social, political and/or cultural dimensions of conservation policy and practice. The successful candidate will possess scholarly and administrative experience ideal to help further establish Geography at Guelph as a leading center for scholarship and professional training in conservation governance. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2017.

The successful candidate will hold a have: a PhD in Geography or a closely related discipline; an established research program marked by scholarly outputs, consistent external research funding, graduate student supervision and experience in developing and/or leading graduate programs. Experience and demonstrated capacity in the realm of professional graduate (Masters) education will be seen as a significant asset. The appointee will be expected to: maintain a productive, externally funded research program; provide leadership in the development and administration of professionally-oriented graduate programming contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching; advise graduate students; and serve on departmental, college and/or university committees.

An application, including a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees, should be submitted electronically no later than March 1, 2017 to Dr. Janet Mersey, Acting Chair, Department of Geography, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1 care of Jennifer Beehler (jbeehler@uoguelph.ca.

The Department of Geography at the University of Guelph has developed a reputation for excellence and outstanding achievement in research in both human and physical geography and geomatics. With particular reference to this current opportunity there are recognized strengths in human – environment relations and environmental governance scholarship upon which we seek to build. The department values and embraces, strong recognition for community-engaged scholarship, innovative curriculum and teaching, dedicated service to the community and discipline, and collegiality. We are home to two Canada Research Chairs (one of whom is a Trudeau Fellow), a 2013 SSHRC Gold Medal Professor Emeritus, and multiple teaching award winners. For more information about the Department, see www.uoguelph.ca/geography. For information about joining the University and life in Guelph, see www.uoguelph.ca/facultyjobs

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Guelph acknowledge the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Guelph acknowledge the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.