[Caglist] Ryerson University: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environment and Urban Sustainability with a focus on Quantitative Methods

Ryerson University Department of Geography and Environmental Studies  Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environment and Urban
Sustainability with a focus on Quantitative Methodshttp://www.geog.uvic.ca/dept/cag/jobs.htm#L1205

The Department of Geography and Environmental
Studies in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University invites
applications for a tenure-track
position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July
1, 2017, subject to final budgetary approval.

Candidates will hold a PhD in Geography,
Environmental Studies, or a closely related field. The area of
specialization for this position is environment and urban
sustainability with a focus on quantitative methods. The
successful candidate will complement the Department’s research
profile and teach in our Honours BA programs in Environment
& Urban Sustainability and Geographic Analysis, as well as
contribute to other undergraduate and graduate instruction. He
or she will also have the opportunity to supervise graduate
students in our Master of Spatial Analysis (MSA) and several
interdisciplinary graduate programs, including the MASc/PhD in
Environmental Applied Science and Management, MA in Immigration
and Settlement Studies, and PhD in Policy Studies. We are
particularly interested in expanding our expertise in fields
such as environmental science and modeling, sustainability
science; big data and smart cities; city-building and
sustainable regional growth; the transportation, energy, and
utilities sectors; as well as spatial data science,
(geo)demographic analysis, and location intelligence.

Applicants will have a strong research profile
with evidence of an emerging scholarly record and the ability to
establish and maintain an independent, externally funded
research program. A capacity for high-quality teaching and
student training, developing and maintaining partnerships with
the academic and local communities, and contributing to
collegial service is expected. Candidates must have a
demonstrated commitment to and meaningful experience with the
principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and will be
expected to demonstrate their ability to work with a diverse
student population.

Applicants should submit their application online
via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (http://ift.tt/1qNrCpd).
The application must contain the following: a brief letter of
application (cover letter), a curriculum vitae, a research plan
with links to relevant online publications, a succinct teaching
statement with evidence of past experience and quality, and the
names of three individuals who may be contacted for reference
letters. Please indicate in your application if you are a
Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Department Chair,
Dr. Claus Rinner, at crinner@ryerson.ca.
The review of applications will begin January 10, 2017, and will
continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Geography and Environmental
Studies (http://ift.tt/12NIPWv)
is in a phase of growth and diversification. We are housed in
the Faculty of Arts, an integral and thriving contributor to the
education of over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students at
Ryerson. Our programs and continuing education certificates are
influencing the local and regional economy and job market. We
are a major contributor to Ryerson’s research centres and zones,
including the Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity,
Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement, SocialVentures
Zone, Ryerson Urban Water, and Ryerson Centre for Cloud- and
Context-Aware Computing. Our community partners include City
administrations, Provincial ministries, conservation
authorities, regional police services, research hospitals,
banks, retailers, real-estate developers, and GIS and geospatial
data vendors, to name a few.

Located in the heart of one of the world’s most
culturally and linguistically diverse urban areas, Ryerson’s
high quality programs and scholarly, research and creative
activities extend beyond the walls of academia. The university’s
mission is to advance “applied knowledge and research to address
societal need” and offer career-focused programs of study. The
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies embodies this
mission through its professional and applied research tradition
and experiential learning focus. For more information about
Ryerson University’s past, present and future, visit http://www.ryerson.ca.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the
Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement
can be viewed on the RFA collective agreement page at http://ift.tt/1eYJKmD.
A summary of RFA benefits can be found on the RFA benefits page
at http://ift.tt/OfmADw.
The RFA’s website can be found at http://www.rfanet.ca/.

Ryerson University is strongly committed to
fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who
would contribute to the further diversification of our staff,
our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to,
women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with
disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender
identity. Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn
more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to
contact Ms. Tracey King, Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal
Recruitment and Retention Initiatives, at t26king@ryerson.c.
Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to
apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents
will be given priority.

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