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Director, Environmental Science Program, Faculty of Science

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Job ID: 14942

Updated: June 28, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Faculty of Science invites applications for an appointment with tenure at the rank of Associate Professor to serve as the Director of the Environmental Science Program. The appointment will preferably commence on July 1, 2018.  The Directorship appointment is a five-year term, renewable based on successful performance.

Environmental Science Program at the University of Calgary is a joint program offered by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts leading to a BSc in Environmental Science.  Students in the program 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.  The program is accredited by EcoCanada.

The successful candidate will have:

  • PhD and field experience in hydrology, hydrogeology, biogeochemistry, soil science or related sciences.
  • Enthusiasm for developing and leading environmental science field courses.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence and teaching development.
  • Passion for multidisciplinary, inquiry-based and community-based approaches to learning,
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
  • Demonstrated leadership record including program administration, mentoring/coaching of academic staff and students, managing change and working effectively within a leadership team.

The Environmental Science Program aims to be a leading contributor to the University of Calgary's Academic Plan particularly in connecting communities and driving innovation, and through supporting its Sustainability Strategy and Indigenous Strategy.

The successful candidate will be appointed with tenure at the rank of Associate Professor with salary commensurate with experience.  Undergraduate teaching and learning and Environmental Sciences program development are critical areas of the portfolio.

In addition to the qualifications above, a candidate appointed with tenure at the rank of Associate Professor requires evidence of teaching effectiveness, recognized research attainment or equivalent professional attainment, and a satisfactory record of service.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching dossier (including statements of teaching philosophy and educational leadership statements, teaching evaluations).  The applicant must provide the names and contact information of three references.

Applications should be sent via email in a pdf format and addressed to:

Dr. Cindy Graham, Vice-Dean,
Faculty of Science

University of Calgary,
2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4

Applications will be reviewed starting April 2, 2018 until the position is filled.  The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

In support of the University of Calgary’s promotion of a diverse workforce, the Faculty of Science is committed to showing leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion and nurturing a healthy and respectful workplace environment for all.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. 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)

Additional Information

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.

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 be recognized as 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. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. 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. 


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