The University of Alberta invites applications for any of three full-time, tenure track positions in Planning at the Assistant/Associate Professor levels. Two positions will be situated in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) in the Faculty of Science, and one in the Faculty of Extension. These positions are part of an initiative of the University of Alberta to establish itself as a leading Canadian institution in the field of Planning education and research.
Successful candidates will be responsible for the ongoing development and operation of an accredited undergraduate program in Planning, and involved in initiatives to enhance and expand Planning education and research at the University of Alberta. The undergraduate program operates in conjunction with the existing programs in EAS, most notably Human Geography and Environmental Earth Sciences (http://planning.eas.ualberta.
Successful candidates will hold a PhD and should have completed at least one degree in Planning. They will demonstrate high quality teaching, have an established or emerging track-record in research, and have the ability to conduct independent and collaborative research involving the supervision of Masters and Doctoral candidates. The successful applicants must already have, or be eligible for, membership with the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP). Salary is commensurate with experience. The University of Alberta offers competitive salaries and an extensive benefit package.
There are three positions available. Details are listed below.
The University of Alberta, one of Canada's largest research universities, is situated in Edmonton, a metropolitan area of over one million people with a vibrant research community and an excellent standard of living. Alberta's dynamic and growing communities provide excellent opportunities for local planning research and projects.
The application package must include a curriculum vitae, a statement of current research interests and plans for future research, as well as evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants must indicate the position(s) for which they wish to be considered. The package may also include a document outlining how the candidate would contribute to the development and delivery of a high quality undergraduate Planning program at the University of Alberta. Those interested in the position with the Faculty of Extension may also wish to provide a document outlining how they would contribute to continuing education in Planning.
Applications may be submitted online or sent electronically to the email address below. All documents are to be jointly addressed to Martin Sharp (Chair, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) and Katy Campbell (Dean, Faculty of Extension). Applicants must arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent by email or by post to:
Executive Assistant to the Chair
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3
Application review will begin February 28, 2013; however, the competition will remain open until suitable candidates are found. Early applications are encouraged.
For more information about the Undergraduate Program in Planning, please see the program website at http://planning.eas.ualberta.ca/. For more information about the Department, the Faculty of science, and the University of Alberta, please see http://www.ualberta.ca/EAS. For more information about the Faculty of Extension, please see http://www.extension.ualberta.ca.
Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.