Academic Teaching Staff (Assistant Lecturer)

ALES Resource Ec & Envir Soc

Competition No.  -    A108945822
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Department Website: http://www.ales.ualberta.ca/rees/

Competition Deadline: Until a suitable candidate is found. Application review will commence 30 days from posting. 

The Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology (REES) invites applications for full-time (12 month) academic teaching staff (ATS, Assistant Lecturer) position in Agricultural Economics. The initial term will be 2 years (T12 full time), with the possibility of renewal, conditional on excellent annual performance reviews.  We are specifically interested in individuals with expertise in agricultural policy, micro-economic foundations in agricultural / environmental and resource economics and applications of economics to agriculture, food business management and environmental / resource issues.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • This position will involve teaching 8 courses (e.g., 4 courses in the Fall term, 3 courses in the Winter term, and 1 course in the Summer term), with teaching obligations that may be adjusted to accommodate other responsibilities. Teaching may involve undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • The successful candidate will provide leadership to our growing 12-month course-based master’s program by providing support for student recruitment, mentorship and program completion. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of university pedagogy, with a track record of teaching, and a desire to build a university career that is focused on programs for student learning.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD degree (or a PhD completed by August 2021) in the field of Agricultural Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Applied Economics, Agribusiness or a related field.
  • Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate-level teaching and relevant teaching and student mentoring experience in classroom settings.

The University of Alberta is one of Canada's largest and most-respected research and teaching universities. It is located in Edmonton, the provincial capital of Alberta. With a metropolitan area population of approximately one million people, Edmonton is home to several major arts and music festivals each year, and boasts the largest system of urban parkland in North America.  For more information on the University of Alberta and Edmonton, please visit http://www.ualberta.ca and http://www.infoedmonton.com. The University has a population of over 39,000 students, and hosts internationally recognized departments of economics (Arts), business (Business) as well as the internationally recognized Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES). Within ALES, the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology contributes to majors in various faculty wide undergraduate degrees, focused on business management, agriculture and resource economics, environmental economics and policy and human dimensions of environmental management. The Department also offers master’s, and doctoral degrees in Agriculture and Resource Economics and in Rural Sociology. Its focus areas of scholarship include, agricultural economics, agribusiness management, environmental and resource economics, and environmental sociology. Its 17 full-time academic staff members are recognized for their teaching and research excellence.  Scholars interested in learning more about the Department are invited to view our Home Page (www.rees.ualberta.ca) or contact the Department Chair, Dr. John Parkins (jparkins@ualberta.ca).

In accordance with the Academic Staff Teaching Agreement, this position will have an initial appointment of two years, with the possibility of extension, and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at www.hrs.ualberta.ca. The records arising from this competition will be managed in accordance with provisions of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP). The salary range for this position is $73,360 – $91,224. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce (https://www.ualberta.ca/equity-diversity-inclusivity/index.html). We welcome applications from all qualified persons and encourage the following individuals to apply: women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University.

Interested candidates should send the following information to the email address below: (1) a cover letter expressing why you are interested in this position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) arrange to have three letters of reference sent via email to jparkins@ualberta.ca, (4) a teaching dossier and any available teaching evaluations / reviews, (5) a statement on how you would contribute to the University’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity and (6) a pandemic impact statement (if applicable). Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021, and the competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

 

Send inquiries and reference letters to the following:

Dr. John Parkins, Chair

Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology

University of Alberta

jparkins@ualberta.ca

 

 

How to Apply

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.