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Environmental Studies, Geography & Environmental Studies

University of Manitoba

Department of Environment and Geography
Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Instructor I
Position #34084

The Department of Environment and Geography invites applications for a full-time continuing position at the Instructor I level, commencing January 1, 2024, or on a mutually agreed upon date. The Department seeks a candidate with a commitment to excellence in teaching and pedagogical development. The successful candidate will be responsible for undergraduate teaching (which may include online and distance delivery formats, pedagogical/course development and assessment) and service-related activities. Outstanding candidates in Environment and Geography with a focus on environmental management, governance and assessment will be considered, with particular emphasis on candidates who will complement or extend the department’s strengths in Wildlife and Resource Management. Preference will be given to those with teaching experience and a Ph.D (preferred), Masters, or other distinguishing attributes in Environment and Geography or related fields. The candidate will have a track record of outstanding teaching contributions and course development and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment. Specific courses that may be assigned include those on Environmental Assessment, Environmental Responsibilities and the Law, Introduction to Sustainability, Sustainable Manitoba, Social Geography of the Environment, and Ecosystem Management, amongst others. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department currently has 22 full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 3 Instructors, and offers a full range of both undergraduate and graduate programs in environmental studies, environmental sciences and geography. The Department is supported by strong research links with other faculty units (Earth Sciences and the Natural Resources Institute). Further information about the Department can be obtained from umanitoba.ca/faculties/environment/departments/geography/.

A strategic priority of our department is to provide equal, diverse, inclusive, consistent, and stable undergraduate instruction in Environment and Geography disciplines. To address our department’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently excluded groups, and to create role models for a diverse population of students, we take proactive measures including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We strive for diversity and cultural safety throughout the hiring process (hiring panels, short-list of candidates, interviews). We invite applications from those who support and enhance our diversity.

The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community – UM faculty, staff and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM’s impact is global.

Discover outstanding employee benefits, experience world-class facilities and join a dynamic community that values reconciliation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. We are one of Manitoba’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. At the University of Manitoba, what inspires you can change everything.

The City of Winnipeg, located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, is recognized for its vibrant, multicultural community and diverse culture. The city, with a growing population of more than 766,000, is home to internationally renowned festivals, galleries and museums, the historic Exchange District and The Forks, and ever-expanding research, education, and business sectors. From the Hudson Bay waters, across the farmland fields, to the pulse of the cities and towns, The Province of Manitoba’s (www.travelmanitoba.com) people and places – its 100,000 lakes, 92 provincial parks, winding river valleys and storied prairie skies – inspire.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority..

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Applications should include:
• a cover letter that highlights previous experience relevant for the position (#34084), potential contributions to the department, and approach to increasing EDI
• curriculum vitae
• statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages)
• evidence of teaching effectiveness (3-5 pages)
• contact information for three references

Applications should be sent electronically as a single PDF file to Emmelia.Stainton@umanitoba.ca. Please ensure to specify position #34084 in the application. For further information contact the Search Committee Chair (Dr. C.J. Mundy) through Emmelia Stainton at Emmelia.Stainton@umanitoba.ca.
The closing date for receipt of applications is October 14, 2023.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.