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Limited Term Assistant Professor Sustainability Studies

University of Calgary

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape has an opening for a full-time (1.0 FTE) twenty-four month Limited Term Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is July 1st, 2021.

Applicants are expected to teach and support curriculum development in the specific program outlined below, contribute to student supervision, conduct interdisciplinary research and actively engage in faculty service. The successful candidate will have a strong background in academic teaching and research related to sustainability studies, an understanding of interdisciplinary education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a demonstrated interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning as it relates to sustainability and undergraduate programming.

Specific Duties Include:

 Teaching in required courses that are part of the Sustainability Studies Undergraduate Certificate and develop new elective courses in the Sustainability Studies Program. Required courses include SUST201 Exploring Sustainability; SUST401 Sustainability Research Methods; SUST403 Sustainability Research Project; SUST501 Sustainability Capstone Course. Teaching assignments may be revised based on program needs. Any such revisions will be communicated at least 10 business days prior to the start of the relevant semester.
 Assist the Academic Lead, Sustainability Studies, in the development of interdisciplinary research projects at local, regional, national and international levels.

The successful candidate must possess:
 A PhD in Sustainability Studies or in a closely related discipline
 A Postdoctoral Scholarship in Sustainability Studies or in a closely related discipline (minimum one year)
 Teaching experience in undergraduate-level courses founded in experiential learning and applied research
 Curriculum and program development experience of university sustainability program, with demonstrated collaboration across academic institutions, government, private sectors and nonprofits to develop and manage research projects embedded in coursework and beyond
 Interdisciplinary research experience in Sustainability and a familiarity with in-depth understanding and application of research methodologies. Experience in Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) is preferred.
 An in-depth understanding and application of sustainability and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a development context

Desirable qualifications include:
 Knowledge of sustainability studies and its embedded certificates
 International development experience
 Understanding of UCalgary’s Institutional Sustainability Strategy
 Experience in organizing and managing community engagement events

Application Instructions:

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via the UCalgary Careers page; Job Opening ID 22282.

Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents, such as publications):
• a recent curriculum vitae
• statement of interest
• description of previous teaching/professional experience as it relates to this position
• the names and contact information for 3 referees

All application materials identified above must be received no later than April 30, 2020.

Applications should be addressed to:
Dr. Craig Gerlach
Academic Lead, Sustainability Studies
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. 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 School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape visit Careers in the School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River; the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis”, which we now call the City of Calgary. Calgary is home for the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta and the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
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.