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    Closing Date
    Tier 2 Canada Research Chair
    Northern Governance & Public Policy
    Memorial University of Newfoundland
    June 3 2016
    Limited-term Assistant Professor
    University of Toronto
    June 2 2016
    Assistant Professor
    Environmental Management & Governance
    Wilfrid Laurier University
    May 20 2016
    Culture et dynamiques urbaines et régionales
    INRS - Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
    20 mai 2016
    Limited-term Lecturer
    Human Geography
    University of Regina
    May 15 2016

    Closing Date
    Assistant Professor
    Aboriginal Environmental Management & Governance
    Simon Fraser University

    April 26, 2016
        University of Toronto
        Department of Geography & Planning

        Assistant Professor (Contractually Limited Term) - Planning

        The Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto (St George Campus) invites applications for a two-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment in the area of Planning. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on August 1, 2016.

        Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Planning or a closely related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter with expertise in some combination of the following theoretical, methodological, and/or topical areas: planning theory, public finance, environmental policy and planning, experiential/service learning, introductory statistics, qualitative research methods, economic analysis, professional communication skills, urban design software use, and GIS. Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners (or eligibility for membership) will be considered an asset. The successful candidate must also have a record of excellence in research and teaching. Excellence in research is evidenced primarily by publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees. Candidate must also provide evidence of excellence in teaching as demonstrated by a strong teaching dossier, including teaching evaluations, and strong endorsements from referees. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

        The appointment is at the University of Toronto, which is a tri-campus, research-intensive institution. The St George Campus is located in the heart of Toronto and offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University also offers opportunities to work in a wide range of collaborative programs and centres of research.

        All qualified candidates are invited to apply by visiting Applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, examples of publications, and a teaching dossier. All materials must be received by June 2, 2016. Any inquiries about the application should be sent to the Department Chair, Professor Virginia Maclaren, at All application materials should be submitted online.

        Applicants should also ask three referees to send signed letters of reference directly to the Department Chair via email by the closing date.

        For more information about the Department, please visit our home page:

        The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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    April 21, 2016
        Wilfrid Laurier University
        Department of Geography & Environmental Studies

        First Nations, Métis and Inuit candidates to fill a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor

        Wilfrid Laurier University - In keeping with its ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and to address the underrepresentation of Aboriginal faculty at the University, Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit candidates to fill a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies (Waterloo campus) commencing July 1, 2016, subject to budgetary approval. The candidate will have expertise in environmental management and governance from a perspective that includes indigenous and western knowledge, approaches and methods. The candidate will teach existing courses on introductory environmental studies, environmental impact assessment, and natural resource management that employ a western approach, incorporate traditional ecological knowledge into such courses, and will be expected to develop new courses that apply indigenous knowledge, approaches, and methods to environmental management. Successful candidates will have strong links to Indigenous communities. It is expected that the successful candidate will develop or continue to develop a well-funded internationally recognized research program in their field and provide opportunities for graduate students.

        Applicants must have completed, or be close to completing, a doctoral degree (PhD). Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (i.e., teaching evaluations, course outlines) and up to three samples of recent publications. Candidates should also provide contact information for three referees. All these materials should be sent to:

        Michael English, Chair
        Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
        Wilfrid Laurier University
        75 University Avenue West
        Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3C5

        Electronic applications will be accepted at

        The Appointments and Promotion Committee will begin considering applications on: May 20, 2016.

        Applicants can learn more about the department at

        The new Strategic Academic Plan of the University prioritizes the building of capacity in Aboriginal education and indigenization of our campuses to enable Aboriginal programming to be expanded under the leadership of Aboriginal students, faculty and staff. Applicants should self-identify through the covering letter to their application materials including their familial and/or community connections which position them as First Nations, Inuit or Métis. Any questions related to self-identification can be directed in confidence to the Dean of Arts, Dr. Richard Nemesvari ( or to the Senior Advisor Aboriginal Initiatives, Jean Becker ( All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In accordance with the requirements of Employment and Social Development Canada and Citizenship and the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada the successful applicant will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.

        Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, and persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. In addition to self-identifying as First Nations, Inuit or Metis, candidates may self-identify as belonging to other designated groups, in confidence, to the Dean of Arts, Dr. Richard Nemesvari (

        Further information on the equity policy can be found at:

        Laurier’s campuses are situated on the traditional land of the Anishinaabe, Neutral and Haudenosaunee peoples.

        To obtain a copy of this job ad (or links referenced) in an accessible format, please contact the Dean of Arts Office at

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    April 17, 2016
        Memorial University of Newfoundland
        Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
        Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Northern Governance and Public Policy

        Position #VPA-ARTO-2016-002

        The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland is undertaking an open search to recruit and nominate an accomplished scholar for a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Northern Governance and Public Policy. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria (see:"). For this opportunity at Memorial University, the appointment will be at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Those at the level of Assistant Professor should have qualifications that will warrant promotion to the Associate Professor level within one or two years of the nomination. The position may commence as early as July 2017. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the qualifications of the candidate. In addition, for the duration of the chairship (5 years, renewable once for a further 5 years) the chair will receive a minimum of $75,000 per year in research funding and a reduced teaching load (2 courses per year).

        We are seeking candidates in the area of Northern Governance and Public Policy, and invite scholars with a strong record of research accomplishment in any relevant social science discipline to apply. Governance and public policy are broadly understood to include the study of formal and informal processes that regulate social, economic and cultural life in the North (e.g., multilevel governance, Aboriginal self-government, organization networks), as well as research bearing on salient policy challenges in Northern Canada (e.g., resource development, climate change, food security). Applicants should have a strong record of research in the North (Canada or elsewhere). The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in developing, as part of their overall research agenda, a program of research in Labrador.

        The Canada Research Chairs program stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top countries in research and development. Tier 2 nominees should meet the requirements for Tier 2 appointment as defined by the CRC program.

        The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. and have an excellent publication record in a field relevant to the Chair’s mandate. The candidate will be expected to work well in an interdisciplinary environment and have a record of public engagement and knowledge mobilization. In addition,

        • Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must be not more than 10 years from award of Ph.D. at the time of nomination).

        • Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact CREAIT, CRC and CFI Services ( for more information.

        Further information can be found at". The successful candidate will work with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Memorial University in completing the Tier 2 CRC nomination.

        Memorial University is Newfoundland and Labrador’s only university, and plays an integral role in the educational and cultural life of the province. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to over 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning. St. John’s is a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. For further information about Memorial, please visit Memorial’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has over 185 faculty members in 16 academic departments and a wide variety of interdisciplinary major, minor and diploma programs. Counting around 5000 students with declared majors or minors, and with strong graduate programs, the Faculty is committed to providing solid teaching and research support to new appointees. Various initiatives within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will provide an enriching context and support for the successful candidate (please see, including active participation in Memorial’s COASTS. This university-wide initiative coordinates and augments the great deal of existing and emerging Cold Ocean and Arctic Science, Technology, and Society-related capacity at Memorial through strategic investment in infrastructure, programming, and collaboration with private, public, and other academic partners.

        The deadline to receive applications is June 3, 2016. Applications should include the following:

        • A letter of application describing how the applicant meets the criteria for the position;
        • An up-to-date curriculum vita;
        • The names and addresses of three referees;
        • Copies of or links to three recent and influential research publications;
        • A comprehensive CRC vision statement of no more than 10 pages describing a specific, personal research program that includes the applicant's plans to attract and train graduate students, foster interdisciplinary research at Memorial, and develop large-scale strategic research projects and/or other programs that will secure external funding.

        Please send applications electronically to:

        Dr. Lynne Phillips, Dean
        Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
        Memorial University of Newfoundland
        St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, A1C 5S7

        Please quote the position number as noted (VPA-ARTO-2016-002).

        For further information telephone (709) 864-8254 or fax (709) 864-2135 or e-mail

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

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    April 6, 2016
        University of Regina
        Department of Geography & Environmental Studies

        One-year Term Lecturer in Human Geography

        The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies in the Faculty of Arts invites applications for a one-year term appointment at the level of Lecturer. Anticipated date of commencement is 1 July 2016 with an end date of 30 June 2017.

        We seek a broadly-trained Human Geographer, with preference given to candidates who specialize in Environmental and/or Urban Geography. The successful candidate will teach an Environment and Resource Management undergraduate course, as well as undergraduate courses in several of the following areas: Introductory Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Urban Geography and/or Urban Planning. There is also an opportunity for the successful candidate to teach another course in their specialty area. The normal teaching load for this position is six courses, and the candidate must be committed to teaching within the framework of the Department's undergraduate (BA/BSc) programs. The candidate must possess a PhD, but those with a relevant combination of education and teaching experience may be considered.

        Review of applications will begin on 15 May 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

        Application packages are to be completed online and should include:

        • a cover letter summarizing your teaching expertise
        • a statement of your teaching interests
        • a list of existing courses from our program you feel qualified to instruct
        • a sample course outline for an Environmental and Resource Management course
        • evidence of teaching effectiveness
        • a current curriculum vitae
        • photocopies of transcripts

        Applicants will also provide the names and contact information of three referees. Those candidates contacted for an interview will be asked to have letters of reference and original transcripts sent to:

        Dr. Thomas Bredohl
        A/Dean, Faculty of Arts
        University of Regina
        Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, S4S 0A2.

        Information about the department is available at Our collegial department is one where individual voices are heard and where personal contributions make a difference. Submit your application online at

        Academic enquiries may be addressed to the Department Head, Dr. Kyle Hodder; tel. 306.585.4222;

        The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

        University of Regina posting:

        Faculty of Arts, University of Regina
        3737 Wascana Parkway
        Regina, SK S4S 0A2

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    March 22 2016
        Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)
        Centre Urbanisation Culture Société

        Professeur-Chercheur ou Professeure-Chercheure Spécialisé en Dynamiques Urbaines et Régionales

        L’INRS est une université de recherche et de formation aux 2e et 3e cycles. Première au Canada pour son intensité en recherche (subventions par professeur), l’INRS rassemble 150 professeurs et près de 800 étudiants et stagiaires postdoctoraux répartis dans quatre centres situés à Québec, Montréal, Varennes et Laval. Actives en recherche fondamentale, essentielle à l’avancement de la science au Québec et sur l’échiquier international, les équipes de recherche de l’INRS jouent un rôle clé dans le développement de solutions concrètes aux préoccupations de notre société.

        Le Centre Urbanisation Culture Société de l’INRS sollicite des candidatures pour combler un poste de professeur-chercheur ou professeure-chercheure spécialisé en sciences humaines et sociales œuvrant dans la thématique Culture et dynamiques urbaines et régionales qui est liée aux axes Dynamiques urbaines et régionales ainsi que Culture du programme de recherche du centre.

        Principales tâches et responsabilités

        • Développer, dans le cadre des programmes multidisciplinaires du centre, des activités de recherche novatrices portant sur une ou plusieurs des thématiques suivantes :
          • Stratégies de développement socioterritorial par la culture;
          • Culture, territoires et dynamiques économiques;
          • Enjeux sociopolitiques de la culture : du quartier à la région.
        • Assurer le financement de ses activités de recherche par le biais d’octrois externes provenant d’organismes publics et privés, ou en partenariat avec l’industrie;
        • Participer à des activités de formation, notamment dans le cadre des programmes de 2e et 3e cycles du centre (Pratiques de recherche et action publique ainsi qu’Études urbaines), et à l’encadrement d’étudiants et du personnel de recherche;
        • Contribuer au rayonnement de l’INRS sur les plans national et international.

        Exigences et hailetés particulières

        • Être titulaire d’un doctorat en sociologie, science politique, économie, géographie, études urbaines ou toute autre discipline connexe;
        • Détenir une productivité scientifique démontrant autonomie et originalité;
        • Avoir de bonnes aptitudes pour la formation et l’encadrement d’étudiants de 2e et 3e cycles, de stagiaires postdoctoraux ainsi que du personnel de recherche;
        • Posséder des compétences en méthodologie de recherche, notamment en méthodes qualitatives et/ou quantitatives.
        • Être capable de travailler en équipe et en réseau (national et international) ainsi que dans une perspective multidisciplinaire et en collaboration avec des représentants de divers organismes.

        Langue du travail

        • La langue du travail est le français. La connaissance de l’anglais ainsi que d’une troisième langue constitue un atout.

        Les candidats pour qui le français n’est pas une langue usuelle sont fortement encouragés à soumettre leur candidature. Des ressources nécessaires seront mises à leur disposition afin de faciliter leur apprentissage de la langue française.

        Lieu de travail

        Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
        385, rue Sherbrooke Est
        Montréal (Québec) Canada H2X 1E3

        Selon la convention collective en vigueur à l'INRS.

        Comment postuler?
        Les personnes intéressées sont priées de faire parvenir leur curriculum vitæ complet, une copie de leurs trois plus importantes publications, un résumé de deux à trois pages de leurs intérêts de recherche, un texte faisant état de leur philosophie d’enseignement, ainsi que le nom et les coordonnées de trois références, d’ici le 20 mai 2016, en indiquant le numéro de concours AP 16-03 à :

        Madame Claire Poitras, directrice
        INRS - Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
        385, rue Sherbrooke Est
        Montréal (Québec) H2X 1E3

        Ou à

        L’INRS souscrit à un programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi et à un programme d’équité en emploi. L’Institut invite les femmes, les minorités visibles, les minorités ethniques, les autochtones et les personnes handicapées à poser leur candidature. La priorité sera donnée aux personnes ayant le statut de citoyen ou de résident du Canada.

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