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September 06, 2007

Job Opening: Assistant Professor in Water and Sustainability

Job Opening for Assistant Professor in Water and Sustainability

Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, at the College for Interdisciplinary Studies, The University of British Columbia

The Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of water and sustainability, to commence July 1, 2008. Salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

IRES has enjoyed over three decades of leading edge interdisciplinary research on environment and sustainability. It serves as a crucible of new research partnerships from across the UBC campus and supports a graduate program of over 80 PhD and 40 master students. Additional information about the research and teaching programs, as well as our state-of-the-art research facilities, can be found here. This appointment will be shared with the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences.

We seek an outstanding interdisciplinary scholar in the natural or social sciences who aspires to develop an internationally recognized research program on water and sustainability, broadly defined to include research areas as diverse as water quality and chemistry, water systems ecology, or aquatic resource decision-making. An orientation to interdisciplinary, integrative approaches that incorporate linkages among human and natural systems is required.

The successful candidate will be joining a strong and cohesive unit with a wide range of skills and interests who has succeeded in competing for and training the very best students. The successful candidate must have a completed PhD and must have demonstrated potential in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level and in research. The ability to integrate GIS into both research and teaching is a highly desirable attribute.

Applicants should mail a cover letter identifying teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, and copies of representative publications to the following address no later than September 30th, 2007. All queries and applications should be directed to: Professor Gunilla Öberg, Director, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, The University of British Columbia, 2202 Main Mall Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6T 1Z4., e-mail faculty_search@ires.ubc.ca.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

Posted by ami at September 6, 2007 09:57 AM

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