Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Planning

  • University of Northern British Columbia
  • Prince George, B.C., Canada
  • Jun 30, 2020
Full time   Design (all areas) Environmental Studies Social & Behavioral Sciences Urban Studies & Planning

Job Description

 

Posting #FAENPL02-20 ACC

 

Assistant Professor                                       

School of Environmental Planning

College of Science and Management

Tenure –Track

 

The University of Northern British Columbia invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in the School of Environmental Planning at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a proposed starting date of January 1st, 2021. As an institution committed to an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and growth in both teaching and scholarship.

 

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Planning or a related field and will teach in one or more of three programs of study in the School’s accredited Bachelor of Planning degree: First Nations Planning, Northern and Rural Community Planning, and Natural Resources Planning.

Any qualified candidate with a strong scholarly record in the field of planning and demonstrated expertise in a body of theoretical work related to planning will be considered. Candidates with a demonstrated record of scholarship relevant to First Nations Planning are of particular interest. Membership as a fully certified member in the Canadian Institute of Planners or an Affiliate Institute, or eligibility to obtain membership as a fully certified member is required.

 

The successful candidate will work closely with members of the School of Environmental Planning to foster a strong culture of academic excellence, helping to advance the School’s mission to serve communities in northern British Columbia and beyond through the delivery of an exceptional accredited professional planning program.

The candidate will have a demonstrated record of academic scholarship, and will be expected to maintain an active, externally funded research program that includes supervision of graduate students within the Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Program.

As a member of the School they will be a dynamic and passionate educator with a clear vision of how their teaching philosophy enriches the School’s curriculum and expertise in experiential-service learning.

The candidate will teach within the core of the School’s curriculum in a small classroom environment where meaningful relationships are a foundation for rich student learning.

Finally, as a member of the School and the newly established Faculty of Environment, the successful candidate will be able to excel in the relationships found in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment.

 

The School of Environmental Planning (ENPL) provides a positive, creative and challenging learning environment through small class sizes and an experiential and applied curriculum. Students work with community partners to tackle today’s most contentious and complex issues in the areas of sustainability, climate change, biodiversity, environmental stewardship, and resilient community design.

Planning is an integrative process that ties together the environmental, social and economic elements of communities and regions. Planning works to improve the quality of human life while maintaining and enhancing the quality of the natural environment.

Leading this process are professional planners who move between many roles, working with people and the public trust.  

 

About the University and its Community

Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a core campus in Prince George and three regional campuses in Northern BC (Quesnel, Fort Saint John and Terrace).

We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North. Northern British Columbia is comprised of friendly communities, offering a wide range of outdoor activities including exceptional skiing, canoeing and kayaking, fly fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. The lakes, forests and mountains of northern and central British Columbia offer an unparalleled natural environment in which to live and work.

UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, communities, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of B.C.’s leading research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the work.

In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. In the newly established Faculty of the Environment you will be part of a leading and visionary approach to education in the 21st century alongside colleagues in Geography and Ecosystems Science and Management.

Small classes and a connected community exemplify UNBC and mean that our student body gets to know their professors by name. Outstanding academics, hands-on research, unlimited adventure and a tight-knit campus community result in strong student satisfaction at UNBC.

For the past 12 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings, the only University of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top four per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

For more information about living and working with the University of Northern British Columbia please refer to http://www.unbc.ca/experience and http://www.unbc.ca/provost/new_faculty.html . Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.

 

To Apply

Applicants should forward their cover letter indicating potential contributions to the School, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching approaches and research program, and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting posting #FAENPL02-20 ACC to:

 

Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia

3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9

 

Email:   FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca    

 

Questions?:  Dean, College of Science and Management

CSAMDean@unbc.ca

(250)-960-5700

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

 

Applications received on or before July 24, 2020, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Preferred and Required Qualifications as included above.

Application Details

To Apply

Applicants should forward their cover letter indicating potential contributions to the School, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching approaches and research program, and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting posting #FAENPL02-20 ACC to:

 

Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia

3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9

 Email:   FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca    

 

Questions?:  Dean, College of Science and Management

CSAMDean@unbc.ca

(250)-960-5700

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