Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mount Royal University

Requisition #: 998709

Job Type: Permanent

Location: MRU Main Campus – Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA

Closing Date:  Open until suitable candidate found

**A review of applications will begin after March 1st, 2018, and will continue until shortlisting is complete.**

About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University has built a reputation on a strong, liberal education foundation. Our vision is to provide an exceptional undergraduate educational experience for our students.

We are a community of engaged citizens, providing personalized, experiential and outcome-based learning in an environment of inclusion, diversity and respect. Through our focus on teaching and learning informed by scholarship, we are preparing our graduates for success in their careers and lives.

Mount Royal University presently offers 12 four-year baccalaureate degrees with 32 majors, with a view to grow this mix to 15 degrees and 60 majors by 2025. Current degree offerings are unique, and include four-year bachelor degrees in interior design, midwifery, child studies and health and physical education, as well as arts, criminal justice, business administration, communication, computer information systems, education, nursing and science. Mount Royal also offers robust continuing education programming as well as an internationally-renowned music conservatory.

More than 13,000 credit students attend Mount Royal University annually, with more than 90,000 Mount Royal alumni contributing to their communities worldwide.

Our faculty provide a teaching and learning environment that welcomes challenging ideas. Our staff are dedicated to supporting our campus so that students are provided with an exceptional educational experience. Our management team provides leadership throughout the University, and inspires others at all levels to be leaders in their own important sectors.

In support of our students, and in response to our broader community, we know that investing in our employees benefits the University as a whole. Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. Our faculty, staff and management are united in creating a thriving learning environment for our students.

Mount Royal University is an exceptional community focused on our people.

About the Faculty of Science and Technology

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology at Mount Royal University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval.

Mount Royal University’s Faculty of Science and Technology offers a four-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. Students can pursue majors in cellular and molecular biology, environmental science, general science, geology, and health science. In addition, the faculty also offers a Bachelor of Computer Information Systems (BCIS), Bachelor of Science – Computer Science (University Transfer), Environmental Science Certificate, and an Aboriginal Science and Technology Education Program (ASTEP).

The Department currently supports three disciplines: Environmental Science, Geography, and Geology.

About the Role

The successful candidate will teach mainly in the Bachelor of Science – Major in Environmental Science program, develop and teach courses mainly in their area of expertise, and be expected to develop a research program that includes undergraduate students. The ability to attract external funding, or clear promise thereof, is desirable. Priority will be given to applicants who specialize in plant ecology, remediation/reclamation, and wetland science.

Preferred candidates will hold a doctorate in an environmental science-related discipline and must have the capacity to contribute to an interdisciplinary curriculum in environmental science. Teaching experience is highly desirable. Candidates will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ongoing research program. The department offers a collegial work environment where classes are relatively small.

New faculty are hired into one of two work patterns. The teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern (TSS) has a focus on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The teaching/ service pattern (TS) has a focus on teaching and service only. There is an option to change work patterns after tenure.

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A complete dossier should be submitted including cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three (3) references, evidence of teaching excellence, and, if the teaching/ scholarship/ service (TSS) pattern is desirable, evidence of intent to pursue a research program, statement of research interests (including the future role of undergraduate students), a brief statement explaining the candidate’s contribution to either two sample publications or two significant work projects, ideally with embedded links to relevant publications or projects.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.