Director, Environmental Science Program, Faculty of Science, University of Calgary

The Faculty of Science invites applicants for a Director of the Environmental Science Program as either a full-time tenure-track Senior Instructor or as tenured Teaching Professor depending on qualifications. The appointment will preferably commence on July 1, 2017. The Directorship component is a five-year renewable term based on successful performance.

The successful Senior Instructor candidate will have:

  • a PhD and field experience in hydrology, hydrogeology, biogeochemistry or soil science and are enthusiastic about developing and leading environmental science field courses.
  • a demonstrated leadership record including program administration, mentoring/coaching of academic staff and students, managing change and working effectively within a leadership team,
  • evidence of teaching excellence and engagement in teaching-related scholarly activities,
  • a passion for multidisciplinary, inquiry-based and community-based approaches to learning and,
  • the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

In addition to the qualifications above, a candidate appointed at the rank of Teaching Professor will have a distinguished record of service contributions to the institution and appropriate discipline, and when relevant, profession. The Teaching Professor rank is reserved for those, who in the opinion of colleagues, are outstanding in their discipline for their contributions to teaching and learning. Appointment to this highest rank in the Instructor stream requires documented evidence of distinguished achievement in teaching and pedagogy, based on contributions to teaching and learning, curriculum development and educational leadership in a discipline and/or across disciplines.

Environmental Science Program at the University of Calgary is a joint program offered by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts. Students in the program can focus their studies in one of six areas of specialization (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics and Statistics). For more information about the program please visit the following website: The program is accredited by EcoCanada (

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including statements of teaching philosophy and educational leadership statements, teaching evaluations). The applicant must organize for three letters of reference to be sent by the referees directly to the email address below.

Applications should be sent via email in a pdf format and addressed to:

Dr. Cindy Graham, Associate Dean, Undergraduate, Faculty of Science
University of Calgary,
2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4

Applications will be reviewed starting February 13, 2017 until the position is filled. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

In support of the University of Calgary’s promotion of a diverse workforce, the Faculty of Science is committed to showing leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion and nurturing a healthy and respectful workplace environment for all.

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. At the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and ground-breaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes’.

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary, Canada’s fastest growing major city, offers a vibrant, multicultural and family-oriented environment with a population of more than 1,000,000. Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a robust economy 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.