Assistant Professor - Environmental Sci.

Canada, North America
Jan 01, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Job Description

Requisition Title:Assistant Professor - Environmental Science - 1301727

Job Field:Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division:University of Toronto Mississauga
Department:UTM: Geography
Job Posting:Oct 31, 2013
Job Closing:Jan 31, 2014


The Department of Geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Environmental Science at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2014.

The Department seeks a candidate with a research focus on measuring and/or modeling the movement of pollutants and other chemical substances within ecosystems, and assessing their impacts on human health or other organisms. Potential areas of specialization include urban environments, aquatic systems, and/or terrestrial systems including forests. Candidates should be able to identify how their research is related to broader themes within sustainability science and environmental management.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Geography, Environmental Science, Sustainability Science or a related discipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Evidence of excellence in scholarly research, publication and teaching is required. Applications from candidates whose research includes a multidisciplinary perspective and the use of integrative approaches to analyze and manage sustainability issues are highly encouraged.

In addition to developing a strong research program, the successful candidate will be involved in the teaching and research activities of the Master of Science in Sustainable Management (MScSM) program, which is an innovative program that attracts students with backgrounds in management, social science and the sciences. The MScSM program is unique among science and management graduate programs by providing a strong foundation in sustainability management while offering an opportunity to specialize in a management or science stream (

The appointment will be at UTM, which has a strong interdisciplinary commitment to teaching and research, a multicultural student body of 12,000 students, and a modern, spacious campus, where the appointee will be expected to develop an externally funded research program. The successful candidate will also hold a graduate faculty appointment in the tri-campus Department of Geography and Program in Planning at the University of Toronto, a department with strengths and interdisciplinary linkages in physical and human geography and the environment. Active participation in the UTM Geography and Environment undergraduate programs, as well as in the graduate program of the Department of Geography and Program in Planning is expected.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, examples of publications, and materials relevant to teaching experience. All materials must be received by January 31, 2014 (no email applications will be accepted). Any inquiries about the application should be sent to the Department Chair, Professor Kathi Wilson, at

All application materials should be submitted online.


The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at:  

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

Additional information on the Department can be obtained online at



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