Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the level of Associate/Assistant Professor within the proposed Boreal Ecosystems Research Institute (BERI) that will be located at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a research agenda and academic programming in support of the Agriculture and Forestry sectors. Emphasis for the candidate will be on research excellence. Requirements for this position will include: 1) graduate training to the PhD level in relevant areas of expertise; 2) a record of significant accomplishments in research, with demonstrated teaching experience. The successful candidates will have a teaching load of two courses per year (adjusted to three after three years); 3) experience in dealing with the private and/or public sector in matters relating to relevant industry sectors; 4) strong leadership and organizational skills with experience in proposal development and project management; 5) proven ability to garner external funds to support research and train HQPs; 6) a commitment to work in an interdisciplinary environment.
Boreal Ecosystems Research Institute (BERI) Background:
Grenfell Campus is entering an exciting time, with rapidly expanding teaching, research, and community outreach programs. The campus is part of a pan-university initiative to build expertise through interdisciplinary studies in Agriculture and Forest Science. The Campus is building capacity in analytical research with a particular focus on soils, plants, air and water. Currently under construction is a 500 m2 (53802 ft) facility housing three inter-connected analytical research laboratories and associated supports. This research laboratory will be located in a new Environmental Research Facility attached to the existing Forest Centre building at Grenfell Campus.
This initiative builds on Grenfell’s distinctive multi- and interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees, which include Environmental Studies, Sustainable Resource Management, and Environmental Science, and its new graduate programme. Opportunities exist to contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching, to collaborate with the Environmental Policy Institute, and to develop research collaborations with staff from both federal and provincial natural resources agencies located on or near the Grenfell campus. The successful candidates will be appointed to an appropriate academic Division or unit and will help expand collaborations with industry and government to address the development of the Agriculture and Forestry sectors, while ensuring environmental integrity and responsibility. There is also potential to collaborate with the Labrador Institute, the Marine Institute, and the St. John’s campuses of Memorial University of Newfoundland to support development of these sectors.
expertise in any discipline that underpins hydrology; specializations can include near-surface and unsaturated zone hydrology, water management and treatment related to agricultural and/or forestry applications, or hydrology and nutrient cycling.
Corner Brook - Background:
Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland is located in the City of Corner Brook on the west coast of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador at the end of a fjord which extends to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This port city which is visited by cruise ships and other large vessels is nestled among the Long Range Mountains, providing a rugged landscape and spectacular scenery. The City overlooks the Bay of Islands, affording a spectacular view of the Blomidon Mountains. It is located 80 kilometres from Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and only 10 kilometres away is Marble Mountain, a nationally acclaimed downhill ski resort.
With its tree-lined streets, cobblestone sidewalks, Margaret Bowater Park, and a well-developed system of local hiking, jogging, and cycling trails, Corner Brook has a reputation of being safe and friendly with excellent recreational and cultural facilities. With a population just exceeding 20,000 Corner Brook is inherently a warm and decent place – a place to call home.
Deadline for receipt of applications is May 23, 2013, with appointment effective August 1, 2013. Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a research and teaching dossier and the names of three referees. We suggest that candidates also include up to three peer-reviewed publications, a statement of research interests, and sample teaching evaluations along with a statement of teaching philosophy. Applications should be sent to: Associate Vice-President (Academic), Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, University Drive, Corner Brook, NL, A2H 6P9.Phone: (709) 637-6231; Fax (709) 637-6218; Email: email@example.com