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Instructor I – Environmental & Interdisciplinary Science (Science Communication)

Carleton University

Field of Specialization: Interdisciplinary Science, Science Communication
Academic Unit: Institute for Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Confirmation-Track)
Rank/Position Title: Instructor I
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Closing Date: Applications will be considered until the position is filled

About the Position:
The Institute for Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary appointment Interdisciplinary Science at the rank of Instructor I with an anticipated start date of July 1st 2019.

We are interested in candidates with broad training and expertise and that embrace an interdisciplinary approach to science and teaching. Interdisciplinary Science and Practice (ISAP) is a new undergraduate science program that has been developed within the Institute for Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science with a focus on enhancing skill sets in science communication, community engagement, and synthesising multiple forms of knowledge to inform policy and management. Applicants must be able to teach core Interdisciplinary Science and Practice (ISAP) courses such as Science Communication, Introduction to Interdisciplinary Science, Research Principles for Interdisciplinary Science, and mentor capstone research projects. As the first #scicomm hire in the Faculty of Science, it is also anticipated that the successful applicant will more broadly serve the Carleton community through delivery of training to graduate students and professors on effective science communication.

About the Academic Unit:
The Institute for Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science is a student-centred undergraduate teaching unit with close connections to a variety of Departments including Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics, Health Science and Geography. The curriculum in the Institute is innovative and involves many opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in understanding and solving real-world problems through field courses, practicum courses and group projects. https://carleton.ca/environmentalscience/

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have a Ph. D. in a scientific discipline, a focus on interdisciplinarity and science application, and demonstrated excellence and commitment to teaching and mentoring of undergraduate students. There is an expectation that applicants will be talented science communicators with a track record of service related to training, research and practice specific to science communication. Applicants with the ability to forge collaborations with members of the Institute and interdisciplinary-oriented faculty across the university, as well as with allied agencies, will be given preference.

Application Instructions:
Applications for this appointment must include: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a teaching statement that includes relevant experience, evidence of teaching innovation and performance, and pedagogical approaches to teaching; and co-ordinates for three referees.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Submit an electronic copy of your application in one single PDF document to: Dr. Jesse Vermaire, Director, Institute for Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science, c/o Michelle Santoianni (michelle.santoianni@carleton.ca).

The deadline for applications is January 9, 2019. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2019.

About Carleton University:
Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 29,000 students, 950 academic faculty, and 2,000 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital city has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit www.carleton.ca/provost.

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be taken into careful consideration.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.