Dec 21, 2018
Political Ecology – Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (Assistant Professor)
The School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria, located on the traditional territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples, invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Political Ecology. The interdisciplinary field of Political Ecology critically investigates the social, political, economic and cultural dimensions of environmental challenges to develop solutions that are effective because they are responsive to not only technical and ecological but social and political realities. We encourage candidates who engage with critical and intersectional approaches (e.g., Indigenous, anti-racist, decolonial, feminist, queer). We also welcome candidates with commitments to public engagement and community-based research, research with Indigenous communities, and/or who are in conversation with the natural sciences. The School of Environmental Studies, http://web.uvic.ca/enweb/ is supported by three overlapping streams of scholarship: political ecology, ethnoecology, and ecological restoration. We are a relatively small group and depend on close cooperation, mutual respect and camaraderie for our flourishing.
Candidates will be evaluated on the criteria that follow. The successful candidate will have a PhD; will be an emerging world-class researcher in the field of political ecology who demonstrates particular research creativity; will have a critical understanding of the complex environmental challenges involving the interaction of social and biophysical systems, and will be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality with the potential to achieve international recognition. The successful candidate will offer evidence of high-quality teaching and supervision, including support to diversity and inclusiveness.
Application deadline: February 1 2019.