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Position: Assistant/Associate Professor - Rural Planning and Development
Institution: University of Guelph
Department: School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Duties: The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) is actively involved in Canadian and international planning and development with a focus on rural, remote, and Indigenous communities and territories. SEDRD invites applications with specialization in international rural development planning and with particular attention to development planning in the Global South
Requirements: 1) An appropriate PhD degree. 2) Minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in rural development policy, planning and/or implementation in the Global South, preferably in a team environment. 3) Demonstrated ability to raise funds for research and development projects from major public sector granting agencies, e.g., Tri-Council. 4) Established record of publication in interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journals
   
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The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) is actively involved in Canadian and international planning and development with a focus on rural, remote, and Indigenous communities and territories. SEDRD invites applications with specialization in international rural development planning and with particular attention to development planning in the Global South. The most common distribution of effort for SEDRD faculty is teaching (40%), research (40%) and service/outreach (20%). The ideal candidate will be a mid-career professional with the following qualifications: 1) An appropriate PhD degree; 2) Minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in rural development policy, planning and/or implementation in the Global South, preferably in a team environment; 3) Demonstrated ability to raise funds for research and development projects from major public sector granting agencies, e.g., Tri-Council; 4) Established record of publication in interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journals; 5) Work experience and/or educational background appropriate to teach graduate and undergraduate level courses, and to supervise graduate student research in at least three of the following subject areas: international development theory; international rural development planning; rural development administration; social policy/planning; international agricultural and food planning; business, environment and development; social enterprise and development; gender planning; or disaster resilience planning; 6) Certification by a professional planning body recognized by the Professional Standards Board (Canada), or work experience and/or educational background appropriate to qualify for candidate status with the Professional Standards Board within five years of appointment. Information on certification . The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) Part of the Ontario Agricultural College , SEDRD reflects the imperatives in building authentic communities where planners, leaders, communicators, landscape architects, the citizens and politicians all play important interdependent roles in community strength. The faculty strive to create a work environment that emphasizes a cooperative, collegial approach to research, teaching and outreach. SEDRD offers the following programs: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture; Master of Landscape Architecture; MSc and MPLAN in Rural Planning & Development; MSc in Capacity Development & Extension; and PhD in Rural Studies. The school currently supports several other programs in the College and at the University with several focused courses on design, communications, planning, sustainable communities, and recreation and tourism. The University of Guelph is the second largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life . Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues. Application Process Assessment of applications will begin on February 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a summary of relevant achievements; and (4) a brief statement of areas of current and future interests in teaching, research and outreach. Evaluations of prior teaching experience will be expected. The cover letter should speak directly to the 6 qualifications listed above. Applications should be sent to the attention of: Sean Kelly Director School of Environmental Design and Rural Development University of Guelph Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 Email: sedrd.hr@uoguelph.ca All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position. The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them. At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. 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