Dr. Karen Kohfeld kohfeld at sfu.ca
Mon Aug 12 16:17:53 MDT 2013

Please circulate the following job announcement to anyone who might be 
qualified or interested.  Deadline is SEPTEMBER 30.


The School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser 
University (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) seeks to fill a 
tenure-track faculty position in the area of Avalanche Hazards Research 
and Management. The successful candidate will qualify and meet the 
criteria for a NSERC Industry Research Chair and will develop a program 
of research and teaching with the goal to improve avalanche safety. 
Final authorization for this position is contingent on the candidate 
being successful in his/her application to NSERC.  Resource and 
Environmental Management is a dynamic graduate school in which both 
social and natural scientists apply multi-disciplinary approaches to 
research in resource and environmental management. Suitable candidates 
will have:

(1) a Ph.D. in environmental or earth science and a strong research 
interest in the application of avalanche science to policy, management 
and human dimensions.
(2) a strong quantitative focus, such as in the areas of physical 
hazards, risk and decision analysis, risk communication, spatial 
analysis, and relevant social science techniques.
(3) an ability to guide research and teaching in a diverse, 
multi-disciplinary environment involving collaboration between natural 
and social scientists. The successful candidate will teach graduate and 
undergraduate courses, supervise graduate students, and conduct 
research. Relevant teaching experience is desirable.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadians and 
permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is 
committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all 
qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal 
people, and persons with disabilities.  Please note that this position 
is contingent upon available funding and is subject to final approval by 
the Board of Governors. The expected start date is June 1, 2014.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on September 30, 
2013. It is important that we receive all application materials, 
including letters of reference, at the time of application. Only 
short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applicants should send a Curriculum Vitae, statement of research vision, 
samples of relevant reprints, and immediately request three confidential 
letters of recommendation* from referees. Letters can be sent directly to:

Dr. Frank Gobas, Director, School of Resource and Environmental 
Management, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, 
B.C., CANADA V5A 1S6. TEL: 778-782-3074; FAX: 778-782-4968; e-mail: 
rem_facultysearch at sfu.ca. For more information, visit: 

* Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is 
required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be 
collected. For further details see: 

Dr. Karen E. Kohfeld, Assoc Professor
Canada Research Chair (II) in Climate, Resource, and Global Change
School of Resource and Environmental Management
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6 CANADA
T: (778) 782-7651 F: (778) 782-4968 E: kohfeld at sfu.ca

Climate, Oceans, and Paleo-Environments Laboratory:

Climate Change Impacts Research Consortium

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