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FACULTY POSITION - International Development

The International Development Program in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED), in the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level; full professorship is possible for exceptional candidates.

Applicants should have a PhD, a strong background in the political economy of development, and be able to teach core courses in International Development at the undergraduate and graduate level.  The ideal candidate will have research interest and expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa as a world region, including focus on one or more of the following issue areas: urbanization and sustainable cities; international health; natural resources; climate change; and/or the increasing role of China as an agent of international development. The successful candidate will be expected to develop senior seminars/graduate courses in line with her/his research expertise, have a strong commitment to teaching, research and graduate student supervision, and contribute meaningfully to the strategic direction of the INDEV program, SEED, and the Faculty of Environment.

For more information about the Faculty of Environment, the INDEV Progam, and the Faculty’s Strategic Plan, please visit: http://www.environment.uwaterloo.ca/index.html; http://www.shapetheworld.uwaterloo.ca, and http://www.fes.uwaterloo.ca/faculty/strategic_plan.html.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of career objectives and approach to learning and teaching goals, as well as the names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of four referees. Applicants are requested to provide a statement explaining how their research interests relate to the areas targeted above. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2010 and appointment is expected to commence May 1, 2010 or earlier. Please send application package to:

Prof. Larry A. Swatuk
International Development Program
School for Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED)
Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1
e-mail: lswatuk@uwaterloo.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native people, and persons with disabilities.
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