Assistant Lecturer, Equity Planning, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto

The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University, Toronto, invites applications for a tenure?track alternate?stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Lecturer in  Equity Planning and Policy to commence July 1, 2016. A PhD in a related field or equivalent (must include a graduate degree with extensive professional experience) at the time of appointment. Membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and/or Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) is also required. The Faculty of Environmental Studies supports a large accredited graduate program in Planning and a large specialization in Urban and Regional Environments in our BES program. The responsibilities of this position are centred on teaching, advising, and service.

We are seeking applications from candidates with excellent planning and teaching records, especially suited to the student?directed, interdisciplinary, experiential and equity?oriented pedagogy of our Faculty. The successful candidate should be able to contribute to both the undergraduate and the graduate programs. A commitment to the social justice and environmental protection mandate of the Faculty is important; teaching experience should include teaching about the environment in relation to race, disability, gender identity, sexuality and class. Areas of expertise could include transportation, housing, immigration, infrastructure, and community development, among others.

The successful candidate will have the potential to coordinate the Planning program. Experience working in professional planning contexts, especially with indigenous and marginalized communities, will be advantageous. Responsibilities may include undergraduate and graduate teaching, program advising, and supervision of major papers, projects and portfolios, as well as Faculty and university service, particularly curriculum development and innovation in course development and delivery; interest and experience in experiential education is an asset. The ability to contribute to one or more of the Faculty’s certificate or diploma programs as well as our major project initiatives is desirable.

FES is a unique interdisciplinary Faculty that adopts a broad definition of environment including natural, built, institutional and social environments. The Faculty has a strong social and environmental justice commitment, and values community?engaged learning and action, including arts?based inquiry, production and dissemination. More information about the Faculty of Environmental Studies is available at

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416?736?5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

A letter of application with an up?to?date curriculum vitae, a teaching and/or planning portfolio including a statement of teaching interests and approaches, and the names and full contact information for three academic and/or professional references (at least two of the references must be academic) should be sent to the address below by  January 15, 2016.

Lisa Dennis

Secretary to Search Committee

Faculty of Environmental Studies

Room 126

York University

4700 Keele Street

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3

Tel: 416?736?5252Email:

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