Assistant Professor in Urban Planning and Climate Change
The School of Planning at Dalhousie University invites applications for a probationary tenure-stream
Assistant Professor position, starting in July 2022.
Dalhousie University, located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, is one of Canada’s top research and
teaching universities. Halifax is a growing and thriving mid-sized city that occupies a distinct natural
setting on the Atlantic coast, and is the academic, cultural, and economic centre of Atlantic Canada.
The School of Planning at Dalhousie University serves the Atlantic region of Canada as the only
professional planning school east of Quebec. The School offers graduate and undergraduate
professionally accredited planning degrees (Bachelor of Community Design honours and Master of
Planning), an undergraduate degree in community design and a research-based graduate degree (Master
of Planning Studies). Current enrollment stands at over 50 graduate and 150 undergraduate students. We
are a leading interdisciplinary planning school, equipping the next generation of planners to plan inclusive
communities through experiential learning, innovative research, and community partnership. We foster
and inspire planning for resilient, equitable and smart communities. Together, we embrace the core
values of collaboration, innovation, community integration, diversity, and inclusion.
The School is looking for an outstanding candidate with research expertise in urban planning and climate
change, particularly in the areas of climate change mitigation and/or adaptation. The successful candidate
should have a clearly articulated and directed research focus and demonstrated promise in research and
scholarship. We value interdisciplinary research approaches on creating just and sustainable physical
environments that reconcile economic and social goals with the challenges of climate change. The
successful candidate will be expected to advance a teaching and research agenda in one or more of the
following sub-areas: spatial planning and analysis, infrastructure planning, urban design, planning history
and theory, energy policy and sustainability assessments. The candidate should demonstrate proficient
use of GIS technology in research and/or teaching. Experience in using visual representation techniques
and technology in teaching would be considered assets.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in planning or a relevant field. The candidate should also have
a professional degree in planning. Being a registered or licensed professional planner (RPP or LPP, for
instance) as recognized by the Professional Standard Board (PSB) for planning profession in Canada, or
demonstrating a commitment to seeking professional certification following acceptance of the offer, is a
considerable asset. The new faculty member will be expected to teach core and elective courses in the
graduate and undergraduate programs, supervise thesis students, advance the discipline through
research and scholarship, and actively engage in administrative functions to shape the School’s future. In
keeping with the School’s present strengths and directions, we expect the person in this position to be
comfortable in an interdisciplinary setting, demonstrate leadership on collaborative activities, and bring
innovative ideas to advance planning research and teaching.
For more information about the School of Planning, Dalhousie University, and Halifax, please go to these
Candidates should provide statements of their teaching and research interests, examples of peer
reviewed published work, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references
(who may be contacted later with the applicant’s knowledge). Review of applications will begin February
8, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,
Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness.
The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible
persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit https://www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or may seek an
accommodation from Dalhousie’s vaccine requirements on grounds protected under provincial human
rights legislation. Visit the Campus Check website for more information.
Apply here: http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/8339