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Job posting: Professor, Environmental Studies (Sustainability)

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Position Title: Professor, Environmental Studies (Sustainability)


Employee Group: Academic
Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences


Campus: (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan Campus)
Reference #: 15/F/23


Salary Range:


$59,653 – $103,412 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)
Application Deadline: April 1, 2015 Start Date: August 2015
Note:   Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for a full-time faculty position to design and teach curriculum within the disciplines of Environmental or Sustainability Studies. Successful applicants should have completed research and academic activities related to social, community and/or economic aspects of environmental sustainability. The faculty member will teach a range of courses within their discipline and engage in interdisciplinary curriculum and/or program development in the areas of environmental studies and sustainability. Areas of focus might include the intersection between the environment and society, environmental justice and/or social environmental policy. Action-oriented practice and established community/industry partnerships would be a strong asset.


Sheridan faculty provide academic leadership to programs and courses within their areas of expertise and contribute to the creation of a learning-centred environment where students can develop to their full potential. They also contribute to Faculty and program excellence by collaborating on a variety of initiatives such as new program development, applied research projects and alternative delivery strategies.

Professors are responsible for:

  • Ensuring that program and course curricula are current, relevant and reflective of best practices within the relevant professional/program disciplines;
  • Defining, evaluating and validating learning outcomes for courses and programs;
  • Creating an effective environment for learning which supports students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences and individual learning styles;
  • Designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and assessing student learning that are invitational and reflective of best practices in teaching and learning;
  • Developing appropriate strategies and tools to assess student performance that are consistent with the learning outcomes of the course and address multiple learning styles;
  • Developing multi-media materials and alternative delivery strategies, and incorporating appropriate educational technologies into the learning process.

Professors also ensure that students are aware of course and program learning outcomes, learning strategies and evaluation techniques; provide individual tutoring and academic counselling; and evaluate student progress/achievement within assigned courses.


  • PhD in Sustainability Studies or Environmental Studies
  • Three to four years’ relevant professional experience (practice and/or research) in the field
  • Three to five years’ experience in teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge to a broad range of students
  • Committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to working within a team environment.



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