Head, Dept of Environment and Geography
May 19, 2004

Position start date:

July 1, 2004

Closing date for applications:   June 1, 2004

The Faculty of Environment is conducting a search for a Head of the Department of Environment & Geography. This is an internal search, thus only persons currently holding tenured appointments at the University of Manitoba can be considered .Position #ABV603

The Faculty of Environment (est 2002) is the newest faculty at the University of Manitoba and delivers degrees at the Bachelors, Masters, and PhD levels in physical geography, human geography, environmental science, environmental studies, geological sciences, and natural resources management. The Faculty has a unique ‘partnership approach’ with over 20 disciplines; this is seen as the key to developing synergy for the study of all aspects of the environment, which will translate into enhanced research, teaching, and linkages to government, industry, and non-government organizations at the local, regional, national and international levels.

The Department of Environment & Geography is the largest of three units within the Faculty, with 19 full-time tenure-track faculty and fifty graduate students. Further information can be obtained from: (http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/environment/envirogeog/index.htm).

The duties of the Head of the Department of Environment & Geography are governed by University Policy 1009. Some of the responsibilities of the Head are also governed by the terms and conditions of relevant Collective Agreements.

The appointment is to begin July 1, 2004 or as soon thereafter as is mutually agreeable. Applications should include a current C.V., a written statement expressing the candidate’s view of how the Department should develop and fulfill its mission and role within the Faculty and University over the next five to ten years, and three letters of reference. All materials should be sent to:

Dr. Richard Baydack
Associate Dean, Faculty of Environment
by June 1, 2004 (email: baydack@ms.umanitoba.ca)

Nominations are also welcome. Candidates for the position will be invited to give a presentation open to the public in early June.

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Application material and letters of reference will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).

The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority

    Questions about the posting? Contact Kathy Niziol at Human Resources Dept
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