JOB – Chair in Environment, McGill School of Environment Liber Ero

The McGill School of Environment (MSE) invites applications for the Liber Ero1 Chair in Environment at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The Chair holder will have an internationally recognized record of transdisciplinary environmental research that demonstrates ability to integrate approaches of the natural and applied sciences with those of the social sciences and humanities. He/she will have demonstrated success in attracting research funding and strong graduate students as well as excellence in teaching at both the postgraduate and undergraduate levels. The Chair holder will have experience in leading collaborative research that involves colleagues across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines with those in the public and private sectors, and that informs public policy responses to critical environmental problems such as biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and services, climate and energy, disease and environment, environmental ethics, food security, and water. This position is intended to have a transformative influence both on research and education within the MSE and McGill University, and on environmental challenges at the national and international levels.

The MSE was founded on the principle that the resolution of current and future environmental problems requires a highly integrated and interdisciplinary approach that is informed by both the natural and applied sciences and the social sciences and humanities. The MSE uses this approach as we train the next generation of leaders through a set of novel, interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs, and through innovative interdisciplinary research in environment.

The appointment is expected to be at the rank of Full Professor in the MSE. The Chair holder will also be cross-appointed in department(s) in Faculties of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts, Law or Science, depending on areas of expertise.

Applicants shall submit a letter of intent that clearly articulates transdisciplinary experience with respect to environmental research, a summary of research interests and proposed research program, complete curriculum vitae, copies of three representative publications, and the names of at least three references by Friday, January 6, 2012. E-mail applications are preferred ( but hard copy applications can also be mailed to:

Dr. Marilyn E. Scott, Director
McGill School of Environment
McGill University
3534 University Street
Montreal QC H3A 2A7

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. McGill University, founded in Montreal, Quebec, in 1821, is Canada’s leading post-secondary institution. It has two campuses, 11 faculties, 10 professional schools, 300 programs of study and more than 33,000 students. McGill attracts students from more than 160 countries around the world.

Liber Ero means “I will be free”