JOB OPPORTUNITY – Director, Natural Resources Institute – University of Manitoba

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

The University of Manitoba invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Natural Resources Institute (NRI).  The appointment will be as a Head (pursuant to the University policy 1009) and is normally for a five-year period, beginning January 1, 2017 or as soon thereafter as may be mutually agreed.  The incumbent must hold a full-time tenured appointment at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level.  Credentials must include a Ph.D.  

The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership ability, graduate student supervision experience, administrative experience, and an understanding of interdisciplinary scholarship, teaching, and research in natural resources and environmental management.  The prospective Director of the NRI will welcome the opportunity to guide and mentor a diverse group of scholars in developing a unit that dynamically brings together faculty and students with academic and professional backgrounds in a wide array of disciplines and research areas.  These include: landscape ecology, conservation biology, community based resource management, ethnobotany, wildlife biology, multi-stakeholder processes/public involvement, water resource management, environmental hazards and risks management, public policy, environmental justice, eco-health, nature based tourism, and sustainable development.

The Natural Resources Institute is a graduate teaching and research unit delivering degrees at the Master’s and Ph.D levels:  The Mater of Natural Resource Management (MNRM) and the Ph.D in Natural Resources and Environmental Management.  The Institute has annual research expenditures of ~$2M and has contributed to the training of over 800 academics, professionals, administrators and practitioners who are now active in the natural resources and environment fields in both the public and private sectors.  The Institute has 6 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty and over 100 graduate students.  Further information can be obtained from:

The Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources houses the Departments of Geological Sciences, Environment and Geography, and the Natural Resources Institute.  it is also home to the Centre for Earth Observation Sciences (CEOS), 2 CRC’s and the University’s Canada Excellence Research Chair.

Position start date:  January 1, 2017 or soon thereafter
Closing date for applications:  November 14, 2016

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