University of Waterloo - Tenure-Track Position - Community and Cultural Heritage Planning

Community and Cultural Heritage Planning

The School of Planning at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a tenure-track position in planning, specializing in research at the interface of community/population change, cultural heritage and planning. The ideal candidate will conduct research that critically examines governance, legal and/or socio-economic processes shaping our communities and have interest in one or more of the following areas: demography, multiculturalism, Indigenous and/or other disenfranchised populations, cultural heritage management, assessment, heritage preservation, gentrification and displacement, social infrastructure provision and financing. Candidates will have a strong record of (or potential for) scholarly productivity as well as engagement with the public, policy development and practice.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding and committed educator, expected to teach and advise in both undergraduate and graduate programs including the supervision of doctoral research, and lead an impactful research program. The nature of the appointment and salary (range $80,000 to $120,000) will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience at either the Assistant or Associate Professor Rank. Applicants should qualify for and be prepared to seek membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners. Normally, applicants must be doctoral graduates with degrees earned before September 2016. Candidates should have proven records of research or be able to demonstrate the potential for high quality research to advance towards tenure in the School.

The University of Waterloo is home to numerous research centers with relevant focus to this position within the Faculty of Environment and beyond. These include the Interdisciplinary Centre for Climate Change (IC3), Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR), and the Heritage Resources Center. The School of Planning is the vibrant home to approximately 500 students undertaking degrees from undergraduate co-op to Ph.D. levels delivered by over 20 full time faculty and staff. It is part of a dynamic Faculty of Environment that includes a School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) and a School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS). The faculty also houses a Mapping Analysis and Design (MAD) technical unit that provides computing facilities and professional staff to support teaching and research in GIS, remote sensing, computer-aided design, modeling and simulation. Additional information about the School and the Faculty may be found at:

Submit application materials electronically to These materials must include a letter of interest typically addressing career objectives, teaching philosophy and experiences, research achievements and goals. Other materials to submit include: a current curriculum vitae; supporting evidence of teaching experience if applicable, and the names along with contact information of four referees. The first stage in the review of applications will be based on the letter of interest and CV. References will be contacted by the School’s Appointment Committee for those being considered in the second stage of review. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2017 or up to January 1, 2018. The closing date for receipt of applications is March 15, 2017.

Address all correspondence to: Dr. Clarence Woudsma Director, School of Planning Faculty of Environment University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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