PowerStream Chair in Sustainable Energy Economics
The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University, Toronto, invites applications for the position of PowerStream Chair in Sustainable Energy Economics to start July 1, 2013. This tenure-stream appointment will be at the Associate or Assistant Professor level. The Chair position will be for 4 years, and may be renewed. The Chair will be responsible for leading research on the economics of sustainable energy as part of the Faculty's Sustainable Energy Initiative (http://sei.info.yorku.ca/). A PhD in a related field is required.
We are seeking candidates with outstanding research and publication records who can provide leadership in interdisciplinary research and action on the economics and financing of sustainable energy.
Applicants will have an interest in placing their research expertise and experience within a broader interdisciplinary setting that examines such themes as sustainability, environmental justice, equity, urban and regional environments and planning, and green buildings. Knowledge of the policy and political environment for sustainable energy in Ontario and other leading jurisdictions will be essential. An understanding of the concepts and principles of ecological economics will be an important asset, as will practical experience with sustainable energy projects and equity issues in relation to sustainable energy.
Specific expertise is sought in (but is not limited to): program and project level analyses of energy conservation and demand management; low-impact renewable energy technologies; community energy planning; smart grids; energy storage; the financing and integration of these resources in sustainable energy systems and plans; and the modeling of the economic and environmental performance of such systems.
Candidates must have teaching experience and be able to contribute to teaching and research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The ability to contribute to one or more of the Faculty's certificate or diploma programs, particularly the Certificate Program in Sustainable Energy, will be important.
FES is a unique interdisciplinary Faculty that adopts a broad definition of environment including natural, built and social environments. The Faculty has a strong social and environmental justice orientation, and values applied and action-oriented research. More information about the Faculty of Environmental Studies is available at www.yorku.ca/fes. The Chair is supported by the contribution of PowerStream, whose commitments to social responsibility, the environment, sustainability, accountability, and accessibility are consistent with the Faculty's goals and orientations; see http://www.powerstream.ca/app/pages/ABTWELCOME.jsp.
All positions at York University are subject to budgetary approval.
York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, three to five most significant publications, and the names and full contact information for three academic and/or professional references (at least two of the references must be academic) should be sent to the address below by November 1, 2012.
Chair, Sustainable Energy Economics Search Committee
Faculty of Environmental Studies
Room 126 HNES
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3