James and Joanne Love Chair in Environmental Engineering

York University is helping to shape the global thinkers and thinking that will define tomorrow. York is Canada’s third largest university, with a commitment to excellence which reflects a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility that sets it apart.

Established in 2011, the Lassonde School of Engineering is a highly-ambitious $250-million academic start-up at York University. Led by its founding Dean, Janusz Kozinski, the School’s mission is to grow a place where students love to learn and where people love to work. The School aspires to be one of the leaders in energy research and environmental stewardship.

In alignment with their Strategic Plan – Energy, Space, People, Environment: Research Actions for a New Society – the School now seeks to appoint the James and Joanne Love Chair in Environmental Engineering. The successful candidate will be a research leader in the field of environmental engineering, with a strong research portfolio in all aspects of fundamental and applied research and development activities in the fields of water security, sustainable groundwater sources, smart environmental technologies for renewable energy and climate change adaptation, green infrastructure and environmental protection and sustainability. The term will be for an initial five-year period, renewable for a further five years subject to review.

It is expected that the successful appointee will work on the intersecting areas of environmental engineering and its impact on the overall wellbeing of the global community. The James and Joanne Love Chair in Environmental Engineering will enrich faculty and student research, broaden and enliven the teaching endeavour, and inculcate a deep sense of environmental stewardship in graduates.

The University is partnering with the executive search firm Perrett Laver on this search process. Further information, including details of how to apply, can be downloaded at http://www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 1946. For informal inquiries, please contact Caroline McLean via  Caroline.McLean@perrettlaver.com or +44 (0)20 7340 6203.

The deadline for applications has been extended to June 10, 2015.

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.