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SSHRC Canada Research Chair Tier 2 – Economic and Business Approaches to Low-Carbon Transitions

The Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (salary range $85,000 to $125,000 per annum) with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2018.  The successful applicant must have a PhD and be eligible for nomination as a SSHRC Canada Research Chair Tier 2 on the following theme: economic and business approaches to low-carbon transitions. Learn more about this opportunity.


SEED is unique in Canada, and possibly the world, in its focus on the intersection of environment and sustainability, on the one hand, and business and development, on the other. With programs in sustainability management, international development practice, environment and business, local economic development and social innovation, SEED is dedicated to developing the knowledge, tools and expertise to integrate business and development activities with environmental and social goals. Learn more about SEED.

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    By Lily Roth, Communications & Social Media Coordinator, Faculty of Environment

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