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Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) - Behavioural Sustainability

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC Canada
The Department of Psychology (Faculty of Arts) and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (Faculty of Science) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver invite applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Behavioural Sustainability. Details about the CRC program are available at: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/. We are seeking to hire an individual with an excellent research record skilled at any number of strongly empirical approaches including but not limited to experimental design, survey techniques, use of observational and natural laboratories, analysis of large data sets, biological and/or neuroscience approaches, agent-based or other computational modeling, simulation design and testing. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in both units, at the rank appropriate to their level of experience, either Assistant or Associate Professor. For information about our research programs, please visit: http://www.psych.ubc.ca/ and http://www.ires.ubc.ca/. We welcome applications from candidates whose work focuses on any of the following areas or their equivalents: (1) Environmentally conscious behaviour: behaviour or behavioural change including those studying judgment and decision making, social learning or learning enhancement, motivation, social norms and/or their evolution, prosocial behaviour, resistance, incentives or uptake of new knowledge given varying environmental, policy, institutional, informational or physical (e.g., built environment) contexts; (2) Responses to environmental change: the quality of experience and human response to differing environments (e.g., noise, temperature, space); behavioural adaptation of unique populations, institutions or user groups (short and/or long term); adaptation to environmental change and/or variability; social limits or thresholds to behaviour change in a given environment or set of environmental conditions; (3) Environmental assessment and/or scholars of well-being: responses to different incentive structures, choice contexts, or behavioural economics as it intersects with behaviour centric environmental assessment or environmental change, including scholars of well being as it pertains to linked human-natural systems or transnational studies of well being, human development and environmental security. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2013. The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

Applicants should upload a single PDF file (containing a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 3 publications) to https://websec1.psych.ubc.ca/internal/faculty/jobappl/ and complete the brief form found on that webpage. Next, applicants should arrange to have at least 3 confidential letters of recommendation submitted online (details provided at the above webpage). The closing date for applications is: 15 November 2012.

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