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Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director of IRIS

Published November 20, 2013

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Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability (IRIS)
Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director of the Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability (IRIS) for a term of five years, to begin July 1, 2014.

IRIS is a University-wide organized research unit that serves as a hub for interdisciplinary research on sustainability, broadly defined, across all Faculties at York. IRIS carries out research into diverse aspects of sustainability and promotes practical sustainability solutions that encompass environmental, social and economic considerations at local, regional and global scales. The Institute is a leader in creating a culture of sustainability within and beyond York University through engagement in practical, collaborative and interdisciplinary research and innovation that drives change. IRIS is currently seeking an application for a new Senate charter to further advance this mandate and build on past success. The incoming Director of IRIS will have an opportunity to provide leadership in advancing a renewed strategic vision for the Institute and defining priorities within it.

Applicants are expected to be members of the full-time faculty at York University and to have a distinguished and active record of sustainability-related research and scholarship. Demonstrated ability to lead and enable collaborative, interdisciplinary research initiatives is required, as are strong communication and networking skills. The Director is expected to provide leadership for the Institute's research activities, to develop and secure external funding, and to continue to build the local and national reputation of IRIS. He or she is also responsible for overseeing management and administration of the financial, organizational, and academic activities of the Institute. The successful applicant will receive an administrative stipend and the appropriate course load reduction as stipulated by the relevant Collective Agreement. Applications and nominations (including curriculum vitae and the names of three referees who may be contacted) should be sent to Angela Magro, Senior Administrative Assistant, Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, 5th Floor, Kaneff Tower, Applicants are also invited to submit a statement about their vision for IRIS, including goals, objectives, strategy of action and leadership style. Applications and nominations must be received by Friday, November 29, 2013.

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