Recruitment

Faculty Positions

The Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for one part-time (75%), 12-Month Lecturer position (1 year contract), starting as early as August 1, 2017.

The successful applicant will be required to teach 18 credits of Geography undergraduate courses and to carry out advising duties, committee assignments, and administrative activities within the department, which will include but is not limited to contribution to program development, implementation of curriculum changes and innovative pedagogical practices across the department, as well as mentorship of students in the Environment and Sustainability program. The applicant will have a strong commitment to teaching in our Environment and Sustainability program. The teaching assignment is expected to include: GEOG 211, GEOG 310, GEOG 311, GEOG 316, GEOG 318, and GEOG 410.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree, or be nearing completion of the degree, in a field directly relevant to geography education. An interest in research and teaching related to the human dimensions of environmental change and sustainability would be an asset.

The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

 

How to apply:

Applicants should submit the following: a cover letter addressed to the Head, Marwan Hassan, highlighting previous teaching or relevant experience; an up-to-date curriculum vitae that lists the names and contact of three referees; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; and evidence of content area expertise, teaching effectiveness (such as student evaluations), and experience with emerging technologies in teaching and learning.

Application materials should be submitted electronically, preferably as a single, bookmarked PDF file, c/o Connie Cheung head...@geog.ubc.ca.

The deadline for completed applications is: July 4, 2017. Only those shortlisted will be invited for an interview.

 

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. 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. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.

 

Sessional Lecturer Positions

NOTE: Course offerings updated on June 06, 2017

The courses listed below are subject to budgetary approval, conditional upon satisfactory enrolment and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members”. Scheduled days of the week, times and assigned rooms are also subject to change.

 

Term 1: September 5 to December 1, 2017

Examination Period: December 5-20

GEOB 270 – 101 Geographic Information Science 3.0 credits
Computer-based graphical methods of data input and analysis. Emphasis on data visualization techniques such as cartographic modelling and exploratory data analysis.
Term 1, Monday/Wednesday, 13:00 – 14:00, GEOG 200

 

GEOG 327 – 101 Creating Canada 3.0 credits
Canada from the beginning of European contact to the mid-19th century, stressing the changing geographical patterns of settlement, economy, and culture.
Term 1, Tuesday/Thursday, 12:30 – 14:00, GEOG 200

 

GEOB 372 – 101 Cartography 3.0 credits
Cartographic methods: development of cartography; projections; data ordering, compilation and symbolization; cartographic design, map reproduction. Prerequisite: 6 credits from GEOB 102, GEOB 103, GEOB 200, GEOB 204, GEOB 207.
Term 1, Monday/Wednesday, 11:00 – 12:00, GEOG 147

 

Term 2: January 3 to April 6, 2018

Examination period: April 10-25

GEOG 328 – 201 Constructing Canada 3.0 credits
The construction of Canadian political space after Confederation, aboriginal-newcomer relations, regional development and conflict, industrialization, urbanization, and war.
Term 2, Tuesday/Thursday, 12:30 – 14:00, GEOG 200

 

GEOB 372 – 201 Cartography 3.0 credits
Cartographic methods: development of cartography; projections; data ordering, compilation and symbolization; cartographic design, map reproduction. Prerequisite: 6 credits from GEOB 102, GEOB 103, GEOB 200, GEOB 204, GEOB 207.
Term 1, Monday/Wednesday, 11:00 – 12:00, GEOG 212

 

GEOG 395-201 Culture, Nature, and Coloniality in Latin America 3.0 credits
Socio-ecologies in 1491; Spanish colonialism and biological imperialism; contemporary coloniality and neoliberalism; and social movements.
Term 2, Tuesday/Thursday, 15:30 – 17:00, GEOG 200

 

GEOB 407 – 201 Vegetation Dynamics: Disturbance, Climate and Human Impacts 3.0 credits
Investigation of vegetation dynamics integrating theory and research to address contemporary issues of global environmental change. Students will conduct fieldwork and learn to analyze data and interpret results.
Term 2, Monday/Wednesday, 14:00 – 15:00, GEOG 214

Lecturer will also be teaching the labs, Wednesday 15:00 – 17:00, GEOG 214

 

GEOG 457 – 201 Social and Behavioural Geography 3.0 credits
Theories of social change in the global city; labour markets; poverty and inequality; social polarization; housing markets; gentrification and housing affordability; immigration and segregation; diversity and multiculturalism; transnationalism; the entrepreneurial state; the convivial city.

Prerequisite: One of GEOG 350, GEOG 357

Term 2, Thursday, 9:00 – 12:00, GEOG 229

 

Application:

Application materials should be submitted electronically, preferably as a single, bookmarked PDF file, c/o Connie Cheung head...@geog.ubc.ca.

Applicants should submit the following: a cover letter addressed to the Head, Marwan Hassan, highlighting previous teaching or relevant experience; an up-to-date curriculum vitae that lists the names and contact of three referees; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; and evidence of content area expertise, teaching effectiveness (such as student evaluations), and experience with emerging technologies in teaching and learning.

Doctoral students who wish to apply must also submit a proposal indicating the benefits of teaching and impact of teaching to their current progress in the program. Proposal should then be endorsed and signed by their supervisor/s. Only endorsed proposal will be considered.

Deadline: 6 July 2017

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Only candidates being considered for appointment will be contacted.

Postdoctoral Positions

There are no postings at this time.

 

Staff Positions

There are no postings at this time.

 

Teaching Assistant Positions

The Department of Geography is accepting applications for 2017W(1,2) TA positions. To view a list of the available positions and the application form, click here(.pdf)  or click here(.doc) (first-time TA applicant to our Department) and for return TAs, click here(.pdf)  or click here(.doc) (returning Geography TA).  For information on Vantage TA positions in Geography, click here.

To apply, email a copy of your resume and the completed application form to geog...@ubc.ca by April 30th.  Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Hiring decisions are made in accordance with UBC’s hiring practices (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/) and the collective agreement made between UBC and CUPE 2278 (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/wp-content/uploads/CUPE-2278-2014-2019-NI.pdf).

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. The positions listed in the links noted above are subject to budgetary approval, conditional upon satisfactory enrollment. Scheduled days of the week, times and assigned rooms are also subject to change.

Work Study/Work Learn Program

Geography students can gain practical experience in their field as Research Assistants, Lab Assistants and Library Assistants through a variety of Work Study Positions.There are a few Work Study/Work Learn positions available in our Department currently.Guidelines:

  • For Work Study, undergrads have to be enrolled in at least 9 credits per term; graduate students have to be paying full-time fees
  • For Work Learn, international undergraduate students have to be enrolled in full-time, degree-seeking studies; international graduate students not eligible.

For more information, go to www.students.ubc.ca/careers.