Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor Position in Geographical Sciences (Micrometeorology)

03 October 2017

The Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver Campus invites application for a tenure-track position in Geographical Sciences (Micrometeorology) at the level of Assistant Professor.

Applicants should have research and teaching interests in micrometeorology and land-atmosphere interactions that complement existing departmental strengths in the measurement and analysis of boundary layer and urban climates, land surface processes, hydrology, biogeography, and human impacts on the environment. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence and high promise in research and have a strong commitment to teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, use innovative measurement techniques, and contribute to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Geographical Science and Atmospheric Science. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2018.

The closing date for applications is November 15, 2017. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or provide solid indication of imminent completion) in atmospheric science or a strongly related natural science field. Post‐doctoral experience would be an asset.

Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website, (Job ID: 27828). They must upload (in the following order): a cover letter or letter of application; a curriculum vitae that lists the names and contact information for three referees; statements of research and teaching interests; a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body; PDF files of up to three publications; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Only complete applications will be considered by the search committee. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Merje Kuus,

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Sessional Lecturer Positions

There are no postings at this time.


Postdoctoral Positions

Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Department of Geography, University of British Columbia

09 August 2017

The UBC Geography Department welcomes applications for the Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, 2018-19. The Geography Postdoctoral Committee can nominate one candidate this year to enter the university-wide competition.

Once the Geography Department selects a nominee, an adjudication committee at the Faculty of Graduate Studies reviews the selected nominee files, over 40 each year, before making final decisions. The search is for candidates whose work is “beyond excellent and whose research is convincingly innovative and ground-breaking”. Postdoctoral applicants are selected based on “academic achievement, personal qualities, and demonstrated aptitudes”. Consideration is also given to the applicants proposed program of study.

The fellowships are awarded for a maximum of two years, subject to review at the end of the first year, and include a stipend of CAD $50,000 per annum and a travel and research allowance. The number of awards available across campus varies between three and five per year.

To apply, you must have the support of a faculty member supervisor within the UBC Geography Department. However, there is no need to submit a letter of support from the supervisor until the Geography Postdoctoral Committee requests it.

For information about eligibility, application forms and detailed instructions, see:

All necessary application materials must be received at the UBC Geography Department by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017 at NOON PST.

NOTE: applications being sent from the U. S. and overseas, even by priority services, can take substantially longer than quoted estimated arrival dates. Please allow ample time for all your materials to arrive by the Department deadline, as the Committee will start to review materials shortly afterwards.

Applications and supporting materials should be addressed to:

PD Committee, Killam Competition
c/o Connie Cheung
#217-1984 West Mall
Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 1Z2

For further information, please contact Connie Cheung, Recruit and Appointment Co-ordinator, at


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 by April 30th.  Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Hiring decisions are made in accordance with UBC’s hiring practices ( and the collective agreement made between UBC and CUPE 2278 (

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