Faculty Positions

There are no postings at this time.


Sessional Lecturer Positions

NOTE: Course offerings updated on February 23, 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

GEOG 380 – 101 Introduction to the Geography of Asia 3.0 credits
A comparative regional analysis stressing the historical development and changing cultural, economic, and political patterns of the area. Special reference to India, Indonesia, China, and Japan.
Term 1, Monday, 6:30 – 9:30 pm , GEOG 200


GEOG 412 – 101 Water Management: Theory, Policy, and Practice 3.0 credits
Interdisciplinary analysis of critical water issues, in Canada and internationally. Focus on social science perspectives. Emphasis on presentation, research, and essay-writing skills.

Prerequisite: GEOG 310.

Term 1, Wednesday, 9:00 – 12:00 pm, GEOG 201

Term 2: January 3 to April 6, 2018

Examination period: April 10-25

GEOG 350 – 201 Introduction to Urban Geography 3.0 credits
City systems and theories of urban location; internal spatial structure of the city; commercial and industrial location; social areas; neighbourhood and land use change; urban trends and public policy.
Term 2, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9:00 – 10:00 am, GEOG 200


GEOG 357 – 201 Introduction to Social Geography 3.0 credits
The development of social and behavioural geography, focusing on how places, landscapes, and enviromments both reflect and shape social life.
Term 2, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 12:00 – 1:00pm, GEOG 200



By E-MAIL c/o Connie Cheung, Recruitment and Appointment Coordinator

Applications should include 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 information of three referees; sample course outline; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please email theses document preferably as one PDF attachment. Only candidates being considered for appointment will be contacted.

Doctoral students who wish to apply must 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: 24 March 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.


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.

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