Recruitment

 

Faculty Positions

Date posted: 27 September 2019

Indigenous Geographies (Assistant Professor)

The Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver Campus invites applications for a tenure-track position with a specialization in Indigenous Geographies at the level of Assistant Professor. The Department seeks a dynamic scholar with broad intellectual interests who is committed to research and teaching using critical methodologies and pedagogies.

We welcome applicants from Geography and related disciplines with a focus on issues that might include, but are not limited to, Indigenous politics, Indigenous-settler relations, health, environmental justice, Indigenous law, Indigenous rights, Indigenous knowledges, social movements, Indigenous urbanisms, water politics, counter-mapping, decolonizing education, policy studies, food sovereignty, Indigenous political ecologies, and Indigenous futurisms.

We encourage candidates who engage with innovative methodologies and pedagogies, including decolonial, anti-racist, queer, feminist, arts-based and intersectional approaches. We especially welcome candidates with commitments to land-based and community-engaged research.

Preference will be given to candidates who complement and expand on existing Departmental strengths and who contribute to the intellectual diversity of the department. Preference also will be given to applicants committed to long-term collaboration and engagement with Indigenous peoples of North America. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence or have promise of excellence in both research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate and undergraduate teaching in the Department’s Human Geography and/or Environment and Sustainability programs, and to participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service, events, and initiatives. For information about the programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of the Department of Geography, visit: https://www.geog.ubc.ca/ .

The appointment will be effective July 1, 2020.

Applications and all supporting materials should be received by October 30, 2019. Applicants should have a Ph.D. by the date of appointment or provide solid indication of timely completion. Review of applications will being soon after this date and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications are to be submitted via this online form: https://geog.air.arts.ubc.ca/position-00052393/

Applicants should be prepared to upload in the following order and in a single PDF (maximum size 15MB): a letter of application, a curriculum vitae that lists the names and contact information of three referees, a description of current and future research and teaching interests, one publication sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also provide a one-page statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and their contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference – signed and on official letterhead – sent by their referees directly to the chair of the search committee (Dr. Michele Koppes) at geog.recruitment@ubc.ca by the application deadline, with the subject line “Assistant Professor of Indigenous Geographies”. Only completed applications will be considered by the search committee. Questions may be directed to the chair, Dr. Koppes.

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. In accordance with UBC’s equity plan, and as permitted by Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to Aboriginal persons, in particular, First Nations/Metis/Inuit candidates.

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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

 

Sessional Lecturer Positions

Date posted: 30 September 2019, updated 15 October 2019

Note: 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 2: January 6 to April 8, 2020

Examination period: April 14 to April 29

 

GEOB 305 – 201 Introduction to Hydrology 3.0 credits
Principles of hydrology at site, watershed, and larger regional scales. Introduction to techniques of measurement and analysis. Emphasizes surface water hydrology of western North America.
Term 2, Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30 – 11:00, GEOG 101

 

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

 

GEOG 350 – 99C Urban Worlds 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 C, Online – Distance Education

 

GEOG 424 – 201 Feminist Geographies 3.0 credits
An introductory survey of contemporary feminist approaches to human geography.
Term 2, Friday, 9:00 – 12:00, GEOG 242

 

GEOG 495 – 201 Geographies of Social Movements in the Americas 3.0 credits
The politics of North-South solidarity in theory and practice through community service learning models. Pre-reqs: One of LAST 100, GEOG 395.
Term 2, Wednesdays, 14:00 – 17:00, GEOG 215D

 

Application:

Applicants must apply through the Geography website using the following link:

https://geog.air.arts.ubc.ca/sessional-lectureship-application-for-2019w/

Application should be submitted in a single, PDF file. They should include (in the following order): a cover letter addressed to the Head, Geraldine Pratt, 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; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

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.

For further information, please contact Connie Cheung, Recruit and Appointment Co-ordinator, at headasst@geog.ubc.ca.

Deadline: October 30, 2019

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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

 

Postdoctoral Positions

Date posted: 08 August 2019

Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Department of Geography, University of British Columbia

The UBC Geography Department welcomes applications for the Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, 2020-21. 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:

https://www.postdocs.ubc.ca/award/killam-postdoctoral-research-fellowship

All necessary application materials must be received at the UBC Geography Department by TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2019 at NOON PST.

Applicants must apply through the Geography website using the following link:

https://geog.air.arts.ubc.ca/2020-killam-postdoctoral-research-fellowship-application/

Applicants must arrange to have the three letter of reference, signed and on official institution letterhead. Letters should be sent by your writers directly via email to headasst@geog.ubc.ca or via mail by the application deadline. Letters 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. Incomplete files will not be considered.

Letters by mail should be addressed to:
PD Committee, Killam Competition
c/o Connie Cheung
#217-1984 West Mall, Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 1Z2 Canada.

For further information, please contact Connie Cheung, Recruit and Appointment Co-ordinator, at headasst@geog.ubc.ca

 

Staff Positions

There are no postings at this time.

 

Teaching Assistant Positions

Winter 2019:

Submit your application to work as a Teaching Assistant (TA) in the Department of Geography. Applications will be accepted until 4pm, April 30th, 2019. There are positions in term 1 (Sept 1 – Dec 30 2019) and term 2 (Jan 1 – Apr 30 2020).

To view position openings and the application form, visit https://geog.air.arts.ubc.ca/ta-positions/ .

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. If you have any questions about TA positions in the department, email suzanne.lawrence@geog.ubc.ca

 

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.