Recruitment

Faculty Positions

July 2, 2020

Geographies of Settler Colonial Canada (Assistant Professor)

The Department of Geography at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a dynamic scholar with broad intellectual interests committed to critical methodologies which elucidate the global historical processes that have shaped contemporary settler colonial Canada. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in the Department’s Human Geography and/or Environment and Sustainability programs, engaging Indigeneity, coloniality, sovereignty, and transnationality in Canada.

The Department places a premium on theoretical ambition, social engagement and methodological innovation, including uses of and contributions to digital humanities, and especially welcomes applications from candidates with research and teaching interests in one or more of the following: analysis and critique of settler colonialism; historical and contemporary geographies of Canada including contested sovereignties; environmental history, including political economies and political ecologies of resources; Black Geographies, Indigenous sovereignty, and other social movements; Arctic/Northern socio-natures and Canada’s position in global climate change and the circumpolar Arctic; and urban-rural transformations and legal geographies of inter-jurisdictional political relations and transnational influences. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research and excellence (or potential for excellence) in graduate and undergraduate teaching; be expected to maintain an active program of research and publishing; and participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service and community engagement.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2021. The closing date for applications is August 21, 2020. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or provide solid indication of imminent completion) in geography or a related field.

Applications are to be submitted via this online form:

https://geog.air.arts.ubc.ca/position-00054501/

Applicants should be prepared to upload by the closing deadline of August 21, 2020 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;
  • statements of research and teaching interests;
  • a one-page statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body;
  • a publication sample;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness.

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. Greg Henry) at geog.recruitment@ubc.ca by the application deadline, with the subject line “Assistant Professor of Geographies of Settler Colonial Canada”. Only complete applications will be considered by the search committee. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Greg Henry geog.recruitment@ubc.ca

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

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

Date Posted: 26 May 2020

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 1: September 8 to December 3, 2020

Examination period: December 7 to December 22

 

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, asynchronous, web-oriented course

 

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, asynchronous, web-oriented course

 

GEOG 350 – 101 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 1, asynchronous, web-oriented course

 

GEOG 380 – 101 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, asynchronous, web-oriented course

 

Application:

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

https://geog.air.arts.ubc.ca/sessional-lectureship-application-for-2020W/

Application should be prepared and upload in the following order in a single PDF file (maximum size 15MB):

  • a cover letter addressed to the Head, Geraldine Pratt, highlighting previous teaching or relevant experience;
  • sample course outline;
  • names and contact information of three referees;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and interests;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • 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.

An up-to-date curriculum vitae in PDF file (maximum 15MB) should be upload separately.

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: June 30, 2020

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.

 

Postdoctoral Positions

Date posted: 26 June 2020

Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The UBC Geography Department welcomes applications for the Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, 2021-22. 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 13, 2020 at NOON PST.

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

https://geog.air.arts.ubc.ca/2021-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. Please allow ample time for all your materials to arrive by the Department deadline. Incomplete files will not be considered.

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 2020

UBC students are invited to submit an application to work as a Teaching Assistant (TA) in the Department of Geography. Applications will be accepted until 4pm, April 30th, 2020. There are positions in term 1 (Sept 1 – Dec 30 2020) and term 2 (Jan 1 – Apr 30 2021).

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 and 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.