Recruitment

 

Faculty Positions

There are no postings at this time.

 

Sessional Lecturer Positions

Date posted: 27 May 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 1: September 3 to November 29, 2019

Examination period: December 3 to December 18

GEOG 121 – 101 Geography, Environment and Globalization 1.5 credits
Human geography of the modern world with particular attention to human-environment relationships, urbanization, and regional growth; trade and communications; environment and war; environmental governance and sustainability.
Term 1, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 13:00 – 14:00, GEOG 100

 

GEOG 121 – 102 Geography, Environment and Globalization 1.5 credits
Human geography of the modern world with particular attention to human-environment relationships, urbanization, and regional growth; trade and communications; environment and war; environmental governance and sustainability.
Term 1, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 12:00 – 13:00, GEOG 100

 

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 212

 

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, Monday, 18:30 – 21:30, GEOG 200

 

GEOB 406 – 101 Watershed Geomorphology 1.5 credits
Hillslope and stream channel processes and their rates of operation. Analysis and modeling geomorphic processes and associated hazards at the watershed scale. Applications in geoscience and engineering.
Term 1, Wednesday/Friday, 11:00 – 13:00, GEOG 229

 

GEOG 446A – 101 Topics in Geography 3.0 credits
Worldview(s) and Human Relations with the Rest of Nature explores divergences between Colonial and Indigenous Worldview(s) with an eye towards how cosmological and ontological assumptions expand and constrain potentials for relating to the rest of nature. We explore Colonial Worldview(s) through visions of the Land and of Cities in western history and we explore Indigenous Worldview(s) through linking course readings to Land-Based Pedagogies.
Term 1, Thursday, 14:00 – 17:00, GEOG 215D

 

Term 2: January 6 to April 8, 2020

Examination period: April 14 to April 29

 

GEOG 310 – 201 Environment and Sustainability 1.5 credits
Concepts of environment, resources and sustainability; the roles of physical and human geography in understanding the interaction of humans and the environment; introduction to management of environment-resource systems.
Prerequisite: One of GEOB 102, GEOB 103. Or 6 credits in the Faculty of Science (BIOL, CHEM, EOSC, PHYS).
Term 2, Tuesday/Thursday, 11:00 – 12:30, GEOG 100

 

GEOG 311 – 201 Urban Environments 1.5 credits
The impact of urban development on the natural environment and vice versa. Study of the ecology and metabolism of cities and green urban design, using global and local case studies.
Term 2, Tuesday/Thursday, 14:00 – 15:30, GEOG 200

 

GEOG 318 – 201 Sustainability in Changing Environment 3.0 credits
Biophysical and human causes of short- and long-term environmental change at various spatial scales, including measurement, interpretation, and policy.

Prerequisite: GEOG 310.

Term 2, Monday, 14:00 – 17:00, GEOG 200

 

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 – 201 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 2, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 11:00 – 12:00, 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 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 – 13:00, GEOG 200

 

GEOG 371- 201 Research Strategies in Human Geography 3.0 credits
Formulating a research problem and selecting an appropriate research strategy. Research strategies range from social scientific survey methods to ethnography. Priority enrolment for honours and major students in Geography.
Term 2, Tuesday/Thursday, 14:00 – 15:30, GEOG 147

 

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 2, 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

 

GEOG 423 – 201 Development of Environmental Thought 3.0 credits
An examination of how attitudes toward human nature and non-human nature have changed from Mesolithic times to the present in Western society.
Term 2, Tuesday, 09:30 – 12:30, GEOG 229

 

GEOG 446B – 201 Topics in Geography 3.0 credits
Critical Geographies of Transport and Mobility explores multiple dimensions of human movement, particularly with a critical social science lens. The course will focus on topics such as mobility justice (including accessibility and immobility), grassroots walking and cycling infrastructures, and the impact of embodied commute experiences on mode choice and practice. We will also make a visit to the City of Vancouver’s Streets and Transportation office.
Term 2, Tuesday, 13:00 – 16:00, GEOG 229

 

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, 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; 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: June 26, 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

There are no postings at this time.

 

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.