Faculty Positions

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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



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

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

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

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Staff Positions

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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 .

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 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


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