Faculty Positions

There are no postings at this time.


Sessional Lecturer Positions

Date posted: 05 September 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


GEOG 457-201 Social and Behavioural Geography 3.0 credits
Theories of social change in the global city; labour markets; poverty and inequality; social polarization; housing markets; gentrification and housing affordability; immigration and segregation; diversity and multiculturalism; transnationalism; the entrepreneurial state; the convivial city.

Pre-reqs: One of GEOG 350, GEOG 357.

Term 2, Thursdays, 9:00 – 12:00, GEOG 229



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

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

Deadline: October 6, 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:

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:

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 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


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 .

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, 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