Recruitment

Faculty Positions

There are no postings at this time.

 

Sessional Lecturer Positions

Date Posted: 02 September 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 2: January 4 to April 8, 2021

Examination period: April 22 to April 27

GEOB 270 – 201 Geographic Information Science 3.0 credits
Computer-based graphical methods of data input and analysis. Emphasis on data visualization techniques such as cartographic modelling and exploratory data analysis.
Term 2, asynchronous, web-oriented course with synchronous lab sections

 

GEOB 270 – 202 Geographic Information Science 3.0 credits
Computer-based graphical methods of data input and analysis. Emphasis on data visualization techniques such as cartographic modelling and exploratory data analysis.
Term 2, asynchronous, web-oriented course with synchronous lab sections

 

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, asynchronous, web-oriented course with synchronous lab sections

 

GEOB 373 – 201 Introductory Remote Sensing 3.0 credits
Aerial photography; measurement from aerial photographs; photo-interpretation in geographic analysis; remote sensing of the earth’s surface and atmosphere.
Prerequisite: GEOB 270. (Or third-year standing in ENSC or GEOB specializations.)
Term 2, asynchronous, web-oriented course with synchronous lab sections

 

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, asynchronous, web-oriented course

 

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, asynchronous, web-oriented course

 

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 2, asynchronous, web-oriented course

 

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, asynchronous, web-oriented course with synchronous lab sections

 

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, asynchronous, web-oriented course

(can include several synchronous online seminar held during the scheduled class time)

 

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, asynchronous, web-oriented course

(can include several synchronous online seminar held during the scheduled class time)

 

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: October 05, 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.