Recruitment

Faculty Positions

There are no postings at this time.

 

Sessional Lecturer Positions

Sessional Lectureship for Winter 2018-19

17 April 2018

Term 1: September 4 to November 30, 2018
Examination period: December 4 to December 19

GEOB 200 – 101 Atmospheric Environments 3.0 credits
Physical principles underlying weather and climates. Thermal, moisture and wind climates at scales from valleys to the globe. Daily weather, air pollution, global change.
Prerequisite: One of GEOG 102, GEOB 102 or first-year science.
Term 1, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 11:00 – 12:00, GEOG 200

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

Term 2: January 2 to April 4, 2019
Examination period: April 8 to April 26

GEOG 316 – 201 Geography of Natural Hazards 3.0 credits
The role of geophysical events, human ecology, environmental perception, world social and political order in explaining the risk of natural disasters. Assessment of acceptable risk, disaster relief and reconstruction and contrasts between developed and developing nations.
Prerequisite: Either (a) GEOG 101 or (b) all of GEOG 102, GEOG 103 or (c) all of GEOB 102, GEOB 103.
Term 2, Monday, 14:00 – 17:00, GEOG 200

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

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

Application:
Application should be submitted in a single, bookmarked PDF file and title as indicated, c/o Connie Cheung, Recruitment and Appointment Coordinator head...@geog.ubc.ca
E-Mail title: LASTNAME: sessional application 2018W
Document title: LASTNAME_sessional_application_2018W

Applications 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.

Deadline: 23 MAY 2018

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.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority
Only candidates being considered for appointment will be contacted.
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.

 

Postdoctoral Positions

There are no postings at this time.

 

Staff Positions

There are no postings at this time.

 

Teaching Assistant Positions

Summer 2018:

The Department of Geography is accepting applications for 2018 Summer, for GEOB 103 (192 hours) and GEOG 352 (64 hours).

To apply, send an e-mail indicating your interest to grad...@geog.ubc.ca.  Include a brief paragraph or two about relevant qualifications, experience, or expertise.   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.

Winter 2018:

Submit your application to work as a Teaching Assistant (TA) in the Department of Geography.  Applications will be accepted until noon, May 14th, 2018.  There are positions in term 1 (Sept – Dec 2018) and term 2 (Jan – Apr 2019).  Full instructions on how to apply appear in the documents linked below.

New TAs

Returning TAs

A few reminders:

  • Make sure you use the correct application document.  If you have never TA’d in our department before, use the “New TAs” link.  If you have TA’d in our department before (GEOG / GEOB courses), use the “Returning TAs” link
  • Please read through the application document carefully.  It is rather long, but it contains essential information on our hiring practices, procedures, and on what to expect.
  • New TAs are required to participate in introductory TA training, just before the start of term 1 (late Aug or early Sept).  Ongoing training for all TAs is also offered throughout the year. Expect more details about TA training in June.
  • TA positions will be finalized in early June, with contracts likely sent out in late June.
  • If you have any questions about TA positions in the department, email graduate.program@geog.ubc.ca

To apply, e-mail your completed application form grad...@geog.ubc.ca.  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.

 

 

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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.