Recruitment

Faculty Positions

There are no postings at this time.

 

Sessional Lecturer Positions

Sessional Lectureship for Winter 2018-19

Date posted: 4 October 2018

 

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

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 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 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 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.

Prerequisite: One of GEOG 350, GEOG 357

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

 

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

https://geog.air.arts.ubc.ca/sessional-lectureship-application-for-2018w/

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: 7 NOVEMBER 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

Postdoctoral Positions

Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Date Posted: 30 August 2018

The UBC Geography Department welcomes applications for the Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, 2019-20. 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 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018 at NOON PST.

NOTE: applications 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, as the Committee will start to review materials shortly afterwards.

Applications and supporting materials 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 connie.cheung@geog.ubc.ca.

 

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 graduate.program@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 graduate.program@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.