Faculty Positions

There are no postings at this time.


Sessional Lecturer Positions

Date posted: 14 February 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 1: May 6 to June 20, 2019

Midterm Break: June 3 to 7, 2019

Examination period: Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28, 2019

GEOB 103 – 921 Our Changing Environment: Water and Landscapes 3.0 credits
Physical processes acting at the Earth’s surface; water cycle, landforms; human impacts.
Term 1, Monday/Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00pm, GEOG 100


GEOG 122 – 921 Geography, Modernity and Globalization II 3.0 credits
The human geography of the modern world since 1945: global interdependence in economic geography, geopolitics, and cultural geography; consequences of modernization, including demography, urbanization and environmental effects; regional case studies; reactions to modernization.
Term 1, Tuesday/Thursday, 6:30 – 9:30pm, GEOG 212


GEOG 310 – 921 Environment and Sustainability 3.0 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.
Term 1, Tuesday/Thursday, 6:30 – 9:30pm, GEOG 200


GEOG 352 – 921 Urbanization in the Global South 3.0 credits
Urbanization in the developing countries of Latin America, Africa, and Asia; the role of cities in the development process and the features and problems of rapid urbanization.
Term 1, Monday/Wednesday, 6:30 – 9:30pm, GEOG 200


Term A: May 6 to August 9, 2019

Examination period: Tuesday, August 13 to Saturday, August 17, 2019

GEOG 350 – 98A Introduction to Urban Geography 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.
Online – Distance Education



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, 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

Deadline: March 14, 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

There are no postings at this time.


Staff Positions

There are no postings at this time.


Teaching Assistant Positions

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

To apply, e-mail your completed application form  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.




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.

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