Recruitment

Faculty Positions

Date posted: 31 October 2018

Assistant Professor Position in Environmental Justice and Social Change

The Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver Campus invites applications for a tenure-track position with a specialization in environmental justice and social change at the level of Assistant Professor. This new position will join other recent hires in contributing to the department’s growing Environment and Sustainability program.

We welcome applicants focusing on issues that might include, but are not limited to, climate change, health, energy transitions, food and agriculture, and urban political ecology. We encourage candidates who engage with innovative and intersectional approaches (e.g., anti-racist, decolonial, feminist, Indigenous, queer). We also welcome candidates with commitments to public engagement and community-based research, and/or who are in conversation with the natural or computational sciences.

Preference will be given to candidates who complement and expand on departmental strengths and who add intellectual diversity to the department. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence or have promise of excellence in research and have a strong commitment to teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and support a research program and contribute to undergraduate teaching in the Environment and Sustainability program including core courses.

The appointment will be effective July 1, 2019.

The closing date for applications is December 11, 2018. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or provide solid indication of imminent completion.

Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website https://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=31743 (Job ID: 31743). They must upload a single, PDF file (in the following order): a cover letter or letter of application; a curriculum vitae that lists the names and contact information for three referees; statements of research and teaching interests (maximum two pages each); a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity (maximum two pages), along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body; PDF files of up to three publications; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Only complete applications will be considered by the search committee. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Simon Donner, simon.donner@ubc.ca.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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 will be given priority.

 

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

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 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.