Faculty Positions

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Sessional Lecturer Positions

Sessional Lectureship for Summer 2018

21 December 2017


Term 1: May 14 to June 21, 2018

Examination period: Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29, 2018

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 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 14 to August 10, 2018

Examination period: Tuesday, August 14 to Saturday, August 18, 2018

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



By E-MAIL c/o Connie Cheung, Recruitment and Appointment Coordinator

Applications should include 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; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please email these documents preferably as one PDF attachment. Only candidates being considered for appointment will be contacted.

Doctoral students who wish to apply must also 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: JANUARY 24, 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.

Note: The courses listed  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

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Staff Positions

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Teaching Assistant Positions

The Department of Geography is accepting applications for 2017W(1,2) TA positions. To view a list of the available positions and the application form, click here(.pdf)  or click here(.doc) (first-time TA applicant to our Department) and for return TAs, click here(.pdf)  or click here(.doc) (returning Geography TA).  For information on Vantage TA positions in Geography, click here.

To apply, email a copy of your resume and the completed application form to by April 30th.  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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