The Canadian Association of Geographers
l'Association canadienne des géographes

CAGLIST JOB POSTINGS ARCHIVE #7

Posted March 30, 2006

    Trent University
      Department of Geography
        Ten Month Limited Term Appointment in Physical Geography

        Applications are invited by the Department of Geography for a ten month limited-term appointment at the Lecturer/Assistant Professor level, to teach the following courses commencing August 1, 2006:

        Responsibilities will include teaching the following courses:

        • GEOG211H (fall term) Methods for Physical Geography
        • GEOG254H (winter term) Process Geomorphology
        • GEOG354H (fall term) Fluvial Geomorphology
        • GEOG355H (winter term) Water in the Subsurface Environment

        The position also involves some supervision of Honours Theses.

        In general, the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a willingness to develop challenging and innovative approaches to teaching, as well as an ability to work closely with colleagues and students. Candidates should be experienced in field research. A willingness to include field instruction in courses is regarded as important. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or be near completion and have undergraduate teaching experience.

        The undergraduate curriculum of the Department of Geography emphasizes small group teaching and fieldwork. Department faculty are also involved in graduate teaching through several interdisciplinary graduate programs. Additional information on the Department and the University can be obtained at http://WWW.TRENTU.CA/geography.

        Trent University is an employment equity employer and especially invites applications from women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

        Applicants must include with the letter of application: a curriculum vitae and the names (with contact information) of three possible referees. The appointment is subject to budgetary approval.

        Deadline for receipt of complete applications is May 30, 2006.

        Applications should be sent to:

        Professor James Buttle, Chair
        Department of Geography
        Trent University
        1600 West Bank Drive
        Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8.
        Voice: 705 748-1011 ext 1475; Fax: 705 748-1205
        Email: jbuttle@trentu.ca .

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    Trent University
      Department of Geography
        Twelve Month Limited Term Appointment in Human Geography

        Applications are invited by the Department of Geography for a twelve month limited-term appointment at the Lecturer/Assistant Professor level, to teach the following courses commencing July 1, 2006:

        Responsibilities will include teaching Geography 271H (fall term) Cities: An Introduction to Urban Geography and three of the following four courses:

        • GEOG 231H (fall term) Recreation Geography Methods
        • GEOG 251H (winter term) Methods in Human Geography and Environmental Studies
        • GEOG 371H (fall term) Urban Planning
        • GEOG 373H (winter term) Urban Social Geography

        The position also involves some supervision of Honours Theses.

        In general, the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a willingness to develop challenging and innovative approaches to teaching, as well as an ability to work closely with colleagues and students. Candidates should be experienced in field research. A willingness to include field instruction in courses is regarded as important. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or be near completion and have undergraduate teaching experience.

        The undergraduate curriculum of the Department of Geography emphasizes small group teaching and fieldwork. Department faculty are also involved in graduate teaching through several interdisciplinary graduate programs. Additional information on the Department and the University can be obtained at http://WWW.TRENTU.CA/geography.

        Trent University is an employment equity employer and especially invites applications from women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

        Applicants must include with the letter of application: a curriculum vitae and the names (with contact information) of three possible referees. The appointment is subject to budgetary approval.

        Deadline for receipt of complete applications is May 15, 2006.

        Applications should be sent to:

        Professor James Buttle, Chair
        Department of Geography
        Trent University
        1600 West Bank Drive
        Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8.
        Voice: 705 748-1011 ext 1475; Fax: 705 748-1205
        Email: jbuttle@trentu.ca .

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Posted March 23, 2006

    Nipissing University
      Faculty of Arts and Science
        Canada Research Chair in Environment and Biological Systems

        Nipissing University seeks to fill a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) position in Environment and Biological Systems at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The CRC provides salary, research support, and reduced teaching responsibilities. We seek a scientist of considerable research promise and with a demonstrated record of external funding in any Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) discipline or interdisciplinary field related to environment and biological systems. The applicant should have a clearly identified research program that would strengthen an expanding research cluster in Biology, Psychology, and Geography, but need not be restricted to those areas. Preferred applicants will have expertise in any of: aging, learning and memory, sensation and perception, behavioural ecology, biosemiotics, neurotoxicology, environmental chemistry, environmental geography, environmental modeling, and geomatics. Applications promoting an interdisciplinary approach are particularly encouraged. We envision that the successful candidate will assume a significant role in the development of a graduate program under the auspices of a School of Environment and Biological Systems.

        Scientific research at Nipissing University has undergone extensive growth in the last two years, with dramatic expansion of laboratory and analytical facilities. The university is located in a beautiful natural setting on an escarpment overlooking Lake Nipissing in North Bay, and is therefore ideally positioned to support research in this field. The city, which is located 3.5 hours from Toronto, has a population of 60,000 and is a major center of cultural activity in Northeastern Ontario.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, and CRC applications are considered without regard to nationality. Nipissing University is an equal opportunity employer. Consideration of applications will begin 31 March 2006 and continue until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

        A letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (at least one commenting on teaching experience) and teaching evaluations (if available) should be sent to:

        Dr. Rick Vanderlee, Dean of Arts and Science (Interim)
        Chair, Search Committee
        Faculty of Arts and Science
        Nipissing University
        100 College Drive
        North Bay, ON P1B 8L7
        Email: rickv@nipissingu.ca
        Fax: 705-474-3072
        Tel: 705-474-3461 ext. 4290

        For more information on this position visit www.nipissingu.ca/research/CRC. For more information on Nipissing University visit www.nipissingu.ca.

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Posted March 9, 2006

    University of Calgary
      Faculty of Social Sciences
        Dean

        The University of Calgary is a comprehensive, research-intensive university with almost 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 5,000 faculty and staff. The University is located in Calgary, one of the best places in the world to live, a city with a population of close to a million and the fastest growing large city in Canada. It is a dynamic, vibrant, and wealthy city that has a highly educated population—over 60% of the population aged 25 to 64 has completed a post-secondary program—and has the second largest concentration of head offices in Canada. The community has a strong and continuing interest in the University and its promotion of excellence in research and teaching.

        With an outstanding record of achievement in research and scholarship, the Faculty of Social Sciences offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Many of its nine departments and unique multidisciplinary programs rank among the very best in Canada. To find out more about the Faculty's cultural richness and intellectual diversity, please consult www.ss.ucalgary.ca

        A member of the leadership team of the University, the Dean will be responsible for leading this ambitious Faculty to an even higher level of national and international recognition. The ideal candidate will bring proven leadership abilities in an academic setting, an accomplished research record with a Ph.D. in a social sciences discipline, fund raising experience, financial acumen and the ability to foster productive relationships with external stakeholders.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.

        Should you want to learn more about this unique leadership opportunity, call Lara Truderung or Libby Dybikowski at (604) 913-7768 or forward your CV, a letter of introduction and the names of three referees in confidence, to:

        Provence Consulting Inc.
        Email:search@provenceconsulting.com
        Fax (604) 913-8356
        www.provenceconsulting.com

        We communicate with all who express interest

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Posted March 6, 2006

    University of Toronto, Scarborough
      Department of Social Sciences at the University of Toronto, Scarborough and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies
        Environment, Development, and Diaspora Studies

        The Department of Social Sciences at the University of Toronto, Scarborough and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies invite applications for a budget-approved, full-time, tenure-stream position in the field of Environment, Development, and Diaspora Studies. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and commence 1 July 2006. The successful applicant will combine a critical and interdisciplinary understanding of development theory and practice with a focus on environmental conservation and globalization. The successful candidate should be able to teach courses that are offered in the Geography, International Development Studies (IDS) and Diaspora and Transnational Studies programs, including a course on field research methods in the developing world. It is envisaged that the successful candidate would have a commitment to the CDTS tri-campus teaching and research initiative. As a full member of the graduate Department of Geography of the University of Toronto, he/she will also do graduate teaching and supervision. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Geography or closely-related discipline by the time of appointment.

        The closing date for applications is 24 March 2006. Applicants should ask 3 referees to send a letter of recommendation under separate cover to the e-mail address below by the deadline. Applicants should also send a curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching dossier, and statement of research interest. Application by e-mail is expected: send mateials to ann-marie.smith@utsc.utoronto.ca. For further information, contact:

        Professor John Miron
        Chair, Department of Social Sciences
        UTSC, 1265 Military Trail
        Toronto Canada M1C 1A4
        FAX: 416-287-7283. Phone 416-287-7287

        The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Posted March 1, 2006

    Nipissing University
      Departments of History and Geography
        Environmental History / Historical Geography

        The Departments of History and Geography invite applications for a tenure track University Research Chair in the field of Environmental History/Historical Geography starting July 1st 2006, subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have an interest in Canadian communities and their interaction with their environment. An interest in aboriginal communities would be an asset. Priority will be given to candidates with a research agenda which shows the greatest potential to enhance Nipissing University’s research profile in this area. The successful candidate will work with both departments to enhance their program offerings in this area including, potentially, a graduate program at the M.A. level. Candidates must have PhD. and an established publication record.

        Salary levels are very competitive and we offer an attractive benefits program. The university is located in a beautiful natural setting on an escarpment overlooking Lake Nipissing in North Bay. The city, which is located 3.5 hours from Toronto, has a population of 60,000 and is a major center of cultural activity in Northeastern Ontario. For more information on Nipissing University visit www.nipissingu.ca. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Nipissing University is an equal opportunity employer.

        In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and landed immigrants. Nipissing University is an equal opportunity employer. The deadline for receiving applications will be 31 March 2006.

        Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research agenda and statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of reference to:

        Dr. Rick Vanderlee
        Dean of Arts and Science (Interim)
        Chair, Search Committee
        Nipissing University
        100 College Drive
        North Bay, Ont. P1B 8L7
        e-mail: rickv at nipissingu.ca
        Tel: 705-474-3461 ext. 4290
        Fax: 705-474-3072

        We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

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Posted February 27, 2006

    University of Alberta
      Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
        Faculty Lecturer in Human Geography

        The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta invites applications for the position of Faculty Lecturer in Human Geography. This is a full time term appointment for one year, with the possibility of reappointment. The teaching duties are three undergraduate courses in each of the Fall and Winter terms and one undergraduate course in Intersession. Possible areas of teaching would include urban issues, natural resources and environmental policy, and hazards. Other duties include assisting in course and curriculum development, Department committee assignments, mentoring and supervision of course teaching assistants, and other teaching-related duties as assigned by the Chair.

        Requirements are a Ph.D. or M.A. in Human Geography, and demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate courses in Human Geography or a related social science.

        Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a teaching profile outlining teaching experience and/or interests. Candidates should arrange for at least three confidential letters of reference to be sent to the Chair at the address below:

        Dr. Martin Sharp, Chair
        Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
        1-26 Earth Sciences Building
        University of Alberta
        Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3

        The closing date for applications is April 17, 2006, or until a suitable candidate is found. Early applications are encouraged.

        The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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

        The Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta offers a major and minor program in Human Geography. Existing research interests in the Human Geography group include environmental hazards, rural and urban geography, environment and health, leisure, and environmental management.

        For more information about the Department and the University of Alberta, please see the Department’s web page: http://www.ualberta.ca/EAS.

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Posted February 23, 2006

    University of Calgary
      Department of Geomatics Engineering
        Geospatial Information Systems

        The Department of Geomatics Engineering, in the Schulich School of Engineering, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Geospatial Information Systems, effective July 1, 2006.

        The selected candidate is expected to provide leadership and vision to the geospatial information systems core of the undergraduate program and further development of a related research and graduate program. The selected candidate must have the capability and the willingness to teach various undergraduate courses related to geospatial information systems, in addition to other fundamental engineering courses. Demonstrated expertise in several of the following areas is required: design, development and maintenance of spatial databases, GIS software engineering, web-based 3D GIS, visualization, data mining, spatial statistics, spatial computation algorithms, and their novel application in geomatics engineering. It is expected that the selected candidate’s research will be applied to and integrated with selected areas of geomatics engineering, such as resources, mapping and environmental studies. The applicant is expected to develop a strong research program and should be capable of attracting external funding for these research activities and graduate student support. The selected candidate will be required to register as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta.

        The Department of Geomatics Engineering is actively involved in all aspects of geomatics engineering and comprises 19 faculty members, some 90 graduate students and 50 students in each year of the undergraduate program. State-of-the-art geomatics engineering equipment and computer facilities are available. Related information can be found at http://www.geomatics.ucalgary.ca/

        The University of Calgary is a co-educational, non-denominational, government supported institution with a student population of about 27,000. The City of Calgary itself has a population of over one million and is situated within an hour's drive of Banff National Park, one of the most beautiful parts of the Rocky Mountains.

        Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae and a complete list of publications. Three letters of reference should be mailed directly to:

        Head, Department of Geomatics Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering
        University of Calgary
        2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
        E-mail: minch@ucalgary.ca

        Closing date: March 31, 2006

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

        The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.

        Please do not apply online, as we are not accepting online applications for teaching or research positions at this time. Thank-you for your cooperation.

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Posted February 22, 2006

    Trent University
      Environmental and Resource Studies Program
        Environmental Science and Policy Relating to Climate Change

        The Environmental and Resource Studies Program at Trent University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant professor level, commencing July 1, 2006, subject to budgetary approval. The position involves responsibilities within the undergraduate ERS Program and potentially with M.A., M.Sc., and Ph.D. programs.

        Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent (or near completion), and relevant experience in research and teaching. We are seeking a professor with expertise and a reputation in the general field of environmental science and policy relating to climate change. Candidates should be capable of teaching and conducting research on scientific and policy aspects of the subject. Advanced degrees in science and/or policy could serve as a base. We anticipate that candidates will have publication and teaching records in climate change from the background of energy science/policy or/and atmospheric science/policy. This could include one or several of the following foci: chemistry, physics and modeling of atmospheric contaminants, environmental impacts of fossil fuels, renewable energy options, Kyoto Accord and related negotiations, nuclear energy, biogas energy, carbon budget and trading, climate modeling, and green house gases. Candidates should describe their teaching and research interests at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

        The Environmental and Resource Studies Program at Trent University is one of the oldest and largest in its field. It offers B.A. and B.Sc. undergraduate degrees and it jointly offers degrees in Environmental Chemistry and Indigenous Environmental Studies. Faculty members in ERS teach at the M.A., M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels through several graduate programs: Watershed Ecosystems, Canadian Studies and Native Studies, Modelling in the Natural and Social Sciences, and Theory, Culture and Politics. Candidates may wish to visit the ERS web-page at www.trentu.ca/ers and the web-pages of the above-mentioned graduate programs. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority. Trent University is an employment equity employer, and especially invites applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, and disabled persons.

        Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, selected publications and a teaching dossier and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

        Professor Tom Whillans, Chair
        Environmental and Resource Studies Program
        Trent University
        1600 West Bank Drive
        Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8
        Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 1389
        Fax: 705-748-1569
        Email: twhillans@trentu.ca

        The closing date for applications is Friday, March 31, 2006.

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Posted February 21, 2006

    Kwantlen University College
      Department of Geography
        Human and Physical Geography

        Competition Number 06 - 09

        The Geography Department at Kwantlen University College is seeking non-regular type 1 (contract) faculty in both Human and Physical Geography for the inventory list.

        Minimum requirement is an MA or MSc in Geography and a PhD is preferred.

        Note: We will be interviewing in March and April.

        Please forward your curriculum vitae, including photocopies of post secondary transcripts and the names of two referees, quoting competition number by March 7, 2006 to:

        Human Resources Department
        Kwantlen University College
        12666 72 Avenue
        Surrey, British Columbia V3W 2M8
        Fax: (604) 599-2111 or email to employ@kwantlen.ca

        No telephone inquiries please.

        We thank all applicants for their interest in Kwantlen University College. However, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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Posted February 20, 2006

    University of Waterloo
      Department of Geography
        Geomatics: 1) Remote Sensing; 2) Spatial Statistics

        The University of Waterloo invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Geomatics at the Associate or Assistant Professor level specializing in Environmental Informatics, Spatial Statistics or Remote Sensing. These positions build on existing Geomatics strengths in Geography and complement the launch of a new Geomatics programme being implemented in partnership with the School of Planning and the School of Computer Science.

        In the first position, preference will be given to applicants who emphasize the applied aspects of Remote Sensing and have experience in at least one of the following: international applications, environmental modelling, land use / watershed applications, or digital elevation models. The successful candidate is expected to be a strong contributor to research and teaching (including GIS) at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

        In the second position, preference will be given to applicants who have expertise in Spatial Statistics and at least one of the following: environment and development applications, environmental modelling, demographics or market analysis, infrastructure/transportation systems, municipal or community information systems. The successful candidate is expected to be a strong contributor to research and teaching (including spatial statistics) at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

        The positions are located in the Department of Geography with the second position also supporting teaching and supervision in other programs in the Faculty of Environmental Studies. The Faculty offers degrees in Environment and Business, Environment and Resource Studies, Geography, Local Economic Development, Planning and Tourism. (see: http://www.fes.uwaterloo.ca/)

        Applicants should have a Ph.D. by the start date: July 1, 2006 or January 1, 2007. Applications must include statements of career objectives, research interests, and the applicant’s approach to teaching and learning. Applicants must include with the letter of application a curriculum vitae and the names (with contact information) of four referees. The first stage in the review of applicants will be based on the letter of application and the C.V. Referees will be contacted for those being considered in the second stage of the review. The review of applications will commence on April 21, 2006 and continue until the position is filled.

        Applications should be sent to:

        Chair, Faculty Search Committee
        Department of Geography
        Faculty of Environmental Studies
        University of Waterloo
        Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
        geogchair@uwaterloo.ca

        The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native persons, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. This appointment is subject to the availability of funds.

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Posted February 8, 2006

    Queen's University
      Department of Geography and School of Environmental Studies
        Biogeography or Social Aspects of Environmental Geography

        The Department of Geography and the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University invite applications for a one-year, non-renewable, joint appointment in Biogeography or Social Aspects of Environmental Geography at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2006. We seek an individual who combines a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching with the potential for independent research and scholarship in an area that complements existing research strengths in the Department of Geography in either Earth Systems Science or Human Geography. The successful candidate may contribute to undergraduate teaching at the first, second-, third- or fourth-year undergraduate levels in Geography and Environmental Studies and will be expected to participate in the affairs of the two units. Applicants can learn more about the two units and current faculty research interests at: www.geog.queensu.ca and www.queensu.ca/envst.

        Applicants must either possess a Ph.D. or be ABD (all but dissertation, but close to completion). The salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

        Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and samples of relevant reprints or writing. Applicants should arrange for this material and three confidential letters of reference to be sent to:

        Dr. Anne Godlewska
        Head, Department of Geography
        Queen’s University
        Kingston, Ontario Canada K7L 3N6
        Tel: (613) 533-2903, Fax: (613) 533-6122.

        Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2006 and continue until the position is filled.

        Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

        Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a collective agreement, the details of which are posted at www.queensu.ca/qufa.

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Posted February 2, 2006

    Bishop's University
      Department of Environmental Studies and Geography
        Physical Geography

        The Department of Environmental Studies and Geography at Bishop’s University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2006, subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in environmental studies, geography, or other natural science with a significant geography background. It is desirable that applicants have post-doctoral experience and a strong foundation in climatology; interests in the interaction between climate systems and the human environment would be advantageous. Teaching responsibilities will include an introductory course in physical geography, advanced courses in climatology and a second-year course in quantitative methods. The appointed candidate will be expected to develop a successful research program involving undergraduate students at Bishop’s University. In addition, the Department of Environmental Studies and Geography is linked with the Master's in Environment Program at Université de Sherbrooke, enabling possible faculty research collaborations and the supervision of graduate students.

        Bishop’s University, located on over 200 hectares amid the rolling hills of the Eastern Townships of southern Quebec, is a nationally ranked, selective, liberal arts and sciences institution. For more information visit http://www.ubishops.ca

        Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation by March 31, 2006 to:

        Dr. Norman Jones
        Professor and Chair
        Department of Environmental Studies and Geography
        Bishop’s University
        Lennoxville, Quebec, J1M 1Z7
        email: njones@ubishops.ca; Fax: 819-822-9661.

        In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Bishop’s University is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.

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    SIAST Woodland Campus
      Natural Resources Technology
        Resource & Environmental Law

        Title:Instructor, Resource & Environmental Law-Natural Resources Technology
        Classification: Instructor
        Location: Woodland
        Program/Division: REL Diploma & NRT Programs
        Category: Full time
        Competition Number: W06-115
        Date Posted: January 25, 2006
        Closing Date: February 8, 2006
        Effective Date(s): July 1, 2006 - ongoing
        Salary Range: Per academic salary grid
        Hours of Work:825 Category Cap
        Work Pattern: 199 Assigned Days

        SIAST is pleased to announce the Faculty Certificate Program (FCP). This initiative, which is mandatory for all new faculty and provided free of charge, will ensure the provision of quality education to the people of Saskatchewan.

        DUTIES

        1. Developing and delivering courses, lectures, demonstrations and field trips in Canadian Firearm Safety Course, Wildland Fire Investigation, Ethics in Law Enforcement, Forestry Law, Field Investigative Techniques, Environmental Legislation, Evidence Gathering, Courtroom Procedures, Small Craft Boating, Water Safety , and other courses as assigned.

      • 2. Supervising students in classroom, laboratory and field settings
      • 3. Evaluating students using examination, assignments, observations of field skills and recording progress
      • 4. Selecting, designing, updating and constructing training aids
      • 5. Counseling students with respect to educational and employment opportunities
      • 6. Attend meetings seminars, workshops, etc. to keep current with industry and educational requirements
      • 7. Assist in/arrange for equipment maintenance and repair

      QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE

        Required

      • 1. Two year diploma in Resource Management or related discipline, or 4-year degree in natural resources or related discipline.
      • 2. Minimum of two years recent experience applying provincial and federal Resource and Environmental Laws in natural resource management.
      • 3. Effective interpersonal skills
      • 4. Effective communication skills (written and oral)
      • 5. Ability to work with people from equity groups
      • 6. Effective instructional ability

        Desired
      • 1. Experience in course development and delivery at the post secondary level
      • 2. Working familiarity with common software packages, i.e. MS Suite (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint)

      To ensure consideration, applications detailing qualifications, skills, ability and experience and indicating the competition number must be RECEIVED no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date at the Human Resources Office. Apply to:

      Human Resources
      SIAST Woodland Campus
      P.O. Box 3003
      Prince Albert SK S6V 6G1
      Fax: 953-7068
      Email: woodlandjobs@siast.sk.ca

      Apply online at www.gosiast.com/hr

      For more information visit http://www.siast.sk.ca/programsites/woodland/irm/resource.html

      Or contact the Program Head by writing greenwood@siast.sk.ca

      Thank you to all applicants for your interest, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted

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Posted January 26, 2006

    McMaster University
      School of Geography and Earth Sciences
        Environment and Health

        The School of Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning July or September 1, 2006 in Environment and Health (www.science.mcmaster.ca/geo/). Environment and Health is a priority for the University, linked to McMaster’s Collaborations for Health initiative (see www.mcmaster.ca/vpacademic/IHWG_memo.cfm).

        The successful candidate must have a PhD in geography or a related field in hand at time of appointment. The applicant is expected to develop a strong program of externally-funded research in the human health-environment area. In addition, the candidate will have experience in applying GIS/spatial analysis and will develop research linkages with physical scientists in the School. The applicant should have a strong commitment to undergraduate/graduate teaching and supervision.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.

        The evaluation of candidates will begin as applications are received and will continue until the position is filled.

        Applicants should send a cover letter outlining their research interests, a copy of their curriculum vitae, a brief teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy (max. 2 pp.) and evidence of teaching effectiveness, contact information for three referees (address, phone number and e-mail) and copies of no more than three reprints or works in progress to the Chair of the search committee. Electronic applications will not be accepted.

        Dr. Hok Woo
        Chair, Search Committee
        School of Geography and Earth Sciences
        Burke Science Building, room 235
        McMaster University
        1280 Main Street West
        Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
        Tel: (905) 525-9140, ext. 23526
        Fax: (905) 546-0463
        Email: woo@mcmaster.ca

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Posted December 20, 2005

    Algoma University College
      Department of Geography
        Urban Planning/Social, Population, GIS/Remote Sensing, Health Geography and Geographic Methods

        The Department of Geography at Algoma University College, an affiliate of Laurentian University, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2006. The successful candidate must have completed a PhD, a demonstrated commitment to research and undergraduate teaching, and possess research expertise in urban planning/urban social, population, GIS/remote sensing, health geography and geographic methods. Secondary backgrounds in any of the following are an advantage: migration and spatial diffusion, cultural geography, a regional focus, First Nations studies, political geography and recreation and tourism management. Demonstrated ability to develop an independent research program and secure external research funding is an asset.

        Interested candidates should forward a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, sample publications, a statement of their teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation from academic references, to:

        Dr. Arthur Perlini
        Academic Dean, Algoma University College
        1520 Queen Street East
        Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A 2G4
        or dean@auc.ca

        by January 31, 2006 or until the position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval. For further information about Algoma University College please visit www.auc.ca.

        All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Algoma U is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

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Posted December 16, 2005

    Simon Fraser University
      Urban Studies Program and the Centre for Sustainable Community Development
        Urban Studies and Sustainable Community Development

        The Urban Studies Program and the Centre for Sustainable Community Development (CSCD) at Simon Fraser University invite applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor appointment beginning July 1, 2006. The appointee will be an Assistant Professor in Urban Studies and will serve an initial term as Associate Director of CSCD with ongoing roles in both units. The position will be located at Simon Fraser’s campus in downtown Vancouver.

        The Urban Studies Program (www.sfu.ca/urban/) looks beyond traditional disciplines to generate innovative scholarship that investigates how cities function and how they can improve. Home to Canada’s newest Master’s degree in Urban Studies, our teaching program is dedicated to cultivating the capacity for insight and innovation, built upon a strong theoretical foundation and exposure to practical experience.

        The SFU Centre for Sustainable Community Development (www.sfu.ca/cscd) works to support and enable the sustainable development of communities through research, education, and community mobilization in B.C., Canada, and internationally. The CSCD offers an undergraduate certificate and post-baccalaureate diploma (also available through distance education), graduate study, and a non-credit professional program.

        Applicants for this position should have a doctoral degree, and an active research program that bridges theory, practice, and policy. We especially encourage applicants with expertise in research areas such as: community economic development; land, housing and infrastructure; participatory governance and management; social inclusion and poverty alleviation. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses in urban studies and sustainable community development, including research methods.

        Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining research interests, up to three examples of publications, and materials relevant to teaching philosophy and experience. Applicants should also specify the names and contact information of three referees, and be sent to:

        Dr. Anthony Perl, Director
        Urban Studies Program
        Simon Fraser University - Vancouver
        Third Floor, 515 West Hastings St.
        Vancouver BC V6B 5K3 CANADA

        Consideration of applications will commence on February 15, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

        Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

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Posted December 15, 2005

    Ryerson University
      Department of Geography
        Marketing Geography with a specialization in Spatial Analysis and GIS

        The Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-stream position (rank open) that will be cross-appointed to a School in the Faculty of Business. A PhD (or equivalent) in Geography is required by the time of appointment, effective August 1, 2006. The position targets candidates with a specialization in the area of Marketing Geography with a specialization in Spatial Analysis and GIS. It is expected that the successful candidate will take an active role in the research activities of the Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity.

        The Department of Geography offers an undergraduate program in geography leading to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a graduate program leading to a Master of Spatial Analysis (MSA), while the Faculty of Business is comprised of four schools in the areas of Business Management, Information Technology Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management and Retail Management. The Faculty of Business is planning to offer a Master of Business Administration with a Retail and Commercial Development specialization in the Fall of 2006.

        Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. Demonstrated experience in establishing research partnerships with the private sector preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, contribute to the MSA and MBA through supervision and research, and to develop an active externally-funded research program.

        Ryerson University is located in downtown Toronto, Canada and has 20,000 full-time and 650 graduate students and 61,000 continuing education registrations. For more information about the Geography Department, the Faculty of Business and the University see http://www.geography.ryerson.ca and http://www.ryerson.ca/fb/.

        Consideration of applications will begin on February 13, 2006, but the competition will remain open until suitable candidates are identified.

        Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, samples of recent publications, and the names and contact information (e-mail address and telephone number) of three references who may be contacted. Please note applications by fax or e-mail are not acceptable.

        Dr. Shuguang Wang, Chair
        Department of Geography
        Ryerson University
        350 Victoria Street
        Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
        e-mail: swang@ryerson.ca

        Ryerson University has an employment equity program and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women. Members of designated groups are encouraged to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Posted December 13, 2005

    Trent University
      Department of Geography
        Human Geography

        The Department of Geography at Trent University invites applications for a tenure track appointment in Human Geography at the level of Assistant Professor scheduled to commence July 1, 2006, subject to budgetary approval.

        The department is seeking a candidate with expertise in ONE or more of the following areas: Political Geography; Geography of Development; Globalization; and Transnational Identities. The successful candidate will be required to teach existing undergraduate courses inclusive of quantitative methods of analysis; develop new courses in one or more of the above areas; contribute to the university’s multi-disciplinary graduate programs; and maintain an active research program.

        Applicants must either have a PhD or provide evidence that they are near completion. Applications should include in hard copy a covering letter; a statement of research and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; sample publications or manuscripts (not exceeding three); and the addresses of three referees. In the event the applicant is short-listed, the department will invite each of the referees to comment on scholarly potential and teaching capability.

        Deadline for receipt of the application is February 3, 2006. The application should be sent directly to:

        Prof. Jim Buttle, Chair
        Department of Geography
        Trent University
        1600 West Bank Drive
        Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 7B8, Canada
        Phone: 705-748-1011 Ext 1440
        e-mail: jbuttle@trentu.ca

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority. Trent University is an employment equity employer and especially invites applications from women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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Posted December 9, 2005

    York University
      Institute for Social Research
        Associate Director

        Currently, we are searching for a new Associate Director for the Institute for Social Research at York University. This new position involves a simultaneous appointment as a full-time, tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor in a relevant Department or Division in the Faculty of Arts (including, but not limited to, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Geography and Economics).

        We are looking for a creative and energetic person with a program of interesting research based on large-scale sample survey data, good statistical skills, some experience in survey design, and a record of successful grant applications.

        The Associate Director is expected to write research proposals, participate in the research projects and administration of the Institute (but not in day-to-day management or financial administration), and to do some teaching, data analysis and report writing.

        A full description of the position and how to apply may be found at: http://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/specialposting5.html

        The deadline for receipt of complete applications is January 16, 2006

        Our website is http://www.isr.yorku.ca . The Institute houses the largest University-based survey research organization in Canada and the Statistical Consulting Service. The SSHRC-Statistics Canada-funded Summer Programme in Data Analysis is held annually at ISR.

        For questions or further details, please contact the Director of ISR: Michael Ornstein ornstein@yorku.ca.

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    Université d'Ottawa
      Département de Géographie
        Géographie Humaine - Environnement

        Le département de géographie de l’Université d=Ottawa est à la recherche d'un professeur en géographie humaine avec des intérêts de recherche en environnement pour combler un poste menant à la permanence, au rang d’adjoint ou d’agrégé, avec entrée en fonction le 1er juillet 2006. Au moment de leur engagement, les candidats doivent être détenteurs d'un Ph.D. en géographie ou une discipline connexe et doivent pouvoir enseigner aux niveaux pré-diplômé et diplômé.

        Les intérêts des candidats se situeront à l’interface entre les humains et leur environnement (comme par exemple, la santé humaine, les environnements urbains, l’éthique et la justice environnementales, les politiques environnementales, les risques environnementaux, les environnements nordiques, entre autres).

        Les candidats doivent posséder un excellent dossier de publications ou avoir montré un fort potentiel de recherche dans le domaine de l’environnement. Ils devront mettre sur pied un vigoureux programme de recherche, incluant la direction de thèses.

        L’enseignement se fera en anglais. L’Université d’Ottawa est fi're, avec raison, de sa tradition de bilinguisme, vieille de plus de 150 ans. Par l’entremise de l’Institut des langues secondes, l’Université offre aux membres et à leurs conjoints la possibilité de suivre des cours pour parfaire leurs connaissances de leur seconde langue officielle. Au moment de leur permanence, les professeurs sont tenus de pouvoir fonctionner dans un milieu bilingue.

        Le traitement est en conformité avec la convention collective en vigueur.

        Les dossiers de candidature comprenant un curriculum vitae, une description des intérêts de recherche et d’enseignement, des publications choisies et trois lettres de recommandation sous pli confidentiel , doivent parvenir au plus tard le 15 février 2006 à:

        Le directeur, Département de Géographie,
        Université d=Ottawa,
        60 Université, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
        Téléphone: (613) 562-5725; télécopieur: (613) 562-5145;
        Courriel: geog@uottawa.ca

        Les candidatures et lettres de référence envoyées par courrier électronique ne seront pas acceptées.

        Toutes les personnes qualifiées sont invitées à poser leur candidature. Toutefois, la priorité sera accordée aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents. Les femmes sont fortement encouragées à présenter leur candidature. L'Université a une politique d'équité en matière d'emploi.

        Pour plus d=information sur nos programmes, veuillez consulter notre site à: http://www.geographie.uottawa.ca

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    University of Ottawa
      Department of Geography
        Human Geography - Environment

        The Department of Geography, University of Ottawa, invites applications to a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate level in Human Geography with a research focus on the Environment , beginning July 1st, 2006. At time of appointment, applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline and be able to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

        We seek candidates with interests in the human/social-environment interface (such as health, environmental justice and ethics, environmental policies, environmental risks, northern environments, among others).

        Candidates must have an excellent research record, or demonstrated potential, and be able to develop a vigorous research program, including the supervision of graduate students. The teaching load will be in English. The University of Ottawa is justly proud of its 150-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Second Language Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.

        Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and consistent with the collective agreement.

        Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, selected publications, and three letters of reference to be sent separately, all to arrive before February 15th, 2006 to:

        Chairperson, Department of Geography
        University of Ottawa
        60 University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
        Phone: (613) 562-5725; fax: (613) 562-5145; e-mail: geog@uottawa.ca

        Emailed applications and letters of reference will not be accepted.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Equity is a University policy. The University strongly encourages applications from women.

        For more information on our programs, please consult our web site at: http://www.geography.uottawa.ca/

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Posted December 7, 2005

    University of Lethbridge
      Department of Geography
        Environmental Science

        The Department of Geography at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin 1 July 2006, subject to budgetary approval.

        A Ph.D. is required (at or near completion) in Geography, Environmental Science or a related discipline. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a continuing research program and to seek external research funding. New faculty members are eligible for funding in support of research and scholarly activities.

        We are seeking an Environmental Scientist with a strong research program or outstanding scholarly potential, and the ability to offer introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in Environmental Science. The capability to offer courses in Environmental Resource Management or Environmental Impact Assessment, and experience in Environmental Consulting and/or the application of Geographical Information Science would be assets. Potential for research participation in WISE (Water Institute for Semi-arid Ecosystems) and other water-related or climate-modeling projects would also be an asset.

        Located in southern Alberta, near the Rocky Mountains, Lethbridge offers a sunny, dry climate that is surprisingly mild for the prairies, excellent cultural and recreational amenities and attractive economic conditions. Founded in 1967, the University has an enrolment of approximately 8,000 students. Our focus on liberal education, selected professional programs, smaller classes, co-op placements and involvement of students in faculty research provides the very best education available. The University of Lethbridge aspires to hire individuals who have demonstrated considerable potential for excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, and especially those who have well-established research programs. For more information about the University please visit our web site at http://www.uleth.ca, or the department's web site at http://www.uleth.ca/fas/geo.

        The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University is an inclusive and equitable campus encouraging applications from qualified women and men including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.

        Applications should include a curriculum vitae, transcripts, teaching evaluations, up to five publication offprints, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and names and contact information of at least three referees who are scholars in the field. Send this material and arrange for the letters of reference to be mailed directly to:

        Dr. Robert Rogerson
        Chair, Department of Geography
        The University of Lethbridge
        4401 University Drive
        Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 3M4
        Telephone: (403) 329-2225, Fax: (403) 329-2016, or e-mail: rogerson@uleth.ca.

        The closing date for applications is February 15, 2006.

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Posted November 23, 2005

    Université du Québec à Rimouski
      Département des sciences humaines
        Géographie Spécialisée en Géomatique et en Télédétection Environnementales

        Le Département des sciences humaines de l'Université du Québec à Rimouski fait un appel de candidatures pour combler un poste de Professeure ou Professeur Régulier en Géographie Spécialisée en Géomatique et en Télédétection Environnementales.

        1. Fonctions:La personne retenue devra assurer des activités d'enseignement de premier cycle en géographie. Elle pourra être appelée à dispenser de l'enseignement de deuxième et de troisième cycles dans les programmes de maîtrise et de doctorat en développement régional; elle devra, de plus, encadrer des étudiants et des étudiantes dans la poursuite de leurs études, mener des recherches dans son secteur de spécialisation, participer aux différentes instances de l'Université et être en mesure d'assurer certaines responsabilités administratives.

        2. Date d'entrée en fonction: 1er juin 2006

        3. Exigences

        • Niveau de diplomation: Doctorat (le candidat doit être détenteur d’un diplôme de 1er cycle en géographie);
        • Domaine de diplomation: Géographie, géomatique, télédétection, sciences de l’environnement, océanographie;
        • Secteur de spécialisation: Géomatique et télédétection environnementales;
        • Secteurs privilégiés de recherche: Développement de la géomatique et de la télédétection OU Développement d’outils d’aide à la gestion intégrée de l’environnement OU Géomatique et télédétection appliquées à l’environnement maritime OU Application de la géomatique et de la télédétection à la cartographie et à la prévention des géorisques OU Développement d’applications cartographiques Web.
        • Toutes les personnes qualifiées sont invitées à poser leur candidature, mais la priorité sera donnée aux canadiens et aux résidents permanents.

        Traitement : Selon la convention collective en vigueur

        Poste(s) accessible(s) aux hommes et aux femmes. Toute candidature sera traitée confidentiellement.

        Les personnes intéressées à ce poste sont priées de faire parvenir leur curriculum vitae avant 17 heures le 31 janvier 2006 à :

        Direction du Département des sciences humaines
        Université du Québec à Rimouski
        300, allée des Ursulines
        Rimouski (Québec) G5L 3A1

        Courriel : helene_gagnon@uqar.qc.ca
        Télécopieur : (418) 724-1525
        Téléphone : (418) 724-1630

        Pour plus d'information sur le Département des sciences humaines de l'UQAR: http://www.uqar.qc.ca/dsh/
        Pour plus d'information sur la Section de géographie de l'UQAR: http://www.uqar.qc.ca/dsh/geographie/
        Pour plus d'information sur l'offre d'emploi http://www.uqar.qc.ca/directionServices/ressourcesHumaines/offresEmploi/profGeographie.asp

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    Carleton University
      Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
        Human-Environment Relations

        The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2006, subject to budgetary approval. The Department is committed to an integrative approach to addressing environmental issues, recognizing an awareness of both physical and social science aspects of these issues. The Department is seeking applicants specializing in interdisciplinary perspectives on human-environment relations with the ability to contribute to programs in Environmental Studies (BA) and Geography (BA, MA & PhD).

        The successful candidate will be required to: provide instruction within the core of the Environmental Studies undergraduate program and/or in human geography; supervise student research (BA to PhD); and develop an externally funded program of research leading to significant peer-reviewed publications. Expertise within any human-environment theme will be considered but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in environment-economy relations, urban sustainability or human dimensions of global environmental change.

        Applicants should have a PhD in Geography or Environmental Studies or a related field as well as demonstrated potential in both teaching and research. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, although Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Carleton University is committed to equality of employment for women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. Persons from these groups are encouraged to apply. Applications (with CV, samples of recent research and evidence of excellence in teaching) should be sent to:

        Prof. J. Kenneth Torrance
        Chair, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
        Carleton University
        1125 Colonel By Drive
        Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6.

        In addition, applicants should arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent under separate cover. Deadline for application is January 15, 2006. Files may be considered until the position is filled. Applicants should consult the Department's web site: http://www.carleton.ca/geography for details of current research activities and course offerings.

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Posted November 17, 2005

    Brandon University
      Department of Rural Development
        Rural Development

        Brandon University’s Department of Rural Development invites applications for a one-year term position at the rank of assistant professor, subject to budget. The preferred qualification for the position is the Doctorate; however ABD applicants will also be considered. The successful candidate will be a broadly educated scholar with a demonstrated strength in teaching and a record of research. Postgraduate research and training in Rural Development, Rural Studies, Agricultural Economics, Rural Sociology, Rural Resources, or Rural Tourism are all appropriate. While the area of specialization is open, the successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate courses on Rural Canada and Rural Resource Development, and graduate courses on Research Methods and Rural Tourism. There will be an opportunity to offer a course in one’s area of specialization and to supervise B.A. thesis work and Master of Rural Development thesis research.

        Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
        Start date:1 August 2006
        Deadline for applications: December 31 2005 or until the position is filled

        Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae, the names of three references, a teaching dossier including course evaluations and a sample publication to:

        Dr. Scott Grills
        Dean of Arts, Brandon University
        270-18th Street
        Brandon, Manitoba, Canada R7A 6A9

        For additional information about Brandon University please visit our web site: www.brandonu.ca

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

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Posted November 16, 2005

    University of British Columbia
      Department of Geography
        Climatology

        The Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track position in Physical Geography (Climatology) at the level of Assistant Professor.

        Applicants should have research and teaching interests in climatology that complement departmental strengths in measurement and analysis of boundary layer climates, land surface processes, hydrology, biogeography, and human impacts on the environment. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence and high promise in research, and have a strong commitment to teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, and contribute to the teaching of physical geography and environmental studies in our undergraduate and graduate programs. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2006 and is subject to final budgetary approval.

        Candidates should submit, in hard (not electronic) copy, a letter of application, together with a curriculum vitae and should arrange for letters to be sent by four referees, all to arrive at UBC no later than January 16, 2006. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. All enquiries and applications should be directed to:

        Professor Michael Church
        Chair, Search Committee
        Department of Geography
        1984 West Mall
        University of British Columbia
        Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada.

        Information about UBC Geography is available at http://www.geog.ubc.ca/

        Job advertisement can be found at http://www.geog.ubc.ca/department/recruitment.html

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Posted November 15, 2005

    University of Regina
      Department of Geography
        Physical Geography

        The Department of Geography at the University of Regina invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2006.

        The Department of Geography seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member with expertise in Physical Geography, to strengthen the Department's existing core in this area, enhancing and supporting the research undertaken through a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Geomatics and Sustainability. The Department is seeking candidates with specific research expertise in the following area(s): Climatology/Climate Change; Hydrology; and/or the Environment. Methodological and technical skills appropriate to the pursuit of these interests are required. Candidates who can further complement the department's teaching capabilities and whose interests augment and support the strategic research themes of the University, the Department, and specifically the Canada Research Chair, will be advantaged. The candidate will be expected to work closely with colleagues in the Faculty engaged in related areas of research and teaching; and play a pivotal role in developing further interdisciplinary linkages with the other Faculties and Research Centres on campus.

        The Department seeks an outstanding individual with demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D., a record of scholarly publication, evidence of excellence in teaching, and show the potential to develop an independent externally funded research program. The Department is committed to a balanced program of research, teaching and service to the community.

        The University of Regina has over 12,500 students and is currently in a significant growth phase. The Geography Department is also experiencing exciting growth with 4 new faculty hires in the past 3 years, state-of-the-art computing facilities, and a new Canada Research Chair in Geomatics and Sustainability. Our collegial environment is one where individual voices are heard and where personal contributions make a difference.

        Applications, including a covering letter, a statement of research and teaching interests, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three (3) letters of reference which include the referee's full contact information (address, e-mail and phone number), should be sent to:

        Dr. Tom Chase, Dean
        Faculty of Arts
        University of Regina
        Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, S4S 0A2
        Fax: (306) 585-5368

        Closing date for applications is January 16, 2006.

        Academic inquiries may be addressed to:

        Dr. Ben Cecil, Head
        Department of Geography
        Phone: (306) 585-4034
        E-mail: ben.cecil@uregina.ca

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Regina is committed to the principles of employment equity and is a partner in the Aboriginal Employment Development Program.

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Posted November 14, 2005

    University of British Columbia
      Okanagan Campus
        Human Geography

        The Okanagan's new University of British Columbia campus, UBC Okanagan, invites applications for a tenure track appointment in Human Geography, scheduled to begin July 1, 2006. We are seeking a Geographer with expertise in the relationship between society, resources, and sustainability, widely defined to include urban, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, who employs GIS as a primary methodology. This position will complement and bridge a range of existing research and teaching expertise in Human Geography, especially in Tourism and Recreation Geographies, Urban Geographies and Critical and Cultural Geographies; however potential links to the work of another social science discipline would also be an asset.

        Competition Number: GEOG09. Application deadline: January 31, 2006. For full details on this position and the process for application, please go to the UBC Okanagan faculty recruitment website at: http://web.ubc.ca/okanagan/facultystaff/recruitment.html

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    University of British Columbia
      Okanagan Campus
        Applied GIS/Landscape Ecology/Biogeography

        The Okanagan's new University of British Columbia campus, UBC Okanagan, invites applications for a tenure track appointment in Applied GIS/Landscape Ecology/Biogeography, scheduled to begin July 1, 2006. The successful candidate will have a PhD in applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or related field and will be expected to develop a strong research program using applications of GIS to address questions dealing with conservation, spatial ecology and/or ecological restoration, resource management, soils, horticulture or integrated pest management. Additional skills associated with remote sensing and spatial modeling would be assets. Liaison is expected with the interdisciplinary Centre for Species at Risk and Habitat Studies (SARAHS), which includes a dedicated GIS laboratory.

        Competition Number: AGIS13. Application deadline: January 31, 2006. For full details on this position and the process for application, please go to the UBC Okanagan faculty recruitment website at: http://web.ubc.ca/okanagan/facultystaff/recruitment.html

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    University of British Columbia
      Okanagan Campus
        Sustainability

        The Okanagan's new University of British Columbia campus, UBC Okanagan, invites applications for a tenure track appointment in Sustainability, scheduled to begin July 1, 2006. We are seeking a senior scholar with international reputation in any area of sustainability. The successful candidate will have a faculty appointment at the Associate or full Professor level within one or more of the programs housed in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences. He/She will have administrative responsibilities as Director of the newly created Okanagan Sustainability Institute and should have a strong record of leadership and university administration.

        Competition Number: SUST21. Application deadline: January 31, 2006. For full details on this position and the process for application, please go to the UBC Okanagan faculty recruitment website at: http://web.ubc.ca/okanagan/facultystaff/recruitment.html

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    University of British Columbia
      Okanagan Campus
        Gender/Women's Studies

        The Okanagan's new University of British Columbia campus, UBC Okanagan, invites applications for a tenure track appointment in Gender/Women's Studies, scheduled to begin July 1, 2006. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Women's Studies/Gender Studies or related disciplines with strong evidence of feminist scholarship and research. Demonstrable expertise in research methodologies and past experience in graduate supervision would be an asset.

        Competition Number: GEWN08. Application deadline: January 31, 2006. For full details on this position and the process for application, please go to the UBC Okanagan faculty recruitment website at: http://web.ubc.ca/okanagan/facultystaff/recruitment.html

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Posted November 2, 2005

    University College of the Fraser Valley
      Department of Geography
        Geographic Information Science

        The University College of the Fraser Valley has provided innovative and comprehensive educational programs for over 25 years. It is an undergraduate degree granting institution which enrols over 7000 students each year and helps them achieve their goals. It promotes excellence in teaching and research.

        The Department of Geography at the University College of the Fraser Valley invites applications for a position in Geography, commencing August 1, 2006.

        Qualifications: The department is seeking an outstanding Geographer who will complement, and build on, our current programming in Geographic Information Science. The applicant will be expected to instruct existing lower level GIS courses and further develop upper level GIS courses. The UCFV Geography program encourages the integration of classroom learning ‘in the field’ and applicants must be committed to leading field-oriented studies (e.g., field trips, field-based research projects, study tours). The successful candidate will be a dynamic individual who possesses strong interpersonal skills and has a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Ph.D. in Geography preferred with a focus in GIS, however, candidates with a minimum Masters Degree and commensurate experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent under separate cover.

        Position Information: Faculty, Full-Time, Permanent

        Contract Term or Start Date: August 1, 2006

        Salary: Appropriate placement on the faculty salary scale

        UCFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment. We invite applications including evidence of appropriate qualifications by February 10, 2006. All correspondence should refer to the Posting #2005.108 and be directed to:

        Employee Relations
        University College of the Fraser Valley
        33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
        Tel: (604) 854-4554 Fax: (604) 854-1538 Website: www.ucfv.ca
        Email resumes to: erinfo@ucfv.ca

        For more information about this position or the Department of Geography, please contact Dr. Sandy Vanderburgh at 604-504-7441 x 4336 or by email at sandy.vanderburgh@ucfv.ca.

        In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UCFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UCFV for employment.

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    University College of the Fraser Valley
      Department of Geography
        Biogeography

        The University College of the Fraser Valley has provided innovative and comprehensive educational programs for over 25 years. It is an undergraduate degree granting institution which enrols over 7000 students each year and helps them achieve their goals. It promotes excellence in teaching and research.

        The Department of Geography at the University College of the Fraser Valley invites applications for a position in the field of Physical Geography, commencing August 1, 2006.

        Qualifications: The department is seeking an outstanding Physical Geographer with specialization in biogeography or a related sub-discipline (e.g., soils, palynology, paleoecology). The applicant will be expected to instruct lower level courses in GIS and physical geography, and develop new courses in their area of expertise. The UCFV Geography program encourages the integration of classroom learning ‘in the field’ and applicants must be committed to leading field-oriented studies (e.g., field trips, field-based research projects, study tours). The successful candidate will be a dynamic individual who possesses strong interpersonal skills and has a commitment to excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will also be active in research and would be encouraged to apply for NSERC funds. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Geography or a related field (exceptional ABD applicants will be considered). Applicants should send a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent under separate cover.

        Position Information: Faculty, Full-Time, Permanent

        Contract Term or Start Date: August 1, 2006

        Salary: Appropriate placement on the faculty salary scale

        UCFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment. We invite applications including evidence of appropriate qualifications by February 10, 2006. All correspondence should refer to the Posting 2005.106 and be directed to:

        Employee Relations
        University College of the Fraser Valley
        33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
        Tel: (604) 854-4554 Fax: (604) 854-1538 Website: www.ucfv.ca
        Email resumes to: erinfo@ucfv.ca

        For more information about this position or the Department of Geography, please contact Dr. Sandy Vanderburgh at 604-504-7441 x 4336 or by email at sandy.vanderburgh@ucfv.ca.

        In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UCFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UCFV for employment.

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    University College of the Fraser Valley
      Department of Geography
        Cultural Geography

        The University College of the Fraser Valley has provided innovative and comprehensive educational programs for over 25 years. It is an undergraduate degree granting institution which enrols over 7000 students each year and helps them achieve their goals. It promotes excellence in teaching and research.

        The Department of Geography at the University College of the Fraser Valley invites applications for a position in Geography, commencing August 1, 2006.

        Qualifications: The department is seeking an outstanding Human Geographer with an international focus who will complement, or build on, our current programming in Cultural Geography. The applicant will be expected to instruct lower level courses in human geography and contribute to existing upper level programming, or develop new courses in their area of expertise. The UCFV Geography program encourages the integration of classroom learning ‘in the field’ and applicants must be committed to leading field-oriented studies (e.g., field trips, field-based research projects, study tours). The successful candidate will be a dynamic individual who possesses strong interpersonal skills and has a commitment to excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will also be active in research and would be encouraged to apply for SSHRC funds. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Geography (exceptional ABD applicants will be considered). Applicants should send a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent under separate cover.

        Position Information: Faculty, Full-Time, Permanent

        Contract Term or Start Date: August 1, 2006

        Salary: Appropriate placement on the faculty salary scale

        UCFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment. We invite applications including evidence of appropriate qualifications by February 10, 2006. All correspondence should refer to the Posting #2005.107 and be directed to:

        Employee Relations
        University College of the Fraser Valley
        33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
        Tel: (604) 854-4554 Fax: (604) 854-1538 Website: www.ucfv.ca
        Email resumes to: erinfo@ucfv.ca

        For more information about this position or the Department of Geography, please contact Dr. Sandy Vanderburgh at 604-504-7441 x 4336 or by email at sandy.vanderburgh@ucfv.ca.

        In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UCFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UCFV for employment.

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    University of Alberta
      Augustana Campus
        Environmental Science/Studies

        As part of a dynamic, multi-year program of renewal and growth at the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus, the Department of Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Science/Studies. This position is one of several being advertised in the current year with the expectation that several appointments will be made, at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2006.

        The successful candidate will contribute to two interdisciplinary programs, a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and a B.A. in Environmental Studies. Candidates should be able to teach GIS, statistics, and senior courses in a specialty area. Ability to teach related environmental courses (e.g., resource management, freshwater systems, field methods, history, or politics) would be an asset. Applicants should possess or be near completion of a Ph.D. in Environmental Science/Studies, Geography or related field.

        The Augustana Faculty teaches more than 1000 students in baccalaureate degree programs on a picturesque residential campus in the city of Camrose, 90 km southeast of Edmonton. After a long educational history, including two decades as an independent, degree-granting university college, Augustana was incorporated into the University of Alberta in July 2004. The Faculty is committed to building on its reputation for rigorous, high-quality teaching in the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences, and, in doing so, providing a distinctive undergraduate academic experience for students within one of Canada's leading universities. It seeks to attract promising scholars who will share its enthusiasm for teaching in a small-campus environment, participate actively in a collegial culture of inquiry and public engagement, and flourish as researchers in an undergraduate, interdisciplinary, and rural location.

        For all positions, the ability to contribute to areas of interdisciplinary strength and interest for the Faculty will be an asset. Those areas include international development studies, rural and northern studies, and women's studies.

        For information about Augustana and particular programs, please consult the Faculty webpage at www.augustana.ca. Inquiries concerning any of the positions in this advertisement should be directed to the Chair of Science, Dr. Neil Haave ( neil.haave@ualberta.ca).

        All appointments will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor. The current salary scale begins at $53,580; the benefit package is comprehensive.

        Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, including evidence of successful teaching and samples of scholarly work, and arrange to have transcripts and three confidential letters of reference sent to:

        Dr. Roger Epp
        Dean (Acting)
        Augustana Faculty
        University of Alberta
        4901-46 Avenue
        Camrose, AB, T4V 2R3
        Email: Roger.Epp@ualberta.ca
        Consideration of applications will begin as early as January 4.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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Posted October 27, 2005

    Wilfrid Laurier University
      Laurier Brantford
        Contemporary Studies & Geography

        Laurier Brantford invites applications for a limited-term appointment in Contemporary Studies/ Geography, subject to final budgetary approval. The appointment will commence July 1, 2006.

        Laurier Brantford is a fast-growing campus of Wilfrid Laurier University located in Brantford, Ontario, approximately a one-hour drive from the Waterloo campus. A doctoral degree, or near completion, in Geography or a relevant discipline is required. Evidence of successful teaching and a productive program of research are essential. The successful candidate's program of research will be in urban or social geography. Candidates with the ability to teach and conduct research in an interdisciplinary environment are particularly encouraged to apply.

        Applicants are required to send TWO COPIES of their application package, including cover letter, CV, sample publications, three letters of reference and evidence of effective teaching to:

        CT/Geography Hiring Committee
        Laurier Brantford
        73 George St.
        Brantford Ontario, N3T 2Y3

        Email applications will not be accepted; however, letters of reference from referees may be emailed to Julie Sutherland at jsutherland@wlu.ca.

        Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

        The deadline for applications is November 25, 2005.

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Posted October 26, 2005

    Wilfrid Laurier University
      Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
        Environmental Studies and Resource Management

        The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2006, subject to budgetary approval. Successful applicants will have a PhD or will have completed a PhD by the time of appointment, preferably in Geography or Environmental Studies.

        We are seeking candidates with research specialization in the areas of environmental studies and resource management with a focus in one or more of community based resource management, environment and development, impact assessment, and/or sustainability. Professional experience in resource and environmental management will be an asset, as will experience working with First Nations communities. The successful candidate will have a promising publication record and a well developed program of research. Candidates that complement Departmental strengths in northern regions are particularly encouraged to apply. Appointment will be at a rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, send a curriculum vitae, a short statement of research and teaching interests, up to three selected reprints, and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees to:

        Dr. Mary-Louise Byrne
        Chair, Geography and Environmental Studies
        Wilfrid Laurier University
        Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5

        Closing date for applications and supporting materials is January 27, 2006.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be considered first for the position. The University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including persons in a visible minority, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal people.

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    Wilfrid Laurier University
      Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
        Urban/Economic Geography

        The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies has an opening for a One-Year Limited-Term position at the assistant professor level to begin July 1, 2006, subject to budgetary approval. The department is seeking an urban/economic geographer with interests in development, marketing, transportation and population. Successful applicants will have a PhD or will have completed a PhD by the time of appointment and demonstrate a clear promise of excellence in research as well as effectiveness in teaching at the undergraduate level. Applicants can learn more about the Department and faculty interests at http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=149.

        To apply, send a curriculum vitae, a short statement of research and teaching interests, up to three selected reprints, and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees to:

        Dr. Mary-Louise Byrne
        Chair, Geography and Environmental Studies
        Wilfrid Laurier University
        Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5

        Closing date for applications and supporting materials is January 27, 2006.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be considered first for the position. The University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including persons in a visible minority, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal people.

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Posted October 21, 2005

    University of Winnipeg
      Department of Geography
        Human Geography

        The Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Human Geography at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate courses in Introductory Human Geography, Population Geography, Geographical Issues in the Developing World, Globalization, and Economic Geography. An ability to develop future courses in the areas of recreation resource management and tourism would be an asset.

        Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or be nearing completion and have proven excellence in teaching. Subject to budgetary approval, the effective date of appointment will be August 1, 2006.

        The closing date for the application is January 15, 2006. Applications, including a complete curriculum vitae and the names of three references, should be sent to:

        Dr. W. F. Rannie, Chair
        Department of Geography
        The University of Winnipeg
        515 Portage Avenue
        Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3B 2E9

        The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is initially directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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Posted October 19, 2005

    University of Alberta
      Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
        Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

        The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The Department seeks a specialist in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems. Applications of remote sensing related to surface process modeling, resource analysis, and environmental change are of particular interest. Expertise in the analysis of microwave and LIDAR data is highly desirable. Preference will be given to those who take a critical approach to the integration of remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems. The undergraduate teaching load for this position will include courses in remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems. We seek an individual who will develop a vigorous research program in an interdisciplinary environment and will complement the activities of the Earth Observation Systems Laboratory.

        Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment and have a strong research record. The closing date for applications is January 20, 2006, or when a suitable candidate is found. The start date for this position is July 1, 2006. Early applications are encouraged.

        Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests. Candidates should arrange for at least three confidential letters of reference to be sent to the Chair at the address below:

        Dr. Martin Sharp, Chair
        Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
        1-26 Earth Sciences Building
        University of Alberta
        Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3

        The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

        For more information about the Department and the University of Alberta, please see the Department’s web page: http://www.ualberta.ca/EAS.

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Posted October 18, 2005

    Simon Fraser University
      Department of Geography
        Lectureship in Physical Geography

        The Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a Lecturership in Physical Geography. This position is a continuing teaching (non-research) appointment starting September 1, 2006. Applicants must have a Master’s degree although a PhD is preferred. They should be able to demonstrate excellence, or the clear promise of excellence, in teaching and an ability to teach a broad range of courses in the first and second year of the undergraduate program in physical geography and possibly in advanced courses in their specialty area. Other duties of the successful applicant will include coordinating the physical geography field school.

        Applicants should forward a curriculum vitae and a statement of career goals to:

        Dr Ted Hickin
        Chair, Department of Geography
        Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
        British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6

        Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to the Chair under separate cover. Review of applications will commence on 4 January, 2006. For additional information please see www.sfu.ca/geography.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers equal opportunities to qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

        Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html.

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    Ryerson University
      Department of Geography
      • Environment and GIScience
      • Research Specialization Open

        The Department of Geography invites applications for two (2) tenure-stream positions (rank open). A PhD (or equivalent) in Geography is required by the time of appointment, effective August 1, 2006. One position targets candidates with a specialization in the area of Environment and GIScience. A second position (Research Specialization Open) will be attractive to applicants whose qualifications match the broad academic commitment of the department to career based geographic education and who have a background in spatial analysis.

        The Department of Geography offers an undergraduate program in geography leading to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a graduate program leading to a Master of Spatial Analysis (MSA). Faculty also contribute to other interdisciplinary graduate programs in the university, including Environmental Applied Science and Management, and Immigration and Settlement Studies. A wide and dynamic selection of professionally-related and liberal studies courses in geography are taught to students throughout the university. Through the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, the department also offers three specialty GIS certificates.

        Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidates will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, contribute to the MSA through supervision and research, and to develop an active externally-funded research program.

        The Department of Geography currently has 16 full-time and 5 part-time faculty. It contains three advanced computer laboratories equipped with 90 workstations for instruction and research. Ryerson is located in downtown Toronto, Canada and has 20,000 full-time and 650 graduate students and 61,000 continuing education registrations. For more information about the department and university see http://www.geography.ryerson.ca.

        Consideration of applications will begin on January 9, 2006, but the competition will remain open until suitable candidates are identified.

        Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, samples of recent publications, and the names and contact information (e-mail address and telephone number) of three references who may be contacted. Please note applications by fax or e-mail are not acceptable.

        Dr. Shuguang Wang, Chair
        Department of Geography
        Ryerson University
        350 Victoria Street
        Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
        e-mail: swang@ryerson.ca

        Ryerson University has an employment equity program and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women. Members of designated groups are encouraged to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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    McGill University
      Department of Geography
        Economic Geography

        Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Economic Geography, beginning on August 1, 2006. Applicants must possess a PhD or expect to graduate by summer 2006, and have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and communication. The successful candidate’s research should focus on advanced economies at an urban, regional or national scale. Knowledge of location theory and modelling is desirable. In addition to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels (the latter preferably in methods of regional analysis or land economics) candidates should expect to teach an economics course in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program, embracing graduate student supervision. There are excellent opportunities for collaboration within the Departments and other units such as Economics, Urban Planning, the School of Environment, the Institute for the Study of Canada, and departments involved in the Masters in Social Statistics option. Information on McGill and the Department of Geography can be found at www.mcgill.ca and www.geog.mcgill.ca.

        Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

        The Department encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible and other minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. McGill University is committed to equity in employment. Candidates should ensure their curriculum vitae, statements of teaching specializations and research interests, up to three reprints, and the names and contact details of three referees, are received before December 16, 2005 by:

        Dr. Gordon Ewing
        Chair Department of Geography
        McGill University
        805 Sherbrooke St. West
        Montreal, Quebec Canada, H3A 2K6 phone: 514 398-4112 fax: 514 398-7437
        e-mail: gordon.ewing@mcgill.ca

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    Trent University
      International Development Studies Program
        Development Studies

        The International Development Studies Program at Trent University invites applications for two tenure track positions, one open rank and one Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2006. A well established development studies program, IDS at Trent is interdisciplinary and innovative in its approach. We seek critical social scientists with expertise in the study and analysis of development. While areas of specialty are open, we encourage applications from candidates with a background in one or more of economics, geography, political economy, sociology and environmental studies. A cross appointment to one of these departments may be involved.

        Areas of research and teaching include but are not limited to violence and conflict, comparative social movements, urbanisation, ethics and value systems, economic aspects of development and multilateral institutions. Geographic expertise is open but preference will be given to the Americas, South Asia, China, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. The successful candidates will be required to teach in undergraduate core courses as well as in specialised upper year seminars. These positions are subject to budgetary approval. Applicants for the Assistant Professor position must have a PhD in hand or provide evidence that they are near completion. For the open rank position, we are seeking candidates with a strong record of scholarly achievement and teaching experience. Applications should include, in hard copy, a covering letter, a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae and one writing sample. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the address below.

        Deadline for applications is December 8, 2005. Please send applications to the attention of:

        Dr. Jacqueline Solway, Chair,
        International Development Studies,
        Trent University,
        Peterborough, Ontario,
        K9J 7B8 Canada.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Trent University is an employment equity employer, and especially invites applications from women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities and people with disabilities. For further information on the IDS Program, please visit our website: www.trentu.ca/ids.

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    University of Alberta
      Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
        EAS 221 Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing
        EAS 293 The Urban Environment
        EAS 493/593 Human Dimensions of Global Change

        The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for sessional instructors for the 2005/2006 Winter Term. Currently, courses for which sessionals are required include the following:

      • EAS 221 Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing
      • EAS 293 The Urban Environment
      • EAS 493/593 Human Dimensions of Global Change

        Additional information on the courses can be found on the Department’s website www.ualberta.ca/EAS.

        These appointments normally require a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline, and successful teaching experience. If you are interested in being considered for one or more of these positions, or for any other sessional opportunities that may arise, please submit a c.v. and a covering letter outlining your teaching experience and mention the course(s) and/or subject areas for which you would like to be considered. Include the names of two references who are willing to provide confidential information on your teaching experience and abilities. Individuals who have recently provided this information or who have recently taught as sessionals for this department need only send an email indicating their interest in the upcoming positions.

        Please submit required information by November 1, 2005 to:

        Dr. Martin Sharp, Chair
        Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
        University of Alberta
        Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3

        Positions will be filled as suitable candidates are identified.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

        The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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    Université de Montréal
      Département de Géographie
        Science de l’Information Géographique

        Dans le cadre de son axe de recherche et de formation en science de l’information géographique, le Département de géographie de la Faculté des arts et des sciences sollicite des candidatures afin de pourvoir un poste au rang de professeur adjoint ou récemment agrégé pour une entrée en fonction à compter du (ou après le) 1er juin 2006 (sous réserve d’approbation budgétaire).

        Le Département est particulièrement intéressé par des personnes possédant une des spécialisations suivantes: analyse spatio-temporelle, géovisualisation ou modélisation et présentant un fort potentiel d’intégration aux activités de recherche et de formation du département en études environnementales. Une expertise en cartographie, statistiques ou en télédétection est un atout. La personne retenue devra pouvoir enseigner aux trois cycles, encadrer des étudiants aux études supérieures, développer un programme de recherche original et reconnu à l’international et attirer des fonds d’organismes subventionnaires.

        La personne doit posséder un Ph.D. en géographie ou dans une discipline connexe et démontrer d’excellentes aptitudes pour l’enseignement et la recherche. Les cours à l’Université de Montréal sont dispensés en français et requièrent donc une bonne connaissance de la langue. Toutefois, des cours de perfectionnement en français sont disponibles pour les nouveaux professeurs. De plus amples informations au sujet des activités du Département de géographie sont disponibles au site: www.geog.umontreal.ca.

        L'Université de Montréal offre un salaire concurrentiel, jumelé à une gamme complète d'avantages sociaux.

        Les personnes intéressées sont priées de faire parvenir, au plus tard le 16 janvier 2006, un dossier incluant un curriculum vitae, une description détaillée de leur programme de recherche (2-3 pages), des tirés à part des plus importantes contributions à la recherche et demander à trois répondants de transmettre une lettre de recommandation. Les envois par courrier électronique ne seront pas acceptés. Le dossier complet doit être envoyé à l’adresse suivante:

        François Courchesne, Directeur
        Département de Géographie
        Université de Montréal
        C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
        Montréal (QC), Canada H3C 3J7
        Téléphone: (514) 343-8012
        Télécopieur: (514) 343-8008
        Courriel: francois.courchesne@umontreal.ca

        Conformément aux lois canadiennes en matière d’immigration, cette annonce s’adresse en priorité aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents du Canada. L’Université de Montréal souscrit à un programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi pour les femmes, les minorités visibles et ethniques, les autochtones et les personnes handicapées.

        Les procédures de nomination en vigueur à l’Université de Montréal prévoient que tous les dossiers de candidatures puissent être consultés par tous les professeurs membres de l’assemblée départementale. Toute personne désirant que sa candidature demeure confidentielle jusqu’à l’établissement de la liste restreinte (candidatures retenues pour entrevue) est priée de le mentionner explicitement dans sa lettre d’accompagnement.

    Université de Montréal
      Département de Géographie
        Geographic Information Science

        As part of its research and training axis in geographic information science, the Département de géographie of the Faculté des arts et des sciences solicits candidates for a tenure track position at the assistant professor or early associate professor level, effective June 1st 2006 or after (subject to budgetary approval).

        The Department is particularly interested in candidates with a solid expertise in one of the following areas: spatio-temporal analysis, geovisualization or modelling. The candidate must demonstrate a high potential for integration within the research and training activities of the Department in environmental studies. An expertise in cartography, statistics or in remote sensing is an asset. The candidate must be able to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, develop an original world-class research program and attract funding from external sources.

        Applicants must possess a PhD in Geography or in a related discipline and demonstrate excellent abilities for teaching and research. At the Université de Montréal, lectures are given in French and a good grasp of the language is required. The Université provides courses for newly appointed professors who wish to improve their abilities to speak French. For more information concerning the activities of the Département de géographie, please see our web site at: www.geog.umontreal.ca.

        The Université de Montréal offers a competitive salary and a complete range of fringe benefits.

        Interested persons must send, no later than January 16th 2006, an application package including a curriculum vitae, a detailed description of their research program (2-3 pages), reprints of their most important research contributions and arrange for three referees to send a letter of recommendation. Submissions by email will not be accepted. The complete package must be sent to the following address:

        François Courchesne, Directeur
        Département de Géographie
        Université de Montréal
        C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
        Montréal (QC), Canada H3C 3J7
        Téléphone: (514) 343-8012
        Télécopieur: (514) 343-8008
        Courriel: francois.courchesne@umontreal.ca

        In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The Université de Montréal is involved in a program that promotes equal work opportunities for women as well as for ethnic and visible minorities, aboriginals and the handicapped.

        The selection process of the Université de Montréal gives access to submitted files to all regular professors of the Department unless the candidate explicitly states that access to the file should be limited to the selection committee in her or his covering letter. In all cases this restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the candidate is invited for an interview.

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Posted October 4, 2005

    University of Western Ontario
      Canada Research Chair (Tier II)
        Health Geography

        The University of Western Ontario is seeking to fill a Canada Research Chair (CRC) position (SSHRC, Tier II), and invites nominations and applications in the area of Health Geography. Information on the CRC program can be obtained at: http://www.chairs.gc.ca/. Our ideal CRC nomination will be social scientist of outstanding potential in the study of the broad determinants of health. Ideally, the candidate will have a PhD in geography, and will complement existing departmental interests in one or more of the following areas: water, hazards and environment, urban studies, international development or geographic information science. We seek an outstanding individual with demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The candidate must have a PhD and a very strong record of scholarly activity including a proven record of successful research on health geography. The candidate should also have a very strong record of obtaining external funding for their research. The candidate should be capable of supervising graduate student research, and teaching graduate and undergraduate students. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant (probationary) or Associate (probationary or tenured).

        The appointment will begin no later than July 1, 2007 although it may be possible to accommodate an earlier start date. The appointment is conditional upon the candidate receiving a Canada Research Chair. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Further information about the Department may be found at: http://geography.ssc.uwo.ca.

        Applications, including a statement of research and teaching interests, current curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees, together with their e-mail, fax and telephone numbers, should be sent to:

        Prof. Dan Shrubsole, Chair Department of Geography Social Science Centre The University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, N6A 5C2, Canada Tel: (519) 661-3126; Fax: (519) 661-3750 E-mail: dashrubs@uwo.ca

        Closing date: December 31, 2005 or until position is filled. E-mailed applications will not be accepted.

        Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

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Posted September 22, 2005

    Brock University
      Canada Research Chair (Tier II)
        Social Justice

        Brock University seeks an outstanding scholar for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in SOCIAL JUSTICE. The purpose of this appointment is to enhance multidisciplinary research collaboration among centres and departments within the Faculty of Social Sciences with a focus on analyzing local, national, and global processes related to struggles for equality and recognition.

        The successful candidate will be appointed to a centre or department in the Faculty of Social Sciences (Child and Youth Studies; Communications, Popular Culture and Film; Economics; Environment; Geography; Labour Studies; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Women’s Studies). The successful applicant may also participate in a range of the Faculty’s departmental and interdisciplinary (Popular Culture, Social Justice and Equity Studies) graduate programs.

        The appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and commence July 1, 2006. This is a permanent tenure-stream position. The appointment may be made on either a tenured or probationary basis. The position has research and teaching responsibilities, but carries a reduced teaching load as a reflection of expectations about research.

        The successful candidate must have a demonstrated ability to attract SSHRC or similar research funds as well as clear potential to be a leader in the field of social justice, and a strong (emerging) national and international scholarly presence, and the potential for an excellent teaching and graduate supervision record. The position comes with additional funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for equipment. The hiring decision will be made on the basis of demonstrated research excellence, teaching ability, potential for leadership in research collaboration, and Faculty and University needs.

        Located at the centre of Canada's beautiful Niagara Peninsula in Ontario, one hour from Toronto, Brock offers strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary degree programs that include co-op and other experiential learning opportunities to a student population of over 16,000. The Niagara region offers many cultural and recreational opportunities in a mixture of urban and rural settings.

        Submit curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and plans, statement of teaching interests, and list of potential referees to:

        David Siegel
        Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
        Brock University
        500 Glenridge Avenue
        St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1

        Consideration of applications will begin on January 6, 2006, but the competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

        Applicants and nominations from Canada and elsewhere are encouraged. Brock University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified candidates but strongly encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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Posted September 20, 2005

    Brock University
      Department of Geography
        Human Geography

        The Department of Geography at Brock University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in human geography, with specialization in urban/rural planning or urban social geography preferably with an international perspective. The probationary appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2006 and subject to final budgetary approval.

        A recently completed Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline is preferred, although applicants without a completed Ph.D. will be considered for an appointment at the rank of Lecturer. The successful candidate will be expected to be engaged in independent research and scholarly activity, to demonstrate teaching competency, to supervise individual students, to participate in the affairs of the department and to contribute to the department’s human geography program.

        Applicants should submit by November 15, 2005 a letter of application outlining teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of reference, and two reprints/preprints of published work to:

        Dr. Tony Shaw
        Chair, Department of Geography
        Brock University
        St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, L2S 3A1
        Fax: 905-688-6369; e-mail geography@brocku.ca

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is committed to a positive action policy aimed at reducing gender imbalance in faculty; qualified women and men are equally encouraged to apply.

        More information on Brock University and the Geography Department can be found on the University’s website: www.Brocku.ca/

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    University of Ottawa
      Department of Geography
        Social Geography

        The Department of Geography, University of Ottawa, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Social Geography beginning July 1st, 2006. At the time of appointment, applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline and be able to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department's graduate program includes a specialization in "Space, Place and Society" and the candidate should have experience or an interest in developing a research program in this area.

        The teaching load will be in English. The University of Ottawa is justly proud of its 150-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Second Language Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.

        Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and consistent with the collective agreement. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, selected publications, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to arrive before November 15th, 2005 to:

        Dr Daniel Lagarec
        Chair, Department of Geography
        University of Ottawa
        60 University
        Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
        phone: (613) 562-5725; fax: (613) 562-5145; e-mail: dlagarec@uottawa.ca

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Equity is a University policy. The University strongly encourages applications from women.

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Posted September 18, 2005

    York University
      Faculty of Environmental Studies
        Environmental Landscape Design

        The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University, Toronto, invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Environmental Landscape Design to start July 1, 2006. Candidates must hold a PhD degree in a relevant field by the time of appointment or have equivalent academic or professional experience.

        Environmental Landscape Design requires a fundamental knowledge of principles of the ecology of natural systems and/or social interactions with the built environment. The candidate should have expertise in environmental design practice and research, notably in the fields of urban sustainability, urban/regional ecology, and/or ecological restoration. The candidate must have a solid knowledge of sustainable practices of ecological design, as well as experience in different scopes and scales of projects; ability to link action and theory is of considerable importance. Knowledge of GIS, design and image processing software is preferable. Membership, or willingness to become a member, of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, is an asset. The successful candidate will play a major role in teaching in the Environmental Landscape Design certificate.

        FES is a unique interdisciplinary Faculty that adopts a broad definition of 'environmental studies' including natural, built, social and organizational environments and that welcomes diverse perspectives and approaches. The Faculty has both undergraduate and graduate programs, and the candidate must be able to contribute to teaching, advising, and research in both programs. More information about the Faculty of Environmental Studies is available at www.yorku.ca/fes.

        York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the Affirmative Action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions at York University are subject to budgetary approval.

        A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and three references (email address and telephone number) should be sent to the address below by Monday, January 16, 2006.

        ELD Search Committee
        Faculty of Environmental Studies
        Room 118 HNES
        York University
        4700 Keele Street
        Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
        Fax: 416. 736.5679
        E-mail: mawhite@yorku.ca

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    York University
      Faculty of Environmental Studies
        Global Humanitarian Studies

        The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University, Toronto, invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Global Humanitarian Studies to start July 1, 2006. Candidates must hold a PhD degree in a relevant field by the time of appointment.

        We conceive of Global Humanitarian Studies broadly, and seek candidates with broad knowledge and experience in such areas as: humanitarian assistance; humanitarian organizations (non-governmental and governmental); refugee and migration studies (including their environmental dimensions); women and child refugees; human security and peace-building; reconstruction; and/or human rights. Candidates who take a critical interdisciplinary view of both this field and the larger field of Development Studies, and who can draw upon applied/institutional experiences, are particularly welcome. Also welcome are applicants whose work focuses on specific areas (e.g., Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East) or intersects with such issues as food, water, gender and/or indigenous communities.

        FES is a unique interdisciplinary Faculty that adopts a broad definition of 'environmental studies' including natural, built, social and organizational environments and that welcomes diverse perspectives and approaches. The Faculty has both undergraduate and graduate programs, and the candidate must be able to contribute to teaching, advising, and research in both programs. More information about the Faculty of Environmental Studies is available at www.yorku.ca/fes.

        York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the Affirmative Action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions at York University are subject to budgetary approval.

        A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and three references (email address and telephone number) should be sent to the address below by Tuesday, January 3, 2006.

        GHS Search Committee
        Faculty of Environmental Studies
        Room 118 HNES
        York University
        4700 Keele Street
        Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
        Fax: 416. 736.5679
        E-mail: mawhite@yorku.ca

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    Concordia University
      Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
        Environmental Change

        The Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University is seeking applicants for a position in Environmental Change, with a particular focus on climate change. An ability to teach undergraduate courses in remote sensing, introductory GIS or climatology will be an asset. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the department’s new MSc program in Human Interventions in the Environment, and its existing graduate Diploma in Environmental Impact Assessment.

        Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for July 1, 2006. Please forward all applications and questions to the department contact listed below. Review of applications will begin on November 15 2005 and will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should have a PhD. Applications should consist of a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, a statement of teaching interests, a statement of research achievements and objectives and three letters of reference. French proficiency is an asset. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity. Additional information can be found at: http://artsandscience1.concordia.ca/

        Contact: Dr. Alan Nash, Department of Geography, Planning
        Email:nash@vax2.concordia.ca

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    University of Regina
      Department of Geography
        Physical Geography

        The Department of Geography at the University of Regina invites applications for a one-year term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2006.

        The Department of Geography seeks a one-year term faculty member with expertise in Physical Geography to complement the department’s existing strengths in this area. Candidates should have a good knowledge of Environmental Sciences or/and Water Management and Hydrology.

        We are interested in candidates who are able to teach across broad areas of Physical Geography at the first and second year level and who have a commitment to field-based teaching at all levels. The position involves teaching introductory Physical Geography, Environmental Issues, and Hydrology. The ability to integrate geo-science technologies into teaching is also desirable.

        Candidates who can further complement the Department’s capabilities and whose interests augment and support the strategic research themes of the University and the Department will be advantaged.

        We seek an outstanding individual with demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. (however, ABDs and those close to completion will be given careful consideration), show evidence of excellence in teaching and a record of scholarly publication. The Department is committed to a balanced program of teaching, research, and service to the community.

        Applications, including a covering letter, a statement of research and teaching interests, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and the names and addresses of three (3) referees, together with their e-mail, fax and telephone numbers should be sent to:

        Dr. Thomas Chase, Dean
        Faculty of Arts
        University of Regina
        Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, S4S 0A2
        Fax: (306) 585-5368

        Closing date for applications is Friday December 2, 2005.

        Academic inquiries about this position may be addressed to:

        Dr. Ben Cecil, Head
        Department of Geography
        Phone: (306) 585-4034
        E-mail: ben.cecil@uregina.ca

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Posted September 7, 2005

    University of Western Ontario
      Department of Geography
        Development Geographer

        The Department of Geography at The University of Western Ontario is seeking a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor (probationary) or Associate Professor (probationary or tenured) in the area of Development Geography.

        We seek an outstanding individual with demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The candidate must have a PhD and a strong record of scholarly activity. The candidate should be capable of supervising graduate student research, teaching graduate and undergraduate students, and conducting research on international development.

        Candidates who can complement Departmental and Faculty strengths in urban studies, water, health, population and migration, economic development, and natural hazards and environment are particularly encouraged to apply. Regional specialization is open to any area of Asia, Africa, or Latin America and the Caribbean. Working relationships with organizations in relevant fields is also desirable.

        The appointment will be effective July 1, 2006. The appointment is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Further information about the Department may be found at: http://geography.ssc.uwo.ca.

        Applications, including a statement of research and teaching interests, current curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees, together with their e-mail, fax and telephone numbers, should be sent to:

        Prof. Dan Shrubsole, Chair
        Department of Geography
        Social Science Centre
        The University of Western Ontario
        London, Ontario, N6A 5C2, Canada
        Tel: (519) 661-3126; Fax: (519) 661-3750
        E-mail: dashrubs@uwo.ca

        Closing date: November 30, 2005 or until position is filled. E-mailed applications will not be accepted. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

        Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

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    York University
      Department of Geography
        Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics

        The Department of Geography invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The Department seeks a specialist in Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics, with a background in Physical Geography. Preference will be given to those who take a critical approach to the use of remote sensing and geoinformatics. Remote sensing applications of particular interest to the department relate to surface process modeling, resource analysis, and environmental change, including snow cover and/or sea ice change; vegetation dynamics; water, river systems, floods, and drought; soil and mineral resource assessment; and land cover change. However, outstanding applicants with an interest in any aspect of biophysical processes will be considered. A PhD is required at the time of appointment. Strong preference will be given to applicants who are able to supervise doctoral students in our graduate field of biophysical processes immediately. The undergraduate teaching load for this position will include courses in remote sensing, geoinformatics and physical geography. We seek an individual who will develop a vigorous research program in an interdisciplinary environment and can demonstrate a commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching.

        The position, to commence July 1, 2006, is subject to budgetary approval.

        York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York’s website at http://www.yorku.ca/acadjobs/index.htm, or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

        Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and selected publications, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

        Professor Patricia K. Wood
        Chair, Department of Geography
        Faculty of Arts, N418 Ross Building
        York University
        4700 Keele Street
        Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3
        phone 416-736-5107, fax 416-736-5988

        Deadline: January 2, 2006.

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Posted September 2, 2005

    University of Saskachewan
      Department of Geography
        a) Urban Geography
        b) Health Geography

        The Department of Geography at the University of Saskatchewan seeks two promising young scholars for tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointments will be made in Human Geography to support research and teaching in the general areas of Urban and Health studies. Both appointments will begin July 1, 2006.

        The Department of Geography is a vibrant academic department committed to excellence in teaching and research. The department is home to two Canada Research Chairs; one in Human Geography entitled "Identity and Diversity: the Aboriginal Experience" and one in Physical Geography entitled “Water Resources and Climate Change.” The Department of Geography offers B.A. and B.Sc. undergraduate programs, participates in a co-op internship program, and is a strong contributor to several interdisciplinary programs delivered in collaboration with other Departments. It also maintains a vigorous graduate program offering M.A., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Further information about the Department can be found at http://www.arts.usask.ca/geography/.

        The Department of Geography is engaged with several specialized research units including SPHERU (Saskatchewan Population Health Evaluation Research Unit) and CUISR (Community University Institute for Social Research) in innovative, community-based research. The Department is developing an excellent research reputation and all of its human geography faculty members maintain Tri-Council funding support.

        The University of Saskatchewan has recently completed an integrated planning exercise which identified a number of priority areas for future development. The Department of Geography is well situated to support a number of these including health and social issues, environment, Aboriginal research, and public policy. New appointments are expected to contribute substantially to one or more of the priority areas of the University and to complement the existing strengths of the Department.

        Applicants for the Urban position are asked to indicate how they could support the Department's undergraduate Planning specialty which is offered through the RUD (Regional and Urban Development) programme. RUD has strong ties with the City of Saskatoon Planning Department and membership (or eligibility for membership) in the Canadian Institute of Planners would be an asset, as would the ability to support ongoing scholarship concerning aboriginal people in urban places. The Department wishes to sustain and expand its activity in Health Geography. Presently, members of the Department are investigating spatial patterns in selected health parameters in collaboration with colleagues in the College of Medicine. A proposed School of Environmental Studies may provide additional opportunities for Health research related to environmental determinates and change. A variety of institutional opportunities currently exist for research on health in urban and rural settings, as well as in aboriginal communities.

        Applicants should have a PhD in Geography (or a cognate field), teaching experience and a clear potential for outstanding scholarship demonstrated through published work. The successful candidate will have both junior and senior level teaching responsibilities and is expected to develop an externally funded research program that embraces graduate student supervision.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Saskatchewan is committed to Employment Equity. Members of Designated Groups (women, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities and visible minorities) are encouraged to self-identify in the applications.

        Candidates should send a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and ensure letters are received from at least three referees by December 30, 2005. All materials should be directed to:

        Dr. O.W. Archibold, Head
        Department of Geography, University of Saskatchewan
        Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5A5
        Phone: 306-966-5656
        Fax: 306-966-5680

        Electronic applications will not be accepted.

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Posted August 29, 2005

    University of Toronto at Mississauga
      Department of Geography
        Physical Geography

        The Department of Geography, University of Toronto at Mississauga, invites applications for a tenure-stream Assistant Professor position in physical geography with a specialization in soil processes. The Department is seeking a candidate who takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying the role of soils in landscape biogeochemistry and/or landscape ecology. The successful candidate will join a Geography Department with existing strengths in hydrology, biogeography, modeling, and remote sensing/GIS. The candidate is expected to take up the position on July 1, 2006.

        The appointment is at the University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM), which has a strong interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern, spacious campus, where the appointee will be expected to develop an externally funded research program.

        The successful candidate will have a graduate appointment in the Department of Geography and Program in Planning, University of Toronto. Strong participation in the UTM Geography and Environment undergraduate programs, as well as in the graduate program of the Department of Geography and Planning, is expected.

        The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline, demonstrated potential for high quality scholarly research and publication, and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Additional information on the Department can be obtained online at http://geog.utm.utoronto.ca/ and http://www.geog.utoronto.ca. Any inquiries about the application should be sent to the Department Chair, Prof. Brian Branfireun, at brian.branfireun@utoronto.ca.

        The University of Toronto is fully committed to academic excellence and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

        The deadline for submission of applications is November 15, 2005. Candidates should send a current Curriculum Vitae, brief statements of teaching specializations and research interests, copies of selected reprints to the address below. Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters of recommendation under separate cover.

        All correspondence should be sent to:

        Brian Branfireun, Chair
        Department of Geography
        University of Toronto at Mississauga
        3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ONT L5L 1C6, Canada

        Please note that no e-mail applications will be accepted.

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Posted August 26, 2005

    University of Toronto
      Department of Geography and Program in Planning
        The Dr. David Chu Professorship in Asia-Pacific Studies

        The Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto invite applications and nominations for the Dr. David Chu Professorship in Asia-Pacific Studies. This is an endowed chair and a senior academic appointment at the level of senior Associate or Full Professor.

        The Dr. David Chu Professor will be an internationally recognized scholar with a distinguished record of publication in contemporary Asia-Pacific studies with preference given to a scholar with a working knowledge of one or more Asian languages. Bridging disciplinary boundaries, the chairholder will be responsible for continued development and support of teaching and research in Asia-Pacific Studies joining a strong group of scholars committed to the study of this region. A demonstrated commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching and graduate education is required.

        This is a tenured appointment within the Faculty of Arts and Science to be held within one of the departments of Anthropology, East Asian Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science or Sociology.

        Applicants should send curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees by the deadline of October 31, 2005, addressed to:

        Professor Meric Gertler
        Vice-Dean, Graduate Education and Research
        Faculty of Arts and Science
        Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street
        Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1

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

        The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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Posted August 16, 2005

    Memorial University of Newfoundland
      Department of Geography
        Cultural Geography

        Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. With over 170 regular faculty members in 14 academic departments and a wide variety of interdisciplinary major, minor and diploma programs, the Faculty of Arts offers breadth, depth and diversity. Counting over 3,000 registered students with declared majors or minors, and with strong graduate programs, the Faculty is committed to providing solid teaching and research support to new appointees. The Faculty of Arts houses, among other units, the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), ISER Books and the CFI-funded Digital Research Centre for Qualitative Fieldwork. It is also home to outstanding archival collections, including the Maritime History Archive, the Folklore and Language Archive and the Native Language Archive. Memorial’s Queen Elizabeth II Library has excellent holdings with the most extensive collection of journals in the region. Please see http://www.mun.ca/arts/.

        NOTE: All applications should quote the position number listed.

        Tenure-track Appointment - The position listed below will normally commence July 1, 2006, subject to budgetary approval, and will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position normally requires a completed doctoral degree. A completed earned doctorate is required for the appointee to receive the rank of Assistant Professor and to be in a tenure-track position. (If a successful candidate has not completed an earned doctorate, he/she shall be appointed to a regular term, non-renewable three-year appointment at the rank of Assistant professor. If the candidate completes all the requirements for the doctorate during the first 24 months of the term appointment, he/she shall begin a tenure-track appointment following completion of the requirements of the degree). Letters of application should be sent to the Head of the department, accompanied by a current curriculum vitæ, a teaching dossier, the names and addresses of three persons who can supply a letter of reference. Consideration of applications will begin October 10, 2005, and all applications should reach the Head no later than November 18, 2005.

        DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY: POSITION #: VPA-GEOG-2005-001

        The Department invites applications for a position in Cultural Geography. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and should demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and be engaged in an active research program. Applicants can learn about the Department at http://www.mun.ca/geog. Applications should be directed to:

        Dr. K. Storey
        Head, Department of Geography
        Memorial University of Newfoundland
        St. John’s, NL A1B 3X9.
        Phone: (709) 737-7417; fax: (709) 737-3119; email: kstorey@mun.ca.

        Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Posted August 15, 2005

    Simon Fraser University
      Department of Geography
        Surface-Water Hydrologist

        The Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure track faculty appointment in field-based surface-water hydrology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin September 1, 2006.

        Applicants must have completed a PhD by the time of appointment and should demonstrate a clear promise of excellence in research as well as effectiveness in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to their area of specialty, the successful candidate also will be expected to instruct in other courses in the Physical Geography Program. The appointee will be responsible for establishing an externally funded research program in surface-water hydrology.

        Applicants should forward a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and career goals, and reprint or sample of research writing to:

        Dr. Ted Hickin
        Chair, Department of Geography
        Simon Fraser University
        Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6

        They should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to the Chair under separate cover. Review of applications will commence on November 21, 2005. For additional information please see /www.sfu.ca/geography.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers equal opportunities to qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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Posted August 12, 2005

    Simon Fraser University
      Department of Geography
        Health Geography

        The Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in the field of Human Geography. Our priority is for a candidate with interests in the socio-spatial inequalities of health at local, national and/or international scales.

        The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin September 1, 2006. Applicants must have completed a PhD by the time of appointment and should demonstrate a clear promise of excellence in research as well as effectiveness in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to their area of specialty, the successful candidate also will be expected to instruct in other courses in the Geography Program. The appointee will be responsible for establishing an externally funded research program.

        Applicants should forward a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and career goals, and reprint or sample of research writing to:

        Dr. Ted Hickin
        Chair, Department of Geography
        Simon Fraser University
        Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6

        They should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to the Chair under separate cover. Review of applications will commence on October 17 , 2005. For additional information please see /www.sfu.ca/geography.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers equal opportunities to qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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Posted August 3, 2005

    York University
      Department of Geography
        Urban Social Geography

        The Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, York University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Urban Social Geography. The Department seeks a scholar engaged in critical work on the city, with expertise in diversity issues. Preference will be given to those with research interests in post-1945 Canada. Research interests in any of housing, planning, health, environment, immigration, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT communities and/or citizenship are desirable. However, the Department welcomes applications from outstanding candidates working in any area of Urban Social Geography. A PhD is required at the time of appointment and preference will be given to applicants who are able to supervise graduate students immediately. We seek an individual who will develop a vigorous research program in an interdisciplinary environment and can demonstrate a commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching.

        The position, to commence July 1, 2006, is subject to budgetary approval.

        York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York’s website at http://www.yorku.ca/acadjobs/index.htm, or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

        Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and selected publications, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

        Professor Patricia K. Wood
        Chair, Department of Geography
        Faculty of Arts, N418 Ross Building
        York University
        4700 Keele Street
        Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3
        phone 416-736-5107, fax 416-736-5988.

        Deadline: November 4, 2005.

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    York University
      Department of Geography
        Biogeographer/Ecologist

        The Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, York University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The Department seeks a Biogeographer/Ecologist with demonstrated expertise and research interests in contemporary ecological processes. Interests in the areas of soil and vegetation dynamics and nutrient cycling processes are preferred. A PhD is required at the time of appointment and preference will be given to applicants who are able to supervise doctoral students immediately. We seek an individual who will develop a vigorous research program in an interdisciplinary environment and can demonstrate a commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching.

        The position, to commence July 1, 2006, is subject to budgetary approval.

        York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York’s website at http://www.yorku.ca/acadjobs/index.htm, or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

        Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and selected publications, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

        Professor Patricia K. Wood
        Chair, Department of Geography
        Faculty of Arts, N418 Ross Building
        York University
        4700 Keele Street
        Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3
        phone 416-736-5107, fax 416-736-5988.

        Deadline: November 4, 2005.

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    University of Toronto
      Department of Geography and Program in Planning
        Urban Geography

        The Department of Geography and Program in Planning, University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Urban Geography. The department is seeking candidates with expertise in contemporary cities to complement its considerable strength in urban geography and related fields. An interest in North American cities would be an asset. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2006. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

        The appointee would be expected to contribute to graduate teaching and supervision and undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in geography or a closely related discipline, an established record of high quality scholarly research and publication, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Additional information on the Department can be obtained through the World Wide Web at http://www.geog.utoronto.ca/.

        Please send applications to:

        Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, examples of publications, and materials relevant to teaching experience. Applicants should also ask three referees to write letters directly to Professor Desloges. Materials must be received by October 11, 2005 (no e-mail applications will be accepted)

        The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We offer opportunities to work in many collaborative programs, including Aboriginal, Canadian, environmental, ethno-cultural, sexual diversity, gender and women's studies. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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    University of Toronto
      Department of Geography and Program in Planning
        Historical Geography

        The Department of Geography and Program in Planning, University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Historical Geography. The ideal candidate would complement the departments considerable strength in areas of environmental, urban-economic, and socio-cultural geography. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2006. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

        The appointee would be expected to contribute to graduate teaching and supervision and undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in geography or a closely related discipline, an established record of high quality scholarly research and publication, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Additional information on the Department can be obtained through the World Wide Web at http://www.geog.utoronto.ca/.

        Please send applications to:

        Professor Joseph R. Desloges
        Chair, Department of Geography and Program in Planning
        University of Toronto
        100 St. George Street
        Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3G3

        Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, examples of publications, and materials relevant to teaching experience. Applicants should also ask three referees to write letters directly to Professor Desloges. Materials must be received by November 15, 2005 (no e-mail applications will be accepted)

        The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We offer opportunities to work in many collaborative programs, including Aboriginal, Canadian, environmental, ethno-cultural, sexual diversity, gender and women's studies. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

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

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    University of Toronto
      Department of Geography and Program in Planning
        Human Geography

        The Department of Geography and Program in Planning, University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Human Geography. The department is seeking candidates with expertise in the geographies of migration and transnationalism. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate/Full Professor and will begin on July 1, 2006. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

        The appointee would be expected to contribute to graduate teaching and supervision and undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to have developed an internationally recognized and externally funded research program. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in geography or a closely related discipline, as well as an established record of excellence in scholarly research and publication, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Additional information on the Department can be obtained through the World Wide Web at http://www.geog.utoronto.ca/.

        Please send applications to:

        Professor Joseph R. Desloges
        Chair, Department of Geography and Program in Planning
        University of Toronto
        100 St. George Street
        Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3G3

        Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, examples of publications, and materials relevant to teaching experience. Applicants should also ask three referees to write letters directly to Professor Desloges. Materials must be received by January 10, 2006 (no e-mail applications will be accepted)

        The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We offer opportunities to work in many collaborative programs, including Aboriginal, Canadian, environmental, ethno-cultural, sexual diversity, gender and women's studies. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

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

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Posted June 22, 2005

    University of Calgary
      Department of Geography
        Environmental Soil Science

        The Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor in environmental soil science. The Department is seeking expertise in soil physics, soil chemistry or soil ecology. We are particularly interested in individuals with research strengths in any of the following areas: geochemistry, geochemical cycling, geomicrobiology, and physical weathering processes with focus on field, laboratory, and modeling techniques. The successful applicant will complement existing Departmental expertise in geomorphology, hydrology, climatology, ecology, numerical modeling, and remote sensing/Geographic Information Systems. The candidate will be expected to work closely with colleagues in the Faculty of Science engaged in related areas of teaching and research, and may be appointed a Fellow of the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy. The successful candidate also will be expected to establish an independent, externally funded research program at the University of Calgary. Candidates demonstrating a strong research record or a clear promise of excellence in research will be given the highest consideration.

        Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment. The Geography Department, with 21 faculty members, offers PhD, MSc, MA, MGIS, BSc, and BA degrees. The Department plays a leadership role in, and has strong links with, interdisciplinary undergraduate programs including Environmental Science, Earth Science and Transportation Studies. State-of-the-art research, teaching, computing and analytical facilities are available in the Department. The successful candidate’s duties include both undergraduate and graduate teaching (Master’s and PhD levels). A demonstrated ability and interest in teaching Geography at the introductory (first year) level would be received favourably; applicants should address this in their letter of application.

        Applicants should provide a letter of application that includes a detailed statement of their current and proposed research program and a discussion of their teaching philosophy and interests. A curriculum vitae, evidence of research and teaching ability, including reprints of recent publications also should be included. The closing date for applications is January 31, 2006. Preferred start date for the position is July 1, 2006.

        Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference directly sent to the address below:

        Chair, Search Committee
        Department of Geography
        University of Calgary
        2500 University Dr. NW
        Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
        Fax 403-282-6561.

        Further information about the Department may be found at: http://www.ucalgary.ca/geog

        Please do not respond by email to this advertisement.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

        To see all University of Calgary academic positions, please visit www.ucalgary.ca/hr/career

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Posted June 16, 2005

    Brock University
      Department of Geography
        Human Geography

        The Department of Geography invites applications for a 12 month limited-term appointment, subject to final budgetary approval, at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2005. We are seeking candidates with a specialization in Human Geography to teach the following third and fourth year courses: Community Development and Social Planning, Geography of Rural Development and Tourism, Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning, Advanced Urban and Regional Planning.

        Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline, or be close to completion, and should demonstrate successful teaching experience. The selection process will begin on June 30, 2005, but will remain open until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching and research ability, and three confidential letters of reference to:

        Dr. Tony Shaw
        Chair, Department of Geography
        Brock University
        St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1
        Canada

        Fax to 905-688-6369 or Email to vwagg@brocku.ca must be followed by hard copy.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is committed to a positive action policy aimed at reducing gender imbalance in faculty; qualified women and men are equally encouraged to apply. More information on Brock University can be found on the University’s website www.brocku.ca.

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Posted June 13, 2005

    Queen’s University at Kingston
      Department of Geography
        Queen’s National Scholar in Urban Issues

        Queen’s University Department of Geography welcome inquires from excellent scholars and teachers who wish to be considered for appointment under the Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) Program.

        The Department of Geography is eligible to nominate candidates for one of these positions, and will consider applications from candidates in any field of Geography. Applicants who take an exciting interdisciplinary approach to urban issues and who can build on existing faculty strengths are most welcome. We are looking for a tenure-track appointment. Under the QNS program, appointments may be either tenure-track or special shorter-term appointments.

        The QNS Program serves to enrich teaching and research in newly developing fields of knowledge as well as traditional disciplines. The main criterion for appointment is academic excellence. Preferences will be given to scholars in early or mid-career. Another objective is to provide an opportunity to improve the proportion of women and members of designated minorities on faculty. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. A maximum of four QNS positions will be available for the 2005/06 in the areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Health. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

        Before submitting a formal application, prospective candidates may wish to contact the Head of Department, Professor Anne Godlewska, for further information godlewsk@post.queensu.ca.

        Applications should be sent to:

        Head of Department
        Department of Geography
        Queen’s University
        Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

        Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statements of current and prospective research interests and teaching experience or potential and no more than three off-prints. Applications should also supply information concerning any interruptions in their academic careers or other factors that may have affected their capacity to complete scholarly work. Letters from at least three referees should be sent directly to the address above. The deadline for receipt of applications, including letters of reference, is October 14, 2005, for decision in January 2006.

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

        Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a collective agreement, the details of which are posted at www.queensu.ca/qufa.

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Posted June 11, 2005

    University of British Columbia
      UBC Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP)
        GIS Officer

        UBC Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) invites applications for a full-time GIS Officer, a renewable grant funded term June 20, 2005 – March 31, 2006. HELP is an interdisciplinary research partnership directing a world leading contribution to new understandings in early child development. Working with HELP’s Early Child Development (ECD) Mapping Project team, major responsibilities include:

        • carrying out GIS analyses, cartographic production and data management;
        • performing cross-sectional statistical analysis;
        • providing mapping services;
        • performing complex data standardization and geocoding;
        • troubleshooting and detecting problems in software;
        • providing research support and methodological advice on collection and analysis of data;
        • serving as resource person for GIS and liaising with stakeholders;
        • contributing to writing of reports and performing other related duties.

        Qualifications: University degree in geography, and training in cartography/information design and GIS. Degree in a related field may be considered. Two years experience (or equivalent course work) with ESRI ArcView GIS 3.x, or ArcGIS 9.x preferred. Experience with database management, basic statistics and presentation software required. Understanding of Public Participation GIS, work with community organizations, and knowledge of B.C.’s geography an asset. Qualitative and quantitative research skills, multivariate experience, and analyzing administrative datasets an asset.

        The ideal candidate will be an energetic, flexible team player possessing effective oral and written communication, interpersonal, problem-solving and time management skills. Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail is required. Ability to work independently and in a team environment is required.

        Submit your covering letter and resume by Friday, June 27, 2005 quoting Competition #05059199 to:

        Ms. Dale Yamaura, Administrative Manager
        UBC Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP)
        320 - 2206 East Mall
        Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
        Fax: 604-822-0640
        Email: dale.yamaura@ubc.ca
        www.earlylearning.ubc.ca

        UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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Posted June 8, 2005

    Government of Saskatchewan
      Saskatchewan Industry and Resources
        Quaternary Geologist (Competition # 50 )

        Saskatchewan Industry and Resources requires a Quarternary Geologist to plan and implement a variety of field mapping projects focused on the surficial geology of the Precambrian shield of northern Saskatchewan. In addition to conducting short and long term field and laboratory investigations, you will apply current geological, geochemical and geophysical techniques to prepare scientific reports, papers and seminars. Working in collaboration with the Senior Quarternary Geologist you will provide technical consultation to industry, government officials and the public as well as maintain and enhance technical manuals and computerized databases. The successful candidate must be willing to work in remote, physically demanding wilderness areas of northern Saskatchewan and must meet the physical demands of the job when doing fieldwork.

        To qualify for this position, you will require a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and be registered (or eligible for registration) in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual capable of working both independently and in a team environment and organized in order to set priorities and accomplish goals with a changing workload.

        Location: Regina
        Organization: Industry and Resources
        Posting Date: May 24, 2005
        Closing Date: June 24, 2005
        Permanent: Full-time
        Note: We are committed to workplace diversity
        Competition Type: Open Posting - open to public service employees and the general public
        Classification Level: 04 - PROFESSIONAL
        Out of Scope Salary Supplement: None
        Salary Range (CAD): $3869 - $5031
        Pay Basis:Monthly
        Hours of Work: M - Monthly Out of Scope

        Click here to apply

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Posted May 11, 2005

    Selkirk College
      School of University Arts & Sciences
        Geography Instructor (Competition # 50 )

        Selkirk College invites applications for an Instructor to teach first and second year courses in Geography. Qualifications include a Masters Degree in Geography or a related discipline. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate successful teaching experience in both Physical and Cultural Geography at the post secondary level. The School of University Arts & Sciences is reviewing its course offerings to attract and retain more second year students. The successful applicants are expected to participate in this review and any subsequent curriculum development process. A co-operative and friendly working environment has evolved among the faculty members in the School, which is responsible for providing academic and service courses in ten Arts and eight Science disciplines.

        This is a 50% short-term replacement position commencing August 22, 2005 through to December 31, 2005 and pending departmental staffing, will continue for the winter semester. Based on qualifications and experience, salary will be $2027-$3052/month (at a 50%% appointment) in accordance with the Selkirk College Faculty Association Collective Agreement. Selkirk College would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Qualified applicants are invited to forward or fax resumes, including copies of diplomas/degrees/certificates with the name/telephone number of three (3) current work related references

        CLOSING DATE: May 19, 2005

        Selkirk College would like to thank all candidates for their interest. Only those applicant's selected for an interview will be contacted. Qualified candidates must include copies of diploma's/certificates/degree's with resumes, including the names of three (3) current work related references by May 19, 2005 to:

        The Human Resources Department
        Selkirk College
        301 Frank Beinder Way
        Castlegar, BC. V1N 3J1

        OR if you prefer you can email your resume and accompanying documentation to: postings@selkirk.bc.ca

        Please indicate in the subject line which competition you are applying for. Also note, email resumes should be sent as an attachment in MS Word or WordPerfect format. Email submissions must be sent at least two days prior to May 19, 2005.

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Posted May 11, 2005

    Saint Mary's University
      Department of Geography
        CRC Tier II Environmental Science

        Saint Mary's University invites nominations and/or applications for Two Tier II Canada Research Chairs in Environmental Science.

        In its Strategic Research Plan, Saint Mary's University has given high priority to Environmental Science and has assigned two Tier II Canada Research Chairs to this area. In its recent Academic Plan, Saint Mary's University has identified the areas of research and graduate studies as key areas of focus for future growth. The individuals appointed to these positions will be expected to play key roles in developing Environmental Science at the University.

        Environmental Science at Saint Mary's University spans departmental and faculty boundaries. We seek candidates who can build and lead areas of existing strength or emerging interest that are compatible with the University's Strategic Research Plan (www.smu.ca/academic/fgsr). Ideally, one position will be in ecology or environmental chemistry, whereas the other will be in environmental geography or geology. These areas are supported by the Centre for Environmental Analysis and Remediation and the Taxonomy Laboratory, the Regional Geochemistry Centre, and the Maritime Provinces Spatial Analysis Research Centre. There is also the opportunity for collaboration with the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.

        The successful candidates are exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. They will have an established national and international reputation of research achievement, and a successful and substantial record of teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels in an area related to environmental science. Criteria for Tier II Canada Research Chairs can be found at www.chairs.gc.ca/web/program/index_e.asp.

        Review of nominations and applications, which should include a proposed research outline and the names and addresses of at least three referees, will continue until the positions are filled. Further details may be obtained from the Dean, Faculty of Science (902-420-5493) or the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (902-496-8169).

        Send nominations/applications to:

        Dr. Terry Murphy
        Vice-President, Academic and Research
        Saint Mary's University
        Halifax, NS B3H 3C3 CANADA
        e-mail vpacademic@smu.ca
        Website www.smu.ca/academic/fgsr

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    University of Saskatchewan
      Department of Geography
        GIS and Land-Water-Atmosphere Interactions

        The Department of Geography, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a three-year term position in GIS and Land-Water-Atmosphere Interactions, with possibility of renewal. In addition to academic excellence, the Department is looking for applicants whose interests complement those of current faculty members and address the strengths of the department. Information about the University of Saskatchewan and the Department of Geography can be found at: http://www.usask.ca.

        This is a three-year appointment at the Assistant Professor level, starting on or about July 1, 2005. Applicants must have a Ph.D., or be near completion, in geography or related environmental or engineering science and show clear promise of excellence in teaching and research. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching courses in GIS and land-water-atmosphere interactions, but an ability to teach in environmental modelling, and/or water resources also would be an asset. The teaching load will consist of four 3 credit unit classes per year and will include both junior and senior offerings. The applicant will be eligible for NSERC grants and graduate supervision and is expected to develop an active externally-funded research programme.

        The University of Saskatchewan Centre for Hydrology focuses on hydrology as influenced by changing climate and land use. The Centre has a new suite of purpose-built modelling, instrument and sampling laboratories and office space in the Dept of Geography, instrumented research basins and close links with Environment Canada's National Hydrology Research Centre. There is a strong and growing interest in hydrology at the University and in campus laboratories.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Saskatchewan is committed to Employment Equity. Members of Designated Groups (women, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities and visible minorities) are encouraged to self-identify in the applications.

        Candidates should send a cover letter, full curriculum vitae and ensure letters are received from at least three referees by June 15, 2005 to:

        Dr. O. W. Archibold
        Head, Department of Geography
        University of Saskatchewan
        Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A5, Canada
        Phone: 306-966-5656; Fax: 306-966-5680

        Electronic applications will not be accepted.

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    University of Saskatchewan
      Department of Geography
        Human Geography

        The Department of Geography at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a 10-month position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Human Geography. The appointment would begin on or about July 1, 2005. Applicants should be prepared to demonstrate excellence in teaching and hold a Ph.D in Geography or a related discipline at the time of appointment. Teaching will include both junior and senior offerings.

        The Department offers diverse undergraduate programs in both Arts and Science, including a co-op internship program, and has strong links to interdisciplinary programs in Land Use and Environmental Studies (LUESt), Environmental Earth Sciences (EES) and Regional and Urban Development (Planning). The Department maintains a vigorous graduate program offering M.A., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Further information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.usask.ca/geography/.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Saskatchewan is committed to Employment Equity. Members of Designated Groups (women, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities and visible minorities) are encouraged to self-identify in the applications.

        Candidates should send a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, ensure letters are received from at least three referees by June 15, 2005 to:

        Dr. O. W. Archibold
        Head, Department of Geography
        University of Saskatchewan
        Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A5, Canada
        Phone: 306-966-5656; Fax: 306-966-5680

        Electronic applications will not be accepted.

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Posted May 9, 2005

    University of Alberta
      Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
        Faculty Lecturer in Human Geography

        The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta invites applications for the position of Faculty Lecturer in Human Geography. This is a full time term appointment for one year, with the possibility of reappointment. The teaching duties are three undergraduate courses in each of the Fall and Winter terms and one undergraduate course in Intersession. Possible areas of teaching would include natural resources, health, and environmental issues on rural and urban landscapes. Other duties include assisting in course and curriculum development, Department committee assignments, mentoring and supervision of course teaching assistants, and other teaching-related duties as assigned by the Chair.

        Requirements are a Ph.D. or M.Sc. in Human Geography, and demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate courses in Human Geography or a related social science.

        Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a teaching profile outlining teaching experience and/or interests. Candidates should arrange for at least three confidential letters of reference to be sent to the Chair at the address below:

        Dr. Martin Sharp, Chair
        Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
        1-26 Earth Sciences Building
        University of Alberta
        Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3

        The closing date for applications is Friday, June 3, 2005, or until a suitable candidate is found. Early applications are encouraged.

        The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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

        The Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta offers a major and minor program in Human Geography. Existing research interests in the Human Geography group include environmental hazards, rural and urban geography, environment and health, leisure, and environmental management.

        For more information about the Department and the University of Alberta, please see the Department’s web page: http://www.ualberta.ca/EAS.

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Posted April 26, 2005

    University of Victoria
      Department of Geography
        Tier II Canada Research Chair in Urban Population Health

        The University of Victoria (UVic) is seeking to fill a Canada Research Chair (CRC) position (SSHRC, Tier II), and invites nominations and applications in the area of Urban Population Health. UVic is one of Canada’s most research-intensive comprehensive universities. We are committed to the pursuit of research excellence and are a leading proponent of research methodologies that foster sophisticated interdisciplinary appraisals that promote collaboration and exchange among our researchers and with others around the world. Much of our research success can be attributed to the efforts we have devoted to building or supporting a critical mass of exceptional health researchers, including those affiliated with the Centre on Aging, the Community Health Promotion Centre, the Centre for Global Studies, Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives, Centre for Studies in Religion and Society and Population Research Group, the Centre on Youth and Society, the Centre for Addiction Research, the School of Health Information Sciences and Island Medical Programme. For information about the University and its programs, visit http://www.uvic.ca

        Our ideal CRC candidate will be an emerging social scientist of outstanding potential in the study of urban population health. We are particularly interested in individuals who would facilitate research designed to provide a deeper understanding of the determinants of health and who have expertise in one or more of the following areas: urban health inequalities, community cohesion, social capital and health, and geographical variations in mortality, morbidity and life expectancy. Vancouver Island and Victoria are ideal location for studies of urban population health, with nearby communities ranging in size and character from large metropolitan centers, to medium-sized cities, to isolated resource towns and Aboriginal communities. The geographic and cultural diversity of these places provides a fruitful terrain for applied research. UVic is committed to excellent undergrad and grad teaching; therefore, the ideal candidate will also be an excellent teacher/communicator.

        The CRC Program was established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to enhance their role as world-class centres of research excellence in the global knowledge-based community. Information about the CRC program, including profiles of current Chair holders, can be found at http://www.chairs.gc.ca/. To be eligible for a Tier II position, candidates must be early career scholars of outstanding achievement, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to become world leaders in their research areas. Chair candidates should have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and have demonstrated ability in leading an interdisciplinary group of scholars.

        Nominations and applications, including a curriculum vitae, a five-year research plan, and contact information for referees, should be forwarded to:

        Dr Dan Smith
        Chair, Department of Geography
        University of Victoria
        Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3P5, Canada

        Consideration of applications will begin September 1, 2005; appointments will be effective 1 July 2006, or as soon thereafter as possible. Please note that all CRC positions are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

        The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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    McGill University
      Earth System Science
        Land Use and Land Cover Change (Full Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair nomination; other ranks and a Tier 2 nomination may also be considered)

        Human driven landscape change is altering aspects of the biosphere that are important to life on Earth. These include local and regional climates, biogeochemical and hydrological cycles, soil fertility, and the availability and reliability of ecosystem services. We are searching for an individual whose teaching and research will focus on building a cross-scale understanding of the drivers and consequences of land use and land cover change. The ideal candidate will have a strong interdisciplinary approach to Earth System Science, integrating biophysical, ecological, economic, political and social processes in a manner that is consistent with the goals of programs such as the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), which address the critical role of land use/cover change in Earth system functions through the Land Use and Land Cover Change Project (LUCC) and the new Global Land Project (GLP). Given the influence of land use/cover on climate change, the appointee’s expertise would be an obvious asset to McGill’s Global Environmental and Climate Change Centre.

        The appointee will be part of the core faculty in the newly established undergraduate Earth System Science program at McGill University. Six new positions will be filled within the next year to support this program, two in each of the departments directly involved in the program: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Geography. The appointee will be expected to participate in team-teaching of the core courses of the ESS program, establish links and collaborations with researchers in other units (e.g., McGill School of Environment) and maintain an active research program.

        Applications must contain a full curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three confidential letters of recommendation sent at the request of the applicant under separate cover by the candidate's references to:

        Prof. Gordon Ewing
        Chair, Department of Geography
        McGill University
        805 Sherbrooke Street West
        Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 2K6.

        For additional information about the Department see http://www.geog.mcgill.ca.

        The anticipated start date for the positions is September 1, 2005 or later. Applications will be reviewed early in June 2005.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. McGill University is committed to equity in employment.

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Posted April 17, 2005

    Selkirk College
      Castlegar, BC
        Rural Economic Development

        Selkirk College is very pleased to announce that it is now recruiting for a new and exciting position. The soon to be created Chair for Rural Economic Development will become a key position in our college, working closely with regional stakeholders to develop a program for applied research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be on the ground floor of creating this important regional asset.

        Selkirk College invites application from outstanding researchers in the area of rural economic development. The successful candidate will be nominated for a BC Regional Innovation Chair (RIC), with permanent funding from an endowment established under guidelines established by the BC Leading Edge Foundation (LEEF)1. We anticipate that the position will commence in August 2006.

        Selkirk College has been successful in the first stage of the approval process, the Letter of Intent, and is now preparing to submit a full proposal for the June 22, 2005 deadline. We are seeking a nominee for the Chair. The position will be subject to: 1) our ability to match the Government of BC endowment of $1.25 million, 2) approval of our proposal by the LEEF Review Committee and 3) approval of the nominee by the same committee.

        We are interested in applicants who show leadership skills, have a track record in research and technology transfer and in linking knowledge with applications. They should also have a demonstrated commitment to working with community partners.

        Duties:

        • Undertake research in rural economic development, using innovative methods and best practices
        • Take a leadership role in forging alliances with community partners
        • Involve students and faculty in planning and implementing an effective applied research program
        • Work with a community advisory group to link the research program with identified regional needs
        • Work with other researchers in the Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre
        • Write applications for project funding
        • Undertake specific teaching assignments as may be appropriate from time to time.

        Qualifications:

        • PhD or PhD candidate. A candidate with Master’s degree and an exceptional track record will be considered.
        • Demonstrated ability to effectively conduct research, meet deadlines and work with multiple timelines
        • Demonstrated ability to work with regional stakeholders
        • Ability to develop grants and proposals
        • A track record in research and technology transfer and in linking knowledge with applications
        • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

        Submission:

        Please submit the following:

        • Curriculum vitae that outlines academic, research and professional experience and primary areas of expertise
        • A professional portfolio describing activities that show the impact of your expertise and work
        • Two letters of recommendation
        • A one-page concept paper outlining ideas about how you will enact the role of the Chair

        Applications will be accepted up to April 30th, 2005. Interviews are expected to be held in mid to late May, with the selection of the nominee by the end of May. For more information, please contact:

        Ms. Louise Krohn
        Vice President, Academic and Student Development
        250-365-1251; lkrohn@selkirk.ca; www.selkirk.bc.ca

        Submission should be sent to:

        Human Resources Department
        Selkirk College
        301 Frank Beinder Way
        Castlegar, BC V1N 3J1

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Posted March 29, 2005

    World Maritime University
      Malmo, Sweden
        Marine Environmental Protection

        The World Maritime University, operating under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency on the United Nations, invites applications from qualified Canadian citizens or landed-immigrants for the above position which is sponsored by the Canadian Government.

        Candidates should have a Ph.D., experience in teaching and supervision at the postgraduate level and a track record of research and publications in one or more the following: marine environment management and protection, sea use and resource management, legal instruments in marine environmental management, ocean policy and coastal zone management. It is also expected that the incumbent will contribute to the University's shipping mandate.

        WMU offers a taught Master of Science in Maritime Affaires, and is currently developing a doctoral programme. The successful applicants would be expecting to be fully involved in theses aspects of the University's activities, as well as its ongoing research projects and its professional training courses. The operational language is English.

        In addition to a tax-free salary, WMU offers a very attractive benefits package, designed to attract candidates of the highest caliber. Relocation expenses to Malmö are available to the successful appointee. WMU plans to fill this position by August 2005 or earlier.

        Further information about the University and the above position is available from

        Eva Holten in the Office of the President at WMU
        telephone: + 46-40-35 63 20
        fax: + 46-40-12 84 42
        e-mail: eva.holten@wmu.se
        URL: http://www.wmu.se/

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Posted March 29, 2005

    Queen's University
      Department of Geography and the School of Environmental Studies
        Biogeography

        The Department of Geography and the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University invite applications for a one-year, non-renewable, joint appointment in Biogeography at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2005. We seek an individual who combines a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching with the potential for independent research and scholarship in an area that complements existing departmental research strengths in Earth Systems Science. The successful candidate may contribute to undergraduate teaching at the second-, third- or fourth-year undergraduate levels in Geography and Environmental Studies and will be expected to participate in the affairs of the two units. Applicants can learn more about the two units and current faculty research interests at: www.geog.queensu.ca and www.queensu.ca/envst

        Applicants must either possess a Ph.D. or be ABD. The salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

        Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and samples of relevant reprints or writing. Applicants should arrange for this material and three confidential letters of reference to be sent to:

        Dr. Anne Godlewska
        Head, Department of Geography
        Queen’s University
        Kingston, Ontario Canada K7L 3N6
        Tel: (613) 533-2903, Fax: (613) 533-6122

        Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2005 and continue until the position is filled.

        Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

        Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a collective agreement, the details of which are posted at www.queensu.ca/qufa.

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Posted March 29, 2005

    University of Winnipeg
      Department of Geography
      • Physical Geography
      • Human Geography

        The Department of Geography invites applications for Sessional positions in Physical Geography and Human Geography. The successful candidate for the position in Physical Geography will be required to teach undergraduate courses in atmospheric science at the introductory level (including some labs), and climatology, and meteorology at the 2nd and 3rd year levels. This position will be a 2 year term. The successful candidate for the position in Human Geography will be required to teach undergraduate courses in Introductory Human Geography, Issues in the Developing World, Population Geography, Globalization, and Economic Geography. This position will be a 12 month term.

        Applicants must hold a Ph. D. or be nearing completion and have proven excellence in teaching. Both appointments would normally be at the level of Assistant Professor and will commence on August 1, 2005.

        Applications, including a complete curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, should be sent before April 15, 2005 to:

        Dr. W.F. Rannie
        Chair, Department of Geography
        University of Winnipeg
        515 Portage Avenue
        Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2E9

        The positions are contingent upon budgetary approval.

        The University of Winnipeg is an urban, primarily undergraduate university which seeks to appreciate, foster and promote values of human dignity, equality, non-discrimination and diversity. The University is committed to employment equity, to be a place of learning and work that includes all qualified individuals, including women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but qualified Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are given priority.

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Posted March 24, 2005

    McGill University
      Department of Geography
        Terrestrial Global Hydrology and Climatology

        Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in geography. The successful candidate’s teaching and research will focus on modelling large basin, continental or global-scale movement of freshwater. We are particularly interested in someone whose research couples hydrology with changes in climate, land cover/use, and/or water utilization, and their effect on the freshwater hydrological cycle. The emphasis should be on geophysical controls, biogeochemical transfers, links with climate, and/or integration across scales in hydrological systems.

        Resolving the global water cycle and determining how human activity is altering this cycle is recognized as a “grand challenge” in a new inter-departmental undergraduate program in Earth System Science (ESS). Because hydrology is a key connection between the terrestrial biosphere and the atmosphere and oceans, the successful candidate will make a crucial contribution both to the introductory courses in Earth System Science and to the development of upper level and graduate courses in ESS. Expertise in global terrestrial hydrology will be an obvious asset in McGill’s FQRNT-funded Global Environmental and Climate Change Centre, and complement existing expertise in land use/land cover change, biogeochemistry, landscape ecology, and fluvial and periglacial geomorphology in the Department of Geography, and atmospheric and oceanic geophysics in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

        The appointee will be part of the core faculty in the newly established undergraduate Earth System Science program at McGill University. Six new positions will be filled within the next year to support this program, two in each of the departments directly involved in the program: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Geography. Three of these appointments will deal specifically with the area of water, a resource of increasing global value. The appointee will be expected to participate in team-teaching of the core courses of the ESS program, establish links and collaborations with researchers in other units (e.g., Brace Centre for Water Resources Management, McGill School of Environment) and maintain an active research program.

        Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and the names and addresses of three referees to:

        Prof. Gordon Ewing
        Chair, Department of Geography
        McGill University
        805 Sherbrooke Street West
        Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 2K6.

        For additional information about the Department see http://www.geog.mcgill.ca.

        The anticipated start date for the positions is September 1, 2005. Review of the applications will begin in May 2005 and continue until the position is filled.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. McGill University is committed to equity in employment.

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    University of Waterloo
      Department of Geography
        Physical Geography

        The Department of Geography at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a tenure-track position in Geography. The appointment will be at the assistant professor level for a physical geographer whose research and teaching complement existing departmental strengths in wetlands and water-related sciences. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests emphasize the field aspects of landscape processes, especially land-hydrosphere interactions. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching of physical geography at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ability to teach fundamental inferential statistics and/or spatial statistics would be an asset.

        The Department of Geography is part of the Faculty of Environmental Studies. For additional information about the Department see: http://www.fes.uwaterloo.ca/geography/ .

        Applicants must have a Ph.D. Start date for the appointment is open to negotiation, but the successful candidate is expected to be on campus no later than January 1, 2006. Applications must include statements of career objectives, research interests, and the applicant’s approach to teaching and learning. Applicants must include with the letter of application a curriculum vitae and the names (with contact information) of four referees. The first stage in the review of applicants will be based on the application and C.V. Referees will be contacted for those being considered for the second stage of the review. The review of applications will commence May 2, 2005 and continue until the position is filled.

        Applications should be sent to:

        Chair, Faculty Search Committee
        Department of Geography
        Faculty of Environmental Studies
        University of Waterloo
        Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities.

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Posted March 23, 2005

    University of Northern British Columbia
      Geography Programme
        Instructor Position (6-month Sabbatical Term Replacement)

        The University of Northern British Columbia, in conjunction with the Geography Program, invites applications for a term Instructor position in GIS to teach in the Fall 2005 Semester (subject to budgetary approval). The successful candidate will teach Geographic Information Systems (GEOG 300) and possibly an advanced course in GIS (GEOG 413). A PhD is desirable; however, experienced candidates in GIS instruction and application will also be considered.

        UNBC is a small, research-intensive university located in central British Columbia, an environment that caters to field-based research and learning. It boasts state-of-the-art research infrastructure, including on-campus laboratories and the Quesnel River Research Centre (see www.unbc.ca/qrrc).

        Please forward your letter of application, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting competition #FAGE09-05(CGA) to:

        Dr. J. Howard Brunt
        Vice-President Academic & Provost
        University of Northern British Columbia
        3333 University Way
        Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9
        Fax: (250) 960-7300.

        Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Gail Fondahl, Chair of the Geography Program, at Telephone (250) 960-5856, E-mail: fondahlg@unbc.ca. Electronic submissions of CVs can be forwarded to: FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca. Applications received on or before April 30, 2005 will receive full consideration; however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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Posted March 21, 2005

    Kwantlen University College
      Department of Geography
        Physical Geography Instructor - Competition Number 05-16

        The Geography Department at Kwantlen University College is inviting applications for one full time regular position in Physical Geography for August 1, 2005. Expertise and ability in two or more of the following areas is required: Introduction to Physical Geography; Geomorphology; Global Environmental Issues and Cartography; Introduction to GIS.

        Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD.

        Please submit your curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, copies of transcripts of all degrees, and the names of two referees, quoting competition number to:

        Human Resources Department
        Kwantlen University College
        12666 72 Avenue
        Surrey, B.C. V3W 2M8
        Fax (604) 599-2111 or email to employ@kwantlen.ca.

        Incomplete applications will not be considered. The committee will begin reviewing applications on April 8, 2005.

        No telephone enquiries please.

        We thank all applicants for their interest in Kwantlen University College.However, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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Posted March 15, 2005

    University of Calgary
      Department of Geography
        Transportation Geography

        The Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor in Transportation Geography. The Department is seeking expertise in the following areas: transportation, GIS, urban studies, planning and economic geography. The successful applicant will be expected to teach in the Geography Department and to contribute in a substantial manner to the newly established Transportation Studies Major in which the Geography Department plays a leading role. In addition the applicant would be expected to contribute to all Departmental Programs at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels including the Masters in GIS Program.

        The successful candidate also will be expected to establish an independent, externally funded research program at the University of Calgary. Candidates demonstrating a strong research record or a clear promise of excellence in research will be given the highest consideration.

        Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment. The Geography Department, with 24 faculty members, offers PhD, MSc, MA, MGIS, BSc, and BA degrees. The Department plays a leadership role in, and has strong links with, interdisciplinary undergraduate programs including the Transportation Studies Major, Urban Studies, Environmental Science and Earth Science. State-of-the-art research, teaching, computing and analytical facilities are available in the Department. The successful candidate’s duties would include undergraduate teaching and graduate teaching (Master’s and PhD levels).

        Applicants should provide a letter of application that includes a detailed statement of their current and proposed research program and a discussion of their teaching philosophy and interests. A curriculum vitae, evidence of research and teaching ability, including reprints of recent publications also should be included. The closing date for applications is *July 15**, 2005*. Preferred start date for the position is January 1, 2006.

        Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference directly sent to the address below. Apply:

        Chair, Search Committee
        Department of Geography
        University of Calgary
        2500 University Dr. NW
        Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
        Fax 403-282-6561.

        Further information about the Department may be found at: http://www.ucalgary.ca/geog

        Please do not respond by email to this advertisement.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

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    Brock University
      Department of Geography
        Human Geography

        The Department of Geography invites applications for a 12 month limited-term appointment, subject to final budgetary approval, at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2005. We are seeking candidates with a specialization in Human Geography to teach the following second-year and upper-level courses: Introduction to Social Geography, Themes in Political Geography, Cities and Globalization and Advanced Cultural and Social Geography.

        Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline, or be close to completion, and should demonstrate successful teaching experience. Applicants should submit before May 15, 2005 a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching and research ability, and the names and addresses of three referees to:

        Dr. Tony Shaw
        Chair, Department of Geography
        Brock University
        St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3A1
        Fax to 905-688-6369 or Email to vwagg@brocku.ca

        Must be followed by hard copy. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is committed to a positive action policy aimed at reducing gender imbalance in faculty; qualified women and men are equally encouraged to apply.

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Posted February 27, 2005

    Trinity Western University
      Department of Geography
        Human Geography

        The Department of Geography at Trinity Western University invites applications for a 3/4 time position in Human Geography. Required teaching areas include Introductory Human Geography; Urban; Urban and Regional Planning and Economic Geography. A non-North American regional specialty would be an asset. Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level and appropriate graduate and professional degrees required. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

        TWU is a private liberal arts university in the evangelical Protestant tradition. The University requires faculty and staff to be committed Christians who actively support the mission of the University. For more information, please contact:

        Dr. Carl Tracie,
        Professor of Geography
        Trinity Western University
        Email tracie@twu.ca

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Posted February 21, 2005

    Concordia University
      Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
        Urban Studies and Urban Planning

      Geography, Planning and Environment invites applications for one position in Urban Studies and Urban Planning. The Department teaches its Urban Studies and Urban Planning Undergraduate programs with lectures, fieldwork and laboratories. Candidates must hold a Master's degree in a planning specialization and have two additional years of professional experience, teaching or research in a related field.

      The above position is full-time, limited-term appointment, beginning August 15, 2005 and ending May 31, 2006. Hiring is subject to budgetary approval. This position would normally be at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor. Candidates should hold a PhD, or nearly completed, unless otherwise specified. The successful candidate will normally be expected to teach three courses per semester. Under the collective agreement, these positions may be renewed twice depending upon emerging needs.

      Applications should consist of a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, a statement of teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available, and three letters of reference. Please forward all applications and questions to the Department contact below. Review of applications will begin as they are received and continue until the position is filled.

      Dr. John Zacharias
      Chair, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
      zachar@vax2.concordia.ca

      All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

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Posted February 14, 2005

    University of Manitoba
      Natural Resources Institute
        Terrestrial Ecologist/Biophysical Geographer

      The Natural Resources Institute within the Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position is for a terrestrial ecologist/biophysical geographer with primary responsibilities for graduate teaching and research, with a strong interdisciplinary orientation. The appointment will commence July 1, 2005, or soon thereafter.

      A PhD degree and proven expertise, including refereed publications, in the area of applied terrestrial ecology/biophysical geography are required. The successful candidate will have expertise relevant to one or more key areas: landscape ecology, ecosystem-based management, adaptive management, or restoration ecology. National and/or international experience in research and graduate student supervision is desirable. Skills associated with remote-sensing, GIS, and ecological research methods are considered to be an asset.

      The main duties will be to initiate and participate in research projects, consistent with a natural resource management focus; to supervise graduate students; and to develop networks with other departments and external agencies. Teaching duties will primarily include responsibility for graduate offerings in the areas of ecological resources management, biodiversity, and a course in the applicant’s field of specialization.

      The Natural Resources Institute ( www.umanitoba.ca/institutes/natural_resources) has a distinguished record of graduate education since 1968. The NRI program leads to the degrees of Master of Natural Resources Management (MNRM) and PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Management. The NRI is one of the three founding units of the new Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources. The University of Manitoba, with a current enrolment of over 26,000 students, has a distinctive role in the Province as the largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning. Winnipeg is a vibrant city with rich cultural and recreational opportunities including a number of professional arts groups and sports teams, and many opportunities nearby for all types of outdoor activities in all seasons. It combines the amenities of urban life with easy access to the countryside and to northern lakes and forests. The Winnipeg housing market is one of the most favourable in Canada. Learn more about Winnipeg at www.winnipeg.ca.

      The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

      Applications, including curriculum vitae, statement of qualifications in research and teaching, and names of three referees should be sent by regular mail to:

      Dr. Emdad Haque
      Chair, Search Committee
      Natural Resources Institute
      University of Manitoba
      Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2.

      Please specify position number ALF 051 on all correspondence. Enquiries by telephone (204-474-6395), Fax (204-261-0038), or email haquece@ms.umanitoba.ca are welcome. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). The application must be received by May 2, 2005.

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Posted February 10, 2005

    Saint Mary’s University
      Department of Geography
        Physical Geography

      The Department of Geography at Saint Mary's University invites applications for a nine-month, full-time limited term position in Physical Geography at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, effective September 1, 2005, to teach five (5) one-semester courses: two sections of Introductory Physical Geography, advanced-level Geomorphology (either Fluvial, Coastal, or Glacial), and two intermediate courses such as Biogeography, Weather & Climate, Physical Geography of the Oceans, or Ocean Use & Management. Applicants should hold a Ph.D in the field, or be near completion of a doctoral program, and have a demonstrated record of effectiveness in teaching undergraduate-level Geography courses.

      Saint Mary’s University is uniquely committed to serving the local, regional, national, and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. Information about the University and Department may be found at www.smu.ca.

      Letters of application accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, research samples/reprints, and the names and contact information for three referees should be sent to:

      Dr. Philip Giles, Chair
      Department of Geography
      Saint Mary's University
      Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3

      In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Applications sent by e-mail will not be considered. For further information, e-mail anne.baker@smu.ca, fax 902-496-8213, telephone 902-420-5736. Deadline for application is April 15, 2005.

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Posted November 5, 2004

    Trinity Western University
      Geography Program
      Physical Geography

      The Geography Program invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level effective August 15, 2006, subject to budget approval.

      Candidates with specializations in either geomorphology or climatology will be considered, but those with teaching and research experience in fluvial, coastal, or glacial geomorphology will be particularly welcome. Applicants should possess the Ph.D. or show evidence of immanent completion at the time of appointment.

      The successful candidate will have responsibility for large introductory physical geography courses which many students take as part of the liberal arts and sciences core at TWU. The appointee should be a person of initiative willing to give leadership to physical geography, an area that is currently under development in the geography program and which is a significant component of the B.Sc. in Environmental Studies.

      Trinity Western University is a private, Christian university in the evangelical Protestant tradition. The University requires faculty and staff to be committed Christians who actively support the mission of the University.

      Please direct all inquiries to Dr. C. Tracie, Coordinator of Geography (tracie@twu.ca).

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