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    Rank
    Specialty
    Location
    Closing Date
    Tier 1 CRC
    Global Urbanism
    York University
    Jan 30 2015
    Professeur Adjoint
    SIG/Télédétection
    Université d’Ottawa
    15 déc 2014
    Assistant Professor
    GIS/Remote Sensing
    University of Ottawa
    Dec 15 2014
    Tenure-track
    Human/Cultural Geography
    Brandon University
    Dec 12 2014
    Professeur Adjoint
    Sciences de la Durabilité
    Université McGill
    1 déc 2014
    Assistant Professor
    Sustainability Science
    McGill University
    Dec 1 2014
    Assistant Professor
    Evironment & Urban Sustainability
    Ryerson University
    Dec 1 2014
    Assistant Professor
    Urban Geography
    Saint Mary’s University
    Nov 30 2014
    Assistant Professor
    Land-use Planning Studios
    Ryerson University
    Nov 24 2014
    Assistant Professor
    Evironmental & Resource Management
    York University
    Nov 17 2014
    Assistant Lecturer
    Evironmental Education
    York University
    Nov 17 2014
    Assistant Professor
    Creative Industries
    Ryerson University
    Nov 17 2014
    Assistant Professor
    Critical Perspectives on Environment & Economy
    Carleton University
    Nov 17 2014
    Assistant Professor
    Urban Planning & Design
    Concordia University
    Nov 15 2014
    Assistant Professor
    Global Biopolitics
    Huron University College
    Nov 7 2014
    Assistant Professor
    Environmental Geography
    University of Toronto Scarborough
    Nov 5 2014
    Tenure-Track
    Urban Geography
    Memorial University
    Nov 1 2014


    Rank
    Specialty
    Location
    Closing Date
    Assistant Professor
    Urban Geography, Planning & GIS
    University of Toronto
    CLOSED
    Tier II Canada Research Chair
    Aging, Health & Life-Course
    Trent University
    CLOSED
    Term Assistant/Associate
    Physical Geography & Env.Science
    University of Regina
    CLOSED
    Assistant/Associate
    Urban Social Geography
    University of Toronto Mississauga
    CLOSED
    Tier II Canada Research Chair
    Natural Resources, Law & Policy
    University of Saskatchewan
    CLOSED
    Professeur Régulier
    Développement Territorial
    Université du Québec à Rimouski
    CLOSED
    Dean
    Faculty of Social Sciences
    Western University
    CLOSED
    Head
    Community, Culture & Global Studies
    UBC Okanagan
    CLOSED
    Head
    Earth/EnvSci/PhyGeog
    UBC Okanagan
    CLOSED
    Professor
    GIS Program
    Vancouver Island University
    CLOSED
    Dean
    College of Social & Applied Human Sciences
    University of Guelph
    CLOSED
    One-Year Term
    Geography
    Brandon University
    CLOSED
    Tier 2 CRC
    Water Resource Management
    University of Lethbridge
    CLOSED
    1-Yr Term Assistant
    Physical Geog/Env Science
    University of Regina
    CLOSED
    Part-time
    Advanced Diploma in GIS Applicatons
    Vancouver Island University
    CLOSED
    1-Yr Term Assistant Professor
    Geography
    Ryerson University
    CLOSED
    Limited Term Assistant
    Physical Geography
    Nipissing University
    CLOSED
    9 Month Limited Term
    Environmental Earth Sciences
    St. Francis Xavier University
    CLOSED
    3-Yr Term Assistant Professor
    Geography/Environmental Science
    Mount Allison University
    CLOSED
    Faculty
    Watershed Modelling
    University of Saskatchewan
    CLOSED
    Professeur Régulier
    Aménagement Durable de la Ville
    Université Laval
    CLOSED
    Assistant Term Position
    Geomorphology
    University of Lethbridge
    CLOSED
    Part-time College Professor
    Geography
    Okanagan College
    CLOSED
    Regular Faculty Instructor
    Physical Geography
    Kwantlen Polytechnic University
    CLOSED


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      October 16, 2014
        York University
        Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
        Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Global Urbanism at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

        We are seeking an internationally recognized expert in the study of political, social, geographic and/or economic relationships between the global and the urban as a specific space of capital, ideas, culture, social networks, and people for nomination to a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Global Urbanism at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor. The ideal candidate will bring a new perspective to our internationally leading research capacity in the social scientific study of the urban as a core site of globalization and transnationalism with an original and innovative program of research that may focus on a range of urban issues including, for example: citizenship and belonging, civil society, gender, governance, inequality, migration, infrastructure, politics, social justice, surveillance, sustainability, work. Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs at York provide an enhanced, focused and collaborative environment for outstanding senior scholars to further their internationally renowned program of research. This Chair is one of the investments being made by York in the development of its research priority of Public Engagement for a Just and Sustainable World. The successful candidate will be expected to develop research linkages within and beyond York, including strong and productive leadership within York University’s Organized Research Units such as the CITY Institute (www.yorku.ca/research/about/centres.html).

        The successful candidate will have: a PhD in a relevant discipline; an interdisciplinary research orientation across the social sciences; an internationally leading research record demonstrating excellence and eminence in the field; a proven ability to attract external research funding; demonstrated excellence in teaching; a superior record of attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; and the capacity to attract, develop, and build relationships with other researchers. Depending on the area of expertise, the successful candidate will be primarily affiliated with Economics, Geography, Social Science, or Sociology and will be expected to maintain vigorous participation in graduate program(s) and supervision, and focused participation in undergraduate teaching.

        Established by the Government of Canada, the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program seeks to attract outstanding researchers to Canadian universities. Nominees for Tier 1 positions are Full Professors, or Associate Professors who are expected to be promoted to the Full Professor level within one or two years of the nomination. Tier 1 Chairs are outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their field. The awards have 7 year terms and may be renewed. Appointments to these Canada Research Chair positions are subject to review and approval by the Canada Research Chairs Secretariat. Complete details about the CRC program can be found on the CRC website at www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/.

        The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2016. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. The deadline for applications is January 30, 2015.

        Candidates should submit a signed letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, three most influential publications, a comprehensive vision statement (no longer than 10 pp.) of the CRC in Global Urbanism’s research mandate (including a specific research plan; a statement of research leadership, including mentoring faculty and graduate students; and a plan for developing or fostering research intensification across boundaries and/or disciplinary strengths) and arrange for three signed letters of reference to be sent directly to:

        Professor Linda Peake, Chair, CRC Recruitment Committee c/o Nancy Giatti
        Office of the Dean
        Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
        South 900 Ross Building
        York University
        4700 Keele Street
        Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3
        Email: nancyg@yorku.ca - (Subject Line "CRC Tier 1")

        York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

        York is ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) brings together internationally recognized research, a devotion to effective teaching, and a commitment to diversity, equity and social justice. The range, global sensitivity and intensity of disciplinary and interdisciplinary degree programs are mirrored by the diversity and engagement of its professors and students. Within its 21 academic units, LA&PS provides a compelling learning experience for more than 25,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students.

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      October 14, 2014
        Université d’Ottawa
        Département de Géographie
        Professeur Adjoint, en Systèmes d’Information Géographiques (SIG) / Télédétection (TD)

        Le Département de géographie de l’Université d’Ottawa est à la recherche d’un(e) professeur(e) au rang de professeur adjoint, en Systèmes d’Information Géographiques (SIG) / Télédétection (TD) avec entrée en fonction le 1er juillet 2015. Au moment de leur embauche, les candidats doivent détenir un doctorat en géographie ou dans une discipline connexe et doivent pouvoir enseigner au premier cycle aux programmes d’études de l’environnement et géographie et aux cycles supérieurs en géographie.

        Nous sommes à la recherche de candidats et de candidates dont les intérêts de recherche portent sur l’application des Systèmes d’Information Géographiques (SIG) / Télédétection (TD) à des questions environnementales liées à des enjeux humains tels, par exemple, les politiques environnementales ou le développement des ressources dans le nord.

        Les candidats doivent posséder un excellent dossier de publications ou avoir démontré un fort potentiel de recherche dans le domaine de SIG/TD. Nous recherchons particulièrement des candidats ou des candidates dont les intérêts de recherche se situent à l’interface des rapports société-environnement. Le/la candidate(e) sélectionné(e) doit mettre sur pied un vigoureux programme de recherche, incluant la direction de thèses.

        Le/la candidat(e) doit pouvoir enseigner en français. Par contre, le programme d’études de l’environnement étant un programme bilingue, le bilinguisme actif (capacité d’enseigner dans les deux langues officielles) est requis dès l’embauche.

        Le traitement salarial sera déterminé selon les qualifications et les dispositions de la convention collective en vigueur. Les dossiers de candidature doivent comprendre un curriculum vitae, une description des intérêts de recherche, une description des intérêts et de l’expérience en enseignement, les publications choisies, et trois lettres de recommandation envoyées directement au Département de géographie. Les dossiers doivent être acheminés au plus tard le 15 décembre 2014 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

        La position restera ouverte jusqu’à l’embauche du candidat(e), mais les applications reçues avant le 15 décembre auront priorités.

        L’Université d’Ottawa souscrit à l’équité en matière d’emploi. Nous encourageons fortement les femmes, les Autochtones, les personnes handicapées et les membres des minorités visibles à poser leur candidature. Conformément aux exigences d’immigration Canada, toutes les personnes qualifiées sont invitées à postuler; la priorité sera toutefois accordée aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents.

        Pour plus d’information sur nos programmes, veuillez consulter notre site sur Internet à: http://www.geographie.uottawa.ca/programmes/prog1-env.html et http://www.geographie.uottawa.ca/

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        University of Ottawa
        Department of Geography
        Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) / Remote Sensing (RS)

        The Department of Geography, University of Ottawa, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) / Remote Sensing (RS), beginning July 1 2015. At the time of the appointment, applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline and be able to teach GIS and RS in the undergraduate Environmental Studies and Geography programs, and at the graduate level in Geography.

        We seek candidates with research interests that focus on applied remote sensing / GIS with applications to environmental issues related to human dimensions, such as, but not restricted to, environmental policy or northern resource development.

        Candidates must have an excellent research record or demonstrated potential in the field of GIS/RS, and we are especially interested in a research focus at the human-environment interface. The successful candidate must be able to develop a vigorous research program, including the supervision of graduate students.

        Primary teaching responsibilities will be in French. However, the Environmental Studies program is bilingual and the successful candidate must be able to teach in both English and French at the time of hire.

        Salary will be determined according to qualifications and experience, and the provisions of the collective agreement. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests and experience, selected publications, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly before December 15, 2014 to:

        Chair, 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

        The position will remain open until filled but candidacies received before December 15, 2014 will be given priority.

        The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

        For more information on our programs, please consult our web site at: http://www.geography.uottawa.ca/programs/prog1-env.html and http://www.geography.uottawa.ca

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      October 10, 2014
        Concordia University
        Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
        Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Urban Planning and Design

        The Department of Geography, Planning and Environment invites applications for one tenure-track position in Urban Planning and Design. The candidate should hold a PhD in Planning or a closely-related field and be eligible for membership in the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate planning classes, including a studio course, and contribute to the Department’s established research strengths in cities and sustainability. S/he will also supervise graduate research in Urban Studies and Planning. While teaching is in English, fluency in French is desired for communication with local communities and planners.

        Applications must consist of a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, statement of teaching philosophy/interests, statement of research achievements and plans, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the departmental contact:

        Dr. Monica E. Mulrennan Concordia University
        1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
        Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 1M8
        Email: monica.mulrennan@concordia.ca
        Web: http://gpe.concordia.ca

        Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling these positions, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August 1st 2015. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

        Applications should reach the department no later than November 15th 2014. All inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Monica Mulrennan.

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      October 6, 2014
        Saint Mary's University
        Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
        Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Urban Geography

        The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Urban Geography with specialization in at least two of these subject areas: Urban Development, Urban Planning, Urban Social Geography and/or Urban Environmental Geography. The successful appointee will also be expected to contribute to and expand the department’s GIS offerings. The successful appointee will teach at all levels of the undergraduate program and supervise theses at the honours and Master’s levels, and therefore must have a demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness. It is expected that the successful appointee will establish a rigorous research program commensurate with his or her expertise, and will fulfill departmental, faculty, university and community service needs as occasions arise. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand or hold ABD status with the dissertation near completion. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2015.

        Saint Mary's is a public university with over 7000 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. The University is 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. The Faculty of Arts is particularly interested in scholars with creative approaches to undergraduate and graduate education teaching. The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies offers honours, majors, and minors in both B.A. and B.Sc. degree programs, and a Master of Arts initiated in 2013. It also contributes to the Masters of Applied Science and Masters in Atlantic Canada Studies. It is a key partner in the new School of the Environment, and a significant contributor to the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (B.E.S.) degree program in the Faculty of Arts, as well as the Environmental Science program in the Faculty of Science. Applicants are encouraged to consult faculty web pages to determine how, as potential hires, they might enrich our intellectual community: see www.smu.ca/academic/arts/geography/.

        Saint Mary’s is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, which is a vibrant, urban community of over 350 000 people. Halifax is a major educational and economic centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located close to recreational areas and has good connections to other major urban centres in Canada and the northeastern United States. For information about the University please see the website at www.smu.ca.

        Application packages should consist of: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) teaching dossier, including evidence of teaching effectiveness and a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) sample(s) of recent scholarly writing; 5) graduate-level transcripts; and 6) names and contact information for three references. Only applications received in hard-copy form will be considered.

        Application packages sent by e-mail will not be considered; however, inquiries about the position or application procedures may be e-mailed to the Chair of the Selection Committee, Dr. Philip Giles (philip.giles@smu.ca). The closing date for applications is November 30, 2014.

        Application packages should be sent to:

        Dr. Danika van Proosdij
        Chair, Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies
        Saint Mary's University
        923 Robie Street
        Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3
        Canada
        Tel: 902-420-5737

        Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. All applicants should clearly indicate whether they have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status. Saint Mary’s University is committed to the principles of employment equity.

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        Université McGill
        Département de géographie
        Professeur adjoint en sciences de la durabilité

        Le Département de géographie de l’Université McGill sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de professeur adjoint en sciences de la durabilité. Ce poste mène à la permanence, et la nomination prendra effet le 1er août 2015.

        Nous recherchons un chercheur et éducateur dont les activités sont axées sur les sciences de la durabilité afin de poursuivre la croissance du nouveau programme en durabilité, science et société de McGill, et diriger ce programme de recherche pour le Département, la Faculté des sciences et l’Université McGill. Le programme en durabilité, science et société est un programme multifacultaire du baccalauréat ès arts et sciences qui connaît un grand succès, et dont l’objectif est de permettre aux étudiants d’acquérir les connaissances et compétences interdisciplinaires et globales nécessaires à la compréhension et à l’analyse des défis que pose la durabilité dans ses multiples aspects.

        La personne recherchée possède une solide expérience dans le domaine des sciences naturelles ou des sciences de la vie, ou dans des domaines connexes. Elle est en mesure d’établir des liens avec des domaines de recherche apparentés qui présentent un intérêt pour le Département de géographie. Nous nous attendons que ses intérêts en enseignement et en recherche portent sur les sciences de la durabilité et la recherche sur le changement environnemental à l’échelle régionale et mondiale. Parmi les grands enjeux de la durabilité auxquels le candidat peut s’intéresser, citons par exemple : Comment l’utilisation des ressources planétaires par l’humain modifie-t-elle le système terrestre? Comment le système terrestre arrive-t-il à soutenir de 10 à 12 milliards d’individus? Une capacité manifeste à diriger des travaux de recherche interdisciplinaires pour appréhender de tels enjeux constitue un atout important.

        Ce poste offre d’excellentes possibilités de collaboration à l’intérieur du Département, de même qu’avec d’autres unités telles que les sciences du système terrestre, l’École de l’environnement de McGill, la Faculté des gestions Desautels et la Faculté des sciences de l’agriculture et de l’environnement. Il offre également la possibilité de mettre sur pied des initiatives de recherche et de sensibilisation avec l’Institut de l’énergie Trottier qui œuvre sur le plan de l’ingénierie et de la conception durable, des sciences et des politiques publiques. Avec l’implantation récente du Secrétariat de Future Earth à Montréal, dont McGill compte parmi les partenaires, Montréal propose elle aussi des occasions de collaboration intéressantes.

        Les candidats doivent posséder un doctorat et avoir fait preuve d’excellence sur le plan de la recherche, de l’enseignement et de la communication. Le candidat retenu sera appelé à enseigner au premier cycle et aux cycles supérieurs, de même qu’à élaborer un programme dynamique de recherche comprenant la supervision d’étudiants aux cycles supérieurs. Le salaire tiendra compte des qualifications et de l’expérience du candidat. La personne retenue peut être candidate à une Chaire de recherche du Canada.

        L'Université McGill souscrit à la diversité et à l'équité en matière d'emploi. Elle accueille favorablement les demandes d’emploi des peuples autochtones, des minorités visibles, des minorités ethniques, des personnes handicapées, des femmes, des personnes de toutes orientations et identités sexuelles et d’autres personnes qui pourraient contribuer à une plus grande diversité. Nous encourageons toutes les personnes qualifiées à poser leur candidature. Cependant, en vertu du Règlement sur l’immigration, la priorité sera accordée aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents.

        Les candidats doivent faire parvenir leur curriculum vitæ, une description de leurs spécialisations en enseignement et de leurs intérêts en recherche, y compris jusqu’à trois exemplaires de publications, et trois lettres de recommandation, au professeur Nigel Roulet, directeur du Département de géographie ou à recruit.geog@mcgill.ca. L’étude des candidatures commencera le 1er décembre 2014 et se poursuivra jusqu’à ce que le poste soit doté.

        Professeur Nigel Roulet, directeur
        Département de géographie
        Université McGill
        805, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
        Montréal, QC H3A 0B9 (Téléphone : 514 398-4945/4211; télécopieur : 514 398-7437; courriel : recruit.geog@mcgill.ca)

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        McGill University
        Department of Geography
        Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sustainability Science

        Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Sustainability Science in the Department of Geography, beginning August 1, 2015.

        We seek a scholar and educator whose focus is sustainability science to continue the growth of McGill’s innovative Sustainability Science and Society program and to provide leadership for this research agenda for the Department, Faculty of Science, and McGill University. Sustainability Science and Society is a highly successful inter-Faculty B.A. and B.Sc. program that seeks to instil in students the inter-disciplinary and integrative knowledge and skills required to understand and address the sustainability challenge in its multiple dimensions.

        Our preferred candidate will have a strong track record in the natural or life sciences, or related perspectives, and the ability to link to neighboring research domains with relevance for the Geography Department. We expect that the candidate’s research and teaching interests will be grounded in sustainability science and environmental change research at regional to global scales. Examples of grand sustainability challenges in which this candidate may be engaged include (but are not limited to): how is human use of planetary resources causing changes in the Earth’s operating system? How can the Earth’s systems support 10 to 12 billion people? A demonstrated ability to lead interdisciplinary research to understand such challenges would be highly valued.

        Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration within the Department and with other units, such as Earth System Science, the McGill School of Environment, the Desautels Faculty of Management and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. There are also research and outreach initiatives that can be developed with the Trottier Institutes for Sustainable Engineering and Design and Science and Public Policy. Montreal also offers exciting collaborative possibilities with the recent opening of the Secretariat for Future Earth in Montreal, of which McGill is a partner.

        Applicants must possess a PhD and have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and communication. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and develop a vigorous research program, embracing graduate student supervision. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate may be nominated for a Canada Research Chair.

        McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

        Candidates should ensure that their curriculum vitae, statements of teaching specializations and research interests, up to three reprints, and letters from three referees are sent to the Professor Nigel Roulet, Chair of Geography or recruit.geog@mcgill.ca. The review of applications will begin December 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

        Professor Nigel Roulet, Chair
        Department of Geography
        McGill University
        805 Sherbrooke Street West
        Montréal, QC H3A 0B9
        Canada
        (Telephone: 514-398- 4945/4211; fax: 514-398-7437; email: recruit.geog@mcgill.ca)

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      October 1, 2014
        Carleton University
        Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
        Entry-level, Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Critical Perspectives on Environment and Economy

        Carleton University’s Department of Geography and Environmental Studies invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track appointment in Critical Perspectives on Environment and Economy, commencing on July 1, 2015.

        Applications are invited from individuals who are able to teach core and other courses in our human geography and environmental studies programs, augment existing teaching and research strengths in these fields within the Department and more generally at Carleton, and provide research leadership in one or more of the following thematic areas as they relate to environment and economy: 1) political economy 2) political ecology and critical perspectives of nature; 3) critical approaches to race and inequality, 4) relations between the global north and south 5) social science perspectives on climate change

        The successful applicant will show leadership in research, be required to develop a research program in one or more of the position's thematic areas, and to supervise and mentor graduate students. An ability to enhance current research areas within the Department and make collaborative linkages between the natural and social sciences will be considered an asset. Teaching experience and capabilities to develop and deliver multi-media instruction and to teach first year seminars, large enrolment courses, and upper year seminars in the themes related to this position and other Environmental Studies and Geography courses are expected. Ability to make contributions to student recruitment will also be considered an asset.

        Applicants must have recently graduated with a PhD, or be in the final stages of completing their Doctoral degree in geography, environmental studies, or a related discipline, demonstrate their commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and be committed to developing a strong program of research and scholarship as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications. Applicants should consult the Department’s web site at www.carleton.ca/geography for details on current research activities and course offerings. Information on Carleton’s strategic interests is available from http://www.carleton.ca/sip/ and http://www1.carleton.ca/provost/academicplan/

        Carleton’s Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (DGES) delivers six undergraduate programs (BA in Environmental Studies, BA and BSc in Geography, BA and BSc in Geomatics, and starting in fall 2015, a Specialization in the Bachelor's in Globalization and International Studies), and three graduate programs in Geography (MA, MSc and PhD). It is home to about 400 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate students, and is committed to teaching and research that focuses on theoretical and applied aspects of interdisciplinary scholarship. DGES is in the midst of a significant renewal period and is seeking an individual who is eager and committed to participating in this on-going process in addition to contributing to its Human Geography and Environmental Studies programs.

        Applications for this entry-level appointment must be sent electronically and include in separate PDF files: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a teaching portfolio that includes a description of the candidate's pedagogical approaches and evidence of teaching innovation, performance, and other relevant experience, and; 3) a summary statement of research interests and experience; 4) up to three research publication reprints (each as a separate PDF); and 5) co-ordinates for three referees. Please note that PDF documents should be submitted with the following file name format: Item_LastName; for example: CoverLetter_Smith. PDF documents may also be combined and submitted as a single .zip file. Please submit your application by email by November 17, 2014 to: geography_jobapplication@carleton.ca . Questions about this position should be directed to the Departmental Chair at the email address above with “Environmental-Economy Appointment” in the subject line, or call the Chair at 613 520 2560.

        Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

        Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution committed to developing solutions to real world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge and understanding daily. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide more than 27,000 full- and part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 65 programs of study. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative work in science and technology, business, governance, public policy, and the arts.

        Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus, bordered by the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal. With over 12 national museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy. The City of Ottawa, with a population of almost one million, is Canada’s capital city and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country.

        Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be contacted by the Chair of the Search Committee to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to meet accommodation requests in a timely manner.

        All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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      September 22, 2014
        Brandon University
        Faculty of Science
        Tenure-track in Human/Cultural Geography

        Brandon University is a leader in providing high quality education in arts, sciences, education, music, and health studies. Based in southwestern Manitoba, Brandon University also offers pre-professional and Masters programs, as well as innovative and award-winning outreach programs in a personalized learning environment. For more information visit www.brandonu.ca.

        The Faculty of Science at Brandon University invites applications for a tenure track position in Human/Cultural Geography subject to budget approval. A completed PhD is preferred; however, ABD candidates will be considered.

        Applications are welcomed from candidates with teaching and research expertise in one or more of the following specialties: tourism, rural and community planning, or health geography. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a suite of undergraduate courses within their area of expertise that may include cultural geography, tourism, rural and small town, geography of health, population and development, research methods, or regional geographies of Canada or the World. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to supervise and teach graduate students in the new Interdisciplinary Masters of Environmental and Life Sciences program. Engaging in service activities is also expected.

        Review of applications: begin December 12, 2014
        Date of appointment: August 1, 2015
        Salary and Rank: Commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience

        Applications should consist of a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, citizenship or Canadian immigration status, two samples of peer-reviewed publications and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees. Applications should be submitted in a single electronic file of reasonable size in PDF format to:

        Dr. Andrew Egan
        Dean of Science
        Brandon University
        Brandon, Manitoba
        R7A 6A9 CANADA
        science@brandonu.ca

        We thank all applicants for their interest in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Short listed candidates will be expected to provide copies of credentials at time of interview. Brandon University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply including 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. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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      September 18, 2014
        Ryerson University
        Department of Geography
        Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environment and Urban Sustainability

        The Department of Geography at Ryerson University (www.ryerson.ca/geography) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of environment and urban sustainability. The position will commence on July 1, 2015, subject to budgetary approval.

        Suitable candidates will have a PhD in geography or in a related field, with a specialization in environmental studies. Research expertise in climate change is an asset. The successful candidate will be qualified to teach a variety of courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in programs that include Environment and Urban Sustainability, Geographic Analysis, and Master of Spatial Analysis (e.g., Responses to Climate Change, and Climate Change in an Urbanizing World). In addition, she/he is expected to contribute to teaching and supervision of graduate students in interdisciplinary Master’s and Ph.D. programs in Environmental Applied Science and Management, and Policy Studies. The successful candidate must have the ability to establish and maintain a strong, independent, externally-funded research agenda, and collaborate with academic and community partners as well as capacity for collegial service.

        The Department of Geography consists of 21 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, and offers two undergraduate programs and one graduate program. It prides itself both on the quality of its teaching, and the excellence, breadth, and relevance of its research. The Department is strongly committed to research on environmental change and urban sustainability, as well as on applications of geo-technologies in spatial analysis of settlement patterns, commercial activities, and human-environment interactions.

        Ryerson University is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and applied learning. More than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research, and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada. Ryerson University is located in the multi-cultural heart of downtown Toronto.

        This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/agreements/index.html. The RFA’s website can be found at: http://rfa.ryerson.ca/. A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html.

        Applications should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, an outline of the candidate’s research expertise and plans, and a statement of teaching approach and experience. Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

        The deadline for submission of applications is December 1, 2014. Please submit by both regular mail and e-mail to:

        Dr. Shuguang Wang, Professor and Interim Chair
        Department of Geography, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street,
        Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3
        swang@ryerson.ca

        Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, 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.

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        York University
        Faculty of Environmental Studies
        Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental and Resource Management

        The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University, Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental and Resource Management at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2015. A PhD in a relevant field, experience in applied practice or projects and demonstrated ability to use science in the context of environmental and resource management are required.

        We are seeking candidates with demonstrated track records of scholarly research, the potential to deliver outstanding research and who have the capacity to bridge the social and natural sciences in environmental and resources management. Specific expertise is sought in one or more of the following areas: landscape planning and management; landscape ecology; ecosystem management; biodiversity conservation and management; and/or protected area management.

        Knowledge of resource management policy and economics, the implications of aboriginal and treaty rights for environmental and resource management, and/or knowledge of Caribbean or Latin American environmental and policy contexts is desirable. The candidate should be competent in the application of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods in environment and resources management.

        Candidates must have teaching experience and be able to contribute to teaching and research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including supervision of doctoral research. Candidates will demonstrate excellence, or promise of excellence, in teaching and scholarly research, and must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Evidence of experience teaching with attention to questions of equity and diversity is expected. Experience in online learning, experiential education and the ability to contribute to one or more of the Faculty’s certificate or diploma programs are assets. Certificate programs include: Undergraduate Certificates in Community Arts Practice, Urban Ecologies, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing, and Graduate Diplomas in Environmental and Sustainability Education, Business and the Environment, and the accredited Planning Program.

        FES is a unique interdisciplinary Faculty that adopts a broad definition of environment including natural, built and social environments. The Faculty has a strong social and environmental justice orientation, and values community-engaged learning and action, including arts-based inquiry, production and dissemination. More information about the Faculty of Environmental Studies is available at www.yorku.ca/fes.

        York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

        A letter of application outlining research interests with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio including a statement of teaching interests and approaches, samples of three research papers, and the names and full contact information for three academic and/or professional references (at least two of the references must be academic) should be sent to the address below by November 17th, 2014.

        Lisa Dennis,
        Secretary
        Faculty of Environmental Studies
        Room 126
        York University
        4700 Keele Street
        Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
        Tel: 416-736-5252
        Fax: 416-736-5679
        Email: feshires@yorku.ca

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        York University
        Faculty of Environmental Studies
        Tenure-track Alternate-stream Assistant Lecturer in Environmental Education

        The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University, Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-track alternate-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Lecturer in Environmental Education to commence July 1, 2015. A PhD in a related field is required at the time of appointment. The responsibilities of this position are centred on teaching, advising, supervising and service.

        We are seeking applicants with excellent university teaching records, especially in the student-directed, interdisciplinary, experiential and equity-oriented pedagogy underlying our Master in Environmental Studies program. The successful candidate must be able to contribute to both the undergraduate and graduate programs; preference will be for candidates who can teach the first year MES introductory course as well as the broad-based first year BES introductory survey course and/or other foundation courses. Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, program advising and supervision of major research papers, projects, portfolios and dissertations, as well as Faculty and university service, particularly curriculum development and innovation in course development and delivery; interest and experience in e-learning and experiential education are assets. Evidence of experience teaching with attention to questions of equity and diversity is expected. Published work in the area of the history and practice of interdisciplinary environmental education would be highly valued.

        The successful candidate should be prepared to coordinate the Environmental and Sustainability Education graduate diploma. The ability to contribute to one or more of the Faculty’s certificate or diploma programs is desirable. These include undergraduate certificates in Community Arts Practice, Urban Ecologies, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing, Graduate Diplomas in Business and the Environment and the accredited Planning Program.

        FES is a unique interdisciplinary Faculty that adopts a broad definition of environment including natural, built, institutional and social environments. The Faculty has a strong social and environmental justice orientation, and values community-engaged engaged learning and action, including arts-based inquiry, production and dissemination. More information about the Faculty of Environmental Studies is available at www.yorku.ca/fes.

        York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

        A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio including a statement of teaching interests and approaches, and the names and full contact information for three academic and/or professional references (at least two of the references must be academic) should be sent to the address below by November 17th, 2014.

        Lisa Dennis,
        Secretary
        Faculty of Environmental Studies
        Room 126
        York University
        4700 Keele Street
        Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
        Tel: 416-736-5252
        Fax: 416-736-5679
        Email: feshires@yorku.ca

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      September 14, 2014
        Ryerson University
        School of Creative Industries
        Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Industries

        Ryerson University’s new School of Creative Industries is seeking a dynamic teacher/researcher to fill one of its initial tenurestream faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2015 and is subject to final budgetary approval.

        Launched by the University’s Faculty of Communication & Design in the Fall of 2013, the School’s novel, interdisciplinary B.A. program studies the creative fields from the perspective of enterprise development and entrepreneurship by combining an innovative core curriculum with course modules in the Faculty’s nine professional schools and with a business specialization. During its first two admission cycles, the program has received more than 10 applications for every spot, with acceptance cut-off marks amongst the highest for any BA program in Canada. Interested candidates are referred to ryersoncreative.ca for full program information.

        We are building a new cross-disciplinary field of study and research, and this is a unique opportunity for an enterprising academic to participate on the ground floor and be a key player in the program’s development. Applicants may be drawn from such diverse fields as media, business/ management, law, communication, creative industries, economic geography, sociology, marketing/PR/strategic communication, etc. All viable candidates however, will embrace, with enthusiasm, the opportunity to work in a dynamic interdisciplinary teaching and learning environment.

        Regardless of discipline, we are looking for applicants with dynamic, productive, critical and applied research programs grounded in the study of one or more creative industries including: music, fashion, journalism, advertising, digital & traditional media and others, who are interested in themes and trends that cross cut the creative industries such as the social and political impacts of creative industries, globalization, entrepreneurship and investment, governance and regulation, work and labour, the impacts of technological change, etc.

        At the outset the successful applicant will develop and teach core and elective courses to be determined as the program unfolds. Faculty in Creative Industries have opportunities to teach and supervise in Ryerson’s various graduate programs, as appropriate.

        Qualified applicants will have an earned doctorate, a solid record of teaching and research and prior experience in curriculum/course development. Experience in establishing research partnerships with private and/or public sectors is valued. Applications should include Curriculum Vitae; the names and contact information of 3 referees; a brief sample of a recent publication; evidence of effective and passionate teaching (e.g. results of teaching surveys and/or teaching dossier); and a statement of 2-3 pages that describes how this career opportunity will address your teaching and research aspirations, being sure to discuss at least 2-3 specific "CRI" courses that you would be enthusiastic about developing and teaching (see http://creative.fcad.ryerson.ca/course-descriptions ). Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

        Review of applications will begin November 17, 2014. All applications received by that date will be guaranteed consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be addressed to: Dr. Ira Levine, Chair, and should be uploaded to the following secure website: https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/

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        University of Toronto Scarborough
        Department of Human Geography
        Full-time, tenure-stream appointment in Environmental Geography (Req. # 1401939)

        The Department of Human Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a full-time, tenure-stream appointment in Environmental Geography. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor starting July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter.

        Consistent with the Department's clusters in urban, socio-cultural, and environmental geography, applicants with a research focus in one or more of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: environmental politics and geographical space, political ecology, environmental impacts and the construction of environmental knowledge.

        Applicants must have must have a Ph.D. in Geography at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Candidates also must have a record of excellence in research and teaching and be able to communicate effectively as an undergraduate and graduate teacher. The successful candidate will be expected to teach large introductory and senior undergraduate courses on environmental geography in the Department of Human Geography, do graduate teaching and supervision in the graduate Department of Geography and Programme in Planning, and develop an independently funded program of research. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

        The appointment is in the Department of Human Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The successful candidate also will be a member of the tri-campus graduate Department of Geography and Programme in Planning. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University also offers opportunities to work in a range of collaborative programs and centers of research.

        All qualified candidates are invited to apply by visiting https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1401939. Applications should include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier (including teaching evaluations). If you have questions about this position, please contact Sue-Ann Hicks at sahicks@utsc.utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

        Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

        Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: sahicks@utsc.utoronto.ca

        The closing date for applications is November 5, 2014. For more information about the Department of Human Geography, please visit http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/geography/

        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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        Ryerson University
        School of Urban and Regional Planning
        Tenure-stream Assistant Professor in Contemporary Land-use Planning Studios

        The School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University (http://www.ryerson.ca/surp/) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July1, 2015, subject to final budgetary approval.

        The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching and research agenda of the School as well as the mandate of the Faculty of Community Services and the University. S/he will be expected to teach a variety of core and elective professional urban planning courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Specifically, we seek a candidate who will be an engaged instructor in contemporary land-use planning studios, complemented by planning theory.

        The successful candidate must have an accredited degree in Planning, will hold a PhD in Planning (or a related field) or be ABD with a defense date set. The Greater Toronto-Hamilton-Oshawa Region and the surrounding Greenbelt is one of North America’s fastest-growing metropolitan regions facing many opportunities and challenges. We seek a colleague whose research, teaching and practice will make innovative contributions focused at the regional scale.

        S/he will be expected to demonstrate high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and an emerging scholarly record, as well as the capacity for collegial service in the School, the Faculty, the University, the profession, and the community at large. Additional considerations in our selection process include: eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners; teaching experience in a studio setting; professional planning experience; demonstrated potential to fund, conduct and disseminate research; and strong technical skills including the uses of graphic communication and design software packages.

        The School of Urban and Regional Planning, consisting of approximately 400 undergraduate and 65 graduate students, prides itself both on the quality of its teaching and the breadth and excellence of its research. The School offers a four-year undergraduate planning degree, a two year Post-Baccalaureate planning degree and a Master of Planning degree in Urban Development, all of which are professionally accredited by the Planning institutes of Canada. The School is a significant contributor to planning education in Canada and is particularly well known for the quality of its applied approach to planning education, especially studio-based teaching, and its excellent students. We have a large, loyal and engaged alumni network, and last year we celebrated the 40th anniversary of our first graduating class.

        Located in the heart of Toronto, the largest and most culturally-diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The university is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning and has an active “city building” agenda led by the President’s office. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada. The School is actively engaged in two new research centres: The Centre for Urban Research and Land Development and the City Building Institute.

        This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/agreements/rfa_agreement/index.html.The RFA’s website can be found at: http://rfa.ryerson.ca/. A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html

        Applicants are asked to apply online at School of Urban and Regional Planning and Chair, Departmental Hiring Committee (DHC). Priority will be given to those who apply on or before November 24, 2014 however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

        Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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      September 4, 2014
        Huron University College at Western University
        Centre for Global Studies
        Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Global Biopolitics

        The Centre for Global Studies at Huron University College, London, Ontario, invites applications for a probationary tenure–track Assistant Professor appointment in Global Biopolitics, effective July 1, 2015.

        The Centre for Global Studies is an interdisciplinary site of learning and research, promoting critical inquiry into how we may effectively and responsibly engage the world. The Centre offers degree modules in three streams of interrelated learning: Globalization Studies, Global Culture Studies, and Global Development Studies, each promoting and embracing the interplay of inquiries generated across the humanities and social sciences. For further information, please refer to the Centre's institutional webpage at: http://www.huronuc.on.ca/Academics/FacultyofArtsandSocialScience/CentreforGlobalStudies

        The person filling the Global Biopolitics position will teach existing and new undergraduate courses in ways that critically examine historical and contemporary formations of a world of bodies, populations, things, and spaces, along with the social, political, legal, industrial, and commercial technologies and institutions through which these products of modernity are managed and ordered in accordance with the goals, questions, and celebrations of modern life. S/he will teach courses that: trace and study the emergence of global biopolitical orders; explore biopolitical theory and analysis in relation to problems of globalization, global culture, and global development; and examine specific social and material problems in the management of life in the world.

        Applications are welcome from persons who have completed or are near completion of a PhD in any discipline or interdisciplinary context across the humanities and social sciences. The Centre for Global Studies is particularly interested in applications from persons with research and teaching expertise in biopolitical studies of the address and management of human movement, migration, and displacements, as well as the management of the mobilities of materials and non–human biological life. Still, applications from scholars engaged with any aspect of Global Biopolitics are welcome, intersecting with a wide range of possible areas of focus, including but not limited to: gender and sexuality; critical ecology; racialisations and biological taxonomies; territorialisations; health, virality, and immunisation; posthumanism; biometrics; community, law, and politics; and relations of death/killing to life/freedom.

        The successful applicant for this position will be expected to develop and maintain a program of research related to her/his areas of teaching. And it is hoped that s/he will be able to develop this program of research so that it can serve as a basis of collaborative studies with her/his colleagues in the Centre for Global Studies. Applicants for this position should be aware that the Centre does not seek to define or conserve a disciplined understanding of Global Studies per se but, rather, proposes Global Studies as an open site of critical intellectual and scholarly contest in mutual information. Applicants should be aware also of the fact that faculty members in the Centre for Global Studies are committed to teaching their students to read, think, conduct research, write and communicate their ideas with considerable scholarly rigour. We take our students seriously and treat them with the respect deserved by persons who are seeking rich events in learning and intellectual, personal, and social challenge. Commitment to a high level of thoughtful pedagogical engagement is requisite for this position.

        Each applicant for this position should prepare the following application materials: a letter of application in which the applicant describes her/his expertise and experiences, in relation to this position, in terms of research, teaching, and experiential learning; a statement of teaching philosophy, in which the applicant provides examples of how s/he could draw on her/his research in formulating and teaching both new courses in the Centre and current course offerings; a current curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; a writing sample, of article length; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. The deadline for submission of these application materials is November 7th, 2014. Email inquiries to the Director of the Centre, Dr. Mark F. N. Franke mfranke@huron.uwo.ca. However, all application materials and letters of reference should be sent, in paper form, to:

        Global Biopolitics Search
        c/o Ms. Julie Bennett
        Centre for Global Studies
        Huron University College
        1349 Western Road
        London, Ontario, N6G 1H3
        Canada

        All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Huron University College is committed to the highest standards of equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, members of minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. Huron values its place in an interconnected world and desires to create a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

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      August 18, 2014
        Memorial University
        Department of Geography
        Tenure-track Position in Urban Geography, Specialty Open

        Position #: VPA-GEOG-2014-001

        The Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-track position in Urban Geography, specialty open. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate (BSc and BA) and graduate (MSc, MA, PhD) levels, engage in an active, externally-funded research program, and demonstrate commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. The successful candidate will complement and strengthen existing research and teaching in resource geography, globalization and regional development.

        The Department of Geography has identified four research clusters that recognise existing research strengths and collaborations within the department. The four clusters are: Climate and environmental change; Globalisation, economy and resources; Society, knowledge and values; and Sustainable communities and regions. A fifth cluster on Human health and well-being is an identified strategic research priority. Applicants can learn more about the Department of Geography at www.mun.ca/geog.

        Current curriculum vitæ, teaching statement (not full dossier), research plan, and the name and address of three referees should accompany the candidate’s letter of application.

        Applications should be directed to:

        Dr. Charles Mather
        Head, Department of Geography
        Memorial University of Newfoundland
        St. John’s, NL
        Canada, A1B 3X9

        Phone: (709) 864-7417; Fax: (709) 864-3119; Email: cmather@mun.ca

        Application deadline: November 1, 2014

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      August 12, 2014
        Trent University
        Canada Research Chair (Tier II) – Aging, Health and Life-course in Rural and Non-urban Canada (CIHR)

        Trent University invites applications from candidates for Junior (Tier II) Canada Research Chairs (CRC) in in Aging, Health and Life-course in Rural and Non-urban Canada. The Trent Centre for Aging and Society is a new initiative to promote research on aging and old age that is responsive to the challenges and opportunities facing older people in the Peterborough region, across Canada and internationally. The CRC in Aging, Health and Life-course in Rural and Non-urban Canada is an innovative, highly interdisciplinary Chair aligned with the Centre and departments/programs such as Canadian Studies, English Literature, Gender and Women’s Studies, Geography, Nursing, Psychology and Sociology. This Chair will develop an exciting and original research program examining a range of features of rural and non- urban aging whose research results will make a significant contribution to the wider gerontological and policy worlds.

        Candidates for the Tier II CRC positions must be excellent emerging researchers who possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed at the Assistant/Associate Professor Level. Candidates must have received their doctorate within the last 10 years.

        By October 1, 2014 applicants should send a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, brief five-year research plan, examples of significant research contributions, and names and contact information for three potential referees to: cgates@trentu.ca

        Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact cgates@trentu.ca.

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      August 8, 2014
        University of Saskatchewan
        Canada Research Chair (Tier II) – Natural Resources, Law and Policy

        The University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the area of Natural Resources, Law and Policy. This CRC position offers a tremendous opportunity for the right person to build their scholarly career in a University committed to both international standards and a sense of place. The institutional support package that accompanies the CRC provides funds to support students as well as research and comes with reduced teaching responsibilities.

        We seek a dynamic individual to develop and lead a cutting edge research program exploring the role of law and policy in regulating and supporting the sustainable use of natural resources. Sustainability involves balancing or integrating the economic, environmental and social dimensions of natural resource use. A proven track record of research in the area of natural resources, law and policy is required. Demonstrated interest in the role of Indigenous peoples and other affected communities related to the sustainable use of natural resources will be highly favored. Within this broad thematic area, we look for someone to come forward with a distinctive scholarly agenda.

        The individual will be cross-appointed between the College of Law and the School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS). A track record of cross-cutting activities/research in the fields of natural resource or environmental law, policy and/or regulation is required. Experience in collaborative, team-based research is desired. The successful candidate will lay out a vision for developing a research partnership between Law and SENS, as well as for building on an international reputation as a recognized leader in the field.

        The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in law or a JD (or equivalent) as well as a PhD in an appropriate field although variations upon these requirements are possible in the context of an appropriate strong terminal degree that prepares the individual for scholarship in the area of the CRC. The candidate’s terminal degree must have been obtained within the last ten years. A proven track record of peer-reviewed publication and externally funded research is required. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students is required.

        A CRC position at the University of Saskatchewan comes with a very competitive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health spending account. The University of Saskatchewan is a U-15 institution and is committed to supporting the successful candidate in his or her research success. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a rapidly expanding city with a strong Indigenous presence and the location of an increasing number of resource development companies.

        The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenured or tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level (the salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Professor $86,844 - $104,357 and Associate Professor $104,357 - $121,871) and will be nominated for a Tier II CRC. The CRC is awarded, following rigorous evaluation by the CRC Secretariat, for a five-year term, renewable once (please visit www.chairs-chaires.gc.cafor more information). For more information about the University of Saskatchewan, please visit www.usask.ca; however, for further information on this position specifically, we warmly invite you to make contact with the Dean of the College of Law, Sanjeev Anand at s.anand@usask.ca and/or the Executive Director of the School of Environment and Sustainability, Toddi Steelman at toddi.steelman@usask.ca.

        Review of applications will begin on September 19, 2014. Early applications are strongly encouraged as the College and School will work with the successful applicant to submit a CRC nomination to the CRC Secretariat by April 2015. The ideal start date for this position is July 1, 2015, but this is negotiable.

        The University of Saskatchewan hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. The College of Law and School of Environment and Sustainability are strongly committed to diversity within their communities and especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. Members of these designated groups are encouraged to self-identify on their applications.

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

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      July 23, 2014
        University of Regina
        Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
        One-Year Term Assistant Professor in Physical Geography and Environmental Science

        The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies in the Faculty of Arts invites applications for a one-year term appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. Anticipated date of commencement is January 1, 2015 with an end date of December 31, 2015.

        We seek a candidate with a wide range of teaching and research expertise in physical geography and environmental science. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in several of the following areas: Physical Geography, Environmental Issues, and Environmental Impact Assessment. There may also be the opportunity for the successful candidate to teach courses in their specialty area. The candidate should possess a PhD and be committed to teaching and research within the framework of the Department's undergraduate (BA/BSc) and graduate (MA/MSc/PhD) programs.

        Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

        As per instructions posted at https://urcareers.uregina.ca, application packages are to be completed online and should include a covering letter summarizing your physical geography and environmental science teaching expertise, as well as a statement of research and teaching interests, a sample course outline for a physical geography or environmental science course, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for 3 referees.

        Information about the department is available at http://www.arts.uregina.ca/geography. Our collegial department is one where individual voices are heard and where personal contributions make a difference.

        Academic enquiries may be addressed to the Department Head, Dr. Joe Piwowar; tel. 306.585.5273; joe.piwowar@uregina.ca.

        Submit your application online at http://www.uregina.ca/hr/careers/opportunities.html.

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

        The University of Regina is committed to achieving a representative workforce. Qualified diversity group members are encouraged to self-identify on their applications.

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      July 22, 2014
        University of Toronto Mississauga
        Department of Geography
        Tenure-stream Assistant or Associate Professor in Urban Social Geography

        The Department of Geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Urban Social Geography at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, effective July 1, 2015.

        The Department seeks to hire a candidate with a research and teaching program focused on urban social geography. Specific areas of interest in terms of research focus include geographies of immigration, health, or social inclusion/exclusion within metropolitan settings. Expertise in quantitative methods is considered an asset. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Geography or a closely related field by the date of appointment or soon thereafter and have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research in urban social geography.

        In addition to developing a strong research program and engaging in teaching at the University of Toronto, the successful candidate may have the opportunity to be involved with the research and teaching activities of the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), a collaborative network involving New York University, the University of Toronto and other international universities and partners (http://cusp.nyu.edu). CUSP is a unique public-private research centre that focuses on research and developing technologies for the critical challenges facing the world’s cities.

        The appointment will be at UTM, which has a strong interdisciplinary commitment to teaching and research, a multicultural student body of 12,000 students, and a modern, spacious campus, where the appointee will be expected to develop an externally funded research program. The successful candidate will also hold a graduate faculty appointment in the tri-campus Department of Geography and Program in Planning at the University of Toronto, a department with strengths and interdisciplinary linkages in physical and human geography and the environment. Active participation in the UTM Geography and Environment undergraduate programs, as well as in the graduate program of the Department of Geography and Program in Planning is expected.

        Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

        All materials must be received by September 26, 2014 (no email applications will be accepted). Any inquiries about the application should be sent to the Department Chair, Professor Kathi Wilson, at geography.utm@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online by visiting https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1401328, and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests and three representative publications. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS word files in the following format:

          1) Letter, CV and research & teaching statements
          2) Publications

        Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Department via email geography.utm@utoronto.ca by the closing date. Additional information on the Department can be obtained online at www.utm.utoronto.ca/geography.

        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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      July 21, 2014
        University of Toronto (St. George Campus)
        Department of Geography and Program in Planning
        Tenure-stream Assistant Professor in Urban Geography, Planning and Geographic Information Systems

        The Department of Geography and Program in Planning at the University of Toronto (St. George Campus) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Urban Geography, Planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor starting July 1, 2015.

        The Department seeks a candidate with expertise in the use of spatial data and informatics to analyse urban problems such as those related to urban health, built form, social services provision, urban ecology, energy use or economic development.

        In addition to developing an excellent research program and engaging in undergraduate and graduate teaching at the University of Toronto, the successful candidate will be involved with the research and teaching activities of the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), a collaborative network involving New York University, the University of Toronto and other international universities and partners (http://cusp.nyu.edu). CUSP is a unique public-private research centre that focuses on research and developing technologies for the critical challenges facing the world’s cities, including infrastructure, transportation, public safety, and public health. The successful candidate will be one of a number of targeted CUSP faculty hires across the University of Toronto as part of this exciting initiative.

        Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geography, Planning or a closely related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants must also have a record of excellence in research and teaching. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

        The appointment is at the University of Toronto, which is a tri-campus, research-intensive institution. The St George campus is located in the heart of Toronto and offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University also offers opportunities to work in a wide range of collaborative programs and centres of research.

        All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, examples of publications, and a teaching dossier. All materials must be received by October 3, 2014. Any inquiries about the application should be sent to the Department Chair, Professor Virginia Maclaren, at jobs@geog.utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

        Applicants should also ask three referees to send signed letters of reference directly to the Department Chair via email jobs@geog.utoronto.ca by the closing date. For more information about the Department, please visit our home page: http://geography.utoronto.ca/.

        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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        Université du Québec à Rimouski
        Département sociétés, territoires et développement
        Professeure ou Professeur Régulier en Développement Territorial

        L’Université du Québec à Rimouski regroupe plus de 7000 étudiantes et étudiants répartis principalement dans ses Campus de Rimouski et de Lévis.

        Sommaire de la fonction: Le candidat ou la candidate devra enseigner aux trois cycles universitaires, c’est-à-dire : le programme de baccalauréat en développement social, les programmes de deuxième cycle en développement régional et administration publique régionale et le programme de doctorat en développement régional. De plus, le candidat ou la candidate devra faire de la recherche dans le domaine du développement territorial, assumer des responsabilités d’administration pédagogique et participer aux instances de l’UQAR. Une attention sera donnée aux personnes qui auront un profil leur permettant, dans un court laps de temps, d’obtenir leur habilitation à diriger ou à codiriger des thèses dans le programme de doctorat en développement régional.

        Date d'entrée en fonction: 1er décembre 2014

        Exigences:

        • Niveau de diplomation: Doctorat.
        • Domaine de diplomation: Développement régional, sociologie, anthropologie, sciences politiques, ou toute autre discipline des sciences sociales.
        • Secteur de spécialisation: Théories du développement, politiques publiques, planification territoriale du développement, intervention et développement communautaires, gestion sociale des risques.
        • Secteur privilégié de recherche: Politiques publiques, communautés face aux risques et aux incertitudes, inégalités territoriales et environnementales, action publique, planification et changement social.

        Traitement: Selon la convention collective en vigueur.

        Dépôt de candidature

        Les personnes intéressées à ce poste sont priées de faire parvenir leur curriculum vitae, une lettre de motivation, deux lettres de référence et deux textes produits sous forme numérique avant le 1er septembre 2014 à l’une des adresses suivantes :

        par courriel : dstd@uqar.ca

        ou par la poste à :

        Université du Québec à Rimouski
        Département sociétés, territoires et développement
        300, allée des Ursulines
        Rimouski (Québec)
        G5L 3A1

        Toutes les personnes qualifiées sont invitées à poser leur candidature, mais la priorité sera donnée aux Canadiens et aux résidents permanents. Nous souscrivons au programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi pour les femmes, les personnes handicapées, les membres de minorités visibles et de minorités ethniques et les autochtones.

        Toute candidature sera traitée confidentiellement.

        Nous communiquerons uniquement avec les personnes retenues pour une entrevue.

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        University of Guelph
        College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
        Dean, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

        The University of Guelph invites applications for the position of Dean of the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.

        The College is one of the largest on campus consisting of 5,000 undergraduates, 300 graduate students, and 200 faculty and staff. There are 5 academic units: Family Relations & Applied Nutrition, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology & Anthropology, as well as three inter-disciplinary programs, International Development Studies, Criminal Justice and Public Policy, and Environmental Governance. The College also includes two active research centres: the Centre for Families, Work & Wellbeing and the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship.

        Further information is available at www.csahs.uoguelph.ca.

        Ideal candidates for the position of Dean will be dynamic, visionary, and innovative leaders. Candidates will possess an open and collegial style; solid management experience; outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; an excellent scholarly and professional record; the ability to inspire a dedicated faculty and staff; the capacity to build and sustain positive relationships with all constituents; and an interest in leading the future growth of the College.

        The University of Guelph is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women.

        The search committee will begin reviewing applications in July 2014, with the appointment effective July 1, 2015. Applications, including a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae and the names of five references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate), should be submitted, in confidence.

        To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please call Malcolm Bernstein, Partner or Kathryn Morse, Executive Recruiter at 1-866-822-6022 or apply online at http://jobs.kbrs.ca/Careers/10439/.

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      June 17, 2014
        Western University
        Faculty of Social Sciences
        Dean, Faculty of Social Science

        Western University in London, Canada, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Social Science.

        One of Canada’s top-ten research-intensive universities, Western is a diverse and collaborative community of nationally and internationally celebrated scholars. Through its twelve Faculties/Schools and three Affiliated University Colleges, Western offers approximately 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional program specializations, including innovative modular degree structures that combine multiple disciplines. Founded in 1878, Western today has grown to include approximately 4,000 full-time faculty and staff, 27,800 full-time students and 277,000 alumni in 130 countries. For additional information, please visit: www.westernu.ca.

        The Faculty of Social Science is the largest faculty at Western, with 245 faculty members, 195 administrative staff, 6,650 undergraduates and 540 graduate students. The Faculty is widely recognized for its excellent research programs and the quality of teaching and innovation in both its undergraduate and graduate programs. In recent years, the Faculty has consistently ranked among the top 100 Social Science Faculties in the world by the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council, the QS Corporation and the Academic Rankings of World Universities. The Faculty’s departments include: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women’s Studies & Feminist Research and the Dan Management & Organizational Studies Program. Social Science is also home to several interdisciplinary centres and programs that draw upon expertise from academic units across Western’s campus. Further information can be found at www.ssc.uwo.ca.

        Candidates for Dean should possess both strong records of research and scholarly achievement in areas relevant to the academic mission of the Faculty and records of achievement in administration that demonstrate the ability both to balance fairly the demands of a multi-departmental Faculty and to capitalize on opportunities for synergy. A commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and to the value of research in and across the multiple areas represented in the Faculty is essential. This challenging position demands superb interpersonal skills and sound judgment to provide leadership for the continuing development of the academic programs, research and creative life within the Faculty and within the University. Financial acumen and fundraising capabilities are also essential.

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

        The appointment, to be effective July 1, 2015, is for a period of five years, renewable. Consideration of candidates will begin in September 2014. Nominations, applications and expressions of interest should be submitted, in confidence, to the address shown below.

        Janet Wright & Associates, Inc.
        174 Bedford Road, Suite 200
        Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2K9
        westernssc@jwasearch.com

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      June 16, 2014
        Brandon University
        Department of Geography
        One-year Term Lecturer/Assistant Professor

        Brandon University is a leader in providing high quality education in arts, sciences, education, music, and health studies. Based in southwestern Manitoba, Brandon University also offers pre-professional and Masters programs, as well as innovative and award-winning outreach programs in a personalized learning environment.

        The Faculty of Science invites applications for a one-year term position in the Department of Geography at the rank of Lecturer/Assistant Professor.

        Responsibilities: The successful applicant will teach courses in Cultural Geography, Regional Geography of Canada, Quantitative Methods in Geography, Introduction to Geographic Research Methods and Outdoor Recreation and Tourism. The applicant is also expected to engage in scholarly activity.

        Qualifications: A Masters degree is required, a PhD or ABD is preferred.

        Application deadline: July 17, 2014 or until position is filled

        Start date: September 1, 2014

        Salary: Commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.

        Applicants should send an electronic version of their curriculum vitae, transcripts, summary of teaching experience, indication of citizenship status, and the names and contact information of three referees to:

        Dr. Andrew Egan
        Dean of Science
        Brandon University
        270-18th Street
        Brandon, MB R7A 6A9
        science@brandonu.ca

        All applications should be sent in a single file of a reasonable size using PDF format.

        All applicants are invited to consult the Brandon University course calendar for more information. Further details about Brandon University and the Department of Geography can be found at http://www.brandonu.ca

        We thank all applicants for their interest in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Short listed candidates will be expected to provide copies of credentials at time of interview. Brandon University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply including 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. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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      June 8, 2014
        Vancouver Island University
        Faculty of Social Sciences
        Professor in GIS Program

        Competition Number: 14-4038

        Appointment Type: Regular Full-time

        Start: January 01, 2015

        Workload: Eight courses per year, subject to eligibility for release time.

        Employment Group: VIUFA

        Position: 00207

        Location: Nanaimo Campus

        Vancouver Island University has three faculty devoted to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing instruction, as part of the Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications (ADGISA). This is a post-graduate diploma program delivered in two forms. Our face-to-face program takes place over two academic terms and is a popular choice for recent university graduates who wish to gain practical experience in the field and make industry contacts. Our fully online program is a popular choice for professional worldwide who are looking for GIS certification, changes in responsibility and career advancement. GIS is an active area of study at VIU, with the potential for growth. ADGISA faculty are currently involved in a five-year project (2013-2018) with the government of Ukraine which involves the development of six geomatics courses, and the delivery of these courses by our partners in Ukraine. In addition, VIU has proposed a Master's in GIS program which is currently under review by the BC government.

        Duties: Teach online and face-to-face ADGISA courses. Applicants must demonstrate skills and experience appropriate for teaching at least four of the following courses:

          GEOG 501 Foundations of Geographic Information Systems
          GEOG 511 Geodatabases
          GEOG 521 General Spatial Analysis
          GEOG 523 Advanced Applied Spatial Analysis
          GEOG 524 Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing
          GEOG 525 Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Survey Analysis
          GEOG 530 Programming Foundations
          GEOG 531 Visual Programming for GIS
          GEOG 581 Management Issues in GIS
          GEOG 591 GIS Applications Project: Practicum
          GEOG 593 Internet GIS
          Additional information may be found at http://www2.viu.ca/adgisa/courses.asp

        As ADGISA faculty are currently involved in a five-year project with the government of Ukraine, a successful applicant will be required to participate in this project by developing course content and mentoring instructors in Kiev, Ukraine. Knowledge of Ukrainian is not required.

        VIU has proposed a Master's in GIS program. Should this proposal be approved by the BC Government, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the Master's in GIS Applications (MGISA) program by developing curriculum, delivering courses, and supervising student research.

        Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning and student success through scholarship and institutional service. Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.

        Required Qualifications: Ph.D. (or ABD) from an appropriately accredited institution and significant practical GIS experience. Candidates with a Master's degree in Geography, a related science, or a relevant discipline from an appropriately accredited institution, and an exceptional combination of skills and experience relevant to the duties of this position may be considered.

        Strong practical experience with the ArcGIS software suite. Experience with online course management systems (e.g., Desire2Learn, Blackboard, Moodle). Demonstrated skills performing basic systems administration tasks (e.g., software installation, trouble-shooting with student laptops, network account creation and management, printer maintenance) in a Windows environment. Experience defining course curriculum and developing materials for new courses. Ability to answer questions from online students during irregular hours (typically after regular working hours and during weekends).

        Interviews to take place in September 2014.

        Preferred Qualifications: Experience with specialized areas of ArcGIS, such as:

          -ArcGIS extensions
          -Model Builder
          -Python and ArcObjects programming
          -ArcSDE and ArcGIS Server
          -Programming with Web APIs

          Experience with Remote Sensing applications, preferably PCI Geomatica. Experience using social media, such as Facebook, to maintain contact with graduated students and develop ties with new students. Knowledge of and contacts within the GIS community in BC. Much of the success of ADGISA and the anticipated MGISA requires the development of practicum and Master's research projects with external supervisors, and the ability to adapt course outcomes to the needs of employers.

        Please Submit:

        • CV/Resume
        • Cover Letter
        • Copies of relevant transcripts/credentials/qualifications identified on resume
        • Evaluations
        • Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference

        Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.

        Posting Period: June 02, 2014 - August 13, 2014

        Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

        Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.

        Apply Online and Application Instructions

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        Vancouver Island University
        Faculty of Social Sciences
        Temporary Part-Time Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications Instructor

        Competition Number:14-4033

        Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time

        Subject to funding and enrolment

        Start/End: August 18, 2014 up to January 02, 2015

        Leave Replacement: Appointment end date may be extended or end early dependent on return of incumbent.

        Workload: May be filled with more than one applicant

        Employment Group: VIUFA

        Position: 00276

        Location: Nanaimo and Online

        Vancouver Island University has three faculty devoted to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing instruction, as part of the Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications (ADGISA). This is a post-graduate diploma program delivered in two forms. Our face-to-face program takes place over two academic terms and is a popular choice for recent university graduates who wish to gain practical experience in the field and make industry contacts. Our fully online program is a popular choice for professional worldwide who are looking for GIS certification, changes in responsibility and career advancement. GIS is an active area of study at VIU, with the potential for growth. ADGISA faculty are currently involved in a five-year project (2013-2018) with the government of Ukraine which involves the development of six geomatics courses, and the delivery of these courses by our partners in Ukraine. In addition, VIU has proposed a Master's in GIS program which is currently under review by the BC government.

        Duties:

          GEOG 501: Foundations of GIS (Nanaimo, 1 section); 5 days per week, 9 am to 4 pm, Sept. 2 to 12, 2014
          GEOG 521: General Spatial Analysis (Nanaimo, 1 section); Thursdays, 9 am to 4 pm, Sept. 18 to Nov. 24, 2014
          GEOG 521: General Spatial Analysis (Online, 1 section); Sept. 2 to Oct. 24, 2014
          GEOG 523: Advanced Spatial Analysis (Online, 1 section); Oct. 27 to Dec. 19, 2014

          Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning and student success through scholarship and institutional service. Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.

        Required Qualifications:

          Ph.D. (or ABD) in Geography, a related science, or a relevant discipline from an appropriately accredited institution, or Master's degree in Geography, a related science, or a relevant discipline from an appropriately accredited institution and significant practical GIS experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

          Strong practical experience with the ArcGIS software suite; experience with online course management systems (e.g., Desire2Learn, Blackboard, Moodle), demonstrated skills performing basic systems administration tasks (e.g., software installation, trouble-shooting with student laptops, network account creation and management, printer maintenance) in a Windows environment.

          Experience defining course curriculum and developing materials for new courses. Ability to answer questions from online students during irregular hours (typically after regular working hours and during weekends).

        Preferred Qualifications:

          Experience with specialized areas of ArcGIS, such as ArcGIS extensions, Model Builder, Python and ArcObjects programming, ArcSDE and ArcGIS Server, Programming with Web APIs.

          Experience with Remote Sensing applications, preferably PCI Geomatica.

          Experience using social media, such as Facebook, to maintain contact with graduated students and develop ties with new students.

          Knowledge of and contacts within the GIS community in BC. Much of the success of ADGISA requires the development of practicum projects with external supervisors, and the ability to adapt course outcomes to the needs of employers.

        NOTE: Interviews are scheduled to take place late June 2014.

        Please Submit:

        • CV/Resume
        • Cover Letter
        • Copies of relevant transcripts/credentials/qualifications identified on resume
        • Evaluations
        • Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference
        • Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.

        Posting Period: May 23, 2014 - June 18, 2014

        Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

        Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.

        Apply Online and Application Instructions

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      May 31, 2014
        Ryerson University
        Department of Geography
        One-year term Assistant Professor in Geography

        The Department of Geography invites applications for a one-year Limited Term Faculty (LTF) position at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

        The successful candidate ideally should have demonstrated experience as an effective teacher of large undergraduate courses, experience supervising Academic Assistants; and must provide evidence of currency in the teaching areas listed below. Applicants should clearly identify experience in teaching courses that introduce the disciplines listed below to first year students, in addition to experience in all other courses at any level, related to the substantive areas listed below. The teaching workload is subject to change. The successful candidate will only carry out the teaching and service obligations required of faculty members at Ryerson University.

        Fall 2014

        • EUS401 - Patterns of Demography and Environment
        • EUS401 - Patterns of Demography and Environment

        Winter 2015

        • EUS202 - Sustaining the City’s Environments
        • EUS601 - Nature in Fragments
        • EUS601 - Nature in Fragments

        Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and have related teaching experience.

        Academic enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Brian Ceh, Chair, Department of Geography at bceh@ryerson.ca. For more information on the Department, please refer to http://www.ryerson.ca/geography

        Deadline for applications is 4:00 pm on June 15, 2014. Candidates should submit their application ELECTRONICALLY along with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, and student evaluations of teaching. Also, please provide the name and contact information of three (3) potential referees, at least one of whom can speak to the applicant’s ability to teach undergraduate students. Files should be addressed to: Dr. Brian Ceh (bceh@ryerson.ca), Chair, Department of Geography 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3.

        This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement may be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/employment_resources/rfa.html. The RFA's website may be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/~rfa/. A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html.

        Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty, and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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      May 23, 2014
        University of Regina
        Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
        One-year term Assistant Professor in Physical Geography and Environmental Sscience

        The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies in the Faculty of Arts invites applications for a one-year term appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. Anticipated date of commencement is July 1, 2014 with an end date of June 30, 2015.

        We seek a candidate with a wide range of teaching and research expertise in physical geography and environmental science. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in several of the following areas: Physical Geography, Environmental Issues, and Environmental Impact Assessment. There may also be the opportunity for the successful candidate to teach courses in their specialty area. The candidate should possess a PhD and be committed to teaching and research within the framework of the Department's undergraduate (BA/BSc) and graduate (MA/MSc/PhD) programs.

        Review of applications will begin on June 20, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

        As per instructions posted at https://urcareers.uregina.ca, application packages are to be completed online and should include a covering letter summarizing your physical geography and environmental science teaching expertise, as well as a statement of research and teaching interests, a sample course outline for a physical geography or environmental science course, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for 3 referees.

        Information about the department is available at http://www.arts.uregina.ca/geography. Our collegial department is one where individual voices are heard and where personal contributions make a difference.

        Academic enquiries may be addressed to the Department Head, Dr. Julia Siemer; tel. 306.585.4405; julia.siemer@uregina.ca.

        Submit your application online at http://www.uregina.ca/hr/careers/opportunities.html.

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

        The University of Regina is committed to achieving a representative workforce. Qualified diversity group members are encouraged to self-identify on their applications.

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      May 16, 2014
        University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
        Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science
        Head of Community, Culture and Global Studies

        The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for the position of Head of Community, Culture and Global Studies. This unit is responsible for the administration of four programs: Anthropology, Gender and Women's Studies, Human Geography and Indigenous Studies. Undergraduate programs include minors and majors in each of the four disciplines, and graduate degrees are offered through an Interdisciplinary Graduate Program. Community Culture and Global Studies is one of eight Units within the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science and has a total of 22 faculty members and 1 staff member.

        The ideal candidate will be in the early stages of the Full Professor rank, although a senior Associate Professor may also be considered. The Head's position includes a faculty appointment. We are seeking a candidate with demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, leadership and management skills, with proven ability to lead and motivate faculty, staff, and students. Field of research specialization can be related to any area of Anthropology, Gender and Women's Studies, Human Geography or Indigenous Studies. We are especially interested in candidates whose interests span at least two of these areas. Desirable attributes include a strong record of published research and external funding as well as prior experience in academic administration and undergraduate and graduate education.

        The Head will provide administrative, intellectual, and academic leadership of the Unit and will serve on the Faculty's Leadership Team. The Head is expected to: (i) oversee the overall operation of the Unit, including the budget (ii) ensure that courses are suitably staffed (iii) take an active role in advancing the Unit's programs and activities through curriculum and program review, (iv) foster collegial interaction among faculty members, (v) mentor members of the Unit, (vi) conduct annual evaluations of each faculty member in the Unit, and (vii) serve as the advocate for Unit members within the Faculty and the University. Direct experience with managing reappointment, tenure and promotion processes and familiarity with budget processes are considered assets. As a faculty member of the Unit, the Head will be expected to maintain an active research program in his/her chosen field, to supervise graduate students, and otherwise contribute to the Unit's teaching programs.

        The position of Head will be available July 1, 2015 with a five-year renewable term. The Head reports directly to the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

        UBC is one of the world's top universities. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC's Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, at the heart of the Okanagan Valley has over 8,400 students in six Faculties, including strong graduate programs at all levels. Kelowna is connected by direct flights to major Canadian and USA cities and the region is considered one of the most desirable regions to live in Canada.

        For more information about the Faculty, see http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ikbarberschool/welcome.html

        Application Instructions: Applicants should provide: A cover letter that clearly identifies all related administrative experience, including a statement of the candidate's philosophy or approach to leadership; an up-to-date curriculum vitae; statements of a program of research and of teaching interests; evidence of teaching ability; and the name, title, and contact information of three referees. Following the initial review of applications, candidates selected for further consideration will be asked to request letters from their referees. Preferred formats are Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). Please state whether you are currently legally entitled to work in Canada. The deadline for applications is August 31, 2014.

        Please refer to the online posting and application: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/18250 (Note: online application requires you to register in the UBC application system)

        Please direct inquiries to: Associate Dean Louise Nelson, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (louise.nelson at ubc.ca).

        UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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      May 13, 2014
        University of Lethbridge
        Department of Geography
        Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Water Resource Management

        The Department of Geography at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Water Resource Management with applications to some combination of sustainable agriculture, rural economic development, natural resource governance or development of Indigenous communities.

        The successful applicant will contribute from a human geographical perspective to the "earth and environment" research theme, one of five research pillars supporting the University of Lethbridge's Comprehensive Institutional Plan. This strategic theme embraces a range of environmental research initiatives pertinent to effective land and water management practices and the interconnected problems revolving around regional development, agri-business and environmental sustainability.

        We anticipate appointing a human geographer of outstanding promise at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Successful candidates must be within 10 years of earning their PhD and have an outstanding research profile, an innovative and original research programme, a strong track-record of obtaining external funding and the ability to work cooperatively to develop multi-faceted research projects in an interdisciplinary environment.

        Evidence of research achievement should include major grants in support of research, publication in venues of significant impact, and the potential for training highly qualified personnel. Research specialties could include the water-energy-food security nexus, political ecology approaches to water resource governance, water policy at a range of spatial scales, or trans-boundary water issues. Teaching excellence is essential and candidates will be expected to contribute to a broad geography curriculum at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

        Located in southern Alberta, near the Rocky Mountains, Lethbridge offers a sunny, dry climate that is agreeably mild for the prairies, excellent cultural and recreational amenities and attractive economic conditions. Founded in 1967, the University has an enrollment of over 8,400 students from around the world. Our student body has grown by 50 percent in the last 10 years, phenomenal growth among institutions in Canada. Despite this growth, we have remained true to our vision - a student-focused, research-intensive institution, grounded in the liberal education tradition. For more information about the University, please visit our web site at https://www.uleth.ca.

        The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program was established by the Government of Canada for the purpose of attracting outstanding researchers to Canadian universities. The Tier 2 CRC is for emerging world-class researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field, and having demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition and attract students and trainees. Appointment to this Canada Research Chair position is subject to review and approval by the Canada Research Chairs Secretariat. Complete details about the CRC program can be found on the CRC website at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/.

        Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae, a two-page summary of the candidate's proposed research program, and the names and contact information for three referees. The application materials should be submitted electronically to geog.applications at uleth.ca . and the three confidential letters of reference should be forwarded directly by referees to:

        Professor Wei Xu
        Chair, Department of Geography
        The University of Lethbridge
        4401 University Drive
        Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 3M4,

        Copy by e-mail.

        Further information or questions regarding the application should be directed to wei.xu at uleth.ca or 1-403-332-4561.

        The deadline for receipt of completed applications is July 2, 2014. 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, visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.

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      May 2, 2014
        St. Francis Xavier University
        Department of Earth Sciences
        Nine-month Limited Term Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Environmental Earth Sciences

        The Department of Earth Sciences, St. Francis Xavier University, invites applications for a nine-month Limited Term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Lecturer in Environmental Earth Sciences, commencing mid-August, 2014. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or be pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences or a related discipline and must show strong potential in research and teaching. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in Environmental Earth Sciences and Quantitative Methods. This position is funded by the Climate & Atmospheric Sciences Institute (CASI) and subject to budgetary approval. Potential participation on CASI research would be encouraged. Housed within the Physical Sciences Complex at St. FX, the Department of Earth Sciences is widely recognized for the high quality of both its research and teaching. All Earth Sciences faculty are actively engaged in externally funded research programs. The successful candidate will be able to participate in the supervision of students within the StFX Master of Science program, and may be able to work closely with Ph.D. students from other universities supervised by department’s faculty. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and official transcripts, and names and addresses of three (3) references to:

        Dr. Michael Melchin
        Chair, Dept. of Earth Sciences
        St. Francis Xavier University
        Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 2W5, Canada.
        Phone: 902-867-5177; Email: mmelchin@stfx.ca

        The review of applications will begin on May 19, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The Selection Committee would like to thank all applicants for their interest in St. Francis University, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

        St. Francis Xavier University is committed to merit-based hiring and to employment equity. St. Francis Xavier University respects diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities and members of sexual minority groups. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. If you are selected for an interview for the advertised position, proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency is required.

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      April 24, 2014
        Mount Allison University
        Department of Geography and Environment
        Three limited-term Assistant Professor in Environmental Science, Physical Geography or related field

        The Department of Geography and Environment at Mount Allison University invites applications for a three (3) year limited-term position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Environmental Science, Physical Geography or related field. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Physical Geography, Environmental Science or a complementary discipline. The successful candidate will be required to teach courses in our undergraduate program including: The Physical Environment, Weather and Climate, Research Methods in Environmental Science, and a complementary course from the departmental offerings. In addition, she or he will be expected to develop a rigorous research program that will attract external funding, allow opportunities for student participation, and contribute to the overall research activities of the Department. A candidate with research interests and experience in climate or paleoclimate impacts on freshwater, marine or wetland systems would be preferred. Applicants can learn more about the Department at: http://www.mta.ca/Community/Academics/Faculty_of_Social_Sciences/Geography_and_Environment/Geography___Environment/

        The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2014, subject to budgetary approval.

        Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans and objectives, evidence of effective teaching (including a teaching dossier if available), a statement of teaching interests, and the names and contact information for 3 references. Applications must be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4027 and are due by May 16, 2014.

        For more information contact:

        Dr. Tim Reiffenstein
        Chair of the Search Committee
        Department of Geography and Environment
        Mount Allison University
        62 York Street
        Sackville, NB E4L 1E2
        Phone: (506) 364-2412
        Email: treiffen@mta.ca

        Mount Allison University welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canadian and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.

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      April 22, 2014
        Okanagan College, Kelowna and Vernon
        Department of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
        Part-time College Geography Professor

        The Department of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (http://www.okanagan.bc.ca/Page13051.aspx) at Okanagan College is seeking to staff courses in Kelowna and Vernon, British Columbia. The successful candidate(s) will have experience in the course subject areas and an excellent teaching record. PhD preferred; a Master’s degree in Geography or related field required. Salary and working conditions are governed by the Okanagan College Faculty Association Collective Agreement. As a learner-centered institution, Okanagan College is committed to providing excellence in teaching and learning. For more information about the mission of Okanagan College, please visit www.okanagan.bc.ca.

        The successful candidate(s) must be able to teach one or more of the following courses:

          FALL 2014
            GEOG 128 Human Geography: Space, Place and Community (Vernon)
            GEOG 128 Human Geography: Space, Place and Community (Kelowna)
            EESC/GEOG 222 Geomorphology Lab (Kelowna)

          WINTER 2015

            GEOG 129 Human Geography: Resources, Development and Society (Vernon)
            GEOG 129 Human Geography: Resources, Development and Society (Kelowna) (section 1)
            GEOG 129 Human Geography: Resources, Development and Society (Kelowna) (section 2)
            GEOG 270 Geographic Data Analysis (Kelowna)
            GEOG 270 Geographic Data Analysis Lab (Kelowna)

        Application close date is 30 April 2014.

        Anticipated start date is 25 August 2014.

        Interested candidates should submit the following documents to the online employment site:
        www.employmentopportunities.okanagan.bc.ca/applicants/Central?quickFind=52406

          1. Letter of application (specifying for which courses you are applying and your relevant qualifications)
          2. Curriculum vitae
          3. Statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching excellence
          4. Sample course outlines
          5. Contact information for three referees

        For inquiries of an academic nature, please contact Department Chair Dr. Arthur Green at agreen@okanagan.bc.ca .

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      April 16, 2014
        UBC Okanagan - Kelowna
        Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
        Head of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Physical Geography - Associate or Full Professor
        Job Opening ID# 17993

        Applications are invited for the position of Head of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Physical Geography in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus. This administrative Unit is one of eight Units within the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences and has a total of 18 faculty members and 1 staff member. Members of the unit have research strengths in a broad range of fields, and maintain close collaboration with the disciplines of human geography and biology through faculty cross-appointments. Graduate students have access to programs in Environmental Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies. Undergraduate students can major in programs in Earth & Environmental Sciences or Freshwater Science, and a BA degree in Geography is shared with Community Culture and Global Studies.

        The ideal candidate will be in the early stages of the Full Professor rank, although a senior Associate Professor may also be considered. The Head position includes a full-time, tenured faculty appointment. We are seeking a candidate with demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, strong management skills, and proven ability to lead and motivate faculty, staff, and students. Their field of research specialization within the Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or Physical Geography should be complementary to existing faculty expertise. An exemplary record of published research and external funding as well as prior experience in academic administration and undergraduate and graduate education are essential.

        The Head will provide administrative, intellectual, and academic leadership and will serve on the Faculty Dean's Leadership Team. The Head is expected to: (i) oversee the overall operation of the Unit, including most budgetary and administrative matters; (ii) ensure that courses are suitably staffed; (iii) take an active role in advancing the Unit's programs and activities through curriculum and program review; (iv) foster collegial interaction among faculty members; (v) mentor members of the Unit; (vi) conduct annual evaluations of each faculty member in the Unit; and (vii) serve as the advocate for Unit members within the Faculty and the University. Direct experience with managing reappointment, tenure and promotion processes and familiarity with university budget processes are considered assets. As a faculty member of the Unit, the Head will be expected to maintain an active research program, supervise graduate students, and contribute to the Unit's teaching programs.

        The position of Head will be available July 1, 2015 with a five-year renewable term. The Head reports directly to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

        All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.

        UBC is one of the world's top universities. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC's Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, at the heart of the Okanagan Valley has over 8400 students in six Faculties, including strong graduate programs at all levels. Kelowna is connected by direct flights to major Canadian and USA cities and the region is considered one of the most desirable regions to live in Canada.

        For more information about the Faculty, see http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ikbarberschool/welcome.html.

        Applicants should provide: A cover letter that clearly identifies all related administrative experience, including a statement of the candidate's philosophy or approach to leadership; an up-to-date curriculum vitae; statements of a program of research and of teaching interests; evidence of teaching ability; and the name, title, and contact information of three referees. Following the initial review of applications, candidates selected for further consideration will be asked to request letters from their referees. Preferred formats are Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). Please state whether you are currently legally entitled to work in Canada.

        The deadline for applications is August 15, 2014.

        Please direct inquiries to: Associate Dean Dr Louise Nelson, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (louise.nelson@ubc.ca)

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      April 10, 2014
        Nipissing University
        Department of Geography
        Limited Term Assistant Professor in Physical Geography

        The Department of Geography at Nipissing University invites applications for a 10-month limited term position (LTA 1) at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2014.

        Nipissing University offers a very competitive full-time salary and benefits. The Department of Geography is establishing a strong reputation in research with several members holding externally funded grants. For information about our Department please see http://www.nipissingu.ca/geography/.

        Applicants are expected to have a PhD in Geography; however ABD candidates will be considered as well. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Introduction to Physical Geography 1017 (both terms), Climatology 2107 and three courses from the following list of undergraduate courses:

        • Field Techniques in Geography 3016
        • Environmental Hydrology 3096
        • Selected Regions of North America 3407
        • Earth Resources 3436
        • Selected Topics 3906
        • Lake and Wetland Environments 4127
        • Applied Climatology 4136
        • Paleoclimatology & Climate Change 4137
        • Topics in Physical Geography 4906

        Review of applications will begin May 7th, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae; statements of career goals, research interests, and approach to teaching; identification from the courses listed above which courses you feel confident in teaching; and, arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to:

        Dr. Ann-Barbara Graff
        Interim Dean of Arts and Science
        Re: Geography Search Committee
        Nipissing University
        100 College Drive
        North Bay, ON P1B 8L7
        Email: asfacpos at nipissingu.ca
        Fax: (705) 474-3072

        The Selection Committee would like to thank all applicants for their interest in Nipissing University; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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

        Nipissing University is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages applications, which may include self-identification in a covering letter, from Aboriginal persons, women, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

        Nipissing University is an equal opportunity employer and will provide accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code

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      March 28, 2014
        University of Saskatchewan
        Global Institute for Water Security and School of Environment and Sustainability
        Full-time Tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Watershed Modelling

        The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the level of assistant, associate, or full professor. The successful candidate will join a core interdisciplinary science and modelling team to support the development of a $30 million research programme within the University’s Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) led by Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Water Security, Howard Wheater. The Institute combines expertise in natural sciences, engineering and social sciences and brings together over 120 faculty, scientists, students and post-doctoral fellows to address the local, regional and global challenges of water security. World-class facilities include the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, the Toxicology Centre, the Centre for Hydrology and Environment Canada’s National Hydrology Research Centre, in which GIWS is housed. We anticipate appointing either a young scientist of outstanding promise or a senior Faculty member with a recognized track record of international leadership in his or her field. A senior appointee would be expected to play a leading role in the management and further development of GIWS in collaboration with Director Howard Wheater and Associate Director Jeffrey McDonnell.

        The appointee will be required to address one or more of the core themes of the CERC programme (Climate Change and Water Security, Land-Water Management and Environmental Change, Sustainable Development of Natural Resources) and to contribute to the development of interdisciplinary water research across the U of S and with external partners such as Environment Canada. One major focus for interdisciplinary research is the Saskatchewan River Basin Project, a World Climate Research Programme Regional Hydroclimate Project that builds on a set of world-class observatories to develop improved hydrological, water quality and water resource models for decision support. GIWS also leads Canada’s Changing Cold Regions Network, a $5 million multi-institutional effort that addresses environmental change in the interior of Western Canada, from the Rocky Mountains to the Arctic Ocean. Expertise is specifically required in the area of watershed modelling, with preference given to candidates with experience of working at large scales. Ability to teach statistical/stochastic hydrology is also required, and experience of remote sensing data assimilation would be an advantage. The candidate will also be expected to teach in the broader SENS curriculum.

        Successful candidates must have a PhD and an established national or international reputation for research in one of the core themes of the CERC programme listed above. Excellence will be demonstrated through recent peer reviewed papers and citations in top tier journals, the ability to secure research funding and a proven track record of teaching and research supervision (scaled to years since PhD and desired rank at appointment). Excellent interpersonal skills are required, and evidence of successful research collaboration with national stakeholders and international researchers is desirable. For senior appointees, evidence of administrative experience relevant to managing and/or developing a research unit is essential.

        Successful candidates will be appointed to a position within SENS, but may also seek a joint appointment with another academic unit, if desired and appropriate. A junior appointment will be tenure track. For a senior appointee, appointment with tenure is possible, where justified by a documented track record that meets the standards for research and teaching at the University of Saskatchewan. Review of applications will begin May 12, 2014, and continue until suitable candidates are found. Salary bands for this post are as follows: Assistant Professor:$86,844 - $104,357; Associate Professor: $104,357 - $121,871 and Professor: $121,871 - $142,303). This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.

        The U of S is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (www.tourismsaskatoon.com), a city of ~250,000 on the South Saskatchewan River with a diverse and thriving economic base, a strong research cluster, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The boreal forest and world-class recreational opportunities exist within a 1.5 hour drive north of Saskatoon. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities, and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to a student population of about 20,000. The University is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. For information about the U of S, SENS and GIWS, please visit , www.usask.ca/sens and www.usask.ca/water.

        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 on their applications. Applications will be judged solely on academic promise and achievement, but for candidates of equal ability, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

        To be considered for this opportunity, please send your CV, a letter of introduction, the names of three referees, and a summary of your research vision (1-page) and graduate training philosophy (1 page) in confidence to:

        Kate Wilson
        Global Institute for Water Security
        U of S
        Saskatoon, SK
        Canada S7N 3H5
        E-mail: kate.wilson@usask.ca

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      March 22, 2014
        Université Laval
        Département de Géographie
        Professeur régulier en aménagement durable de la ville

        Le Département de géographie de l’Université Laval doit pourvoir un poste de professeur régulier en aménagement durable de la ville.

        DESCRIPTION DU POSTE

        Le poste exige l’accomplissement des tâches suivantes :

        • Enseigner à tous les cycles universitaires;

          • Les enseignements seront dispensés non seulement dans le cadre des différents programmes (certificats, baccalauréat, maitrises, doctorat) du Département de géographie, mais aussi dans le cadre du baccalauréat en sciences géomatiques et du baccalauréat en environnements naturels et aménagés;
        • Diriger et codiriger des étudiants de maitrise et de doctorat;
        • Mener, planifier et organiser des recherches originales et productives;
        • Être actif au sein d’équipes et de réseaux de recherche reconnus;
        • Participer aux tâches administratives inhérentes à la fonction professorale.

        CRITÈRES DE SÉLECTION

        La personne retenue sera sélectionnée selon les critères suivants :

        • Détenir un doctorat en géographie ou dans une discipline en lien avec les études urbaines et l’aménagement du territoire;
        • Posséder des compétences en aménagement durable de la ville, domaine couvrant à la fois la conception et la mise en pratique de politiques de durabilité urbaine, en lien avec la planification et le contrôle de l’usage du sol, le zonage, l’habitat, le patrimoine culturel et naturel, les valeurs foncières, les infrastructures et le transport;
        • Avoir une bonne expérience en enseignement universitaire et d’excellentes aptitudes à la communication;
        • Être capable d’enseigner en français;
        • Avoir un solide dossier de publications savantes;
        • Être apte à la conduite de recherches fécondes et structurantes en termes de financement, de collaboration et de recrutement d’étudiants de maitrise et de doctorat;
        • Être apte à la collaboration, autant en enseignement et en recherche, notamment dans une perspective interdisciplinaire.

        CONDITIONS D’ENGAGEMENT ET DE TRAITEMEN

        Salaire selon la convention collective en vigueur.

        DATE LIMITE DE DÉPÔT DES CANDIDATURES

        1er mai 2014

        DATE D’ENTRÉE EN FONCTION

        1er septembre 2014

        SOUMISSION D’UNE CANDIDATURE

        Les personnes intéressées à poser leur candidature doivent faire parvenir un curriculum vitae et trois lettres de recommandation à :

        Monsieur Guy Mercier
        Directeur
        Département de géographie
        Faculté de foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique
        Pavillon Abitibi-Price, local 3137
        Université Laval
        Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
        CANADA

        En tant qu’employeur qui valorise la diversité au sein de son effectif, l’Université Laval invite toutes les personnes qualifiées à présenter leur candidature, en particulier les femmes, les membres de minorités visibles et ethniques, les autochtones et les personnes handicapées; la priorité sera toutefois accordée aux Canadiens ainsi qu’aux résidents permanents.

        Considérant l’écart à combler pour assurer une juste représentation des minorités visibles dans ses rangs professoraux, le Département de géographie de l’Université Laval, lors de l’embauche, accordera la préférence, à compétence de valeur égale, à des candidats membres de ce groupe en sous-représentation.

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      March 18, 2014
        University of Lethbridge
        Department of Geography
        Ten-month Assistant Professor Term Position in Geomorphology

        The Department of Geography at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a ten-month term position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin 1 August 2014, subject to budgetary approval.

        A Ph.D. is required (or near completion) in Geography or a related discipline with a specialization in Geomorphology. We are seeking a broadly trained Geomorphologist with the ability to offer introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in Geomorphology/Fluvial Geomorphology, as well as introductory courses in Physical Geography. The capability to offer some combination of courses in Physical Geology, Soils, GIS or Field Techniques would be an asset.

        The Geography Department has an enthusiastic group of faculty members that includes physical and human geographers, environmental scientists and archaeologists with diverse and active research programs. Undergraduate majors in Geography have the opportunity to include a “Concentration in Geographical Information Science” in their programs. Faculty are also actively involved in multidisciplinary majors in Archaeology and Geography, Environmental Science, GIS and Computer Science, Remote Sensing, Agricultural Studies, Urban and Regional Studies and Canadian Studies. The department has an established graduate program, and is well equipped for research.

        Located in southern Alberta, near the Rocky Mountains, Lethbridge offers a sunny, dry climate which is surprisingly mild for the prairies, excellent cultural and recreational amenities and attractive economic conditions. Founded in 1967, the University has an enrolment of over 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. For more information about the University please visit our web site at www.uleth.ca, or the department’s web site at www.uleth.ca/artsci/geography.

        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 current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, up to three publication offprints, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests (electronic copies are preferred). The email address for submission of this material is geog.applications@uleth.ca; arrange to have three letters of reference from scholars in the field sent directly to: geog.applications@uleth.ca. Any questions can be directed to the Chair of the Department of Geography Prof. Wei Xu by telephone: (1) 403-329-2225, Fax: (1) 403-329-2016, or e-mail: wei.xu@uleth.ca. Review of applications will commence 1 May 2014 and shall continue until the position is filled.

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      March 13, 2014
        Kwantlen Polytechnic University
        Department of Geography
        Full-Time Regular Faculty position in Physical Geography

        GEOGRAPHY INSTRUCTOR - Competition Number 14-38

        The Geography Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) invites applications for one Full-Time Regular Faculty position in Physical Geography for September 1, 2014. Expertise and ability in Physical Geography and GIS is required with a preference for a background in Glaciology/Glacial Geomorphology. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD.

        Candidates should be capable of teaching the department’s GEOG 1110 (Atmospheric Science), GEOG 1120 (Earth Science), GEOG 2320 (Geomorphology), and GEOG 2400 (Introduction to GIS) courses. The ability to teach the Regional Geography of Canada (GEOG 2140) and British Columbia (GEOG 1160) is also desirable, as is the ability to teach courses, currently in development, in advanced geomorphology and physical geography field techniques. Courses associated with this position will be taught in Fall (Sept-Dec) and Summer (May-Aug) terms.

        For information about Geography courses, please visit: http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2013-14/arts/geography-ba.html

        Kwantlen Polytechnic University provides a unique regional university environment serving communities in the South Fraser region. Our university degrees and applied credentials successfully meet the evolving needs of regional and global employment markets. Kwantlen students have a unique opportunity to integrate (or bridge) their certificate and diploma credentials to complete a bachelor’s degree at Kwantlen, creating the best of both worlds - undergraduate studies and the professional enhancement of applied programs. Kwantlen's Office of Research and Scholarship and four research institutes assist faculty and students in their efforts to produce innovative research relevant to the communities we serve. To support our growth, the Surrey Campus has undergone a thirty-six million dollar expansion.

        A complete application includes a current curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts of graduate degrees, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of undergraduate teaching success (including student and peer evaluations), and a list of three professional referees able to comment on your teaching ability, academic accomplishments, and service contributions.

        Please email your application, quoting competition number 14-38 by April 1, 2014 to: employ@kpu.ca.

        Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

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