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    Closing Date
    Limited Term Assistant
    Physical Geography
    Nipissing University
    UBC Okanagan
    Aug 15 2014
    3-Yr Term Assistant Professor
    Geography/Environmental Science
    Mount Allison University
    May 16 2014
    Watershed Modelling
    University of Saskatchewan
    May 12 2014
    Professeur Régulier
    Aménagement Durable de la Ville
    Université Laval
    1 mai 2014
    Assistant Term Position
    University of Lethbridge
    May 1 2014
    Part-time College Professor
    Okanagan College
    Apr 30 2014

    Closing Date
    Regular Faculty Instructor
    Physical Geography
    Kwantlen Polytechnic University

      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:

        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 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

        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 ( 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

        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:

          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 .

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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

        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 (

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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

        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
        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 (, 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 , and

        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

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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.


        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.


        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.


        Salaire selon la convention collective en vigueur.


        1er mai 2014


        1er septembre 2014


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

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

        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, or the department’s web site at

        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; arrange to have three letters of reference from scholars in the field sent directly to: 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: 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:

        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:

        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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