Posted on: 14 December, 2018
Application deadline: January 28, 2019

Assistant Professor Position in Global Urbanism/Urbanization, University of British Columbia, Canada

Assistant Professor Position in Global Urbanism/Urbanization 

The Department of Geography at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Human Geography. The Department seeks a dynamic scholar with broad intellectual interests in global urbanism/urbanization, who will contribute to teaching in Human Geography. The Department places a premium on theoretical ambition and methodological innovation, especially welcoming applications from candidates with research and teaching interests in Asia, Latin America, Africa, or other regional specialisms in the geographic Global South and Global East. The successful candidate will: have demonstrated excellence in research and excellence (or potential for excellence) in teaching; be expected to maintain an active program of research, publishing, graduate and undergraduate teaching; and participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service, events, and initiatives.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019 or January 1 2020. The closing date for applications is Monday, January 28, 2019. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or provide solid indication of imminent completion) in geography or a related field.

Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website, (Job ID: 32197). They must upload a single, PDF file (in the following order): a cover letter or letter of application; a curriculum vitae; statements of research and teaching interests; a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body; a publication sample; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, the applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference – signed and on official letterhead – sent by email directly to the chair of the search committee (Dr. Brett Eaton, by the closing date of January 28, 2019. Only complete applications (including the reference letters) will be considered by the search committee. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee.

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

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Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. 

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