Faculty Member in Geography and Planning University of Saskatchewan, Department of Geography and Planning, College of Arts and Science Canada

Faculty Member, Geography and Planning


The Department of Geography and Planning, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a tenure track position in Physical Geography at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a tenure-stream, Academic Programming Appointment (APA) at the rank of Assistant Professor that is primarily focused on teaching and program delivery. Start date is July 1, 2017.

Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent) in geography or a related discipline. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable capacity for high-quality graduate and undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver undergraduate and graduate courses in physical geography. Administrative duties are required.

This new position will add a teaching-focused (APA) faculty member in physical geography who has the vision, time, drive, and expertise to contribute to the continued delivery and renewal of our undergraduate programming. Our vision is that this new APA faculty member, a physical geographer, will have expertise at the intersection of environmental management and science, and will possess the quantitative skills (e.g. GIScience, geostatistics, spatial modeling) and field research capabilities needed for the development of innovative, engaging, and practical experiential learning opportunities that will enhance our undergraduate programming in physical geography. We also anticipate that the new hire would expand professional development opportunities for our undergraduates through, for example, new and enhanced co-op learning initiatives with community, government, and industry partners to ensure student job readiness upon degree completion.

Teaching in physical geography (including environmental management) in the department plays an important role in the BASc degree in Environment and Society and in the BSc degree in Environmental Earth Sciences, the latter of which leads to professional accreditation with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS). Physical geography also contributes to the training of undergraduate students in other programs, both within our College (e.g., BSc degrees in Geology and Environmental Biology) and in other Colleges (e.g., BSc in Renewable Resource Management and BSA in Environmental Science, College of Agriculture and Bioresources; and the Certificate of Proficiency in Sustainability, SENS).

The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences and the sciences. There are over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College and 325 faculty, including 12 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan, situated in Saskatoon, SK, is a major research intensive institution of about 21,000 students on what is considered the most pleasant university campus in Canada. Saskatoon is a growing, vibrant city with a richly diverse natural and built environment. Information about the University of Saskatchewan and the Department of Geography and Planning can be found at: http://artsandscience.usask.ca/geography/.

Applications should include a cover letter and full curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, a statement of research interests, samples of recent publications, and contact information of three references. Applications should be addressed to:

Dirk de Boer, Professor and Head
Department of Geography and Planning
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan

All applications should be submitted in digital format to phyllis.baynes@usask.ca.

Review of applications will begin by January 16, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary Bands (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017):

Assistant Professor $93,293 - $112,109

Benefits: This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.

Open Date: 12/5/2016
Closing Date:

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