Chair in Department of Geography and Environmental Studies Ryerson University, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Internal Search - Chair, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Arts, Dept. Geog and Envir Sty

Posted: March 7, 2018

Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Applications are invited for the position of Chair, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, in the Faculty of Arts. This appointment will be for a term of three years, commencing July 1, 2018 with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional three-year terms. Preference will be given to a candidate with experience in leadership in a collegial environment, strong administrative skills and relevant experience in teaching and research. A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Geography (or related field) is required. The successful candidate shall be a tenured faculty member or shall be eligible for tenure upon appointment. Teaching is a requirement of the position.


Applications and curriculum vitae should be submitted to the attention of Dr. Pamela Sugiman, Dean, Faculty of Arts (room JOR 113) no later than 4:00 p.m., March 21, 2018. Applicants are to include a brief written statement setting out what they feel the responsibilities of the Chair entail, what they would hope to accomplish in this position, and what objectives they see for the Department and its programs. Any inquiries pertaining to the Chair search may be sent to


This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).


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