Geography (Lecturer)

April 1, 2021

The Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver ( invites applications for one full-time, Lecturer position (1 year contract), starting as early as July 1, 2021.

Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track) in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The successful applicant will be required to teach 24 credits of Geography undergraduate courses and to carry out advising duties, committee assignments, and administrative activities within the department, which will include but is not limited to contribution to program development, implementation of curriculum changes and innovative pedagogical practices across the department, as well as mentorship of students in the Environment and Sustainability program.  The applicant will have a strong commitment to teaching in our Environment and Sustainability program.  The teaching assignment is expected to include: GEOG 310, GEOG 311, GEOG 313, GEOG 316, GEOG 318 and GEOG 410.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree, or be nearing completion of the degree, in a field directly relevant to geography education.  An interest in research and teaching related to the human dimensions of environmental change and sustainability would be an asset.

The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

How to apply:

Applicants should be prepared to upload in the following order and in a single PDF (maximum size 15MB):

  1. a letter of application addressed to the Head, Geraldine Pratt, highlighting previous teaching or relevant experience;
  2. a curriculum vitae that lists the names and contact of three referees;
  3. a statements of research and teaching interests; and
  4. evidence of content area expertise, teaching effectiveness (such as student evaluations), and experience with emerging technologies in teaching and learning; and
  5. a one-page statement identifying your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.
  6. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference – signed and on official letterhead – sent by their referees directly to the department by the application deadline. Only complete applications will be considered by the search committee.

Applications are to be submitted via this online form:

The deadline for completed applications is: May 10, 2021.  Only those shortlisted will be invited for an interview.

For further information, please contact Connie Cheung, Recruit and Appointment Co-ordinator, at

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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require.  A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.