Environmental Justice and Social Change (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

The Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver Campus invites applications for a tenure-track position with a specialization in environmental justice and social change at the level of Assistant Professor. This new position will join other recent hires in contributing to the department’s growing Environment and Sustainability program.

We welcome applicants focusing on issues that might include, but are not limited to, climate change, health, energy transitions, food and agriculture, and urban political ecology. We encourage candidates who engage with innovative and intersectional approaches (e.g., anti-racist, decolonial, feminist, Indigenous, queer). We also welcome candidates with commitments to public engagement and community-based research, and/or who are in conversation with the natural or computational sciences.

Preference will be given to candidates who complement and expand on departmental strengths and who add intellectual diversity to the department. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence or have promise of excellence in research and have a strong commitment to teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and support a research program and contribute to undergraduate teaching in the Environment and Sustainability program including core courses.

The appointment will be effective July 1, 2019.

The closing date for applications is December 11, 2018. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or provide solid indication of imminent completion.

Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website https://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=31743 (Job ID: 31743). They must upload a single, PDF file (in the following order): a cover letter or letter of application; a curriculum vitae that lists the names and contact information for three referees; statements of research and teaching interests (maximum two pages each); a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity (maximum two pages), along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body; PDF files of up to three publications; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Only complete applications will be considered by the search committee. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Simon Donner, simon.donner@ubc.ca.

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

For more information about our department, go to: http://www.geog.ubc.ca/.

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.