Geospatial Science (Assistant Professor)

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 Geospatial Science.

We seek an individual with demonstrated research excellence at the intersection of GIScience and the environmental sciences, with the capacity to make significant contributions to the department’s teaching programs in Geographical Sciences and Environment & Sustainability. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a world-class program of research, publishing, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and to participate fully in graduate and postdoctoral supervision, departmental service, events and initiatives. The Department places a premium on innovative research, and the ability to contribute to collaborative and interdisciplinary initiatives in GIScience, spatial data visualization, and the geospatial sciences, bridging fields within the department and across campus. For more information about our department, go to:

Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or provide solid indication of imminent completion) in the geographical, environmental or related sciences. Post-doctoral experience would be an asset.

Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website, (, and be prepared to upload (in the following order): a cover letter or letter of application; a curriculum vitae that lists the names and contact information for at least three potential referees from whom confidential letters of assessment can be obtained; a statement of current and future research interests that highlights the innovative aspects of their work at the intersection of GIScience and the environmental sciences; 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 a statement of teaching interests along with summary evidence of teaching effectiveness. The closing date for applications is September 18, 2017. Only complete applications will be considered by the search committee. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jamie Peck,

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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, M├ętis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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