Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences
Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
Job ID#: 26387
The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a 12-month term appointment in Geographic Information Science (GIS) at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is renewable for up to three years maximum, subject to performance review and budgetary approval. The position will be held in the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographic Sciences and is expected to start August 1, 2017.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Physical Geography, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or a related discipline. We are seeking candidates with expertise in geographic data science and data visualization who use advanced computational approaches to conduct fundamental or applied research in Earth and/or Environmental Sciences. Applicants must provide proof of commitment to publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed journals, demonstrate success in securing external research grants or evidence of ability to do so, and have experience teaching at the undergraduate level.
The successful applicant will teach a maximum of three GIS courses per year, with responsibility for delivery of the laboratory component of courses, as appropriate. This individual will also be expected to assist with curriculum and program development, leading to expanded offerings in geospatial science, and will be encouraged and supported to develop a program of research, including co-supervision of graduate and B.Sc.(Hon.) students.
The Department offers B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Earth and Environmental Sciences (EESC), and a B.Sc. in Freshwater Sciences (FWSC), and also contributes to a B.A. degree in Geography administered by the Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies. Graduate students may also enrol in the UBC Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (IGS) program for M.A., M.Sc. or Ph.D. degrees, with supervision provided by faculty in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences.
UBC is one of the world’s leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40 globally. The university has two autonomous campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley. The Okanagan campus has over 8,000 students in seven Faculties and is located in one of the most scenic regions in Canada, offering an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities.
The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The collegial learning environment in the Faculty focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff.
More information about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science is available at: http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ikbarberschool/welcome.html.
For information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/.
Information about the surrounding community can be found at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/workliferelocation/
Queries about the position should be directed to the Department Head, Dr. Edward Hornibrook (Ed.Hornibrook@ubc.ca).
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please visit the link – http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php (Job Opening ID# 26387)
Complete applications should include:
i) a cover letter;
ii) a curriculum vitae;
iii) a 2-page research statement;
iv) a 2-page statement of teaching philosophy;
v) evidence of teaching effectiveness if available (e.g., recent teaching evaluations); and
vi) the names of three referees who have agreed to submit letters of support when requested. Letters of support will be sought only for applicants who are short-listed for the position.
All documents must be submitted in electronic PDF format as single continuous document.
The deadline for applications is June 8, 2017. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Government regulations require that Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.