Naisa

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

The premiere international & interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.


The Department of Geography at UBC invites applications for one tenuretrack position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Human Geography. The Department seeks a dynamic scholar with broad intellectual interests who is committed to research and teaching using critical methodologies and pedagogies. This appointment will contribute to teaching in the Department's Environment and Sustainability Program. Any specialty in human geography will be considered, but successful candidates should complement existing Departmental strengths. We particularly encourage scholars of Indigeneity, racialization, and colonization. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and to participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service, events, and initiatives.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2015 or January 1, 2016. The closing date for applications is December 19th, 2014. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or solid indication of imminent completion) in geography or a related field. Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website, http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/19778. They must upload (in the following order): a cover letter or letter of application; a curriculum vitae that lists the names and contact information of three referees; a publication sample; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Only completed applications will be considered by the search committee. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr Trevor Barnes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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/

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.