Assistant Professor - Geography and Environmental Studies (Spatial Information)

Wilfrid Laurier University
June 02, 2023
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Assistant Professor - Geography and Environmental Studies (Spatial


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Date: May 1, 2023

Location: All locations, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty of Science

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (GES) invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2023, or January 1, 2024, depending upon availability of the candidate and is subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will demonstrate primary expertise in spatial information science, geomatics, or spatial data and big data science, in a subdiscipline of geography which can include Earth systems science, climate change science and adaptation, environment and resources, urban, economic, or health and wellness geography.

The ideal candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and research across sub-disciplines in geography and environmental studies and must be prepared to instruct Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and supervise at the undergraduate and graduate level. We seek a candidate who can lead the modernization of our GIS courses at the graduate and undergraduate level and collaborate with faculty to contribute to the broad research mission and focus of the department. Applicants are expected to possess a PhD in geography, or a closely related discipline, at the time of appointment. Candidates must share evidence of a commitment to teaching, be committed to working across sub- disciplinary boundaries and creating a culture of inclusion, as well as a dedication to professional development and scholarship. Teaching responsibilities may be multicampus with course delivery at Waterloo, Brantford, and Milton campuses.

Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university renowned for its learning environment and student-focused educational experience. As a comprehensive university with more than 19,000 students, Laurier has grown rapidly in research intensity while at the same time preserving its well- earned reputation for undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning excellence. With a multi-campus and multi-community culture, Laurier offers students an exceptional range and depth of more than 100 academic programs taught by award-winning lecturers across nine faculties.

For more information about working at Laurier, applicants are encouraged to visit the institutions web pages:

Waterloo Campus - https: // laurier/assets/resources/living-in-waterloo.html

Brantford Campus - https: // laurier/assets/resources/living-in-brantford.html

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a short statement regarding prospective research interests and potential funding sources, a cover letter including a brief reflection on modernizing GIS, a teaching dossier that includes any evidence of teaching excellence, links to up to three selected publications, and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees.

Full application packages may be submitted to:

[email protected]

Attention: Dr. Mary-Louise Byrne, Chair,

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies,

Wilfrid Laurier University,

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3C5

Electronic submission of applications is preferred. Applications will be accepted until June 2, 2023 – 11:59pm, but further applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants can learn more about the Department, affiliated university research centres, and current faculty interests at Geography and Environmental Studies.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada's reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants' status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:

Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada.


No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Members of designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to ([email protected]), Senior Administrative Officer, Faculty of Science. Further information on the equity policy can be found at WLU equity policy.

Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Ruth MacNeil, Faculty of Science Office at [email protected].

The Faculty of Science wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Department Appointments and Promotion Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.

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