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Position Title


Closing Date


Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor Future Studies with application to Cities

University of Waterloo

Faculty of Environment


Geomatics / Geodetic Specialist (Victoria)

BC Public Service

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Environmental Management and Sustainability

University of Winnipeg

Dept. of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Open until filled

2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship

Economic Geography

McGill University

Dept. of Geography

Open until filled

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

University of Guelph

Dept. of Geography, Environment and Geomatics

Open until filled

Probationary Instructor

Earth and atmospheric system processes

University of Winnipeg

Dept. of Geography

Open until filled

Tenure-Track/Tenured, Assistant / Associate / Professors (up to 12)

for the advancement of Black academic excellence

McMaster University

Across all six McMaster Faculties

Open until filled

Assistant Professor (2 positions)

1. Environmental Planning

2. Urban and Community Planning

University of North Carolina

Dept. of Geography and Earth Sciences

Open until filled

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair

Geographies of Racialization

Simon Fraser University

Department of Geography

Open until filled

February 22, 2021

University of Winnipeg

Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Environmental Management and Sustainability

Location: Manitoba

Date posted: 2021-02-19

Advertised until: 2021-04-20


The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at The University of Winnipeg invites outstanding candidates to apply for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in environmental sciences/studies or a closely related discipline and have relevant postdoctoral experience. Candidates should have research expertise in environmental management and sustainability with a focus on environmental remediation, restoration or impact assessment. Exceptional individuals with expertise in related fields of research will also be considered.


This position will focus on research, teaching, and external engagement within the field of environmental protection and conservation, relevant to the management of air, land and water pollution. We seek an outstanding colleague with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research, and the ability to engage with industry, government and community partners. The successful candidate will teach a range of undergraduate courses at all levels, will pursue an independent, innovative, externally-funded research program, and will meaningfully contribute to departmental and university service. Requirements also include a strong publication record and proven ability or high potential to attract competitively awarded research funding from a Canadian Tri-Council or similar national granting agencies.


The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on March 22, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled; full consideration is assured for applications received by March 19, 2021. Subject to budgetary approval, this position will be effective from July 1, 2021. Salary levels will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Applicants are requested to submit a complete application, including (all documents in PDF):

  • a cover letter

  • a complete curriculum vitae

  • a research statement describing past achievements and future plans

  • a teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness, including teaching evaluations, if available

  • copies of three relevant peer-reviewed publications


Applicants must submit all of the above materials through The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system 


Applicants must arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be e-mailed directly to:

Dr. Alan Diduck, Chair

Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Located on Treaty 1 land in the heart of the Métis Nation, the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences was one of the first interdisciplinary undergraduate environment programs in Canada (est. 1970). Applicants can learn more about the Department and current faculty research interests at

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons to confidentially self-identify at time of application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Additional information on the University of Winnipeg is available at

February 22, 2021

McGill University

Department of Geography

2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship - Economic Geography

Project: Linking national and regional income inequality – Cross-country data harmonization and analysis


A 2-year postdoctoral fellowship (PDF) is available in the Department of Geography at McGill University (Montréal, Canada) to join a multidisciplinary research group examining long-run patterns of regional income inequality across five high income countries (Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and United States). As an active member of the research group, the selected candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Sébastien Breau who is the project lead for the Canadian team.


The 2-year PDF is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) as part of the Open Research Area program for the social sciences (which is a unique partnership between national research funding agencies – the ANR, DFG, ESRC and SSHRC – to allow for international collaborations). The PDF thus provides an exciting opportunity to work on one the most important social challenges of the 21st century while gaining a high degree of professional exposure and networking as part of an international team of researchers.


Project description

While global income inequality has been falling over the last few decades, income inequalities within most of the world’s leading economies have been rising. The goal of this project is to understand how the rise in national income inequalities is connected to the evolution of spatial inequalities within countries. To explore this connection, a team of researchers from different universities (London School of Economics, University of Oxford, University of Bonn, McGill University and the Université Evry-Val d’Essone) has been assembled with the specific aims of (i) developing a method for spatially decomposing national income distributions in an internationally comparable way, (ii) describing trends in spatial income inequality across countries and (iii) understanding the common patterns and differences in sub-national inequalities across countries.


Research responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Contribute to the development of comparable definitions of local labour market areas

  • Work with the local research team (based at McGill) to develop a regional income inequality dataset (based on the 20% micro-data files of the Census of Population)

  • Explore various decompositions of national inequality between- and within-regional components for Canada

  • Run counterfactual experiments to analyze the determinants of between- and within regional inequalities

  • Participate in the analysis of cross-country trends and differences in sub-national patterns of income inequality

  • Contribute to the development of various outputs (technical reports, peer reviewed publications, etc.)

  • Present research ideas and results in workshops and conferences


Qualifications required

  • Hold a PhD degree in geography, economics, planning or a related field within the social sciences

  • Possess strong analytical and quantitative methods skills (with experience in data analysis using software such as STATA, SAS, R)

  • Prior experience working with large databases an asset

  • Good organizational skills and prior experience with independent research, academic publication and knowledge translation

  • English language proficiency for scientific writing


Value and duration

The salary is consistent with a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship ($45,000 / year + benefits) and is for a 2-year period, starting in the fall of 2021 (flexible due to the on-going pandemic).


To apply

Please send a copy of your CV, university transcripts, a representative publication and a cover letter (which explains how your research interests and academic background make you a good fit for this position) to Prof. Sébastien Breau ( Short-listed candidates will be contacted and asked to provide two letters of reference from current/former academic supervisors. Applications will be reviewed starting on April 9th, 2021 (and continue until filled).


Further information

For all enquiries about the position, please contact Prof. Sébastien Breau (

February 22, 2021

University of Guelph

Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

Please reference AD #21-08


Position Description:

The Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position in Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change at the Assistant Professor level.


Our next colleague will have an emerging research program advancing the frontiers of knowledge and practice in the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, as well as demonstrate commitment to innovation and excellence in teaching in this area. We warmly welcome applications from candidates whose work addresses the drivers and/or impacts of global environmental change, and investigates human dimensions at one or more scales (i.e., local, national, and/or international). Specific research topics may include (but are not limited to): climate change adaptation and mitigation, vulnerability and changing resource access, gender, race, and environmental change, environmental and/or climate (in)justice, community-based approaches to resilience, Indigenous- and/or youth-led climate movements, climate migration and refugees, and/or the geopolitical and security implications of environmental change. The appointee is expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching programs, advise graduate students, and develop a strong, externally funded research program. The appointee is also expected to hold a PhD in Geography or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment. The position will ideally commence on July 1, 2021 or soon after.


The Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Guelph spans the natural and social sciences, with particularly well-developed expertise on the interconnectedness between humans and environments. Our undergraduate and graduate programs highlight human-environment geography, environmental governance, environmental geoscience, geomatics, and conservation leadership. Faculty and students enjoy many opportunities to engage on important environmental and social issues and to connect scholarship, practice and lived experience through teaching and research. The Department strives to be a collegial, inclusive and welcoming environment that values diversity, and wellness among our members because these are key ingredients in our collective success. We invite and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are underrepresented in higher education.


The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.


Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on April 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file):


  1. A 1- to 2-page cover letter outlining research program and teaching experience

  2. A curriculum vitae

  3. A maximum of 2-pages research statement that:

    • situates your research program within the context of relevant scholarly literature, including theoretical framework(s) and methodological approaches;

    • overviews a research plan for your first five years at the University of Guelph; and,

    • lists references cited (this list may be in addition to the 2-page maximum)

  4. A maximum of 2-pages teaching statement that:

    • discusses your teaching philosophy;

    • outlines your approach to teaching undergraduate and graduate students

  5. Contact information for 3 academic references


Applications should be emailed to:

Dr. Wanhong Yang
Chair, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics
College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
University of Guelph
Attn: Administrative Secretary


If you have any questions, please contact the department chair, Dr. Wanhong Yang (


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


The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.


The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.


At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.Applicants are recommended to self-identify through the Applicant Tracking Questionnaire or within their cover letter.


If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.

February 22, 2021

BC Public Service

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Geomatics / Geodetic Specialist - (Victoria)

$65,252.73 - $74,396.51 annually

There is one immediate project position available for 12 months, to March 31, 2022, with an opportunity to extend to a maximum of 24 months (March 31, 2023).

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career.


The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has a mandate to manage specified Crown land and resources in a manner that embraces the economic, environmental and social goals of government. These results are all essential to improving the global competitiveness of BC industry and our ability to attract private investment and to stimulate economic growth and job creation across the province.


The Geomatics / Geodetic Specialist position provides survey adjustment, modelling, and GIS-related support to two professional engineers in providing professional expertise that directly impacts executive and stakeholder decision-making, and supports the executive’s ability to address key provincial issues related to geo-referencing (e.g., survey of Crown and private land, oil and gas tenures and infrastructure, forest tenures, transportation and utilities surveys, etc.). This also role supports the provision of the ongoing operation, maintenance and modernization of geodetic reference systems (e.g., analysis and mathematical modelling for the MASCOT survey control database system, guiding other staff in using complex algorithms and software tools, evaluating and implementing developments in Global Navigation Satellite System technologies).


The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.


Come, be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please visit What the BC Public Service Offers.


Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you:


Qualifications for this role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in geomatics, survey engineering, geography, computer science or equivalent, plus two (2) years of related experience, OR, a diploma in surveying/geomatics technology plus four (4) years of related experience.


Related Experience must include the following:

  • Experience developing and managing large spatial and attribute data sets.

  • Experience with database management tools and applications.

  • Experience developing methodologies and performing custom geo-spatial data modelling and

    complex analysis and interpretations.


For more information and to apply online by March 9, 2021, please go to:

February 1, 2021

University of Winnipeg

Department of Geography

Probationary Instructor - Earth and atmospheric system processes

The Department of Geography at The University of Winnipeg invites motivated and enthusiastic candidates to apply for a probationary appointment at the rank of Instructor.  Candidates must hold a minimum of a master’s degree in Geography or a related discipline at the time of appointment with broad training in earth and atmospheric system processes.

We seek an outstanding colleague with potential to inspire undergraduate students through effective teaching in our program.  The successful applicant will be required to instruct courses and laboratory sections in earth and atmospheric sciences, geomorphology, and will also be expected to develop new courses in their areas of expertise.  Experience teaching introductory classes and labs online is considered an asset.  As well, the successful candidate will be expected to work collegially with department members and to participate in Departmental and University service.

The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on February 22, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled; full consideration is assured for applications received by Friday, February 19, 2021. Subject to budgetary approval, this position will commence on July 1, 2021. Salary levels will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Applicants are requested to submit a complete application that will include (all documents in PDF): 

  • a cover letter

  • a current curriculum vitae

  • a teaching philosophy statement

  • evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, which could include formal student evaluations of teaching, informal testimonials from students, and/or a teaching dossier


Applicants must submit all of the above materials through The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system. Please click on the "Apply" link below to submit your application.


Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference e-mailed directly to: 

Dr. Christopher Storie, Chair
Department of Geography


Enquiries should be directed to Dr. Christopher Storie, Chair,

Located on Treaty 1 land in the heart of the Métis Nation, the Department of Geography offers a dynamic, student-centred approach to thinking critically about the world. Housed in the Faculty of Science, the department conducts and disseminates research on fundamental questions about human-environmental linkages and dynamics, as well as applied work which aims to solve local, regional, and global problems. We aim to provide students with interdisciplinary skills and knowledge to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address the changing world.   Further information about the Department of Geography, including descriptions of courses offered and faculty research interests, is available at

Additional information on The University of Winnipeg is available at


The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application.  


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

January 27, 2021

University of Waterloo

Faculty of Environment

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor - Future Studies with application to Cities

The Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (salary range $90,000 to $150,000 per annum) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. The successful applicant will be jointly appointed to both the Faculty of Environment and the School of Planning as the inaugural “Caivan Communities Future Cities Professor”.  


We seek an energetic and dynamic scholar with demonstrated potential for leading academic programming and research related to future studies in the area of cities. Applicants should have an interest to study and critically evaluate plausible futures and their broader societal implications, and to contribute to scholarship and contemporary decision-making in planning and/or broader public policy related to cities and their diverse inhabitants. We are particularly interested in applicants who employ interdisciplinary, futurist approaches to study the technology-human interface, society-environment interactions, and societal transitions—as they apply to cities. 


A demonstrated ability to forge and sustain fruitful partnerships with scholars from a variety of disciplines, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching, are considered assets. We welcome individuals of all disciplinary backgrounds to apply. 


Potential candidates should have a record of excellence in research and must be able to demonstrate a strong interest and ability to communicate to undergraduate and graduate students and to wider audiences, plus a keenness to mentor students effectively. Candidates are invited to submit an application including:

  • an updated and complete curriculum vitae.

  • a letter of interest (maximum 4 pages) outlining:

  1. their qualifications for the position;

  2. the fit of their profile and expertise with the advertised position;

  3. their vision and future research program;

  4. their potential to enhance the scholarship and capacity of the University and Faculty in strategic ways; 

  5. the names and contact information of three referees.  [References will only be requested for applicants invited for an interview.]


The University of Waterloo is located in the Region of Waterloo: a mid-sized and rapidly growing area about an hour’s drive west of Toronto’s Pearson Airport. The University of Waterloo is a leader in the education of global citizens, with current efforts focusing on promoting Indigenous scholarship, and creating opportunities with and for racialized campus community members. The University celebrates diversity through intersectionality informed initiatives for students, faculty and staff who identify as racialized, Indigenous, women, a person with a disability and/or LGBTQ2+. The University seeks candidates who embrace these goals of diversity and inclusion. The selection committee will be especially attentive to and respectful of the lived experiences of applicants.  


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

The Faculty of Environment is a world leader in interdisciplinary research and teaching on the environment and sustainability. The Faculty is the home of five academic units: Department of Geography and Environmental Management; Department of Knowledge Integration; School of Environment, Enterprise and Development; School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, and School of Planning. The Faculty is a dynamic and vibrant academic environment with ~ 100 faculty members, 50 staff, 2400 undergraduate students and 600 graduate students.


The School of Planning (, housed in the Faculty of Environment, is at the forefront of planning research and teaching, characterized by a comprehensive, applied, critical, and interdisciplinary approach to planning with vibrant ties to the profession. Home to over 400 undergraduate students, 80 graduate students and 20 faculty members, the School offers undergraduate and Master’s degrees accredited by the Professional Standards Board (PSB) for the profession, as well as an on-line professional Master’s degree and a doctoral program. 

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, or a request for accommodation during the hiring process, please contact Sheree Solomon at

Closing date for receipt of applications is February 28, 2021, and the application package should be addressed to:

Professor Jean Andrey

Dean, Faculty of Environment

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON, Canada, N2L 3G1

or may be submitted electronically to


Three reasons to apply:

January 6, 2021

McMaster University

Across all six McMaster Faculties

Tenure-Track/Tenured, Assistant Professors/Associate Professors/Professors - Up to twelve (12) appointments of emerging and established academics and scholars who will contribute to the advancement of Black academic excellence

McMaster University - advancing human and societal health and well-being

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement.

McMaster University is pleased to announce a cohort hiring initiative of up to twelve appointments of emerging and established academics and scholars who will contribute to the advancement of Black academic excellence across all six McMaster Faculties. McMaster seeks candidates whose scholarship and scholarly work forefronts or contributes to any of the following disciplinary or interdisciplinary areas of teaching and research:

DeGroote School of Business: All areas of business with preference given to AI, Business Analytics, Socially responsible investing; Social entrepreneurship; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion issues in business

Faculty of Engineering: All areas of engineering, with an emphasis on the Faculty’s research

clusters: advanced manufacturing, digital and smart systems, energy, environment, health and bio-innovation, infrastructure, micro-nano systems and transportation. For more information about the opportunities available within the Faculty of Engineering, please visit

Faculty of Health Sciences: Areas of priority include computational genomics, bioinformatics and immunometabolism; and clinical and/or population and/or public health research with a focus on understanding determinants of health impacting access to health care, including screening, prevention and education, for marginalized populations in Canada and globally. We are also looking for an outstanding clinician who would focus on medical education and help lead the Department of Medicine’s efforts to increase equity and diversity. The latter is not a tenure-track position and is posted separately as posting #35401

Faculty of Humanities: African Diaspora and/or Caribbean Literary and Cultural Studies; African and Black Art; Post-Colonial Studies; Critical Race and/or Black Feminist Studies; Law as it relates to race and racism; Linguistics: Syntax with an additional focus in morphology, semantics, and/or sociolinguistics.

Faculty of Science: All areas of Science, but with preference for Epidemiology of Racism (e.g., biological expression of racism, embodiment of racial inequality, racial inequities as social determinants of health); Racial inequality within the environment (environmental racism), and social and physical geography of racism.

Faculty of Social Science: Migration and Mobility; Racial Inequality within social institutions (e.g., health care, education, criminal justice system) and its implications on determinants of health and prosperity (e.g., physical and mental health, educational, labour market outcomes) and to various stratified social stations (e.g., care work); Local and Global Development Economics, trade, and globalization; race and its impact in health, labour, education; Critical Race Studies; Post Colonial Studies.

McMaster’s purpose is articulated as a dedication to advancing human and societal health and well-being locally and globally, by promoting inclusive mindsets, collaborative learning, innovative thinking, and seeking global impact. This cohort hiring initiative is in keeping with McMaster’s vision to achieve international distinction for creativity, innovation, and excellence, and to embody values of integrity, quality, inclusiveness and teamwork. It is also aligned with ongoing transformative work being undertaken to ensure inclusive excellence in the recruitment and retention of faculty that have been underrepresented across all academic disciplines, which is articulated in McMaster’s EDI Strategy: Towards Inclusive Excellence and reinforced in the President’s recent letter to the community.

At McMaster, we collaborate across disciplines to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges, working together to improve people’s lives and contribute to our global knowledge base. The University is committed to maintaining its reputation for global impact and advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). McMaster invites scholars who will contribute to McMaster’s broad strategic research priority areas, as articulated in the Brighter World Strategic Research Plan, and who will support our purpose through creative, collaborative and community-engaged scholarly activity.

Successful applicants must demonstrate a record or evidence of strong potential for excellence in teaching, research and service and a willingness and ability to: (1) contribute actively to undergraduate and graduate programs; (2) supervise masters and doctoral students; (3) establish research collaborations across Departments within Faculties or across Faculties; and (4) contribute to the University’s inclusive excellence goals and priorities. Consideration will be given to promising applicants who hold a Ph.D., or are very near completion of a doctorate degree by the time of the appointment.

Depending on areas of research focus, successful candidates may have opportunities to contribute to the Global Peace and Social Justice Program (renamed Peace Studies Program) and the expansion of the African & African Diaspora Studies Minor. Successful candidates may also have opportunities to collaborate with the University Library to enhance significant archival holdings from the Canadian Caribbean diaspora, particularly those of Louise Simone Bennett- Coverley (Miss Lou) and Austin Clarke, as well as collections of both rare and contemporary books (e.g., Dr. Anthony Macfarlane collection).

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of McMaster’s innovation and creativity and strengthens our research, teaching and service excellence. It is essential to engaging our diverse student body and intellectual community. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and welcomes applicants who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusive excellence.

For these positions, McMaster seeks qualified individuals who self-identify as persons of Black/African descent and lived experience. Successful candidates will be joining a vibrant and networked campus community of Black scholars, supported by the longstanding African and Caribbean Faculty Association of McMaster (ACFAM) and local African and Caribbean associations within the Hamilton region.

How to Apply:

Application materials must be submitted through the University’s electronic portal: (Job Opening #35333). Application materials must include:

  • a letter of application together with a curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching interests and philosophy (including evidence of teaching effectiveness);

  • a brief statement describing any contributions made or planned in relation to advancing equity, diversity and inclusive excellence in teaching, research or service within higher education, community-based or other profession settings, including lived experiences and understandings of Black/African Diasporic peoples and cultures (2-page maximum). Applicants are asked to indicate the Faculties in which they would like to be considered for a position.


Please note that letters of recommendation or references are not required at the time of application – these will be solicited at later stages of the search process. Unsolicited letters will not be reviewed until later stages of the search process.

All applicants are also asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey, which takes approximately two minutes to complete. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process.

The Diversity Survey is accessible through the university application portal. Inquiries about the Diversity Survey may be directed to

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Employment Equity Specialist at to communicate accommodation needs.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for the position. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University gathers information about applicants’ status as either a permanent resident of Canada or Canadian citizen. Applicants need not identify country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

  • Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

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


McMaster University acknowledges that certain circumstances may cause career interruptions

that legitimately affect an applicant’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to note in their applications whether they would like consideration given to the impact of any such circumstances due to health, family, or other legitimate reasons in order to allow for a fair assessment of their research productivity.

McMaster is committed to supporting candidates within a dual career household. Inquiries about spousal/partner employment may be directed to the Office of the Provost & Vice President Academic at

Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled. Direct queries about the position to the Office of the Provost & Vice President Academic at

November 16, 2020

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

Assistant Professor (2 positions) - Environmental Planning / Urban and Community Planning

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invite applications for two tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor. In an effort to bridge urban and environmental strengths across the Department and in support of a social justice initiative across the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, these positions contribute to our Department’s urban planning programs. Both positions will begin on August 12, 2021.

The first position is in the area of Environmental Planning. We are seeking a dynamic and broadly trained scholar with expertise in areas such as environmental justice, environmental governance, environmental assessment, lifecycle assessment, low-carbon lifestyles, climate change adaptation, resilience, socio-ecological systems, and/or urban sustainability. We welcome candidates who have an urban focus and who will complement one or more methodological areas of expertise in the Department. Preference will be given to candidates whose work involves the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods (e.g., mixed methods) as well as geospatial approaches, and examines planning issues through an equity lens using a community engagement component. We would be excited to see applications from candidates who use innovative approaches in their research, including but not limited to research co-design, citizen science, and experimental survey design.

The second position is in the area of Urban and Community Planning. We are seeking a dynamic and broadly trained planner with expertise in the built environment, urban development, social justice, community resilience, human-environment relationships, and/or socio-ecological systems. Geographic and topical areas of research are open, with preference given to individuals who will complement one or more methodological areas of expertise in our department such as community-engaged action research, community mapping, mixed-methods, and/or qualitative methods.

Requirements for these positions include a PhD in Geography, Planning, or a related field in hand by the time of appointment, evidence of scholarly productivity, an ability to secure appropriate external funding, and the potential for engaging students in a diverse academic environment. The candidate should also show evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration and attention to equity issues in their teaching and research.

Candidates should demonstrate the ability to contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum, build a successful, cutting-edge research program, and develop coursework in their area of expertise. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for all students, along with an interest in promoting diversity in their research, teaching, and service. The teaching load for new faculty is two courses per semester in the pre-tenure period.

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is a diverse community of 33 social and physical scientists, nearly 700 undergraduate majors, and 90 graduate students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. The Department’s mission is to create and disseminate scientific knowledge about the social and natural systems of the Earth and their interactions through scholarly research, teaching, and service. The Department is committed to rigorous high-level research and excellence in teaching. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in Geography (BA/BS), Earth and Environmental Sciences (BS), Geology (BS), Environmental Studies (BA), and Meteorology (BS). At the graduate level, the Department offers an MA and a PhD in Geography, an MS in Earth Sciences, and a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Science & Technology. In addition, the department is a core participant in several interdisciplinary graduate programs on campus, including PhD programs in Public Policy (PPOL) and Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (INES), and the Master’s in Urban Design (MUD).

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington, DC and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Over 30,000 culturally diverse students are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, and military sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 24 master's degrees, 12 graduate certificates, and 32 undergraduate degrees.


Candidates should submit the following to [Environmental Planning Position Number 6899; Community and Urban Planning Position Number 6908]: (1) a letter of application responding to the required and desired qualifications listed above, including a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement; (2) a statement of current and future research; (3) a teaching statement including teaching philosophy, agenda, and evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) a curriculum vitae; (5) one to three representative publications; and (6) contact information (including email addresses) for at least three professional references. We ask applicants to reflect on how they integrate issues surrounding diversity into their teaching, research and/or services.

Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact: Environmental Planning Position- Dr. Isabelle Nilsson ( or Dr. Sara Gagné (; Community and Urban Planning position – Dr. Elizabeth Delmelle (

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. UNC Charlotte is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

July 9, 2020

Simon Fraser University

Department of Geography

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) - Geographies of Racialization

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is located on unceded, traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), and kwikwəƛ̓ əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nations. We are actively building a diverse, inclusive community and invite applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Geographies of Racialization in the Department of Geography with an effective start date of Fall 2021.

The successful candidate will be an established or emerging leader in the geographical study of racialization whose work addresses how race manifests spatially, how space is racialized, and/or how Black, Indigenous and People of Colour are re-imagining or re-enacting space. We welcome scholars whose work is attentive to the intersections of geography and Black, Latinx, Asian and diaspora studies, Indigeneity, gender and sexuality, southern theory, migration/mobilities, racial capitalism, settler-colonialism, postcoloniality, social movements, and/or labour. Applicants with an emphasis on relationships between geographies of racialization and environment are encouraged to apply. We seek an empirically grounded and theoretically sophisticated scholar in Geography or a related discipline. Appointment to a continuing faculty position in the Department of Geography requires a PhD completed by the time of appointment.


The successful candidate’s research program will extend existing strengths of the Department of Geography and of SFU more widely. The research program will support SFU’s Strategic Research Plan, the goals of which include: strengthening civil society by advancing justice, equity and social responsibility; addressing environmental concerns and creating a sustainable future; and engaging in community-based research. Knowledge mobilization to the scholarly community, professional groups, the general public, and other stakeholders, as appropriate, is expected. Interdisciplinary work is encouraged, and cross-appointments are possible.

Experience mentoring equity-seeking students is expected, and experience mentoring equity-seeking faculty is an asset. Demonstrated collegial governance and teaching excellence is expected. Although teaching relief will be provided to the CRC, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the Department of Geography, including securing financial support for graduate students.

This position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS). Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., the candidate must be within 10 years of their highest degree at the time of nomination) at the rank of assistant or associate professor (or those who possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels). Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please see CRC website for eligibility details or contact the SFU Institutional Strategic Awards Office.

The Tier 2 Canada Research Chair is tenable for five years and may be renewable for a second term. Interested applicants are invited to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the pursuit of decolonization, indigenization and reconciliation. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application process

Applicants should submit a single PDF containing:

  • a cover letter explaining their interest in the position (1-2 page);

  • an up-to-date, full curriculum vitae (include details of research, teaching, and service, scholarly record, funding, and list of collaborations/partnerships);

  • two examples of refereed published scholarly work relevant to the position;

  • a two page program of research, clarifying its alignment with the CRC position (short-listed candidates will be required to provide a 4-6 page statement)

  • a statement of teaching and mentorship philosophy (1 page);

  • a diversity statement outlining the applicant’s experiences in advancing equity (1 page); and

  • a list of 4-5 referees (long-listed candidates will be contacted before referees are contacted)


Applications should be submitted here.


The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence on 4 September 2020. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to Tracy Brennand, Search Committee Chair,

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and non-traditional areas of research and/or research outputs. Demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in the candidate’s current institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

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