Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing

College: College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Department: Geography, Environment and Geomatics

Deadline: December 10, 2018
Please reference AD #18-53

Position Description:

The Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position in Geographic Information Science (GIS) and Remote Sensing at the Assistant Professor level.

We seek candidates whose research advances the frontiers of knowledge in human, environment, or human-environment interactions at diverse scales using theories, methods, and tools of GIS and remote sensing. Topical areas of interest are broad. These could include climate change, community-based or Indigenous planning processes, conservation, ecosystem services and valuation, environmental degradation, environmental justice, food/agriculture, land use/land cover change, material and energy flows / resource management, or urbanization, among others. The successful candidate must have a PhD in GIS and/or Remote Sensing, a record of scholarly research, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. The appointee will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching programs, advise graduate students, and develop a strong, externally funded research program. The position will commence July 1, 2019.

Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Guelph focuses on the interaction of human and environmental systems and spans the natural and social sciences. Our undergraduate and graduate programs highlight human-environment geography, environmental geoscience, and geomatics. 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.

Find out more by visiting our Department webpage: www.uoguelph.ca/geography/, and checking us out on social media (Facebook: DepartmentOfGeographyUniversityOfGuelph, Twitter: @GuelphGeography).

The University of Guelph is the 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 about 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students across approximately 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 December 10, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) the names of three referees to Dr. Wanhong Yang, Chair, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Jennifer Beehler
Administrative Secretary
Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Email: jbeehler@uoguelph.ca

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 acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and M├ętis 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.

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