Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Physical Geography
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Geography
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2016

Department of Geography

The Department of Geography, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Physical Geography at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2016. The successful applicant will also have the ability to teach physical geography and environmental science at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in Geography or cognate discipline. The Department seeks a physical geographer in the area of biogeochemical processes, preferably in Arctic environments. Applicants should have demonstrated research strengths in terrestrial or aquatic element cycling and its relationship to hydrology, vegetation and/or soil dynamics. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in research, publications, and undergraduate teaching at all levels. Applicants should have the breadth and versatility to teach a variety of undergraduate courses and be prepared to participate actively in the Graduate Program in Geography and be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The deadline for applications is October 30, 2015. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarly writing (maximum 50 pp.), and a teaching dossier, and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Steven Tufts, Chair, Department of Geography, N418A Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.
Email: - (Subject line: "Application for Physical Geography Position")


Posting End Date: October 30, 2015