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Department of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Environment
Full-Time, 2-Year Term
Posting #FAGEOG01-23 BA
The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) invites applications for a term position in the Department of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a proposed starting date of May 1, 2024. As an institution committed to the fostering of an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and growth in both teaching and scholarship.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of up to 15 Semester Contact Hours of instruction in Physical Geography and Earth Science per academic year. The exact suite and nature of the courses will depend on the applicant and their qualifications. We are especially interested in a candidate who can teach courses related to introductory physical geography and remote sensing; geospatial data analysis and GIS; and geomorphology, glaciology, and Quaternary geology.
Ranked as one of Canada's best small universities, the University of Northern British Columbia is a research-intensive university with an enrollment of over 3500 students in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate academic programs. UNBC offers a modern and attractive campus, and a wonderful setting in the heart of British Columbia. For more information about living and working in Prince George please visit www.unbc.ca/northernbc. For more information on the Geography, Earth, and Environmental Sciences Department at UNBC see www2.unbc.ca/department-geography-earth-and-environmental-sciences.
Applicants for this position should hold a Ph.D. in physical geography, or an equivalent area of expertise, at the time of appointment. Previous experience in teaching courses at the undergraduate level is preferred, and applicants are encouraged to provide evidence of excellence in teaching.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Employment Equity
The University of Northern British Columbia is fully committed to creating and maintaining an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment that is accessible to all. We are devoted to ensuring a welcoming, safe, and inclusive campus free from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. This commitment is woven into our motto and mission. In the Dakelh language, UNBC's motto ‘En Cha Huná translates to "he/she/they also live" and means respect for all living things. Through the respect for all living things, we are able to grow and learn better together, each bringing our own unique individual differences and contributions to inspire leaders for tomorrow by influencing the world today.
Employment equity requires that we remove barriers and overcome both direct and indirect discrimination. In this way, the pool of excellent candidates increases substantially. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person
About the University and its Community
Since its founding in 1990, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has emerged as one of Canada's best small research-intensive universities, with a passion for teaching, discovery, people, and the North. UNBC's excellence is derived from community-inspired research, hands-on learning, and alumni who are leading change around the world.
Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have walked gently on the diverse traditional territories where the University of Northern British Columbia community is grateful to live, work, learn, and play. We are committed to building and nurturing relationships with Indigenous peoples, we acknowledge their traditional lands, and we thank them for their hospitality. UNBC's largest campus in Prince George is located on the traditional unceded territory of the Lheidli T'enneh, in the spectacular landscape near the geographic centre of beautiful British Columbia.
UNBC's three regional campuses are located in Quesnel, Fort St. John, and Terrace. The South-Central campus in Quesnel is situated on the traditional territory of the Lhtako Dené (Red Bluff Band), Nazko, Lhoosk'uz Dené Nation (Kluskus Band), and Esdilagh First Nations (formerly Alexandria Band). Lhtako, Nazko, and Lhoosk'uz are Dakelh First Nations, and Esdilagh is a member of the Tsilhqot'in Nation. The Peace River-Liard campus in Fort St. John is situated on the traditional territory of the Doig River, Blueberry River and Halfway River First Nations. They are the Dunne-Za people. The Northwest campus in Terrace is situated on traditional Ts'msyen (Tsimshian) territory of the Kitsumkalum and Kitselas First Nations. It includes a satellite campus in the coastal community of Prince Rupert.
UNBC consistently ranks in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean's university rankings. UNBC also recently placed among the top five per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
With a diverse student population, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Prince George is a city of ~74,000 people with impressive cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. For more information about living and working in Prince George, please refer to www.unbc.ca/experience and moveupprincegeorge.ca. Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.
The salary for this position will be determined with consideration of the successful candidate's relevant qualifications and experience as per the UNBC Faculty Association Collective Agreement. The annual salary range for this position is expected to be from $ 83,475 to $121,051. Please refer to the link below to the Collective Agreement (Article 48) for more compensation information:
Applicants should forward the following documents to FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca or mail to Office of the Provost quoting the posting number (#FAGEOG01-23 BA):
o cover letter indicating potential contributions to the Department;
o curriculum vitae;
o a brief statement of teaching approaches and research program;
o the names and addresses of three references (including telephone and email information); and
o the Statement of Eligibility to Work in Canada form, which can be found here: www2.unbc.ca/sites/default/files/sections/human-resources/statementofemploymenteligibilityjan0520221.pdf.
o the Self-Identification from, which can be found here:www2.unbc.ca/sites/default/files/sections/human-resources/unbcself-idrevisedmay2022-fillable.pdf
Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact UNBC Health & Wellbeing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.
Mail Submissions: Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9
Email Submissions: FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca
Inquiries: Dr. Catherine Nolin
Chair – Department of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Applications received on or before January 15, 2024, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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