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Assistant Professorship in Geomatics and Physical Geography

University of Waterloo

The Department of Geography and Environmental Management in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019. The successful applicant must have a PhD at the time of appointment.

We seek an energetic and dynamic scholar with demonstrated potential for leadership and international recognition in the study of geomatics and physical geography. Preference will be given to candidates with research backgrounds in scholarship that is theoretically rich or methodologically advanced, but also has ready application in physical geography that complements the Department. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research and teaching interests connect with the current strengths in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management including, but not limited to, Geomatics, Earth System Science and Climate Change and Environment. A demonstrated ability to forge and sustain fruitful partnerships with scholars from a variety of disciplines is considered an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, contribute service to the Department and supervise graduate students. S/he will be appointed as a regular member of the Faculty in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management.

The successful candidate will have obtained a PhD in Geography or an equivalent discipline and will be an outstanding emerging scholar with a demonstrated potential to achieve a significant international reputation in the next five to ten years. The University of Waterloo understands the impact that legitimate career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and encourages potential candidates to explain in their application the impact this may have on their record.

The University of Waterloo is located in the Region of Waterloo, a mid-sized and rapidly growing area west of Toronto. 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 more than 90 faculty members, 50 staff, 2300 undergraduate students and 600 graduate students.

Potential candidates should have an established or emerging record of excellence in geomatics and physical geography research and must be able to demonstrate a strong interest and ability in communicating 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 in the identified research areas;
3. novel opportunities for training highly qualified personnel;
4. the potential for the post to enhance the scholarly leadership and innovation capacity of the Department, Faculty and University in strategic areas.
• the names and contact information of three referees. [References will only be requested for applicants invited for an interview.]

The salary range for this position at the rank of Assistant Professor is $83,143 to $110,000.

The closing date for receipt of applications is January 15, 2019, and the application package should be addressed to Dr. Richard Kelly, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, Canada, N2L 3G1, or may be submitted electronically to

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 Richard Kelly [above].

The University of Waterloo regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation”. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will receive priority in the recruitment process.

Three reasons to apply: