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Instructor, Economic Geography

University of Lethbridge

The Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a two-year Term Instructor Appointment at the rank of Instructor III to begin 1 January 2023, subject to budgetary approval. Instructor III positions are assigned a teaching equivalent of seven courses over three semesters. Hiring salary will be in the range of $63,000-$70,000 per year (plus benefits), commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We are seeking a broadly trained Human Geographer with experience in Economic Geography. Specializations in regional economies, global economic change, or food systems are particularly welcome. The candidate will be expected to teach courses at a variety of levels including Introductory Human Geography, second-year courses in Economic Geography and Regional Geography (World/Canada), and topic focused third and fourth-year courses depending on the candidate’s background. A Ph.D. in Geography or related discipline is preferred, although Ph.D. candidates near completion will also be considered. We are seeking a candidate with the capability to engage and inspire students in their academic work, and who will show initiative in contributing to the department’s programs and curriculum development. The position requires contributions to service, which is expected of all faculty at the University of Lethbridge, including student recruitment and retention efforts, departmental meetings, and program development.

The Department of Geography and Environment has an enthusiastic group of faculty members that includes human and physical geographers, environmental scientists, and archaeologists with diverse and active research programs. Faculty are also actively involved in multidisciplinary majors in Agricultural Studies, Urban and Regional Studies, Canadian Studies, Indigenous Studies, Environmental Science, Archaeology and Geography, GIS and Computer Science, and Remote Sensing. The department has an established graduate program and a thriving undergraduate student culture, encouraged through faculty involvement.

All applications must be submitted online, and should include a letter of application, a curriculum-vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, outlines of courses previously taught, teaching evaluations, and contact information for three references. References will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters. The application submission triggers this request to your references, so please ensure that they are prepared to submit their letters no later than September 30, 2022.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply for this position; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

For enquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Craig Coburn, Chair, Department of Geography and Environment, at:

The deadline for applications is September 23, 2022 or until a suitable applicant is found.

The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge) is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education where inspired scholars integrate research and creative activity with teaching. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, it is a place where student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research takes place every day. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs in the faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the Schools of Liberal Education and Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business, to more than 8,900 students.

The University of Lethbridge recognizes that diversity enriches our campus and our community and is fundamental to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The university as a whole embraces equity as a core value to be truly inclusive of the communities of which we are a part, and this requires ongoing intentional and systemic action. Through recruitment and support of individuals who further enhance our diversity, the University strives to create a diverse and inclusive community where students, faculty and staff feel welcome, are treated equitably, and can thrive.

uLethbridge takes pride in enhancing community engagement and is committed to collaborating with Indigenous peoples and communities to ensure that their partnerships, and ensuing programs, meet the needs of these communities.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.