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Instructor (Limited Term - 2 years), Urban Studies & Geospatial

University of Calgary

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description

The Department of Geography in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary invites applications for a limited-term instructor appointment (2 years) with an anticipated start date of July 1st, 2021.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Geography or related field with a demonstrated record of scholarship in Geography or Urban Studies. The successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be teaching in the Geography and Urban Studies programs, including teaching urban geography and geospatial (GIS, remote sensing, and/or quantitative spatial analysis) courses. The successful applicant is expected to teach seven undergraduate courses per year and participate in course coordination and curriculum discussions. They will also have the opportunity to be involved in sustaining a vibrant undergraduate program through extra-curricular activities and events on campus, as well as within the broader community. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness, pedagogical innovation, and engagement with students, as well as a demonstrated record of collaborations across disciplines.

The Department of Geography is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching and research. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and we strongly encourage collaboration. Please visit the Department of Geography website for more information (

Applications must be received by May 27, 2021. Interviews will be organized by the Department of Geography.

Interested individuals should submit an online application by visiting and clicking 'Apply Now' at the bottomof the posting. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your application attachments should be in pdf format and organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):

Letter of Interest
Curriculum Vita
A teaching portfolio that includes evidence of teaching experience, teaching effectiveness, and statement of teaching philosophy and methods
Expression of interest that identifies which courses in our current calendar that you would be most interested and qualified to teach
A statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse and international student body

Please also arrange to have three reference letters emailed directly to:

Dr. David Goldblum, Department Head and Search Committee Chair
Department of Geography
University of Calgary

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.