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Geography and Environment Assistant Professor (Physical Geography)

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Job Title Geography and Environment Assistant Professor (Physical Geography)
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Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Position Details
The Department of Geography and Environment invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in Physical Geography at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin January 1, 2024, subject to budgetary approval. Hiring salary will be in the range of $78,000 to $92,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience. We are seeking a Physical Geographer with research interests in Climatology and expertise in Climate Change Impacts, Extreme Weather and Climate Change, or Climate Modelling. Expertise in climate dynamics and geospatial computation will also be considered. Successful applicants will have a Ph.D. in Geography or a cognate field and will be able to instruct undergraduate courses in climatology, geographical hazards and statistical or computational methods. We seek outstanding candidates with the capability to engage and inspire undergraduate and graduate students in their academic work, and who will show initiative in contributing to the department’s programs and curriculum development. The successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain an independent, active and externally funded research program.

Our Team:
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.

Our University:
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. Together, these programs serve more than 8,000 students.

Our Values:
The university 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.

Our City:
Home to more than 100,000 people, Lethbridge is a place where ideas grow. It is a culturally vibrant city with a flourishing arts scene and active social calendar. We boast stunning scenery, four distinct seasons, spectacular sunrises and glowing sunsets that illuminate Alberta’s big sky. Lethbridge is only two hours from Calgary’s International Airport and a short drive to both Waterton Lakes National Park and the United States border.

Our Application Process:
All applications must be submitted online, and include a letter of application, a curriculum-vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, outlines of courses previously taught, statement of research program, teaching evaluations, and the contact information for three references. The referees will be sent a link where they will be asked to upload a confidential letter of reference to your application.

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2023.

Our Contact Information:
For enquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Craig Coburn, Chair, Department of Geography and Environment, at
Faculty Faculty of Arts & Science
Campus Lethbridge
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 05/10/2023
Close Date 09/15/2023
Open Until Filled
Desired Start Date 01/01/2024
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

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.

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Teaching Interests and Philosophy
  4. Teaching Evaluations
  5. Outlines of Courses Previously Taught
  6. Description of Research Program
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Documents

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