Assistant Professor in Human or Human-Environment Geography, 2-Year Contractually-Limited

WorkplaceGuelph, Ontario, Canada

Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Human or Human-Environment Geography 2-Year Contractually-Limited

College: College of Social & Applied Human Sciences

Department: Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics

Date Posted: April 14, 2022
Deadline: May 23, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #22-37

Position Description:

The Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Guelph invites applications for a 2-year contractually-limited appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking a colleague with a PhD and a scholarly specialization in Human or Human-Environment Geography. The anticipated start date for the position is August 1st, 2022 with active teaching commencing on the Guelph campus in September 2022.

Required Qualifications: a PhD in Human or Human-Environment Geography or a closely related discipline; demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching including experience with course leadership and delivery.

Preferred Qualifications: experience across several modes of delivery (large lectures, seminars, online); experience and capacity for innovation in experiential education, community engaged learning and/or inclusive pedagogy; advising or mentoring at the undergrad or graduate level; ability to teach in one or more of the following areas: resource geography, urban geography, political ecology and environmental governance.

While a significant component of the position is teaching, a research program complementing departmental strengths, including scholarship on teaching and learning, is an asset. Additional duties will pertain to student recruitment and advising and participation on departmental, and/or college committees.

The Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics consists of 18 full-time faculty, is home to four undergrad degree programs and four graduate programs. We are a relatively small department that strives to have a collaborative, inclusive and welcoming environment that values diversity, and wellness among our members because these are key ingredients in our collective success. We invite and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are underrepresented or historically marginalized in higher education.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on May 23, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter that includes a description of research interests; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching statement including a teaching philosophy and highlighting teaching practices and proficiencies; (4) the names of two referees. Applications should be submitted digitally with the subject line of "Assistant Professor Application" to the attention of:

Applications should be emailed to:

Dr. Robin Roth
Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics
College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ont N1G 2W1

Email: .

Any questions about the position or the application process can be sent to Dr. Robin Roth at

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply. At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion ( is an institutional imperative. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, particularly those from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in employment, including scholars who are Black, Indigenous, visible minorities, disabled, LGBTQ*, and women. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.

In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2271221.