Assistant / Associate Professor – Urban Geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM

The Department of Geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Urban Geography at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, effective July 1, 2014.

The Department seeks a candidate with a strong background in quantitative research as well as a research and teaching program focused on critical urban issues including, for example, migration/immigration, health, urban sprawl, and transportation. The successful candidate must have a PhD in geography or a related discipline by time of appointment or shortly thereafter, as well as demonstrated excellence in scholarly research and teaching.

In addition to developing a strong research program and engaging in teaching at the University of Toronto, the successful candidate will be involved with the research and teaching activities of the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), a collaborative network involving New York University, the University of Toronto and other international universities and partners (


CUSP is a unique public-private research centre that focuses on research and developing technologies for the critical challenges facing the world’s cities, including infrastructure, transportation, public safety, and public health. The successful candidate will be one of a number of targeted CUSP faculty hires across the University of Toronto as part of this exciting initiative.

The appointment will be at UTM, which has a strong interdisciplinary commitment to teaching and research, a multicultural student body of 12,000 students, and a modern, spacious campus, where the appointee will be expected to develop an externally funded research program. The successful candidate will also hold a graduate faculty appointment in the tri-campus Department of Geography and Program in Planning at the University of Toronto, a department with strengths and interdisciplinary linkages in physical and human geography and the environment. Active participation in the UTM Geography and Environment undergraduate programs, as well as in the graduate program of the Department of Geography and Program in Planning is expected.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link: Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, examples of publications, and materials relevant to teaching experience. All materials must be received by January 10, 2014 (no email applications will be accepted). Any inquiries about the application should be sent to the Department Chair, Professor Kathi Wilson, at All application materials should be submitted online. The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at:


Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Department via email by the closing date. Additional information on the Department can be obtained online at
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.