UBC Library Research Commons Now Hiring

The Research Commons is Hiring!

The UBC Library Research Commons is seeking 3 graduate students to take on the following roles in the Research Commons in the coming academic year:

Student Coordinator
Graduate Academic Assistants for Thesis Formatting and Citation Management Support
Graduate Academic Assistants for Qualitative Software Support

Please check out our RC home page for job descriptions, terms of appointment, and application deadlines:  http://koerner.library.ubc.ca/services/research-commons/

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Metro Vancouver Park Interpreter Vacancy

Metro Vancouver invites applications for: PARK INTERPRETERS 2014

As a park interpreter, you will help build appreciation and understanding of special natural and cultural features, and ecological relationships in Regional Parks.


• A valid Occupational First Aid Certificate (Level 1)

• A valid BC Driver’s License, Class 5


• Basic knowledge of local natural and cultural history

• Park Interpretation experience (program design & delivery)

• Experience working with children*, families and adults

∗ Recruitment of the successful candidate is subject to successfully passing a criminal Records Search.


• Training in natural history, environmental education, outdoor recreation or equivalent combination of training and experience

• Writing, design or creation of educational materials (props, handouts, brochures and displays)

• Experience working with partners to assist in planning and presenting specific programs and special events

Park Interpreter I: Grade 12 & completion of one year post-secondary education.

Park Interpreter II: Post Secondary Graduation.

WAGE RATE (plus 12% in lieu of benefits)

Park Interpreter l $21.24 – $24.91/hr (Union position)

Park Interpreter ll $23.00 – $27.02/hr (Union position)


Various positions available ranging from four to nine month work terms from Feb to Nov 2014


Vary with position from 14 to 36.25 hours per week.

Applicants must be available to work flexible days and hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays.

Applications will only be accepted online.

To apply please visit: www.metrovancouver.org/careers

Please indicate if you are a student returning to school in autumn.

and submit your application, citing file TNPPRKINT2014 by January 13, 2014.

In-person interview dates: Jan 21 & 23, 2014

While we greatly appreciate all the replies we receive, regretfully only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Graduate Research Assistantships in Geomorphology & Human-Environment Geography at Montana State University

The Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University is pleased to offer several graduate research assistantships. GRAs will contribute to interdisciplinary research at MSU. Possible research topics include:
•Geomorphology & Landscape Evolution
•Resource Development and Rural Sustainability
•Environmental Policy & Governance
•Cultural & Environmental Geography in the American West
•Climate-Water-Energy Nexus
•Climate Change Vulnerability & Adaptation in the Water Sector


These new emphases will build on traditional departmental strengths in geology, historical and economic geography, and applications of GIS. They will also contribute to a College-wide initiative focusing on the American West and a state-wide initiative on understanding Montana’s complex socio-ecological systems. GRAs will be affiliated with the Montana Institute on Ecosystems http://montanaioe.org/ .
For more information, please see faculty webpages:
Dr. Jean Dixon http://www.montana.edu/wwwes/facstaff/dixon.htm
Dr. Julia Haggerty http://www.montana.edu/wwwes/facstaff/haggerty.htm
Dr. Jamie McEvoy http://www.montana.edu/wwwes/facstaff/mcevoy.htm
Application deadline is Feb. 1


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 (http://cusp.nyu.edu).


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: http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/careers/co.htm#Academic. 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 geography.utm@utoronto.ca. 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: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.


Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Department via email geography.utm@utoronto.ca by the closing date. Additional information on the Department can be obtained online at www.utm.utoronto.ca/geography
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.

Tenure-stream Assistant Professor in Planning or Related Field

Ryerson University, School of Urban and Regional Planning


The School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University (http://www.ryerson.ca/surp/) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor effective August 1, 2014, subject to final budgetary approval.
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/agreements/rfa_agreement/index.html.


The RFA’s Applicants are asked to apply online at https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/ by submitting a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, two recent writing samples, results of teaching surveys (or equivalent evidence such as a teaching dossier), and the names of three references. Priority will be given to those who apply on or before December 9, 2013 however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Physical Geography

Wilfrid Laurier University Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Physical Geography


The successful candidate will have a PhD at the time of appointment and demonstrate clear promise of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. It is expected that the successful candidate will develop or continue to develop a well-funded internationally recognized research program in their field.


The deadline for receipt of applications and supporting material is January 6, 2014. Electronic applications will be accepted at GGEShire@wlu.ca<mailto:GGEShire@wlu.ca>.


Professional Teaching Position in Geology and Physical Geography at the Assistant Professor level

Wilfrid Laurier University: Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Professional Teaching Position in Geology and Physical Geography at the Assistant Professor level http://www.geog.uvic.ca/dept/cag/jobs.htm#L1019


The successful candidate will have a PhD at the time of appointment and will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, educational innovation, scholarship and service to the university and the academic community. Applicants can learn more about the department at http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=149.

The deadline for receipt of applications and supporting material is December 15, 2013. Electronic applications will be accepted at GGEShire@wlu.ca<mailto:GGEShire@wlu.ca>.


Assistant/Associate Professor in Physical Geography

The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore is seeking to add a physical geographer to its Tropical Environmental Change research cluster. The appointment will be made at Assistant Professor level (tenure-track) or Associate Professor level (tenure-track or tenured). The appointee will contribute to teaching, research and administrative duties.

The broad focus of the Tropical Environmental Change research cluster is temporal and spatial interactions of climate, water and landscapes at low latitudes, particularly in the Asia-Pacific Region. This focus takes advantage of our physical location in Asia and recognizes the many contributions that physical geographers routinely make in improving understanding of tropical environmental processes and their importance to global change, as well as the physiographic consequences of rapid development, land-cover transformation, and climate variability.

Candidates with research emphasis on hydro-geomorphological processes, biogeochemical cycles, climate science, or tropical environments in general are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong skills in GIS, remote sensing, environmental modelling, and/or geochemical analytical analysis would be an advantage. All applicants should have an established research profile in line with that expected for one of the top universities in the world.

Applications should include a letter of interest stating teaching and research interests, brief curriculum vitae (10 page max), names and contact details of 4 references. Please provide teaching evaluation information if available.

For further information, please contact:
Professor David Taylor
Chair, Tropical Environmental Research Group

Deadline for applications is 31 December 2013.

Please send applications to:
Physical Geography Search Committee
c/o Ms Wong Lai Wa
Department of Geography
National University of Singapore
1 Arts Link
Singapore 117570