[Caglist] University of Calgary – Tenure track Assistant Professor in Urban GIS

University of Calgary Department of Geography Tenure track Assistant Professor in Urban GIS http://ift.tt/1XhsJ02
The Faculty of Arts, Department of Geography, invites applications
for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in
the area of Urban GIS. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.
We are seeking a scholar who will establish and maintain an active
research program in the area of Urban GIS with the ability to secure
external research funding. Additionally, the successful candidate
will be expected produce high impact urban research and scholarship
and play an important role in teaching and research supervision of
students in the Geography and Urban Studies undergraduate programs
and the Geography graduate program, including the Master of
Geographic Information Systems program. Service to the department,
faculty, university and community is expected.
The preferred candidate will have a Ph.D. in Geography or a related
field, with specializations in GIS and Urban Geography. Candidates
should be technically and theoretically highly proficient,
possessing a broad palette of GIS skills, including Web GIS, spatial
analysis, and public-participation GIS. Candidates pursuing
quantitative and/or mixed-methods approaches to research are
encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must demonstrate
evidence of, or potential for, publications in high quality
Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated via a
convincing statement of: teaching philosophy, strong teaching
evaluations, and an exceptional record of commitment to
undergraduate and graduate teaching, student supervision, and
The Department of Geography is a research-intensive department with
high standards in teaching, research, and community engagement. We
value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research
and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. For more
information about the Department, please visit
Applications are accepted electronically in pdf format through
All applications must be received by December 10, 2015.
Please provide an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of
research interest, a teaching dossier, no more than four samples of
scholarly work, and the names and contact information for 3-5
referees. The materials should be directed to:
John Yackel
Professor and Head
Department of Geography, University of Calgary
356 Earth Sciences Building
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4
The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace,
equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the
richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and
provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university
that reflects the society it serves. 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 questions: Are you a
Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)
About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located
in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear
strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research
universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking
research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities
we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired
by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes’.
To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are
created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and
research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in
our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by
investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best
and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and
achieve advances that matter to everyone.
To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to
find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer,
please visit our Academic Careers website
About Calgary, Alberta
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to
live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders – in business,
community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from
the strongest economy in the nation 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.

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