[Caglist] University of Northern British Columbia – Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Geomatics

University of Northern British ColumbiaGeography ProgramTenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in
Environmental Geomaticshttp://www.geog.uvic.ca/dept/cag/jobs.htm#L1221
The University of Northern British Columbia’s Geography program
invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of
Environmental Geomatics at the rank of Assistant or Associate
Professor. For more information on the Geography Program and Prince
George / northern BC, please visit http://ift.tt/1pAu06D and
http://ift.tt/227haL4 respectively.
The anticipated start date for the position is 1 July, 2017,
though a later start date is negotiable.
Ranked as Canada’s best small university, the University of
Northern British Columbia is a research-intensive university with
an enrollment of approximately 4,000 students in more than 40
undergraduate and graduate academic programs. UNBC offers a modern
and attractive campus, and a wonderful setting in the heart of
British Columbia.
We seek an outstanding individual who can develop an externally
funded long-term research program that will enhance the capacity
of geomatics research and teaching at UNBC. Specifically, we seek
a candidate who develops innovative geospatial technologies in
their environmental research. We are especially interested in
candidates who participate in interdisciplinary research at a
university with an integrated structure.
Applicants for this position must hold a PhD in Geomatics,
Physical Geography, Earth or Environmental Sciences or a
closely-related field. Successful candidates will have a strong
publication record, demonstrated success or strong potential to
secure external research grants, and must present evidence of
excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate
Accelerated resource development in Canada’s north coupled with
rapid climate change, for example, requires geomatics specialists
who also understand environmental processes. This position will
support the BSc program in Geography and the interdisciplinary
approaches used in the undergraduate and graduate programs. This
position will build on existing geomatic resources and add
important new capabilities in spatial technologies which would
support a broad range of other academic units within the
University, as well as support local technology companies by
providing trained students as interns, co-op placements, and
ultimately graduate students from UNBC.
The UNBC GIS Lab is already a key asset to UNBC and our northern
BC community. The successful candidate will have the opportunity
to help create and grow a Geomatics Hub at UNBC that will help
foster innovation and technological advancements in geomatics.
Geography now seeks to develop a Geomatics Hub that fosters
innovation and technological advancements in Geomatics. The
concept of an interdisciplinary Geomatics Hub brings research and
teaching interests together with a critical mass of businesses,
governmental and non-governmental agencies, First Nations
communities, and other practitioners within the local and regional
geomatics community. UNBC is equipped with significant research
facilities and infrastructure for the physical and social
sciences. UNBC has existing collaborative links with local
geospatial companies, houses a high-performance computing
infrastructure, and owns an airborne LiDAR system.
UNBC provides broad support for faculty to develop their research
and teaching capabilities, a strong mandate for growth, a modern
and comprehensive campus, and a distinctive quality of life in
north-central British Columbia. The University has a mandate to
serve the northern two-thirds of the province and enjoys strong
community connections.
Applicants should forward their cover letter, curriculum vitae and
the names and addresses of three references (including telephone,
fax, and email information) quoting competition FAGE05-17-CGA to:

The Office of the Provost
University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way
Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9
Fax: (250) 960-5791.
Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Catherine Nolin, Chair of
Geography, at Telephone: (250)960-5875, Email:
Catherine.Nolin@unbc.ca. Electronic submissions can be forwarded
to: FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca .
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,
Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The
University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment
equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples,
persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
Applications received on or before March 31, 2017, will receive
full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until
the position is filled.

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