The Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Geosciences at the Assistant Professor level.
We seek candidates whose research is grounded in one or more of the following: Geomorphology, fluvial processes, environmental systems analysis, and Quaternary geomorphology. We are excited about candidates with demonstrated expertise and on-going interest in developing (and/or) continuing a field-based research program, especially if it complements existing research areas related to watershed studies in any one of many contexts (e.g., agriculture, forestry, stream restoration). The successful candidate must have a PhD in Environmental Geosciences (Physical Geography or closely related discipline), a record of scholarly research, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. The appointee will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching programs, advise graduate students, and develop a strong, externally funded research program. The position will commence July 1, 2019.
Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Guelph focuses on the interaction of human and environmental systems and spans the natural and social sciences. Our undergraduate and graduate programs highlight human-environment geography, environmental geoscience, and geomatics. Faculty and students enjoy many opportunities to engage on important environmental and social issues and to connect scholarship, practice and lived experience through teaching and research.
The University of Guelph is the 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 about 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students across approximately 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.
Assessment of applications will begin on December 10, 2018 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; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) the names of three referees to Dr. Wanhong Yang, Chair, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph. Applications should be sent to the attention of:
Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1