Reference for SFU Environmental Economic Geography Assistant Professor position applicants

Deadline for submission: April 21, 2017

SFU Environmental Economic Geography Assistant Professor position - Posting

Department of Geography


The Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, British Columbia, invites applications for a tenure-track position in environmental economic geography. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will begin 1 September 2017.

The ideal candidate will be a geographer with expertise in the interdependent processes of economic and environmental change with a focus on political economies of transition and crisis, at and across varying time periods and spatial scales. They will build an externally-funded research program that complements and contributes to our research strengths in geographical political economies, the city, and/or global environmental change. Research foci might include (but are not limited to) environmental and climate justice, decolonization, sustainable economies, international environmental governance, and geographies of energy and infrastructure. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence, or the clear promise of excellence, in research and teaching, and will pursue collaboration across campus and beyond. They will develop an effective graduate training program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in economic and environmental geography and other courses in the Human Geography program. We seek candidates who will contribute positively and constructively to the department work environment and will participate in community building and collegial governance.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in the greater Vancouver area, is committed to an equity employment program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; people of colour; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. All positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D at the time they apply for the position. They should submit a single pdf including a cover letter outlining their research strengths and plan as they relate to the position and departmental research foci, a curriculum vitae, and a one page statement of teaching experience and philosophy. They should arrange for three letters of reference to accompany their application. Applications should be submitted by webform at References should be submitted by webform at The deadline for applications is April 21, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact the Chair’s Secretary at

Departmental contact:
Professor Tracy Brennand
Chair, Department of Geography
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

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