Human Geography Lectureship

Date posted: 20 January 2021

The SFU Department of Geography invites applications for a Lectureship in Human Geography. This is a two-year limited-term teaching (non-research) appointment, from 1 May 2021 to 30 April 2023, with the possibility of conversion to a permanent position.

We seek a candidate who will teach a range of human geography undergraduate courses and, potentially, hybrid (science and social science) courses. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching, or the clear promise of excellence, and will teach a mix of online and face-to-face course offerings. Preference will be given to candidates who can successfully teach students with social science, humanities and science backgrounds. We seek candidates who will contribute positively and constructively to the department work environment and will participate in collegial governance and community building. Experience with online learning and technology would be an asset.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is an equity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline at the time of appointment. Applications should consist of a single .pdf file containing a one-page cover letter explaining their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, and a teaching portfolio (including a two-page executive summary of teaching experience, strategy and philosophy, and a sample course syllabus). Applications should be submitted by webform at Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference. References should be submitted by webform at Inquiries about the position should be directed to Tiina Klasen at

The deadline for applications is 19 February 2021.

Search Committee chair: Professor Geoff Mann, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC, V5A 1S6. Letters of reference should be submitted electronically as per the instructions above.

Simon Fraser University is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the Kwikwetlem, Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

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