Workshop: Demystifying the Academic Hiring Process

September 14, 2017

Many graduate students in the Department of Geography have ambitions of becoming faculty members someday, but the way in which the academic hiring process happens often remains a bit of a mystery. The goal of this interactive workshop is to demystify this process. Drawing both on personal and professional experiences, the panelists will talk about all aspects of the academic hiring process. How do universities conceive and create positions? How do hiring committees adjudicate applications? Once hired, how does one start and keep an academic job?

Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions throughout in order to facilitate development of a workshop-type atmosphere.

Date: September 14th, 2017
Time: 1:00pm ~ 3pm
Location: Halpern Centre 114 & 126
A light lunch will be served from 1:00-1:30pm


Dr. Matthew Evenden, Professor, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, UBC
Dr. Valorie Crooks, Professor, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Jason Leach, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University