Department of Geography


The Department of Geography and the Environmental Science Program invite applications for a Lecturer with teaching responsibilities in both programs. The academic home for the appointment will be the Department of Geography. This position is a continuing teaching (non-research) appointment, preferably starting 1 January 2019. Applicants should have a PhD and training in the natural sciences relevant to this position. They should demonstrate excellence, or the promise of excellence, in teaching, and demonstrate a commitment to apply experiential learning and innovative pedagogy. In Geography, the successful candidate will mainly teach large enrolment geography courses that integrate science and social science perspectives (, and courses that develop professional communication skills and facilitate career development.  The ability to teach core physical geography courses will be an asset. In Environmental Science, the successful candidate will teach core environmental science courses ( and a course within the program in their area of specialization. The ability to teach quantitative skills will be an asset. Preference will be given to candidates who can successfully teach students from a range of science and non-science backgrounds.  We seek candidates who will contribute positively and constructively to our work environments and 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 Metro Vancouver, is an equity employer and encourages 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.

Candidates should submit a single pdf including a cover letter (with indication of citizenship and/or residency status), a curriculum vitae, and a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, teaching evaluations, and actual and potential course outlines relevant to the position). 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 1 September 2018. If you have any questions, please contact the Search Committee’s secretary at

Search Committee chair:
Professor Tracy Brennand
Department of Geography
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

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