Thursday, 18 August 2016 09:15

Assistant Professor – Geographic Information Science – Job #1600807

The Department of Geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Geographic Information Science (GIS) at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2017.
The successful candidate must have a PhD in Physical Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Sciences or Studies, or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, as well as demonstrated excellence in scholarly research and teaching.
The Department seeks to hire a candidate with a research and teaching program focused on GIS. The Department seeks candidates with strong quantitative and computational GIS skills and a research program focused on addressing environmental and/or societal challenges.
Candidates are expected to combine excellence in teaching with a demonstrated ability to build a successful, externally-funded research program that will expand and complement our current research strengths. Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in GIS programming and quantitative methods. The successful candidate will also be expected to take an active role in bringing innovation and creativity to the development of our GIS curriculum. Excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research is demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees.
The appointment will be at UTM, which has a strong interdisciplinary commitment to teaching and research, a multicultural student body of 12,000 students, and a modern, spacious campus, where the appointee will be expected to develop an externally funded research program. The successful candidate will also hold a graduate faculty appointment in the tri-campus Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto, a department with strengths and interdisciplinary linkages in physical and human geography and the environment. Active participation in the UTM Geography and Environment undergraduate programs, as well as in the graduate program of the Department of Geography and Planning is expected. Additional information on the Department can be obtained online at
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by visiting Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, up to 3 representative publications, and a teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement and teaching evaluations and other materials supporting evidence of teaching quality and experience.

All materials must be received by September 12, 2016 (no email applications will be accepted). Any inquiries about the application should be sent to the Department Chair, Professor Kathi Wilson, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All application materials should be submitted online. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS word files in the following format:
1. Letter, CV, research statement, teaching dossier (including teaching statement and teaching evaluations)
2. Publications
Submission guidelines can be found at:
Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the closing date.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applicants from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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