Instructor, Limited Term - 2 years, Urban Studies & Geospatial, Department of Geography

Salary Not specified
Apr 23, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

The Department of Geography at the University of Calgary invites applications for a limited-term instructor appointment (2 years) with an anticipated start date of July 1st, 2021.  

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Geography or related field with a demonstrated record of scholarship in Geography or Urban Studies. The successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be teaching in the Geography and Urban Studies programs, including teaching urban geography and geospatial (GIS, remote sensing, and/or quantitative spatial analysis) courses.  The successful applicant is expected to teach seven undergraduate courses per year and participate in course coordination and curriculum discussions. They will also have the opportunity to be involved in sustaining a vibrant undergraduate program through extra-curricular activities and events on campus, as well as within the broader community. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness, pedagogical innovation, and engagement with students, as well as a demonstrated record of collaborations across disciplines.  

The Department of Geography is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching and research. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and we strongly encourage collaboration. Please visit the Department of Geography website for more information ( 

Applications must be received by May 27, 2021. Interviews will be organized by the Department of Geography. 

Interested individuals should submit an online application by visiting and clicking 'Apply Now' at the bottom of the posting. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your application attachments should be in pdf format and organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vita
  • A teaching portfolio that includes evidence of teaching experience, teaching effectiveness, and statement of teaching philosophy and methods  
  • Expression of interest that identifies which courses in our current calendar that you would be most interested and qualified to teach
  • A statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse and international student body

 Please also arrange to have three reference letters emailed directly to: 

Dr. David Goldblum, Department Head and Search Committee Chair 

Department of Geography

University of Calgary


The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High , committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning, and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. At the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

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