Assistant Professor Position at University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba
Department of Environment and Geography
Assistant Professor in Cultural Geography

The Department of Environment and Geography invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Human Geography at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking a broadly trained Human Geographer who focuses on key priorities of both our Faculty and the University in the area of culture, environment, and social justice. The position will specialize in Cultural Geography and we particularly encourage applicants who work at the interface of nature/culture discussions. The ideal applicant will have a PhD by time of appointment and be an emerging scholar in critical cultural studies of the environment. We are also open to applicants with additional related sub-disciplinary specializations in cultural geography. Experience working with Aboriginal, Indigenous, and/or other priority populations, particularly in a Northern context, would be an asset. In addition, candidates must have a strong and demonstrated commitment and track record in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the area of human geography.

The Department of Environment and Geography is housed within the endowed Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, which emphasizes both disciplinary and inter-disciplinary teaching and research. The Department offers programs in Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Science and Environmental Studies. Human geographers in our Faculty have established a reputation for internationally recognized social science scholarship in numerous dimensions of social, cultural and environmental change. The successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with well-established scholars in cognate areas in other Centres, Departments, and Faculties at the University (e.g., Global Political Economy, Disability Studies, Anthropology, Natural Resources Institute, Native Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies). The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Start-up funds will be supplied to the successful candidate through the Faculty.

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and the names and contact information of three referees to the address below. The deadline for the receipt of applications is November 15, 2013.