Job at University of Western Ontario

The Department of Geography

The University of Western Ontario

Physical Geographer ‐ Environmental Change

The Department of Geography at The University of Western Ontario is seeking applications for a probationary (tenure‐track) position for a Physical Geographer with expertise in environmental change at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1 2011. We seek an outstanding individual with demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The candidate must have a PhD and a strong record of scholarly activity. Applicants are sought in support of a strategic focus on populated landscapes and human modification of landscapes and processes. The perspective may be temporal or spatial at local to global scales combined with expertise in field, lab or computer techniques.

The successful applicant is expected to have a strong background and research record/potential in physical sciences, yet to be comfortable and capable of graduate and undergraduate teaching/supervising, and researching within a Social Science faculty and on collaborative projects combining the natural and social sciences. The appointment is intended to consolidate the Physical Geography cluster within the department and to bring complementary skills pertinent to other strategic foci on Urban Systems, Geographic Information Science, and Environment, Development and Health. Potential collaboration with other groups across campus, such as Environment and Sustainability, is an asset. Further information about the Department may be found at:

The appointment is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Applications, including a statement of research and teaching interests, current curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees, together with their e‐mail, fax and telephone numbers, should be sent to:

Dr. Dan Shrubsole
Professor and Chair
Department of Geography
Social Science Centre
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, N6A 5C2,
Tel: (519) 661‐3126; Fax: (519) 661‐3750

Closing date: January 14 2011 or until position is filled. E‐mailed applications will not be accepted.

Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.