McGill University Department of Geography Geomorphology (Assistant Professor)

The Department of Geography (http://www.mcgill.ca/geography/), Faculty of Science, McGill University, invites applications from scholars with a background in physical geography, or related science, whose area of research focuses on the observation and explanation of change in earth surface processes of Arctic and northern systems. We seek an individual whose interests is geomorphology or related fields, to complement but not duplicate existing strengths. Our preference would be an empirical, field-oriented scientist who can work well with our existing strengths in system modelling. Because the North is the region where the magnitude and rate of environmental change are expected to be largest, through the combined effects of climate and land-use change, work in policy-relevant scientific areas with northern stakeholders and/or northern communities would be an asset. The candidate will have the ability to contribute to teaching of introductory and advanced courses in environmental science and change and contribute to the B.Sc. and BA & Sc. programs in Geography (https://mcgill.ca/geography/undergraduate/undergraduate-programs) the land surface and water domains of the McGill School of Environment’s B.Sc. program (https://www.mcgill.ca/mse/programs), the interdepartmental Earth System Science program (https://www.mcgill.ca/study/2018-2019/faculties/science/undergraduate/programs/bachelor-science-bsc-major-earth-system-science), and the inter-Faculty BA & Sc. in Sustainability Science and Society (https://www.mcgill.ca/sss/). There are also opportunities to participate in the McGill Sustainable Systems Initiative (https://www.mcgill.ca/mssi/) and the activities of the Trottier Institute for Science and Public Policy (TISPP - https://www.mcgill.ca/tispp/), and to take advantage of several of McGill’s northern (https://www.mcgill.ca/mars/ and https://www.mcgill.ca/msars/) and local (e.g. https://gault.mcgill.ca/en/) research stations.


Applicants must possess a PhD in Geography or an equivalent discipline. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Geography, and develop a vigorous, independent research program, embracing the supervision of graduate students.


McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification. To this end, we draw your attention to McGill's Equity & Diversity Survey (http://www.mcgill.ca/apo/equity-diversity-survey). We invite you to complete this survey online. If you choose to complete the survey, please use the following reference number [R1031]. Please complete the survey by November 25, 2019. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. As English is the language of instruction at McGill, knowledge of French is an asset but not a requirement.


Candidates should supply their curriculum vitae, statements of teaching specializations and research interests, up to three reprints, and letters from three referees. Submit your application and supporting material to recruit.geog@mcgill.ca. The review of applications will begin November 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.


Professor Nigel Roulet
Distinguished James McGill Professor of Biogeoscience
Chair, Department of Geography
McGill University
805 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, QC H3A 0B9

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