Assistant Professor - Geography and Environmental Studies (1 Year Limited Term Appointment)

Date: Feb 24, 2024

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Science 

Department: Geography and Environmental Studies 

Campus: Waterloo 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 7267 






Wilfrid Laurier University - The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (GES) invites applications from qualified candidates for a 1-year Limited Term Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2024, subject to budgetary approval. 


The successful candidate will demonstrate primary expertise in Climate Change Management.


The appointee will be expected to contribute to undergraduate teaching and will have experience developing and teaching classes on topics that include Fundamentals of Planning for Climate Change, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change, Project Management and Greenhouse Gas Accounting. 


Appointment will be at a rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Applicants are expected to possess a PhD in geography, environmental studies, planning or a closely related discipline, at the time of appointment.  Candidates must be committed to working across sub-disciplinary boundaries and creating a culture of inclusion, as well as a dedication to community service and professional development.


Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier that includes evidence of teaching innovation and excellence, links to up to three selected publications, and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees.


Full application packages may be submitted to:


Attention: Dr. Mary-Louise Byrne, Chair,

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies,

Wilfrid Laurier University,

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3C5



Electronic submission of applications is preferred. Applications will be accepted until March 30, 2024.  Applicants can learn more about the Department, affiliated university research centres, and current faculty interests at Geography and Environmental Studies.    


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:


Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada.


No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada.


Members of designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to Ruth MacNeil  (, Senior Administrative Officer, Faculty of Science.  Further information on the equity policy can be found at WLU equity policy


Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Ruth MacNeil, Faculty of Science Office at


The Faculty of Science wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Department Appointments and Promotion Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contac



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