Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing/GIScience

Ontario (CA)
Nov 14, 2017
Dec 14, 2017
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing/GIScience

School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University


The School of Geography and Earth Sciences (SGES) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1st, 2018 in Remote Sensing/GIScience.

The successful candidate must have a PhD at the time of appointment in geography, earth sciences, environmental studies/sciences, or a related discipline. We are particularly interested in an individual with a strong background and research experience in Remote Sensing/GIScience applied to earth sciences, resources, water, climate, urban issues, or health. The candidate is expected to develop an externally-funded, vigorous research program and must have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision. The successful candidate will teach within the School’s GIScience stream of courses. SGES is home to one of ten Esri Canada Centres of Excellence.  

McMaster University is among leading Canadian universities with 24,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students. SGES has 23 full-time faculty members with expertise in a breadth of fields in geography, earth science, and environmental studies/science. As a multidisciplinary School, SGES welcomes a wide range of students interested in geography and environmental studies and science, earth science, and geographic information science.

McMaster University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff that reflects the diversity of our student body. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence and the search Committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community. Women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons are strongly encouraged to apply. Gender diversity is being addressed at McMaster University through our policies and actions. One recent action in this area was the completion of a gender pay equity study and a resultant base salary adjustment applied to all female faculty members in July 2015.

Faculty members at McMaster University enjoy numerous personal and professional benefits. University employees are offered an excellent benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, extended health care benefits, dental care, group life, long term disability, worldwide travel assistance, and a retirement plan. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty women and men who become parents or are needed to care for family members. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their research interests, a copy of their curriculum vitae, a brief teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy (maximum of two pages).  Academic reference letters are not required at the time of applications, but applicants should provide the names of three (3) referees who may be subsequently contacted.

Complete applications must be made online at www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers (Faculty Positions, Job ID 16774) to the attention of:

Dr. Greg Slater

Chair, Search Committee

School of Geography and Earth Sciences

McMaster University

1280 Main Street West

Hamilton, Ontario

Canada, L8S 4K1


Complete applications that are received by January 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is negotiable, but expected to be July 1, 2018. All applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application. However, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged 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 citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

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

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.