Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing/GIScience

McMaster University

Hamilton, ON, CA

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.