Employment Posting:
10 Month - Limited Term Appointment (LTA), Geography

Employment Type:
Full-time Faculty

Date Posted: Thursday June 20, 2024

The Faculty of Arts and Science at Nipissing University invites applications for a 10-month Limited Term Faculty Appointment in Geography and Environmental Studies. This position is located in North Bay, Ontario.

Geography, Environment and Sustainability programming at Nipissing offer Honours Specialization, Specialization, Major, and Minor degrees, postbaccalaureate and graduate degrees.  For more information on the current program, please visit:  Geography at Nipissing University.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • completed or be near completion of a PhD in Geography, Environmental Studies or related discipline
  • evidence of excellence in teaching at the University level, with teaching competence in geography, environmental studies or related disciplines
  • an active research agenda in any area of Geography and Environmental Studies or related disciplines

The successful candidate should be prepared to teach six of the following courses including:

  • GEOG 1016 - People Place & Environment
  • GEOG 3406 - Geography of Canada

With four additional courses from the following list:

  • GEOG 2026 - Quantitative Methods
  • GEOG 2146 - Cities in a Changing World
  • GEOG 3076 - Africa: Landscapes of Change
  • GEOG 3106 - Impact Assessment for Resource Management
  • GEOG 3126 - Food and Agricultural Systems
  • GEOG 3136 - Global Economic Geographies
  • GEOG 3206 - Urban Growth and Development
  • GEOG 3207 - The Structure of the City
  • GEOG 3306 - Population Geography
  • GEOG 3356 - Introduction to International Development
  • GEOG 3606 - A Geography of Europe
  • GEOG 4777 - Water Governance
  • GEOG 4806 - Natural Resource Development in Regional Planning
  • GEOG 4807 - Natural Resource Management

The annual salary will correspond with qualifications and experience and will follow the Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) Collective Agreement. The appointment will be effective August 15, 2024.

Nipissing University is located in the City of North Bay, Ontario (population 55,000), in the territory of the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 and the Nipissing First Nation Traditional Territory and the traditional territory of the Anishinabek. Situated between Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake, and surrounded by pristine Canadian Shield forest, our campus is a comfortable three-and-a-half-hour drive from either Toronto or Ottawa. North Bay is a growing city with a vibrant arts community, ample amenities, and countless opportunities for outdoor activities. Learn more about North Bay, Ontario by visiting the @cityofnorthbay YouTube channel here: The City of North Bay.

Nipissing University is known for its excellence in teacher education, arts, science, and a range of professional programs. The School of Graduate Studies includes programs in history, sociology, education, environmental science/studies, kinesiology, and mathematics. In “Pathways: Our Commitments to Water, Land, and People”, Nipissing University has committed to: fulfilling our responsibility to truth and reconciliation; nurturing our relationship with water, land and place; embodying harmony and care; inspiring growth and development; building sustainable futures; and, celebrating who we are. Nipissing’s renowned focus on student success and experience has translated into top rankings nationally in the areas of student support, student experience, faculty, and residences as a primarily undergraduate institution. An academic environment that provides close student-faculty interaction, innovative approaches to learning, and a strong research culture is an enduring strength of Nipissing.

Access and equity continue to be longstanding priorities, providing interventions and support for students who might not otherwise participate in postsecondary education. Nipissing welcomes a number of first-generation students, as well as students with disabilities with focused supports.

Nipissing’s faculty and staff are committed to decolonization and reconciliation and provide a supportive environment for Indigenous students enrolled at the University. Our campus is located in a region home to 7,000 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit residents, many of whom choose to study at Nipissing University. As a public university located on the traditional territory of Nipissing First Nation and on the lands within the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850, Nipissing University is bound to advance knowledge and be a good guest on this land.
Interested candidates should submit a statement of teaching philosophy with teaching interests, research interests, a curriculum vitae and a sample syllabi of courses taught. Please submit the completed application by 4:00pm on Friday July 19, 2024.

Review of applications will commence Monday July 22, 2024, and will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. These materials should be sent in one PDF document and to careers@nipissingu.ca.

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation (with at least one addressing teaching) sent under separate cover to careers@nipissingu.ca.

The ideal start date for this position is August 15, 2024.

Nipissing University is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages applications, which may include self-identification in a cover letter from Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQI+ and racialized minorities.  
Nipissing University must gather information from applicants to determine eligibility to work in Canada.  Please include a statement in your application to identify whether you are a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or are otherwise legally eligible to work in Canada.
Nipissing University will provide accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. You can request accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at access@nipissingu.ca
The search committee would like to thank all applicants for their interest in Nipissing University. Please note that only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.