Sessional Assistant Professor in Physical Geography York University, Department of Geography, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Canada

Position Rank: Contractually Limited Appointment

Discipline/Field: Physical Geography

Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Home Department/Area/Division: Geography

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2019

Position End Date: June 30, 2020

Department of Geography


The Department of Geography, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications from qualified candidates for a one-year professorial contractually limited appointment at the level of Sessional Assistant Professor in Physical Geography to commence July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will have a strong background in fluvial geomorphology, primarily in urban and/or rural watersheds. The candidate will have a PhD in Physical Geography and demonstrable excellence, or promise of excellence, in teaching and scholarly research, the latter, which complements and builds upon the expertise of the physical geographers at York University. Pedagogical innovation in priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred. The appointment carries a teaching load of three full courses or the equivalent and may include such courses as: Introductory Physical Geography, Introductory Geomorphology, Field Studies in Physical Geography, and an upper level course in Rivers: Environment and Process.


York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: . Please select the “Affirmative Action Program Self-Id Forms” tab under which forms pertaining to Work Status Declaration (citizenship) and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or citizens of Chile may apply per the provisions of the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA).


All applicants must send a signed cover letter and include a personal statement, an up-to-date CV, a teaching dossier that contains courses taught to date, summaries of teaching evaluations and samples of current research. Additionally, please arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: Professor Joseph Mensah, Chair, Department of Geography, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3. Electronic submissions can be emailed to: (with the subject line: “CLA Search”).


The deadline for applications is March 17, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the hiring process, please contact Professor Joseph Mensah at

Posting End Date: March 17, 2019

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