University of Toronto, St. George Campus, Urban Geography, Planning and Geographic Systems (GIS), Assistant Professor

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Reference: JOB36819
Application deadline: CLOSED

The Department of Geography and Program in Planning at the University of Toronto (St. George Campus) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Urban Geography, Planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor starting July 1, 2015.

The Department seeks a candidate with expertise in the use of spatial data and informatics to analyse urban problems such as those related to urban health, built form, social services provision, urban ecology, energy use or economic development. 

In addition to developing an excellent research program and engaging in undergraduate and graduate teaching at the University of Toronto, the successful candidate will be involved with the research and teaching activities of the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), a collaborative network involving New York University, the University of Toronto and other international universities and partners ( CUSP is a unique public-private research centre that focuses on research and developing technologies for the critical challenges facing the world’s cities, including infrastructure, transportation, public safety, and public health. The successful candidate will be one of a number of targeted CUSP faculty hires across the University of Toronto as part of this exciting initiative. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geography, Planning or a closely related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. Applicants must also have a record of excellence in research and teaching. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The appointment is at the University of Toronto, which is a tri-campus, research-intensive institution. The St George campus is located in the heart of Toronto and offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University also offers opportunities to work in a wide range of collaborative programs and centres of research. 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by visiting Applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, examples of publications, and a teaching dossier. All materials must be received by October 3, 2014. Any inquiries about the application should be sent to the Department Chair, Professor Virginia Maclaren, at . All application materials should be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. 

Applicants should also ask three referees to send signed letters of reference directly to the Department Chair via email by the closing date. For more information about the Department, please visit our home page:

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Room 5047, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3 Canada Tel: +1 416-978-3375 · Fax: +1 416-946-3886 ·

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.