Full-Time Tenure-Track Physical Geography Faculty Position
Trinity Western University
Location: Langley Twp, British Columbia, Canada
Type: Full Time
The Department of Geography and Environment, housed in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) and Faculty of Natural and Applied Science (FNAS) of Trinity Western University, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 16, 2023. The successful applicant will be able to teach in established TWU undergraduate degree programs in Geography and Environmental Studies and will have an ongoing research program in her/his field. The ideal candidate will teach from a multidisciplinary physical geography perspective, and have experience instructing Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The appointment will be in Physical Geography, specifically in the fields of geomorphology, atmospheric science, earth systems and processes, and other fields in physical geography (preferably, hydrology or biogeography). The successful applicant will be required to teach introductory and upper-level courses in Earth and Atmospheric Science, Geomorphology, and Climatology, and selected courses in the candidate’s field of specialization. The desired candidate will have completed or be near completion of a PhD in Physical Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Science, or a related field, with a strong record of teaching and research. More information about the pertinent TWU Faculties can be found here.
Trinity Western University is Canada’s premier Christian University of the arts, sciences, and professions. Recognized for quality, TWU is consistently ranked among the top two universities in Canada for Educational Experience by the National Survey of Student Engagement; holds four Canada Research Chairs; wins National Championships in U Sports; and emphasizes experiential learning to prepare graduates to make a global impact. TWU has been developing leaders of character and competence for more than 50 years. Interested candidates are asked to carefully review the TWU Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, and Community Covenant (available here). Successful candidates must be willing to support these statements during their employment at TWU.
All prospective faculty are required to submit the following as part of their online application:
a cover letter;
a curriculum vitae;
verification of doctoral (or terminal) degree;
signed Statement of Faith and Community Covenant; and
a document (no more than two pages) which describes how you anticipate your Christian faith would influence your teaching and scholarship if you were a faculty member at TWU.
Please complete the online application available here; only complete applications will be considered. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.
Trinity Western University encourages applications from all eligible candidates who are able to commit to the university’s mission, values, and Christian identity as articulated in its Statement of Faith and Community Covenant. We are committed to an ethic of inclusion and to the equal treatment of all persons without discrimination in accordance with human rights law. We particularly invite applications from indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations during the application process should contact Isabel Lopez (Isabel.Lopez@twu.ca) in the Human Resources Department.
Benefits Of Working At TWU:
A comprehensive benefits package which includes extended health, dental, and insurance and an RRSP matching program.
Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
Tuition Benefit for TWU undergraduate and graduate level courses to enhance knowledge and professional competency.
Torch tuition scholarship for dependents of eligible employees attending TWU.
Free access to TWU’s fitness/gym facilities and the Norma Marion Alloway Library.
Discounts and perks for the on-site Trinity Western Outfitters bookstore and cafeterias, as well as shops and restaurants in Fort Langley.
Wellness benefits (i.e., counselling, sick days, personal days, and reimbursement for annual wellness/recreation related purchases).
Established in 1962, Trinity Western University (TWU) is a fully accredited institution and a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada since 1984. Trinity Western offers 42 undergraduate and 19 graduate degree programs. More importantly, lives are changed at TWU through its whole-person, Christ-centred approach to education. With a wide array of programs, TWU equips leaders of character and competence to make a positive impact in the lives of others.