Assistant Professor - Health Geography

Jul 14, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Health Geography - 1803297

The Department of Geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Health Geography at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in Geography and have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research.

The Department seeks to hire a candidate with a research and teaching program focused in Health Geography with expertise in the field of migration and population health with a particular focus on health and integration in Canada among sub-Saharan African immigrants, as well as health in sub-Saharan Africa. Expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods is also required. The candidate is expected to contribute to the expansion of the department's teaching and research interests in health geography and sub-Saharan Africa.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a combination of the department's core Human Geography courses, including health and social geography, and a regionally focused course on sub-Saharan Africa.

Candidates are expected to combine excellence in teaching with a demonstrated capacity to build a successful, independent externally funded research program that will expand and complement our current research strengths. Evidence of, or excellence in, teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research is demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

The appointment will be at UTM, which has a strong interdisciplinary commitment to teaching and research, a multicultural student body of 14,000 students, and a modern, spacious campus, where the appointee will be expected to develop an externally funded research program. The successful candidate will also hold a graduate faculty appointment in the tri-campus Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto, a department with strengths and interdisciplinary linkages in physical and human geography and the environment. Active participation in the UTM Geography and Environment undergraduate programs, as well as in the graduate program of the Department of Geography and Planning is expected. Additional information on the Department can be obtained online at

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, up to 3 representative publications, and materials supporting evidence of teaching quality and experience, including a teaching dossier and teaching statement.

All materials must be received by August 20, 2018 and must be submitted online. We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS word files in the following format:
1. Letter, CV and research & teaching statements
2. Publications

Submission guidelines can be found at:

All applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (on letterhead, dated, signed) directly by e-mail to, addressed to Professor Yuhong He, Chair of the Department of Geography, and with the Subject line "Health Geography Hire," by the closing date of August 20, 2018. Receipt of all three letters will be necessary to consider an application.

Any inquiries about the application should be sent to the Department Chair, Professor Yuhong He, at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

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

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: UTM: Geography
Campus: Mississauga
Job Posting: Jul 13, 2018
Job Closing: Aug 20, 2018, 11:59pm EST


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