Simon Fraser University, Assistant Professorship in remote sensing of global environmental change

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Simon Fraser University, Assistant Professorship in remote sensing of global environmental change

Tracy Brennand


Department of Geography




The Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-track position in Remote Sensing of Global Environmental Change.  This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin July 1, 2020.


We seek a candidate who is pursuing transformative research in global environmental change through innovation in remote sensing. The ideal candidate will build an externally funded research program in remote sensing that complements and contributes to our research strengths in geographic information science and global environmental change. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in research, an openness to interdisciplinary collaboration, and will establish a vibrant graduate research group. They will show the clear promise of excellence in teaching cutting-edge undergraduate and graduate courses in remote sensing. The ability to teach Physical Geography courses is an asset. We seek candidates who will contribute positively and constructively to the department work environment and will participate in collegial governance and community building.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in Metro Vancouver, is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.


Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline at the time of appointment. Candidates should submit a single pdf including a one-page cover letter (with explicit statement of citizenship and/or residency status) explaining their interest in the position, a two-page research statement outlining their experience, interests and future directions as they relate to the position and departmental research strengths, a full curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a one-page diversity statement explaining their experiences and commitments to diversity. They should arrange for three letters of reference to accompany their application. Applications should be submitted by webform at References should be submitted by webform at  The deadline for applications is August 30, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the Search Committee’s secretary at [hidden email].


Search Committee chair:
Professor Tracy Brennand
Department of Geography
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

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Tracy Brennand,  PhD (U Alberta), MA (Cantab)

Professor & Department Chair


Territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) & kwikwəƛ̓ əm (Kwikwetlem) nations


Department of Geography

Simon Fraser University

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Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6


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ph: 778-782-3718

fax: 778-782-5841

e-mail: [hidden email]


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