Physical Geography – Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal

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Location: Quebec
Date posted: 2023-09-27
Advertised until: 2023-11-03

Deeply rooted in Montreal and dedicated to its international mission, Université de Montréal is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Like the city whose name it bears, it is effervescent and multicultural. 

UdeM attracts over $500 million in research funding every year, making it one of the top three university research hubs in Canada. It also ranks among the top 100 universities wor1dwide and among the five best French language universities. 

Through the achievements of the members of its community, UdeM participates in building today’s and tomorrow’s world.

Job description
The Department of Geography invites applications for a full-time position at the Assistant Professor level in physical geography. Candidates should have an expertise in paleoecology, paleolimnology, paleoclimatology, paleooceanography, or any other associated discipline. We are especially interested in candidates that focus on recent geological periods.

The Department of Geography is located in UdeM’s new science campus along with the Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics Departments, with state-of-the-art laboratories that are equipped with a diversity of specialized instrumentation.

The appointed candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students, be active in research, publishing, and the transmission of knowledge, and contribute to the activities of the University.

Depending on their areas of expertise, and if they wish, the dossier of the person appointed to this post could be submitted for affiliation with IVADO. These positions offer enhanced start-up conditions. Incumbents will participate in an ambitious scheme (IAE3) to develop and adopt robust, reasoning, and responsible artificial intelligence for which IVADO has just been appointed and Apogée grant.


  • PhD in geography or a related discipline. Candidates completing their dissertations will also be considered;
  • Strong research record;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality university teaching;
  • An adequate knowledge of written and spoken French or a strong commitment to acquiring the required level of proficiency, in accordance to the Université de Montréal’s Language Policy;
  • An institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills.

How to submit your application
The application file sent to the Department Chair should contain the following documents:

  • A cover letter (maximum two pages);
  • Application must include in the cover letter one of the following statements: “I am a citizen/ permanent resident of Canada.” or “I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.”
  • Your curriculum vitæ;
  • Sample of publications or research papers if not publicly available;
  • Statement on teaching philosophy (maximum one page);
  • Presentation of your research program (maximum two pages);
  • Names, institutional affiliations and contact information (including email addresses) for three academic referees who will be contacted at a later time if selected for an interview.

Application file and letters of recommendation must be sent by email before November 3rd, 2023 to:

Julie Talbot
Chair, Department of Geography
c/o Isabelle Pelletier
Email :
Website :

We strongly recommend that you complete the self-identification form questionnaire d’auto-identification. You will find more information about it in the section Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the end of this document.

Additional information about the position

Reference number – FAS 09-23/25
Application deadline – Until Novembre 3rd, 2023 inclusively
Salary – Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits
Starting date – As of June 1st, 2024

Caractéristiques de l'emploi

Catégorie emploiEnseignement et recherche scientifique

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