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Job Posting - Assistant Professor in Regional and Urban Planning

Posted on 2017-10-10 in News

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The Department of Geography and Planning in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications from qualified individuals for a full time, tenure-track position in the area of Regional and Urban Planning at the Assistant Professor level effective July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will join an established team that delivers the Canadian Institute of Planners accredited Regional and Urban Planning (RUP) program within the Department. The successful candidate will be required to: teach graduate and undergraduate courses; supervise student research projects; initiate and lead an independent research program; compete successfully for external funding to support this research program; and undertake relevant administrative activities, including meetings and committee work.


A Ph.D. in planning or related discipline is required, as well as a degree from a professionally accredited planning program. Applicants must be a member of, or eligible for membership in, the Canadian Institute of Planners. We seek candidates who have: effective classroom teaching skills; demonstrated interest in student mentorship; an interest and ability to engage in scholarly activities as evidenced by established or developing research initiatives; a strong or emerging research program; and effective interpersonal and communication skills.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit the following: a cover letter that includes: a brief statement of your teaching experience and research interests including your particular interest in the Regional and Urban planning program; a detailed curriculum vitae; a detailed teaching dossier; a detailed five-year prospective research plan; samples of recent publications; the names and contact information of three referees; and any supporting documents including proof of education, notarized and translated (English) copies of undergraduate and graduate degrees addressed to:

Dr. Dirk de Boer

Professor and Head, Department of Geography and Planning

College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan 117 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8 Telephone: (306) 966-5654

Fax: (306) 966-5680

All applications should be submitted in digital format to: Review of applications will begin November 22, 2017; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.

Click geog and planning ad 2017.pdf for complete job advertisement.

Helpful links:

University of Saskatchewan Vision, Mission, Values:,%20vision%20and%20values.php#Whoweare

Department of Geography and Planning:  

Regional and Urban Planning Program:  

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


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