Assistant Professor of Geography

Job description

The Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geography in the area of health geography to begin July 2018. Our goal is to build upon and strategically expand the Department's strengths in health and medical geography, critical human geography, environmental studies, and critical mapping. We welcome candidates conducting research across the broad spectrum of health geography including but not limited to critical health geographies; social differentiation of health outcomes; health and illness behaviors; health and the environment; political ecology of health; and global health and disease. This position is part of a college-wide interdisciplinary cluster hire in health. The successful candidate will also contribute to the College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary undergraduate major in Health, Society & Populations, and will be encouraged to seek out broader initiatives across programs, including public health, medicine, Appalachian Studies, and International Studies. Position requires a PhD or PhD All But Dissertation (ABD) in geography or related discipline.

Applicants must submit the following: 1) statement describing research interests and future research plans (upload under Specific Request 1), 2) teaching statement (upload under Specific Request 2), 3) CV, and 4) up to four reprints (upload as one document under Specific Request 3).

Application deadline is April 14, 2018.

Job Title
Assistant Professor of Geography

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Work Location
Lexington, KY

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Required Education

Ph.D. or Ph.D. All But Dissertation (ABD) in Geography or related discipline

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Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Deadline to Apply

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Academic Keys
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    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Specific Request 1
  3. Specific Request 2
  4. Specific Request 3
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    Posted: 3/14/2018
    Application Due: 4/16/2018
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