Assistant Professor Economic Geography

Job description

Position Number 001519

Functional Title Assistant Professor Economic Geography

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Economic Geography to begin August 1, 2019. We seek a dynamic scholar-teacher to help us build on existing departmental strengths. We are particularly interested in candidates with high potential to develop an externally-funded research program and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in one or more of the following areas: sustainable and resilient urban economies, regional economic development, globalization, and/or spatial inequity. It is also expected that the candidate will teach economic geography and regional economic development in addition to courses in the individual's area of specialization.

The Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability currently offers the following degrees: B.A., M.A. in Applied Geography, and Ph.D. The Department houses the Environment & Sustainability Program. Information on the Department's faculty, initiatives, degree programs, and concentrations can be found at our website ( The Department has strong associations with several interdisciplinary programs on campus, including Archaeology and the Cross-Disciplinary Entrepreneurship Program. Ability to contribute to one or several of these programs will be viewed favorably and should be spelled out in the application letter. UNCG is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral Research University with Higher Research Activity.

Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in Geography or a closely related discipline by August 1, 2019.

UNCG is a Minority Serving Institution, with an undergraduate population of 44% ethnic minority students. UNCG and the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools and support community-engaged research. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNCG is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. UNCG is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in Geography or a closely related discipline by August 1, 2019.

Tenure Status Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants

A full dossier of uploaded materials will include:
• Letter of application that includes a research statement, teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement
• Curriculum vitae
• Examples of scholarly work & teaching effectiveness
• Names and contact information of three references

Review of applications will begin December 1st and will continue until the position is filled. For questions about the positions, please contact Keith Debbage ([email protected]), chair of the search committee, and include "Economic Geography Assistant Professor Position" in the subject line.

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) References, in the References section of the electronic application. These References will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur when an applicant is carefully being considered for an interview. This is an automatic feature, the candidates will not be contacted before the notification goes out.

Recruitment Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience

Org #-Department Geography, Environment, and Sustainability - 12235

Job Open Date 10/08/2018

For Best Consideration Date 12/01/2018

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Permanent

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Writing Sample(s)
  5. Other Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents 2
  2. Other Documents 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship?
    • Yes
    • No

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Posted: 10/9/2018
Application Due: 12/7/2018
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