Assistant Professor

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University of Colorado - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Assistant Professor in Climate Science/Physical Geography

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences (GES) at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Climate Science/Physical Geography to begin August 2019.

The department is seeking a computational and/or field scientist proficient in one or more subfields of physical geography. The successful candidate will complement and expand upon existing department strengths focusing on human-environmental interactions and geographic information science and technology. We are especially interested in a scholar working at the intersection of climate and other Earth-environmental or human systems. The candidate will be dynamic, innovative, and excellent in research and teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Responsibilities for the position include teaching two courses per semester during the 9-month academic year. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory undergraduate core science courses, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate's area of specialization. The candidate will need to demonstrate and value high quality teaching and maintain an active research program that yields publications and external grant submissions. Candidates must have a PhD in geography or a related discipline at the time of appointment.

The GES Department at CU Denver offers a BA in Geography, with approximately 160 majors, and an MA in Applied Geography and Geospatial Science and MS in Environmental Science with approximately 70 graduate students in the two programs. GES faculty also participate in graduate programs (including PhD) in other departments across campus (Department of Integrative Biology, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Architecture and Planning). Facilities include several teaching and research laboratories in geospatial and physical sciences. See the GES website at


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Geography or related field

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Evidence of potential for excellence in research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:A review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Christy Briles ([email protected]) with questions.

Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 14738

When applying at CU Careers candidates must include: 1. cover letter and curriculum vitae 2. copies of up to three relevant publications 3. unoffiicial transcripts 4. research statement (1-2 pages) 5. teaching statement, addressing teaching agenda, philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (1-2 pages) 6. the names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and email addresses for at least three professional references.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30102 - CLAS-Geography

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 20, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Christy Briles

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00661784





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Posted: 11/21/2018
Application Due: 1/20/2019
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