Assistant Professor - Geography

Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 16, 2019
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Geography
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionThe Department ofGeography and Environmental Studies (GES) at the University of Colorado ColoradoSprings (UCCS) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Human-Environmental Geography, to beginin August 2020.  We seek applicants with aspecialization in water insecurity, hazards, and/or climate justice.  The candidate will teach a combination ofintroductory and advanced courses, including Introduction to EnvironmentalStudies and Sustainability, Introduction to Human Geography, and/or WorldRegional Geography.  Candidates must havea PhD in geography or related discipline and must maintain an active researchagenda. We seek a candidate to foster cross-campus collaborations and makeconnections between the university and the regional community. The GESdepartment has a suite of geospatial software and lab facilities, collegial andproductive faculty, approximately 230 undergraduate majors and 20 MA students,and a setting near the base of Pikes Peak that offers many opportunities forgeographic research.  See GES website at

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae,statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, unofficialtranscripts, and contact information for three references to CU Careers.  Position is open until filled. Applicationsreceived by 1 October will receive full consideration. Applications submittedthrough email or surface mail will not be considered. Please contact Dr. DavidHavlick ([email protected]) or Dr. Christine Biermann ([email protected])if you have questions.

Totalcompensation includes salary plus health, retirement, and non-cashcompensation. Information on calculating total compensation can be found at:

 UCCS is one offour campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. UCCS is a dynamic and innovativecampus, and among the fastest growing universities in the state and isconsistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S.News & World Report and has earned recognition as one of the “GreatColleges to Work For” in 2018 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

 Colorado Springs,(pop. 500K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreationaland cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Reportas one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

 The University ofColorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living andworking community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct backgroundinvestigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment.Background investigations include a criminal history record check and, whenappropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

 UCCS is an equalopportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable lawsand in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomesand embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on thebasis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability,age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, geneticinformation, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs oractivities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for withdisabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

 The Immigration Reform and Control Actrequires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all newemployees by the end of the third day of work.


  • PhD in geography or related discipline
  • Have an active research agenda

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jul 15, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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