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Assistant Professor: Human Geography


Geography Department

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Human Geography. A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the time of appointment. Applicants in related fields should demonstrate their knowledge of and engagement with Geography. Appointment begins August 2019. Applicants should have a strong record of conducting field research and engagement with theoretical debates in Geography. Priority will be given to candidates whose research specialization includes North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia or Southeast Asia. Topics of particular interest include the Muslim World, political Islam, energy, water and food, and conflict. This faculty member will rotate into large introductory human geography classes, as well as upper-division and graduate seminars in the areas of her/his specialization. All requirements for the PhD must be completed by August 15, 2019.  

Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU-Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.

The Department of Geography brings a holistic perspective to the physical and human processes that shape the world around us, and we strive to understand how people interact with, are shaped by, and in turn help shape, our world. Our teaching and research span an exceptional array of disciplines and we excel at providing field-oriented, hands-on experience. We train our students – in a friendly, well-supported environment – to be top scientists as well as citizens of the broader world to which we’re all connected.   

What You Should Know

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The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What You Will Need

Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD

What We Would Like You To Have

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Teaching interests in Political Islam, Geopolitics, Economic Development, Food, Water, and/or Energy and whose research interest addresses Political, Economic, Social or Cultural geographies of Islam, “the Muslim World”, and related topics such as energy, food, water, and conflict.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

1. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
2. Current Curriculum Vitae.
3. Statement of Research Philosophy.
4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy.
5. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (course syllabi and course evaluations). 
6. Three publications uploaded separately.
7. You will need to submit three references for this position. These individuals may be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation at a later time. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.

Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posting Contact Name: Jennifer Fluri

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer