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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 non-tenure track full-time instructor position in Human Geography. A PhD in Geography or related field is required at the time of appointment. The appointment begins August 2019. We seek a human geographer to support department curricular needs in geographies of food and/or international development. The successful candidate will also be able to contribute to developing the department’s undergraduate honors and internship programs. Priority consideration will also be given to candidates who can teach a regional survey course on SE Asia. Additional teaching will help maintain the continuity of the human geography curriculum, including introductory-level courses in human, regional, or nature-society geographies. Preference will be given to candidates with strong field research and teaching experience, and a research specialization complementing the Department’s existing strengths in development studies, cultural, political, and population geographies, as well as political ecology.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, facilitating the Geography internship program, and helping to manage the undergraduate honors program.

What You Should Know

This is 9 month/academic year appointment over three years with the potential to renew.


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 We Require

 Candidates are required to have a PhD by August 2019.

What You Will Need

Successful candidates will have the ability to teach both large and small courses at the undergraduate level, run a graduate level seminar, effectively assist with the facilitation and administration of the undergraduate internship and honors programs.

What We Would Like You To Have

Teaching Experience and ability to teach courses about Southeast Asia, Food Geographies, and International Development.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Sample Syllabi
  4. Names and emails of 3 references who would be willing to write a letter of recommendation for you. These individuals may be contacted at a later time and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee. 
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on May 27, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must
be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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