Tenure-Track Position at Utah State University

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Assistant Professor – Geospatial Science of Environment & Society

The Department of Environment and Society (ENVS) at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor with expertise in geospatial science of environment and society. This tenure-track, full-time (nine-month) position is based at the USU main campus in Logan. The relative emphasis for the position is 50% research, 40% teaching/advising, and 10% service. The position will start August 2020.


  • Teaching includes up to three courses per academic year. Courses may be taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and topics may include intro or advanced GIS, geospatial analytics, or land change modeling.
  • Courses may be delivered face-to-face, via distance learning, or in a blended format.
  • Service includes participation in faculty duties on campus as well as professional involvement off campus.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in geography or a related field by date-of-hire.
  • A strong conceptual and theoretical background in human-environment interactions, data science, and geographic information science. Examples of relevant research areas include human dimensions of climate change, land use change, natural hazards, global change, and energy. Policy-relevant research is encouraged.
  • A publication record consistent with their career stage and ability to show the potential to build and maintain a productive research program, including the ability to secure competitive external funding.
  • The ability to effectively collaborate in an interdisciplinary academic setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior teaching experience is preferred, with an emphasis on developing and delivering innovative courses in geospatial analysis and human-environment interactions.
  • Experience with or the desire to learn about distance and online course delivery is advantageous.
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to contribute to diversity and inclusion of groups that are underrepresented in the academy through education, research, and/or service is encouraged.

Review of applications begins October 11, 2019.

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