Assistant Professor of Geography at Colorado State University


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Assistant Professor of Geography at Colorado State University 

The Department of Anthropology and Geography at Colorado State University invites application for the position of Assistant Professor in Geography to begin August 17, 2020. We seek a geographer who is working at the intersection of physical geography and human aspects of global change, such as climate change and environmental justice, or economic development and biogeographical processes/conservation. Research interests may include: climate change, environmental justice, natural hazards, conservation, human migration, emerging infectious diseases, among others. Qualified candidates with evidence of teaching excellence, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and expertise in Geographic Information Science are preferred. In addition, candidates with the ability to teach a first year survey course of geography as well as introductory and upper-division physical geography courses are preferred.

The Department of Anthropology and Geography at Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a community consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the USA. The Department contains an engaged community of scholars committed to research and teaching on questions of place, space, adaptation and environment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four (4) classes per year in support of our new Geography major and PhD program in Space, Place and Adaptation. Successful candidates are also expected to develop and maintain an active research program and perform service. A typical division of effort for professors in the department is 50% teaching, 35% research, 15% service.

By November 22, 2019 we request for full consideration (1) a cover letter that addresses required and preferred qualifications (as described in the full job announcement) as well as pertinent research, and teaching interests, also please make sure to include a) an explanation of how you would mentor or integrate students into your research, b) evidence of teaching effectiveness, c) descriptions of how you address issues of diversity and inclusivity in your research and teaching, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for three references. Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Anthropology and Geography. For full consideration, applications should be uploaded by November 22, 2019. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Required Qualifications: 

  • PhD in geography at the time of appointment.
  • Ability to teach introduction to geography as well as introductory and upper division physical geography.
  • Research focus on an aspect of physical geography with application to on-going global change topics including, but not limited to: climate change, immigration, natural hazards, water resources, diseases, conservation, environmental justice, land use, land cover.
  • Evidence for a promising record in scholarship/research.
  • Ability to mentor and/or integrate students into research.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • Expertise in Geographic Information Science tools and methods.
  • Ability to teach quantitative geographic methods (spatial statistics).
  • The Department seeks applicants with the ability to advance our commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and outreach.

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