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Assistant Professor - Geography/Climatology

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UNO is Nebraska's public metropolitan research university - a university with strong academic values, diverse programs and learning opportunities, and significant relationships with our community that facilitate engaged teaching and research.

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Assistant Professor - Geography/Climatology


Essential Functions

The Department of Geography and Geology and the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha ( UNO ) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Geography. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track position starting August 19, 2024. We seek applicants with a passion for undergraduate teaching and undergraduate research. Typically, the successful candidate will have a 3 course per semester equivalent teaching load (75%), with a 25% research assignment.

The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. A successful candidate will have expertise in climatology and climate analysis using data analysis crossing statistical, artificial Intelligence and/or machine learning research approaches. A candidate will contribute to climate-related instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate level along with mentoring of graduate students. An ability to teach geospatial analysis and other environmental courses is expected. The role of this position is to support the interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences degree program as well as Geography/Geology. The successful candidate will have a background or continuing interest in research collaboration and pursuit of grant opportunities.

The successful candidate will become part of a dynamic and growing program in the College of Arts and Sciences that is actively engaged in excellent instruction with a focus on undergraduate research.

Why UNO ?
The University of Nebraska at Omaha is fueled by its historical ties to Omaha. As the first municipal university in Omaha, the early founders’ goal was to make higher education accessible and affordable for the city’s residents. In 1968, the campus joined the University of Nebraska system, and today has the unique role of serving as the state’s metropolitan campus.
Accessibility remains a top priority in UNO’s mission and vision. Today, the campus is known for its student-centered environment, its community engagement, and its dedication to embracing students from all types of backgrounds. UNO’s ranking as the 2020 Best College for LGBTQ+ Students In Nebraska reflects a commitment to the Maverick values of access, inclusion and diversity that make UNO a welcoming campus community, evidenced by the numerous resources and support services offered by the university.
The campus has built strong partnerships with local business, education, government, arts, and civic organizations in the city. UNO’s commitment to community engagement has landed UNO on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years-the highest federal recognition a school can receive for civic engagement.
This honor is but one of many points of pride for UNO . In 2019, it was ranked in the top ten public institutions in the nation for military friendliness by Military Times magazine for the fifth consecutive year. Nearly 90 percent of UNO’s 15,500 students are from Nebraska, and roughly 60 percent of recent alumni surveyed report graduating with no debt or less than $5,000 in debt. It is simply one of the most competitively priced institutions in the region. UNO, while large enough to provide students with global opportunities, thrives on its personal and close-knit campus culture, where students come first and partnerships with the community grow every day. For more information about how UNO embraces its mission, see Growing With and Within Our Thriving Community.

The University, the College and Arts and Sciences and the Department of Geography and Geology have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among the faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

Additional Duties

Required Qualifications

PhD in Geography, or closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered, however, must have degree in hand prior to August 1, 2024.

The candidate must demonstrate a potential for funded research and publication commensurate with a faculty position.

Preferred Qualifications

Undergraduate teaching experience

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Important Application Instructions:
Please submit the following application materials:
1. Cover letter
2. CV
3. Unofficial transcript
4. Statement of research goals
5. Statement of teaching experience/interests
6. Statement describing the applicant’s experiences with and planned commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
7. Contact information for three references (references will only be contacted for finalists)

Review of applications will begin on January 26, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please apply by the review date. Applications received after the review date may be considered. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Rex Cammack, Professor and Chair,


 University of Nebraska Omaha

UNO is Nebraska's metropolitan university — a university with strong academic values and significant relationships with our community that transforms and improves the lives of those on a local, regional, national, and international level.

UNO is dedicated to the city and state in our name. No fences or barriers separate students from the opportunities offered by the greater Omaha area. We address real issues, providing relevant learning opportunities that uniquely prepare our graduates as professionals and active members of their community.

UNO is located in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska, its roads winding through city parks and thriving neighborhoods, creating an extraordinary connection that few universities have achieved. The city itself has truly become a part of the UNO campus.

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