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Pro Tem Research Assistant/Associate/Postdoctoral Pool (Geography) - Open Pool

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 25, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Geography
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Pro Tem Research Assistant/Associate/Postdoctoral Pool (Geography) - Open Pool

Job no: 533128

Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants, Geography

Department: CAS Geography
Rank: Research Assistant (Type B)
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins

Applications will be reviewed as needs arise.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please apply online with a CV, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Department Summary

The Geography Department is an instructional department within the College of Arts and Sciences that supports significant research activities in various types of geographic study. The Department of Geography has 27 Faculty, 125+ undergraduate majors, and 40+ graduate students.

Research and graduate education in the Department of Geography focuses on the following subfields: (a) Geographic information science: cartography, GIS, data analysis and visualization, spatial analysis and modeling; (b) Human geography: political-ethnic, cultural, human-environment relations, and behavioral geography; (c) Physical geography: Quaternary studies, biogeography, climatology and climatic change, geomorphology; (d) Environmental studies: forest and ecosystem issues, river and watershed issues, biodiversity and global environmental change, policy and law, environmental applications of GIS; and (e) Geographic education

Position Summary

The Department of Geography is seeking applicants for its open research assistant, research associate, and postdoctoral scholar pool. Positions are limited-duration appointments potentially renewable.

Research Assistants, Research Associates, or Postdocs will work under the supervision of the Department Head or Principal Investigator. Research Assistant/Associates will be expected to work independently on projects.

The University of Oregon and the Department of Geography are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seek candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community.

Minimum Requirements

To qualify for the rank of Research Assistant (Type B):
  • BA/BS in Geography or related field

    To qualify for the rank of Research Associate or Postdoctoral Scholar:
  • PhD in Geography or related field.

    Professional Competencies

  • Research background in Geography or a related field.
  • Demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • For the rank of research assistant, MA/MS in Geography or related field is preferred.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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