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Assistant Professor of Geography

University of Kentucky
Kentucky, United States
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Date posted
Oct 18, 2017

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Job Title Assistant Professor of Geography Requisition Number FE01206 Working Title Department Name 8E050:Geography Work Location Lexington, KY Type of Position Faculty Position Time Status Full-Time Tenure Track Status Tenure Track Required Education
Ph.D. in geography or related discipline
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Job Summary
The Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geography in the area of health geography to begin August 2018. Our goal is to build upon and strategically expand the Department's strengths in health and medical geography, critical human geography, environmental studies, and critical mapping. We welcome candidates conducting research across the broad spectrum of health geography including but not limited to critical health geographies; social differentiation of health outcomes; health and illness behaviors; health and the environment; political ecology of health; and global health and disease. This position is part of a college-wide interdisciplinary cluster hire in health. The successful candidate will also contribute to the College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary undergraduate major in Health, Society & Populations, and will be encouraged to seek out broader initiatives across programs, including public health, medicine, Appalachian Studies, and International Studies. A PhD in geography or related discipline is required at time of appointment.

Applicants must submit the following: 1) statement describing research interests and future research plans (upload under Specific Request 1), 2) teaching statement (upload under Specific Request 2), 3) CV, and 4) up to four reprints (upload as one document under Specific Request 3). Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Application deadline is December 1, 2017, with a deadline date for all reference materials of December 5, 2017.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience Deadline to Apply 12/01/2017 Open Until Filled No University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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