Professor of Human Geography
The Department of
The College of Earth, Ocean,
The University Of
The Department of Geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and
Environment invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant
Professor of human geography beginning September 2019. We seek a
scholar who shows exceptional promise as an intellectual leader in
the field of political ecology emphasizing quantitative or mixed
methods with a focus on natural resources. A strong candidate will
have disciplinary overlap in the areas of urban geography,
political geography, or both, and regional expertise in Sub-Saharan
Africa or Asia. However, applicants with expertise in any
sub-discipline of human geography are invited to apply.
This position will provide the opportunity to interact with
colleagues in the department's well-established climatology and
physical geography programs, new hires in GIS and big data, and
connections to units on campus including the Environmental
Humanities Working Group, Area Studies Programs, the Water Science
and Policy Graduate Program, the Delaware Environmental Institute,
and the Disaster Research Center. The Geography Department at the
University of Delaware is a nationally and internationally
recognized department that offers undergraduate degrees in
Geography, Environmental Science and Environmental Studies, and
Meteorology, MA and MS degrees in Geography, Ph.D. degrees in
Geography and Climatology, and a graduate-level certificate program
in Geographic Information Science. Our research and teaching
interact extensively with programs across campus and beyond.
Questions regarding this position (but not applications) may be
addressed to the committee chair Dana Veron, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin on October 5, 2018, and will
continue until the position is filled. Further information about
our department and programs may be found at http://www.udel.edu/Geography.
Recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of
America’s best universities to work for in 2012, the University of
Delaware is located midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore with
access to regional transit and is a Sea Grant, Space Grant, and
Land Grant institution and a member of the UCGIS.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop an
ambitious research program with a high level of publication and
external support, enhance human geography course offerings and
mentor students in our degree programs, and offer service to the
department, college, university, profession, and community. A Ph.D.
in Geography or related discipline is required at the time of
To be considered for this position, applicants should submit on
: 1) a letter of application addressing their qualifications for
the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) statements of research and
teaching interests, 4) a diversity statement, 5) up to three
publications as examples of the candidate’s scholarship, and 6)
contact information for three references.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer
which encourages applications from minority group members, women,
individuals with a disability and veterans. The University's Notice
of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.
Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of
a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily
exclude you from employment.