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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Human Geography

The University of Delaware
Delaware, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 8, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Geography
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Human Geography

The Department of Geography

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

The University Of Delaware

Newark, DE


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, 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


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 appointment.



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 Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

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