The Urban Studies program at the University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the areas of critical GIS and digital mapping. This full-time position has a 9-month service period and begins September 2018 (Autumn Quarter). Candidates are expected to hold or be in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in urban studies, geography, or planning-related field and to maintain an active research agenda that utilizes critical social theory as well as new and emerging spatial technologies. Technical expertise in such areas as (but not limited to) web cartography, spatial computation, or big data visualization is sought in conjunction with a research focus in areas such as (but not limited to) critical GIS, digital geographies, or urban and environmental justice. In addition to teaching courses in their area of expertise, the successful candidate will teach both introductory and advanced courses in GIS and geospatial technologies. The ideal candidate will be able to teach web mapping and geospatial environmental applications at the graduate level. The candidate will be joining the existing GIS faculty within the Urban Studies division and will teach in an existing undergraduate major and Master's of Science in Geospatial Technologies (see: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/urban-studies/ms-program-overview). Established in 2001, the Urban Studies program currently also offers Bachelor's of Arts in Urban Studies, Sustainable Urban Development, and Urban Design and a second Master's program in Community Planning. The program currently enrolls approximately 140 majors and has approximately 13 full-time faculty. One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university that shares the University of Washington's commitment to high-quality teaching and research and is committed to participating in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. Located largely in renovated historical buildings in Tacoma's downtown warehouse district, UW Tacoma serves a diverse population of South Puget Sound students. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. For more information about UW Tacoma, see our website at http://www.tacoma.washington.edu.
Initial screening of applications will begin April 6, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should include:
- A letter of application addressing qualifications, teaching and research activity. Applicants' statements should specifically detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma's commitment to equity and inclusion
- A curriculum vitae
- Names and contact information of three references
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. copies of recent student evaluations)
Applications should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Matthew Kelley at MJK3LL3Y@UW.EDU.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.