Department of Geography Human Geographer
1. Terms of Appointment:
a) Academic Rank: Assistant Professor
b) Status: full-time (9 mo.) appointment
c) Type of appointment: tenure-related
d) Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications
e) Starting date: 16 September 2014
2. Essential Functions:
The essential functions of this position include teaching, research and publication, undergraduate advising, graduate student advising, and service on departmental and university committees. In addition, the general expectations for faculty members at the Assistant Professor rank are found on the Office of Academic Affairs website: http://academicaffairs.uoregon.edu/
3. Minimum Qualifications:
4. Description of the community, University, department and student population
The University of Oregon has over 16,000 undergraduate students and approximately 4,000 graduate students. Of these there are 2,706 U.S. students of color and 1,175 international students. The university has an institutional commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, and actively supports this goal. The UO is known for its spirit of cooperation and collaboration, and for its ability to provide a variety of personal and professional opportunities that make a difference.
The University of Oregon is located in Eugene, Oregon, home to more than 145,000 people and Oregons third largest city. Within only a few hours drive are the ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, and the Cascade and Coast mountain ranges. The Willamette River runs through the heart of the city and joins the McKenzie River north of town. Mild winters, long growing seasons and few drastic weather changes are characteristic. Eugene has a high percentage of professionals, including doctors, lawyers, architects, and educators, and is home to the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, which regularly hosts the Oregon Bach Festival, the Eugene Symphony, the Eugene Ballet, and the Eugene Opera, among other cultural offerings.
The department currently has 170 undergraduate majors, 15 Masters and 10 Ph.D. 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 (especially international relations, ethno-territorial conflict, international development and political economy), cultural (especially historical geography, ethnicity and religion, urban geography, and gender studies), human-environment relations (especially cultural/political ecology and landscape), and behavioral geography; (c) Physical geography: Quaternary studies, biogeography (especially vegetation history and palynology), climatology and climatic change, geomorphology (especially fluvial and arid lands); (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.
We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seek candidates with demonstrated commitment to achieving that goal. Applications from individuals from under-represented groups are particularly encouraged.
5. Application Procedure
Applicants will apply online for our position at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2817
We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity. The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.