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Assistant Professor - Human Geographer
University of Oregon
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August 9, 2013
Eugene, Oregon
Full-time - Experienced
Social/Behavioral Sciences
University of Oregon
The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state?s flagship institution. Located in Eugene, an energetic college town, the university offers academic excellence and hands-on learning opportunities in a welcoming atmosphere. Towering trees shade the 295-acre campus, where students, faculty members, and employees from a wide variety of backgrounds share a commitment to preserving the environm...ent and pursuing innovation in more than 260 academic programs that range from Eugene to Portland and from the coast to the mountains. For more information visit

Assistant Professor - Human Geographer

Posting: 13322
Location: Eugene
Closes: Open Until Filled

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:

3. Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. required. Must be in-hand by September 2014
  • Active research program using feminist geographical perspectives
  • Research contributes to feminist theory in relation to human-environment relations, socio-spatial change, or critical development studies
  • Demonstrated interest in contributing to a program that fosters links among the sub-disciplines of geography
  • Experience in (or potential for) teaching introductory, upper-division and graduate courses, including research methods, and human geography or a world region
  • Experience in (or potential for) advising graduate students
  • Experience in (or potential for) maintaining a strong research program

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 of Geography is described on its web page:, and in the UO Catalog (

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:

  • Letter of application that details research and teaching interests, professional accomplishments, and a future research plan.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • The names and contact information (not letters) of exactly three referees.
  • To assure consideration, please submit applications by October 1, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.

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.

Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity 677 East 12th Ave., Suite 452 5221 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5221
Office (541) 346-3123, Fax (541) 346-4168, Jobline (541) 346-2957 This announcement is available in alternate formats upon request.
If you are a qualified applicant with a disability and need accommodation with the application process, please contact us for assistance.

Internal Number: 13322
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