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Assistant Professor, Human Geography (Race, Diaspora, Migration)

Posted: 10/12/2018 (Employment)


The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek a human geographer studying race, diaspora or migration. Anticipated start date is September 16, 2019.

The Department of Geography consistently ranks among the top 10 geography departments in the US. Faculty and graduate students conduct internationally recognized research. We have over 270 undergraduate majors. Our research and teaching collaborations have transformative impacts from local to global scales, confronting urgent challenges of our time. Faculty research crosses disciplinary boundaries and we have strong connections to campus units that include American Indian Studies; Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences; Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology; Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; Labor Studies; the Schools of Public Health & Medicine; and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

UW Geography faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Tenure-track faculty in Geography have an annual service period of nine months (Sept 16-June 15). The normal teaching load includes undergraduate and graduate courses. Other professional duties include an active research program, and service to the Department and University. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. The University of Washington serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 34% first-generation college students, over 27% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. A recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the UW supports career development and work-life balance for faculty.


The successful candidate will demonstrate theoretically innovative and creative research directions and methodologies. A PhD in geography or related field or foreign equivalent is required by the date of the appointment.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing research and teaching qualifications and experience, a curriculum vitae, 3 letters of reference, and a 1-page statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.  Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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Deadline: 11/30/2018

Location: University of Washington