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Assistant Professor of Geography

Posted: 11/21/2017 (Employment)

Position Summary 
The Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor with research interests in earth surface processes, including geomorphology, fluvial processes, hydrology, eco-hydrology, and watershed modeling. We welcome candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, bring new perspectives on mentoring and educating students from diverse backgrounds, implement novel approaches to research, and who value collegiality and collaboration. The position will begin August 2018.

Degree and Area of Specialization
A PhD in Geography, Geosciences, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Ecology or an allied science is required by the time of appointment.

Principal Duties
The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain a vibrant research program in earth system geography, advise students in the department’s graduate programs, and teach courses in geography at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The faculty member will be expected to develop a high-enrollment undergraduate course and contribute to our graduate and professional programs through teaching of an upper-level quantitative skills course in spatial analysis, remote sensing, or process-based modeling. Professional and university service is required as appropriate for career stage.

Additional Information
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We encourage women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply. The Department of Geography is an interdisciplinary and collaborative community of scholars engaged with the humanities, social sciences, data sciences, natural, and physical sciences and is housed within the College of Letters and Science. For more information on Geography at UW-Madison, see For additional information, please contact Jacqueline Wild, Department Administrator at or 608-262-2139. Background check will be required prior to employment. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applicant must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

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Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison