Physical Geographer with an Emphasis in Meteorology or Climate Dynamics

The Department of Geography and Geosciences at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2020. The ideal candidate would be a broadly trained physical geographer with a specialty in meteorology or atmospheric science. Specific consideration will be given to applicants whose research interests focusĀ on large-scale climate dynamics or synoptic meteorology, but applicants with expertise in any atmospheric-related area are invited to apply. Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate and graduate courses in meteorology, climatology, physical geography, geospatial analysis, or other related courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.

The successful candidate will play a major role within the department’s new track in Meteorology as well as contribute to the existing graduate and undergraduate programs that focus on environmental analysis, and human-environment interactions. In addition, candidates should have a demonstrable commitment to teaching and communication, but ideal candidates will possess research interests that intersect with topics being taught and include pursuit of extramural funding in support of Master’s Degree students. Candidates will possess a Ph.D. degree in geography, meteorology, or related field at time of appointment but ABD applicants will be considered.

The department aggressively pursues excellence in teaching and research within the context of the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Applied Geography. The successful applicant will join a vibrant research community with department specialties in environmental analysis, geospatial technologies, urban analysis and human and cultural dynamics. The department’s physical facilities are excellent and opportunities to work with a variety of community organizations and governmental agencies are plentiful. A record or potential for teaching, research funding, and publication is required for consideration. Good interpersonal skills and effective oral and written communication skills are necessary.


The successful applicant will work in the undergraduate and Master’s programs in Applied Geography and contribute to a new degree track in Meteorology. Responsibilities include teaching, research and contributions to student growth, and service to the university and community.


  • University-level teaching experience.
  • Ability to articulate research methodologies within the context of contemporary applied geography
  • Ability to collaborate with other departments/disciplines in teaching and scholarly activities.
  • Potential for collaboration with public, private and/or non-profit organizations.
  • Competency in GIS, statistical analysis, and other spatial, analytical tools

University of Louisville is a national research university, and the Department of Geography & Geosciences has extensive connections and collaborations with other departments and colleges on the campus and the local community at-large. Louisville is a thriving metropolitan area with a population of 1.2 million, a vibrant and diverse cultural community, and is increasingly seen as a top destination city.

Applicants must apply online at www.louisville.edu/jobs and reference Job ID # 37873. Through the online application process, submit one document containing: 1) a cover letter that details research and teaching interests, 2) curriculum vita, 3) sample of teaching evaluations if available, 4) contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers) for three references, and 5) a copy of the applicant’s unofficial college transcripts.

Initial review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For further information about the position, contact Dr. Andrew Day, chair of the search committee, at a.day@louisville.edu.

Equal Employment OpportunityThe University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at employment@louisville.edu or 502.852.6258.

Faculty/AdministratorTo apply for this position, follow the “Online App. Form” link below and then click on the “Apply Now”. You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the “Submit” button. Detailed instructions are available at louisville.edu/jobs in the “My Career Tools” section. Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00PM on the deadline date. If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department.


Only ONE attachment can be uploaded per application. If you wish to include a cover letter or other documents, please combine them as one document with your resume/cv, save the document with a simple short title that contains only letters, spaces, or numbers, and then upload.

EFFECTIVE 08/01/2018, the option to use an existing resume will no be longer available. On or after this date, please use the option to “Upload a new resume” to attach your CV or resume document.

Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street – Louisville, Kentucky 40208. If you have any questions or problems please contact, Center for Faculty Personnel – FACPERS@louisville.edu or by phone 502-852-5301

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6258 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.