The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (GES) at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Human-Environmental Geography, to begin in August 2020. We seek applicants with a specialization in water insecurity, hazards, and/or climate justice. The candidate will teach a combination of introductory and advanced courses, including Introduction to Environmental Studies and Sustainability, Introduction to Human Geography, and/or World Regional Geography. Candidates must have a PhD in geography or related discipline and must maintain an active research agenda. We seek a candidate to foster cross-campus collaborations and make connections between the university and the regional community. The GES department has a suite of geospatial software and lab facilities, collegial and productive faculty, approximately 230 undergraduate majors and 20 MA students, and a setting near the base of Pikes Peak that offers many opportunities for geographic research. See GES website at www.uccs.edu/geography .

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references to CU Careers . Position is open until filled. Applications received by 1 October will receive full consideration. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please contact Dr. David Havlick ( dhavlick@uccs.edu ) or Dr. Christine Biermann (cbierman@uccs.edu) if you have questions.

Total compensation includes salary plus health, retirement, and non-cash compensation. Information on calculating total compensation can be found at: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125.

UCCS is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. UCCS is a dynamic and innovative campus, and among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report and has earned recognition as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” in 2018 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Colorado Springs, (pop. 500K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.


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Minimum requirements:

  • PhD in geography or related discipline
  • Have an active research agenda

Special Instructions to Applicants : – Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered – Official transcripts will be required upon hire – Applications submitted by midnight, 1 October, will receive full consideration If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or cucareershelp@cu.edu. Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contacts. Application Materials Required : Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Teaching Philosophy Application Materials Instructions : – A cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references are required application materials. – In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission.

Job Category: Faculty

Department: C0001 — Colorado Springs Campus – 40064 – LAS-Geography

Closing Date: OngoingContact Name: David Havlick or Christine Biermann

Contact Email: dhavlick@uccs.edu or cbierman@uccs.edu