Assistant Professor of Cartographic Design & Geovisualization


University of Wisconsin-Madison


Friday, December 31, 2021

Start Date

Monday, August 22, 2022

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Geography ( is seeking to hire a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Cartographic Design and Geographic Visualization. The position is a 9-month academic appointment, with standard opportunities for summer salary, and will begin on or after August 2022. A Ph.D. in Geography, Cartography, or allied field is required at the time of appointment. We welcome candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, bring new perspectives on mentoring and educating students from diverse backgrounds, and value collegiality and collaboration.

The successful candidate will establish a nationally recognized research program in cartography and design, adding departmental expertise in areas such as thematic map design techniques, science communication, narrative cartography and data journalism, digital and visual humanities, terrain representation and raster cartography, participatory and community-engaged map design, or social science methods and user studies in cartography. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate classes, sharing a large-enrollment introductory cartography course and contribute specialized classes to our undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The successful candidate will participate in department and campus service committees at levels commensurate with career stage expectations.