Assistant Professor, Human-Environment Geography


University of Colorado Denver


Friday, November 15, 2019

Start Date

Monday, August 3, 2020

The Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences (GES) at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Human-Environment Interactions to begin in August 2020. We seek a Human Geographer focused on environment-society topics such as energy and resources, environmental justice, food and agriculture, natural hazards, social vulnerability, urbanization and development, and/or water resources. Candidates should demonstrate rigorous and innovative theoretical, methodological and public engagement/communication components to their social science research. We also seek candidates committed to excellent teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate will be expected to teach four courses (2/2) per academic year that may include undergraduate classes such as Environment, Society and Sustainability and Introduction to Human Geography as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization. Candidates must have a PhD in geography or related discipline at the time of appointment and maintain an active research program that yields publications and external grant submissions. 

The new faculty member will be expected to contribute to the many thriving academic degree programs within GES, which include a BA in Geography (160 majors), a MA in Applied Geography and Geospatial Science (40 students), a MS in Environmental Sciences (50 students) and a newly redesigned interdisciplinary PhD program (10 students). The GES department also contains a number of cutting-edge facilities, which include several geospatial, physical science and research laboratories. More details can be found on the GES website at CU Denver is a public research university located in the heart of downtown Denver, yet only minutes away from the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Our diverse student body includes over 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Special Instructions to Applicants: 

When applying through CU Careers applicants must include:

1. cover letter
2. curriculum vitae
3. copies of up to three relevant publications
4. research statement (1-2 pages) 
5. teaching statement, including teaching philosophy (1-2 pages) 
6. contact information for three professional references

Applications may be submitted electronically at CU Careers, posting #17211. A review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Gregory Simon, Search Committee Chair, at 

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Contact Name

Gregory Simon

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