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Utah Valley University
Orem, Utah
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Dec 1, 2021

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Physical Geography

Department of Earth Science

Utah Valley University


OREM, UTAH. The Department of Earth Science at Utah Valley University (UVU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Physical Geography, to begin August 2022. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. by August 2022 in physical geography or a closely related discipline, experience in remote sensing and GIS techniques, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. We invite applications from candidates with expertise in any of a wide range of sub-disciplines including environmental change and sustainability, hydrology, geomorphology, climate and atmospheric science, biogeography, and other specialties. Responsibilities will include teaching lower and upper division courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, including remote sensing and GIS, as well as engaging in scholarship and supervision of undergraduate research, working to develop our geography and GIS programs, overseeing our GIS computer lab, and service. Excellent teaching skills and a strong commitment to effective teaching and undergraduate research are necessary.  

UVU is a growing comprehensive state university with over 36,000 students, a focus on undergraduate education, strong support for undergraduate research, and a heartfelt commitment to inclusivity and diversity among its students and employees. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds who are eager to help construct and maintain a culture of inclusion within geography education and research, and who act with a resolute commitment to eliminate barriers to college access, success, and completion. The Department of Earth Science consists of 13 full-time faculty, with a wide range of expertise in geography, geology, earth science education, and environmental science and management. We offer bachelor’s degrees in Geography, Geology, Environmental Science and Management, and Earth Science Education; and a certificate in GIS. The department has excellent facilities that include a 24-workstation GIS laboratory and additional high-powered computer workstations, survey-grade GNSS equipment, several sUAS for low altitude aerial photography and remote-sensing, and geochemical analytical facilities. Our workstations are well equipped with software including ArcGIS, ERDAS, ENVI, AgiSoft, Adobe Creative Cloud, Trimble Pathfinder and Business Center, and Matlab. The department has excellent ties to the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and Utah State University as well as local industry and governmental organizations.

UVU is located in the Provo-Orem metropolitan area, with more than 670,000 residents and a 27.5% growth rate between 2010 and 2020, the 5th fastest growing MSA in the United States. Orem sits at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains and offers truly outstanding recreational opportunities. Salt Lake City is 45 minutes north by high-speed commuter rail and has a major airport and a vibrant cultural scene including highly acclaimed ballet, outdoor concert series, professional sports and more (see and In addition, Utah boasts world famous National Parks and National Monuments.

For more information, please visit and/or contact the search committee co-chairs, Weihong Wang ( and Mike Bunds ( To apply, please visit; applicants will need to submit a cover letter, resume/CV, statements on teaching and research, transcripts, and names of three references. The deadline to apply for this position is December 1, 2021. Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer. 


UVU is a fast-growing comprehensive state institution with more than 30,000 students. UVU values student-centered instruction and provides strong support for undergraduate research and other forms of engaged learning such as internships and study abroad opportunities. The Department of Earth Science consists of 13 faculty and 2 full time staff members, excellent facilities, and B.S. programs in Geology, Environmental Science & Management, and Earth Science Education. The department’s Geography program is growing, with recent hires in physical geography and human geography, a new minor, support for geography education teaching endorsement, and development of a GIS certificate program; in addition we are working to develop a B.S. in Geography. For more information, please visit
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