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Assistant Professor of Physical Geography

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Geography
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Dependent on Experience and/or Qualifications
Closing date
Nov 5, 2021
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The Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position with a 9-month academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor starting on July 1, 2022. We are seeking applicants with teaching and research interests in any area of Physical Geography who will contribute to the department's GISci research and teaching and/or to interdisciplinary data science initiativesat UNC.   

We are especially interested in candidates who will expand our existing strengths in climate, water, or ecology, who creatively incorporate geospatial technologies and/or data science to complement their physical geography teaching and research, and who will contribute to the department’s commitment to diversity and academic excellence. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program and demonstrate excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The appointment will be at the assistant professor rank, and the individual hired will hold the title of Voit Gilmore Fellow, reflecting the partnership that made the position possible. PhD required at time of appointment.   

Applications should include: (1) a curriculum vita; (2) statements of research and teaching interests specific to our program; (3) a statement that discusses efforts and plans to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or how your life experiences will equip you to conduct research with and teach the diverse populations that UNC-CH serves; and (4) names of four references (including mail and e-mail addresses and phone numbers).   

Applications must be submitted through this link to be considered:    

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the Position is filled. For more information on the Department and the University please visit If you have questions about the position, please contact Dr. Erika Wise (

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and the Department of Geography is strongly committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Women and members of systematically excluded groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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