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Assistant Professor of Geography

University of Oregon Dept of Geography
Eugene, Oregon (US)
Closing date
Oct 19, 2022

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Tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position beginning Fall 2023. The Department of Geography seeks an assistant professor in the area of climate change impacts on natural and human systems who uses quantitative approaches at landscape to regional scales and will conduct interdisciplinary research to address challenges in sustainability and climate adaptation. Potential areas of interest include (but are not limited to) 1) development and application of ecosystem- and Earth-system models to quantify risk or assess ecosystem-climate feedbacks, 2) data-analytical approaches, such as application of synoptic-scale analyses to address climate impacts on the hydrosphere or biosphere, or 3) statistical attribution of weather- and climate-related  events to anthropogenic climate change. We seek a colleague who will develop an externally funded research program and teach at the lower division to graduate level.  

The Department of Geography ( has undergraduate majors in Geography and in Spatial Data Science and Technology. Research and teaching strengths of our department include hydrology, geomorphology, biogeography, political ecology, political and economic geography, GIScience, remote sensing, and cartography ( The position will be integrated with the newly formed Environment Initiative, an area of strategic investment at the University of Oregon ( The Environment Initiative focuses the intellectual energy and work of faculty, students, and community partners on working towards a just and livable future through transdisciplinary research, teaching, and experiential learning.  

The University of Oregon is committed to recruiting and retaining a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, and strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who can support our work in mentoring, research, teaching, and outreach to women, first-generation students, communities of color, and other underrepresented groups. All applicants are requested to include in a separate document a statement about how they will contribute to this work. Minimum requirements at the time of appointment include completion of a PhD from an accredited institution in geography or a related discipline.  Applicants should submit a cover letter (2-page limit), current CV, research statement (3-page limit), teaching statement(2-page limit), the diversity statement(2-page limit), and the names of exactly three references via To assure full consideration, applications must be received by October 28, 2022 when review will begin, position open until filled. Please direct questions to Dr. Daniel Gavin at  

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran disability status. 




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