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Assistant Professor

University of Colorado Boulder (Geography)
Boulder, Colorado
The salary range for this full-time position is ​​$85,000 - $90,000​ annually
Closing date
Dec 14, 2023

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Biogeosciences, Cryosphere Sciences, Hydrology
Career Level
Education Level
Job Type
Tenure Track
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

The Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Physical Geography.

​We seek to hire a physical geographer who pursues societally relevant questions that help us better understand environmental and Earth systems, including how they are transformed by human-induced or other disturbances. Specific areas of research include, but are not limited to, soil science, biogeography, climatology, watershed science, and cryosphere science. The applicant should have training and experience in relevant research methods such as field methods, modeling, or remote sensing. As part of the normal teaching load of three courses per year, the successful candidate will rotate regularly into a large introductory physical geography class as well as upper division classes in the candidate’s area of expertise.  The successful candidate is expected to show promise in raising external research funding and will demonstrate success supporting diversity and inclusive excellence through research, teaching, mentoring, or sponsoring relevant initiatives related to their scholarship or work. 

  • Teach undergraduate courses in areas of physical geography at both introductory (e.g. GEOG 1001 and GEOG 1011 Environmental Systems) and upper division levels according to the selected candidate’s expertise; and develop a graduate level course in an area of specialty. 
  • ​Periodically teach Seminars and Special Topics, and mentor Independent Study as needed. 
  • ​Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. 
  • Develop a research program which includes extramural sources of funds and publishing in peer-reviewed national and international journals. 
  • Participate in University, College, and Department governance and service; participate in professional service and outreach activities.

 For further information and inquiries, please contact the chair of the search committee, Mark Serreze,

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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