Now Hiring: Assistant Professor in Human Geography/Economic or Political

Published: October 8th, 2018

Category: Featured, News


The Department of Geography at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing position, at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2019. The department seeks an outstanding candidate with expertise in Human Geography, more specifically the areas of Economic or Political Geography, who will complement existing strengths in the department and across campus. While we welcome candidates from a broad range of specializations, we especially encourage applications from candidates whose scholarly work critically engages with topics such as Globalization, International Trade and Monetary Flows, Immigration and Labor Markets, Spatial Economics, Global Production Networks, World Systems Theory, and Global Cities. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in quantitative methods. Potential to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration with the University’s research centers and institutes e.g., African Studies, Latin American Studies, is considered advantageous.

Primary responsibilities include high-quality research in Economic or Political Geography and a 2-2 teaching assignment, particularly developing introductory and advanced courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful applicant must be able to teach Economic Geography and Global & Regional Economies. Applicants should have a strong record of research and scholarly activities within these broad fields; experience and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching; and a proven ability to communicate effectively with students, professionals, and the general public. Additionally, potential to engage with the University of Florida’s ‘Beyond 120’ and ‘Quest’ Programs would be considered an advantage and should be addressed in the application materials.

The Department of Geography has 17 active faculty members, who conduct teaching and research in a broad spectrum across our four focus areas, which are Geospatial Analysis & Techniques, Medical Geography in Global Health, Earth System Science, and Global Environmental & Social Change. It offers BS/BA, MS/MA, and PhD degree tracks, including online and distance learning options for coursework. The department has two computer-lab classrooms and provides a high-speed on-line computing environment via UFAPPs (, where any student and faculty can access software applications, such as ArcGIS, GeoDa, ENVI, ERDAS, MATLAB, and SPSS, from any computing device, from any location, at any time. High Performance Computing facilities are available on campus. Applicants are encouraged to visit the website ( to learn more about the Department of Geography.


The successful candidate should possess a doctoral degree in Geography or a related field prior to August 15, 2019.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at: : and must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, ongoing research directions, and interests, (2) a complete curriculum vitae; (3) teaching/research statement that discusses qualifications to teach courses in the stated area of expertise; (4) a diversity statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, and service; and (5) three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 30, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Cynthia Simmons, at

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening, which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans and individual with disabilities to apply. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Records laws. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).


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