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 any of the following fields Environmental Change / Climate Change / Sustainability, whose expertise is interdisciplinary and will complement existing strengths in the department and across campus. The department seeks dynamic, highly innovative candidates across a broad range of specialties that bridge physical and social sciences. A particular interest in; the use of climate and environmental data, models and projections in societal applications, adoption of sustainable practices, adaptation, increasing resilience, implementation of policy, and/or planning at the regional level, is desirable.
Primary responsibilities include high-quality research in any of the listed fields of Environmental Change/ Climate Change/ Sustainability and a 2-2 teaching assignment, particularly developing introductory and advanced courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. 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’ https://www.advising.ufl.edu/beyond120/ and ‘Quest’ Programs http://undergrad.aa.ufl.edu/uf-quest/ 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 (https://info.apps.ufl.edu/), 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 (http://sites.clas.ufl.edu/geography/) to learn more about the Department of Geography.