The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Economic Geography. We seek a quantitatively oriented Economic Geographer with research related to the impact of global processes on urban economic growth and the environment. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence and diversity. The position will begin August 12, 2019.
Required Qualifications: (1) a Ph.D. in geography, urban planning, or related field at the time of appointment; (2) a strong research and scholarly agenda; (3) expertise in applied quantitative methods; (4) prior success in obtaining, or the demonstrated potential to obtain, external funding; (5) a commitment to, and potential for, excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in a diverse classroom setting.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a robust and sustainable externally funded research program and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful applicant is expected to actively engage in the academic community of the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, demonstrate leadership through advising and mentoring students, and contribute service at the Departmental, College, University, community and professional levels.
Minimum Experience / Education:
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Desired Qualifications include: (1) evidence-based scholarship on globalization in urban settings; and (2) an understanding of the funding landscape of their disciplinary field and of interdisciplinary initiatives.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.