Assistant Professor in Urban Geography: Geographies of Race and Ethnicity
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
Internal Number: 111035
The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek an urban geographer whose research and teaching focus on racialization, diaspora, and/or political economies. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, work that extends beyond the U.S. and Canada. Anticipated start date is September 16, 2023.
The Department of Geography consistently ranks among the top geography departments in the US. Our department includes faculty and graduate students who conduct internationally recognized research and over 400 undergraduate majors. Our research and teaching collaborations have transformative impacts from local to global scales, confronting urgent challenges of our time. Faculty research crosses disciplinary boundaries and we have strong connections to campus units that include Center for American Indian & Indigenous Studies; American Ethnic Studies; Urban@UW, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology; the Jackson School of International Studies; Labor Studies; and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.
UW Geography faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Tenure-track faculty in Geography have an annual service period of nine months (September 16-June 15), and teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Other professional duties include an active research program, and service to the Department and University. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. The University of Washington serves 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 34% first-generation college students and over 27% Pell Grant students. A recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the UW supports career development and work-life balance for faculty.
A PhD in geography or related field, or foreign equivalent, is required by the start of the appointment.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a Research and Teaching statement (3-4 pages), a 1-page statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and name and contact information for 3 references.
Priority will be given to applications received by September 23, 2022.
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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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