Assistant or Associate Professor of Geography/Geosciences

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Job description

Job ID: 34478
Location: Geography/Geosci

Position Description

The Department of Geography and Geosciences at the University of Louisville invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to begin August 1, 2018, pending funding.

We seek candidates with expertise and research interests in the area of medical and/or health geography. Individuals with specialization in one or more of the following will be given preference: the intersection of environmental risk and health outcomes; the spatial distributions of cultural and biological phenomena associated with disease; participatory mapping and health inequalities; and medical geography and GIS. The ideal candidate will demonstrate potential for conducting research grounded in both theory and application using quantitative and/or qualitative methods, and have experience working as part of interdisciplinary teams. The applicant will support the department’s graduate program and be encouraged to seek out broader initiatives across University programs including public health, medicine and sustainability. While a dynamic research agenda will be expected, supported by commitment to collaborate and receive external funding support, the candidate must also demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including development of GIS-related courses.

The successful applicant will join a vibrant research community with department specialties in environmental analysis, geospatial technologies, urban analysis and human and cultural dynamics. A Ph.D. in geography or related discipline is required at time of appointment.

University of Louisville is a national research university, and the Department of Geography & Geosciences has extensive connections and collaborations with other departments and colleges on the campus and the local community at-large. Louisville is a thriving metropolitan area with a population of 1.2 million, a vibrant cultural community, and is increasingly seen as a top destination city

How to apply

Applicants must apply online at and reference Job ID #34478. Through the online application process, submit: 1) a cover letter that details research and teaching interests. 2) curriculum vita; 3) sample of teaching evaluations if available; and 4) contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers) for three references. Applications received by February 9, 2018 will be given priority. For further information about the position, contact Dr. Margath Walker, chair of the search committee, at


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Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street – Louisville, Kentucky 40208. If you have any questions or problems please contact, Center for Faculty Personnel – or by phone 502-852-5301
If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6542 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.

The University of Louisville is a state supported research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. It was a municipally supported public institution for many decades prior to joining the university system in 1970. The University has three campuses.