Assistant Professor, Climate Science/Physical Geography - Denver, USA

An Assistant Professor in Climate Science/Physical Geography is being sought for the University of Colorado, Denver, USA.


The Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences (GES) at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Climate Science/Physical Geography to begin August 2019.

The department is seeking a computational and/or field scientist proficient in one or more subfields of physical geography. The successful candidate will complement and expand upon existing department strengths focusing on human-environmental interactions and geographic information science and technology. They are especially interested in a scholar working at the intersection of climate and other Earth-environmental or human systems.

The candidate will be dynamic, innovative, and excellent in research and teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Responsibilities for the position include teaching two courses per semester during the 9-month academic year. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory undergraduate core science courses, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The candidate will need to demonstrate and value high quality teaching and maintain an active research program that yields publications and external grant submissions.


The GES Department at CU Denver offers a BA in Geography, with approximately 160 majors, and an MA in Applied Geography and Geospatial Science and MS in Environmental Science with approximately 70 graduate students in the two programs. GES faculty also participate in graduate programs (including PhD) in other departments across campus (Department of Integrative Biology, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Architecture and Planning). Facilities include several teaching and research laboratories in geospatial and physical sciences. See the GES website at


Minimum Qualifications:
- PhD in Geography or related field

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Evidence of potential for excellence in research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.


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A review of applications will begin on 15 October 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the contact for questions, listed below.

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers:

When applying at CU Careers candidates must include:
1. cover letter and curriculum vitae
2. copies of up to three relevant publications
3. unofficial transcripts
4. research statement (1-2 pages)
5. teaching statement, addressing teaching agenda, philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (1-2 pages)
6. contact information (including email addresses) for at least three professional references.

Further information

Questions can be emailed to Christy Briles: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.