Assistant or Associate Professor


The Department of Geography invites applications for two tenure track positions starting 1 July 2014. Each position will be filled at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

(1) A Geographic Information Scientist specializing in one or more of the following research areas: urban, transportation, economic geography, and/or human-environmental interactions and sustainability. Successful candidates must have strong quantitative, computational and GIS skills and be able to teach advanced courses in spatial databases, geocomputational approaches and courses in their specialization.

(2) A Medical or Health Geographer specializing in disease ecology, spatial epidemiology, public health, or population health. Preference will be given to candidates with strong quantitative, computational and GIS skills. Candidates should be able to teach courses in applied GIS, health geography and courses in their specialization.

For both positions, competitive candidates will have a strong research record reflected in journal publications, conference presentations, and external funding. The ability to collaborate with faculty within the Department of Geography and participate in interdisciplinary research at the University of Utah is highly desirable.

The Department of Geography at the University of Utah emphasizes scientific, quantitative geography within the focus areas of urban/economic systems, Earth systems science and geographic information science. The department offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Geography, and a professional Master’s degree in GIS. The department is home to the Digitally Integrated Geographic Information Technologies (DIGIT) Lab which provides support for both theoretical and applied geographic information analysis and application development. For more information on the Department of Geography, see .

The University of Utah offers candidates for both positions unparalleled opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative research. The university is home to the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI), the Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC), and the Global Change and Sustainability Center (GCSC).

For the Medical or Health Geography position, there are multiple opportunities for collaborative research with behavioral health science, public health, family and preventative medicine, pediatrics, medical informatics, and nursing informatics programs on campus. Associated with the University health sciences complex is the Huntsman Cancer Institute, a world-class clinical and research institute that maintains the unique Utah Population Database with demographic, genetic and family history records for approximately 6.4 million individuals.

The University of Utah is a comprehensive and diverse public institution located in the Wasatch Front urban corridor with easy access to research and recreational opportunities in the Rocky Mountains, Great Basin and the Colorado Plateau. Salt Lake City is a dynamic, high-tech and bike-friendly metropolitan area with high quality cultural and entertainment amenities, an extensive public transit system, and a sunny, dry four-season climate.

Applications should consist of a CV, statement of research, statement of teaching, teaching evaluations (if available), and the contact information for three references. Candidates must arrange to have their letters of reference submitted by the application deadline. To apply for the Geographic Information Scientist position click on or enter this web link opens new window- external link . To apply for the Medical or Health Geographer position click on or enter this web link opens new window- external link .

The due date for applications is 1 October 2013; applications received after the deadline may be considered until the positions are filled.

Questions about the geographic information scientist position can be directed to Dr. Thomas Cova (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Inquiries regarding the health geography position should be directed to Dr. Andrea Brunelle (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: external link.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.