Assistant Professor of Economic Geography – University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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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.

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.

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.

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences ( is a diverse community of social and physical scientists composed of over 30 faculty members and more than 100 graduate students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. The Department’s mission is to create and disseminate scientific knowledge about the social and natural systems

of the earth and their interactions through scholarly research, teaching and service. The Department is committed to rigorous high-level research and excellence in teaching. The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geology, Environmental Studies, and Meteorology. At the graduate level, the Department offers an M.A. in Geography, a Ph.D. in Geography, and an M.S. in Earth Sciences. In addition, the department is a core participant in several interdisciplinary graduate programs on campus, including, Ph.D. programs in Public Policy (PPOL) and Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (INES), and the Master’s in Urban Design (MUD). The Department houses the Center for Applied Geographic Information Science (CAGIS), a Cartography Lab, as well as many Earth Sciences Labs.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Over 29,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and military sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 24 master’s degrees, 12 graduate certificates, and 32 undergraduate degrees.

Review of applications will begin November 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applications for women, minorities and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. Applications must be submitted electronically at (Position Number 006906) and include: (1) a letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) statement of current and future research; (4) a teaching and student mentoring statement; (5) A diversity statement reflecting on how the applicant integrates issues surrounding diversity into their teaching, research and/or services; (6) one to three representative writing examples or publications; and (7) the names and contact information of three references.

Please e-mail the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Robert Boyer ( with any additional clarifications or questions about the position or the required application materials. Our departmental website is

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

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