University of Connecticut, Geography

Position ID:UConn-Geography-2019182 [#12621]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Geography / GIS
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/10/31, finished 2019/04/12, listed until 2019/04/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Department of Geography at the University of Connecticut, Storrs seeks an outstanding scholar to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Geographic Information Science (GIScience) with an expected start date of August 2019. We are seeking applicants who specialize in spatial data science with a focus on one or more areas, viz., Geovisualization (e.g. webGIS, digital cartography, visualization of large, complex, and multidimensional geospatial and movement data) and Analytics and Modeling (e.g., advanced spatial modeling, space-time analytics, spatial interaction, network analysis, data mining). We particularly welcome applicants who are able to strengthen our existing research cluster of Geographic Information Science and Systems and complement other clusters of Spatial Analysis of Social Issues, Earth System Dynamics, and Human-Environment Dynamics by critically applying GIScience methods. More details on the research clusters can be found at  Successful candidates will have the opportunity to teach advanced courses in GIScience such as Geovisualization, Cartography, WebGIS, GIS programming, data mining, big data analytics, and other courses in their area of specialization.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (, the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments, and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence. The Department of Geography has 18 faculty and is poised to expand further as the University of Connecticut consolidates its position as the best public university in New England and one of the top 20 public universities nationwide. The University of Connecticut offers excellent opportunities and resources such as high performance computing ( for interdisciplinary collaborative research with the School of  Engineering, Department of Statistics, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, School of Business, Digital Humanities and Media Studies, Center for Environmental Science and Engineering, and Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy.


The successful candidate will have a PhD in Geography or a related discipline by August 23, 2019; a proven record of excellence in teaching; demonstrated potential in establishing a successful research and scholarship program; and a deep commitment to promoting diversity through an academic or research program.


The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a strong program of research and publication in GIScience and to develop a robust, externally funded research portfolio that advances the candidate's research as well as the mission of the Department of Geography. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in GIScience and take an active role in bringing currency and creativity to the development of the curriculum. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an ability to mentor graduate and undergraduate students, to participate in outreach activities, and to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.


This is a full-time 9-month tenure-track position. The successful candidate’s appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary is competitive based on experience and qualifications.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit a curriculum vitae, letter of application, statement of research and teaching interests, and two samples of publications. Follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. For questions, please contact Debs Ghosh at and/or Chuanrong (Cindy) Zhang at Review of applications will begin January 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Connecticut encourages minorities, women, and people with disabilities to apply for this position.

For more information regarding the Department of Geography please visit the department website at

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search 2019182)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at


The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Further Info:
Department of Geography
Austin Building, rm 422
215 Glenbrook Road, U-4148
Storrs, CT 06269-4148

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