Assistant Professor - Economic Geographer
University of Wisconsin- Whitewater - Whitewater, WI

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Assistant Professor - Economic Geographer Department of Geography and Geology University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor beginning August 2013. Ph.D. required; ABD considered. Prior teaching experience preferred (two years of teaching assistant level or equivalent). The department seeks an Economic Geographer with expertise in areas that complement but not duplicate strengths in GIS and environmental, urban, and political geography. Desirable specialties include but are not limited to business location analysis, environmental and natural resource economics, sustainable development, transportation, or rural development. Technical expertise in GIS and spatial analysis is required.

Teaching duties will include core courses in the general education curriculum (e.g. Global Perspectives) and courses in Economic Geography and Business GIS. The candidate is also expected to develop upper-level courses in areas of expertise. In addition, we desire someone with practical business experience, a willingness to engage with private-sector partners, and the ability to establish internships for our students. A regional specialty outside North America is a plus but not required.

This position requires a strong commitment to undergraduate education, which includes involvement in the department’s internship program and the University’s undergraduate research program. Candidates must have experience and be able to work with a diverse population. In addition, the successful candidate will have an active research agenda, seek external research funding, and publish scholarly articles.

UW-Whitewater is a comprehensive public university with an enrollment of 12,000 students. It offers high quality, career-oriented programs integrated with a general education curriculum. The institution is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located within a community of 15,000 residents near the Kettle Moraine in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within commuting distance of Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago. The Geography and Geology Department is housed in the recently renovated and expanded Upham Hall, which features state of the art research and teaching facilities. The position offers the opportunity to join and contribute to a vibrant undergraduate program with more geography majors than any other university in the UW System.

Send letter of application highlighting teaching and research interests, qualifications and experience, curriculum vitae, non-certified transcripts, and three letters of reference electronically to Dr. Eric Compas, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Geography and Geology. Voice 262-472-5126. Fax 262-472-5238. Email compase@uww.edu .

Evaluation of applicants will begin on December 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

UW-Whitewater is an AA/EEO Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, underrepresented groups, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. Criminal background check required.

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