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Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor


University of Colorado Boulder

The Department of Geography is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive academic culture. As we strive to do our part in implementing the CU Boulder campus’ Inclusive, Diversity and Excellence in Academics plan, we embrace the goal of expanding access and participation of diverse and underrepresented communities in Earth science. Based on our departmental, university goals, and dedication to diversity and inclusive excellence, we particularly welcome applications from candidates whose background/expertise and commitment reflect this work within and among communities that are historically underrepresented in earth and environmental sciences.


Boulder, United States of America


Relevant divisions
Biogeosciences (BG)
Cryospheric Sciences (CR)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Full time

Entry level

$85,000-$90,000 USD

Required education

Application deadline
11 December 2023

13 November 2023

Job description

The Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Physical Geography.

​We seek to hire a physical geographer who pursues societally relevant questions that help us better understand environmental and Earth systems, including how they are transformed by human-induced or other disturbances. Specific areas of research include, but are not limited to, soil science, biogeography, climatology, watershed science, and cryosphere science. The applicant should have training and experience in relevant research methods such as field methods, modeling, or remote sensing. As part of the normal teaching load of three courses per year, the successful candidate will rotate regularly into a large introductory physical geography class as well as upper division classes in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate is expected to show promise in raising external research funding and will demonstrate success supporting diversity and inclusive excellence through research, teaching, mentoring, or sponsoring relevant initiatives related to their scholarship or work.

​ For further information and inquiries, please contact the chair of the search committee, Mark Serreze,
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

How to apply

To apply, please submit the following materials:

Cover Letter
Professional Publications: up to three relevant reprints of publications combined into a single PDF document.
Statement Describing Teaching Related Goals:1–2-page statements of research plans and effectiveness
Statement Describing Research Related Goals:1–2-page statements of teaching plans and effectiveness 1–2-page Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement:
Please articulate how your efforts or experience would help achieve campus and departmental inclusive excellence. ​
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references. We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.

Full consideration will be given to applications that are submitted by December 11th, 2023. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.