Monday, 08 September 2014 11:04


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA, Department of Geography, invites applications for a tenure-track, open rank position in Human Geography.  We seek a scholar who has made foundational contributions to the domains of urban, economic, hazards/adaptation, or health geography, or to any other domains of human geography that link to or complement the department’s existing topical strengths, as well as its method strengths in spatial modeling, optimization, simulation, human-subjects experimentation, structured surveys, and GIScience. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to attract and manage a robust extramurally funded research program. Current human geography faculty members are active participants in the Broom Center for Demography, the Center for Spatial Studies, the Big Data and Network Science IGERT and graduate emphases in Cognitive Science, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, and Environment and Society as well, as systemwide initiatives such as the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC), the UC Global Health Institute, and Multicampus Research Program Initiatives on Modeling and Simulation. We welcome candidates who are willing to collaborate with departmental faculty in spatial science and physical geography, and with faculty from other research units and departments across campus. To learn more about the department, visit our website at The application deadline is October 20, 2014; the effective date is July 1, 2015.


To apply, please log in to to submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and names of three referees with their contact information. For more information, please contact the search committee co-chairs Dr. Stuart Sweeney (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Dr. Richard Church (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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