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ALABAMA, TUSCALOOSA 35487-0322. The University of Alabama, Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor

with an area of study related to transnational illicit supply networks, starting August 16, 2020. The successful candidate’s broader research and teaching area of expertise will be in economic, political, and/or human-environment geography. The position is open regarding geographic area and illicit activity of focus. Research topics of specific interest include one or more aspects of illicit supply networks, particularly in relation to the spatiality of their operation, structural organization, and/or distribution of social and/or environmental harms. Topical specializations may include, but are not limited to: geographic information science, global commodity chain analysis, convergence with licit supply networks, financial transactions, social or trade network analysis, land and/or supply chain governance, or political corruption. Candidates with research interests that bolster the spatial analytic strengths of one or more of the Department’s broader research foci, including water resources, human-environment systems, transportation geography, and environmental impacts and management (see, are particularly encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate’s professional accomplishments will include demonstrated ability or significant potential for securing external funding, establishing a nationally/internationally recognized profile, and a commitment to successful graduate student recruitment and mentoring to support our Ph.D. program in Geography. A Ph.D. in Geography or closely related discipline at the time of appointment is required.

Our new colleague will support the expansion of a collaborative research cluster with the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and other campus partners to study international illicit supply networks. The Geography Department is a vibrant and growing departmental unit with 18 faculty that share a vision of bettering the world through discovery, application, and communicating knowledge about the environment and interactions between society and Earth’s natural systems. The University of Alabama is a Carnegie Classified Research 1 institution, is rapidly growing (38,392 students), and provides excellent faculty support. There are many opportunities to collaborate with scientists on the Tuscaloosa campus, including with the Remote Sensing Center, the Alabama Water Institute, and the Alabama Transportation Institute.

Applications received by November 15, 2019 will receive priority, and review will continue until the position is filled. Apply online at Applicants must attach a cover letter, CV (including contact information for at least three references), and statements of research and teaching interests.  For additional information, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Nicholas Magliocca (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.

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