Assistant Professor in Urban Economic Geography

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography and Earth Sciences

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Click here for PDF)

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is recruiting a tenure-track, assistant professor in urban economic geography for appointment on August 15, 2013 with primary specialization in the processes of globalization, global and globalizing cities, urban regions, and their interactions. Required qualifications: 1) a doctoral degree in geography or closely related field at the time of appointment; 2) ability to contribute to graduate-level programming in their primary area of expertise through teaching, research and service; 3) teach undergraduate courses consistent with departmental needs; 4) ability to develop and maintain an externally funded research program; 5) ability to contribute to the department’s and college’s interdisciplinary mission.

The successful candidate will play a major role in our expanding Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis that focuses on the multi-scalar analysis and investigation of urban regions, GIScience and human-environmental interaction. Candidates with demonstrated primary interests in the processes of globalization, global and globalizing cities, urban regions and their economic interactions at a variety of scales and across a variety of dimensions (i.e. global diffusion, spatial interaction, trade, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply. Within their primary area of expertise and their secondary fields of specialization (e.g. international trade, urban sustainability, industrial location, migration, geographies of consumption, and/or a regional specialization such as Latin America or Asia), the candidate is also expected to contribute to the department’s Master’s and undergraduate programs. The Department is committed to rigorous, high-level research and teaching and is deeply involved with other interdisciplinary graduate programs on campus including Ph.D. programs in Public Policy (PPOL), Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (INES), the Master’s in Urban Design (M.U.D.) and the Master’s in Real Estate. Successful candidates are expected to maintain an active, scholarly, externally funded research agenda while advising students and contributing to the department’s teaching and research missions. Preference will be given to candidates who strengthen bridges across the Department in curricular and research collaborations. The Assistant Professor of Geography position is one of two new positions at UNC Charlotte that support its emerging foci on globalization and sustainability, a prominent initiative of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS).

The Department is an interdisciplinary community of social and physical scientists with over 30 faculty members and more than 100 graduate students representing geography, planning, GIScience, earth and environmental sciences, geology, hydrology and meteorology. UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-intensive urban university located in the state’s largest metropolitan area. Over 26,000 culturally diverse students are currently enrolled at the university.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an AA/EOE and an ADVANCE institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. It values diversity that includes age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.  The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other underrepresented groups.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically on the jobs database and must include:

  1. Letter of application describing research interests, teaching interests, and teaching philosophy,
  2. A full curriculum vita,
  3. Samples of writing or publications and
  4. The names and contact details of three referees.

We encourage prospective candidates to review our departmental website ( prior to applying. For additional information, contact Dr. Harrison Campbell at 704‑687‑5997 or