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University of Oregon Pro Tem Research Faculty Pool (Geography) in Eugene, Oregon

Pro Tem Research Faculty Pool (Geography)

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Work type:Faculty - Pro Tempore

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Instruction, Social Science, Geography, Research/Scientific/Grants


Rank:Research Assistant/Associate

Annual Basis:12 Month

Review of Applications Begins

Applications reviewed as needs arise.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please provide a cover letter and resume/CV. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis, and screening of applications will take place as positions become available and continue until positions are filled. This pool will remain active until December 31, 2020.

Department Summary

The Geography Department is an instructional department within the College of Arts and Sciences that supports significant research activities in various types of geographic study. The Department of Geography has 27 Faculty, 125+ undergraduate majors, and 40+ graduate students.

Research and graduate education in the Department of Geography focuses on the following subfields: (a) Geographic information science: cartography, GIS, data analysis and visualization, spatial analysis and modeling; (b) Human geography: political-ethnic, cultural, human-environment relations, and behavioral geography; (c) Physical geography: Quaternary studies, biogeography, climatology and climatic change, geomorphology; (d) Environmental studies: forest and ecosystem issues, river and watershed issues, biodiversity and global environmental change, policy and law, environmental applications of GIS; and (e) Geographic education

Position Summary

The Department of Geography is seeking applicants for its open research pool. Positions are limited duration appointments potentially renewable for up to a total of three years. In limited circumstances, there is the possibility of renewal beyond three years based on programmatic need, funding, and performance.

Research Assistants or Associates will work under the supervision of the Department Head or Principal Investigator. Research Assistant/Associates will be expected to work independently on projects.

The University of Oregon and the Department of Geography are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seek candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community.

Minimum Requirements

Research Assistant, BA/BS required by start of position

Research Associate, PhD is required by start of position

Professional Competencies

Successful candidates for Research positions will have research background in Geography or a related field and will have professional experience, demonstrated ability or potential for quality research.

Preferred Qualifications

Research Assistant, MA/MS preferred

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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Advertised:May 4, 2017Pacific Daylight Time

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