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The University of Texas at Austin. The Department of Geography and the Environment invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Human Geography to begin August 27, 2009. Qualified candidates will have expertise in urban society and culture, such as urban iconography, media representations of the city, urban society and the environment, or the spatialities of social, racial, and ethnic diversity.  Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests complement those of existing Department personnel and show a potential to contribute to the Departmentís Urban Studies undergraduate degree program, which is an  interdisciplinary curriculum with over 100 majors and cross-listings in a variety of units on campus. The ideal candidate will help develop links with these units and build outreach to urban agencies and organizations throughout the dynamic and rapidly growing Austin-San Marcos metropolitan area. 


Applicants must hold the PhD at the time of appointment, have a proven research record and clearly defined research agenda, and present evidence or potential of teaching excellence.  The selected candidate will be expected to teach at all levels of our curriculum, to direct dissertations and theses, to publish actively at the forefront of our discipline and beyond, and to offer service to the Department, College, and University. Salaries are commensurate with qualifications and/or expertise and are competitive.  A background check will be conducted before a candidate is hired. We will begin review of applications on October 15, 2008


Apply: send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference to Dr. Paul Adams, Chair, Human Geography Search Committee, Department of Geography and the Environment, 1 University Station, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-1098. Dr. Adams can be contacted at [log in to unmask]  and 512-232-1599.

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