The appointment is part of a new interdisciplinary program focusing on resilience in northern regions.

Specific program focus areas include:

  1. Human use of ecosystem services on a community scale;
  2. Social networks and human mobility; and
  3. Effectiveness of institutions for promoting regional resilience.
Desired skills include methods of analyzing or modeling human-environment systems.

Applicants must be committed to contributing to a research program in resilience and adaptation of human-environment systems and to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The applicant must also be committed to conducting interdisciplinary research, seeking external funding on their own or as part of a team, and publishing in their area of specialization. The successful candidate will teach both introductory
and upper division undergraduate courses in the Geography and Environmental Studies program.

The successful candidate must have a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement and publication commensurate with academic experience; demonstrated ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary setting; demonstrated ability to teach courses in geography and environmental studies; and evidence of ability and desire to secure external research funding.

An awarded doctorate at the time of commencement of employment is required in a social science discipline or interdisciplinary program appropriate to the study of resilience and adaptation in human-environment systems.

The position is open until filled, but review of applications will begin on Wednesday, 8 April 2009.

UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment under the Immigration Reform/ Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure.

To apply, please complete the online application by searching for posting number 0057372.

Please direct all queries about the position to:

Steve Colt
Phone: 907-786-1753