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Geography and Anthropology: Visiting Assistant Professor

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Lecturer title series
  • Job ID: #17587
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Geography and Anthropology: Visiting Assistant Professor


An instructional academic staff position is available in the Department of Geography and Anthropology with an emphasis in Physical Geography and a specialization in Climate Science.  The position is for the 2022‑2023 academic year with a starting date of August 22, 2022. The official title is in the Visiting Assistant Professor title series. This is an academic year appointment with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. degree in Geography or a related discipline, with an emphasis in Physical Geography and scholarly specialization in climate science, is required from a regionally accredited institution. Specific areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to, climatology and its various subfields, biogeography, soil science, and cryospheric science.

+ engaged in pursuits that better understand the Earth’s climate system and, especially, how human activities transform it

+ passion for environmental justice and integrating EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusivity) topics into curricular activities

+ experience in research methods conducted in the lab and in the field

+ able to lead inclusive and student-focused field experiences

+ expertise in geospatial techniques and ability to integrate them into curricular activities

+ have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence

DUTIES: The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of 12-15 credits per semester of introductory physical and environmental geography courses as well as courses in the candidate’s area of expertise (e.g., Climatology, Weather and Society, Biogeography)

THE UNIT: The Department of Geography and Anthropology consists of 11 full-time and 2 part-time academic staff, a geospatial technology facilitator, and an academic assistant. The department has about 120 geography majors, offers comprehensive degrees in environmental geography, transnational geography, and geospatial analysis and technology, and serves students from across the university through engaging courses in the university’s Liberal Education core. The successful candidate will join a vibrant and well-supported geography department with a dynamic and integrated curriculum and actively engage the university and community in environmental sustainability and problem solving. We welcome applications from persons of groups historically underrepresented in geography. To learn more about the department, visit

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Geography: Visiting Assistant Professor position (Job ID # 17587) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  

Please be sure you have included the following in a single file in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by March 4, 2022. However, screening may continue until position is filled. 

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).