Review of Applications will begin: Saturday, 1 November 2008

For further information, please go to:


The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the resilience and adaptation of human-environment systems program. The appointment is supported by a new interdisciplinary program focusing on resilience in Northern regions (

Applicants must be committed to contributing to a research program in resilience, adaptation, and/or modelling of human-environment systems and to the development of a teaching program in geography and environmental studies. 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 introductory and upper division undergraduate courses in the Geography and Environmental Studies program.

The successful candidate must have an awarded doctorate in human geography at the time of appointment (candidates with a doctorate in other social science disciplines with research experience in human-environment interactions will also be considered); s/he must also have a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement and publications in appropriate journals, communication skills, experience working effectively in an interdisciplinary setting, a record of excellence in teaching, and evidence of or potential to secure research funding.

Desired qualifications are demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas:

- Modelling of human-environment systems (e.g., agent-based modelling),

- Other methodological approaches for integration between social and

biophysical systems (e.g., GIS-based methodologies); and

- Experience working in Pacific Rim or Arctic human-environment

systems, including economic, environmental or political geography.

Review of applications will begin Saturday, 1 November 2008.

For further details, please go to: and search under "Faculty Jobs," for "Assistant Professor of Geography - Resilience Social Scientist."