061211: Research Assistant/Research Associate/Instructor

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Research Assistant/Research Associate/Instructor - Archive
Geography

Posting: 061211
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2013-06-30

Department of Geography – Open Modified Pool

1.  Terms of Appointment:

a)      Rank:  Research Assistant / Research Associate / Officer of Instruction

b)      Status:  (12 mo. or 9 mo.) appointment

c)      Type of appointment: Temporary with possibility of renewal

d)     Salary range:  Commensurate with experience

e)      Starting date:  As needed

The Department of Geography, University of Oregon, seeks to create a pool of applicants for possible part-time, temporary, teaching assignments and research assignments. 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.  The pool is for limited duration appointments renewable up to three years.

2.  Essential Functions:

Successful candidates will have professional experience, demonstrated ability or potential for quality teaching/research and a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Successful candidates for an Officer of Instruction position will have teaching background and classroom experience in Human Geography, Physical Geography, or GIScience. Teaching positions will work under the supervision of the Geography Department Head.

Successful candidates for Research Assistant/Associate position will have research background in Geography or a Geography related field. Research Assistants will work under the supervision of a Research Associate. Research Associates will be expected to work independently on projects.

3. Minimum Qualifications:

For Research Assistant, BA/BS required by start of position, MA/MS preferred. For Research Associate, PhD is required by start of position.

For Officer of Instruction, MA/MS required by start of position, PhD preferred.

4.  Description of the community, University, department and student population

The University of Oregon has over 16,000 undergraduate students and approximately 4,000 graduate students. Of these there are 2,706 U.S. students of color and 1,175 international students. The university has an institutional commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, and actively supports this goal. The UO is known for its spirit of cooperation and collaboration, and for its ability to provide a variety of personal and professional opportunities that make a difference.

The University of Oregon is located in Eugene, Oregon, home to more than 145,000 people and Oregon’s third largest city. Within only a few hours’ drive are the ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, and the Cascade and Coast mountain ranges. The Willamette River runs through the heart of the city and joins the McKenzie River north of town. Mild winters, long growing seasons and few drastic weather changes are characteristic. Eugene has a high percentage of professionals, including doctors, lawyers, architects, and educators, and is home to the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, which regularly hosts the Oregon Bach Festival, the Eugene Symphony, the Eugene Ballet, and the Eugene Opera, among other cultural offerings.

The Department of Geography is described on its web page:  http://geography.uoregon.edu/, and in the UO Catalog http://uocatalog.uoregon.edu/liberalarts/geography

The department currently has 155 undergraduate majors, 19 Master’s and 20 Ph.D. 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 (especially international relations, ethno-territorial conflict, international development and political economy), cultural (especially historical geography, ethnicity and religion, urban geography, and gender studies), human-environment relations (especially cultural/political ecology and landscape), and behavioral geography; (c) Physical geography: Quaternary studies, biogeography (especially vegetation history and palynology), climatology and climatic change, geomorphology (especially fluvial and arid lands); (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.

5.  Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Statement

We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seek candidates with demonstrated commitment to achieving that goal.  Applications from individuals from under-represented groups are particularly encouraged.

6.  Application Procedure

Dependent on position a criminal background check may be required.  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.  The pool is for limited duration appointments renewable up to three years.

  • Send a cover letter that details research and teaching interests, professional accomplishments, and a future research plan;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Send all application material in PDF format to: uogeog@uoregon.edu, subj: Open Pool. 

7.  Authorized UO Policy Statement

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.  The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.