Job announcement: Assistant Professor in Physical Geography and Climatology, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee

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Job announcement: Assistant Professor in Physical Geography and Climatology, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee

Li, Yingkui

Dear all, with apologies for cross-posting,


The University of Tennessee Department of Geography invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2013. We seek a new faculty member in Physical Geography and Climatology with research that complements and enhances existing departmental strengths. Specific areas of research could include (but are not limited to): climate change and variability, paleoclimatology, landscape climatology, and linkages between climate and human society. PhD in Geography or closely allied field required at time of appointment.


Candidates should have a strong commitment to research in climatology and physical geography, be capable of securing external funding, and be capable of high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will join a dynamic department characterized by strong mutual support, shared governance, careful strategic planning, many shared research interests, excellent facilities, a tradition of internal and external collaboration, and collaborative ties to Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The department has a vibrant undergraduate program and strong MS and PhD programs. The Department of Geography occupies the Burchfiel Geography Building, at the heart of the campus, and additional research space in the Science and Engineering Research Facility and the Claxton Education Building. To learn more about the department, visit:


Applicants should send a letter of application highlighting their qualifications for the position, separate teaching and research statements, and a curriculum vitae, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent. Electronic applications are preferred and all files should be emailed to Ms. Norma Galyon (ngalyon@ All inquiries should be directed to Dr. Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0925 ([hidden email]). Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.


All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.


In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.


Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.




Yingkui Li, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Geography

University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN 37996

Email: [hidden email]


Tel: 865-974-0595

Fax: 865-974-6025



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