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Assistant Professor in Political Ecology of Borders
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Mar. 29, 2024
Title Assistant Professor in Political Ecology of Borders
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8E050:Geography
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2024
  • Assistant Professor
  • Geography
The Department of Geography in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geography in the Political Ecology of Borders with a focus on Latin America. This is a 9-month position in the regular title series with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024. Our goal is to build upon and strategically expand the Department’s strengths in critical human geography, including Political Geographies, Feminist Geographies, and Environmental Geographies. We encourage candidates conducting research and teaching in all aspects of Political Ecology, including one (or more) of the following themes: human and more-than-human relations; migration policies and border security; Indigenous movements; environmental justice. We encourage applications from candidates using qualitative research methods, including ethnographic, interview-based, and archival approaches.

This successful candidate is expected to teach introductory and advanced courses in human geography; political ecology; environmental justice. The expected teaching assignment for this position is two courses a semester (four courses each year). The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, including introductory courses as well as courses in their areas of specialty. We encourage candidates who will be able to contribute to our interdisciplinary offerings in Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (LACLS) and Environmental and  Studies (ENS). A PhD All But Dissertation (ABD) in geography or related discipline is required.

Applicants must submit the following: (1) a cover letter and an up to date CV [upload together under CV]; (2) a statement describing research interests and future research plans [upload under Specific Request 1], (3) a teaching statement and evidence of teaching ability [upload under Specific Request 2], and (4) up to four article reprints [upload as one document under Specific Request 3]. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

The University of Kentucky provides comprehensive benefits which are fully described at

The deadline for applications is April 29, 2024.

Questions about this search and the UK geography program, see, or contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Matthew Wilson (

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