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  • Faculty (Open-Rank), Health Geographer
    University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

    Position Summary
    The Department of Geography, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York seeks a tenure-track faculty colleague (open rank) in Health Geography focusing on health inequities resulting from the uneven geographies of development and environmental change.

    Rapid environmental change and degradation present challenges for human health in all regions of the world. Within regions the resilience of populations at the national, community, and household scales vary considerably. The interaction of increased risk and concentrated vulnerability exacerbates the disparities in health outcomes. This results in complex patterns of population health measured broadly, including infectious disease transmission, chronic disease incidence, and mental health disorders. We welcome applicants whose specialties are related to any aspect of human health and geography. The focus of the research, however, should be on the relationships between patterns of inequity, the relevant systemic drivers of disparity, and the key causal pathways across spatial scales.

    This hire will be one of two new faculty members who are focused on the interactions between climate, health, and development. The successful candidates will have a strong interest in using disciplinary strengths to think across disciplinary boundaries and will be expected to contribute to the Department’s PhD program. Teaching will include geography courses at the undergraduate, Master’s and PhD levels. Normal departmental, university and disciplinary service duties will be expected. We encourage applications from candidates at all ranks. Salary and start-up will be commensurate with rank.

    As geographers who study human-environment interactions throughout the world, we understand the value and importance of diversity for society and our discipline. We are committed to providing an open, supportive, and inclusive environment for all of our students, faculty, and staff members, and we are committed to increasing diversity in all parts of our department. Please see our full diversity statement.

    The Department of Geography at UB is nationally-ranked and renowned for significant advances in earth systems science, economic geography, geographic information science, health geography, and remote sensing. The department’s strengths lie in its national and international reputation for high-impact research in GIS, International Trade, and Health Geography, its diverse and highly productive faculty, and its success in training PhD students to contribute to the field. In addition to its strong Ph.D. program, the department offers a BA degree in Geography, BA in International Trade, BS in Geographic Information Science, and Master’s degrees (M.A. and M.S.) in Geography, International Trade, and GIS.

    Outstanding Benefits Package
    Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

    About The University at Buffalo
    The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

    University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
    Minimum Qualifications
    PhD in Geography or related field. Record of independent research and scholarship appropriate to rank.

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