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Assistant Professor Position: Hazards & Society

University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Geography, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Hazards and Society. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2005 in Geography or a related field, excellent potential for quality teaching, and evidence of outstanding potential for developing a vigorous research program.

Hazards are the result of interactions among natural (physical and biological), social, and technological factors. The successful applicant will have a research emphasis that integrates at least two of these three factors. Possible research foci include: natural hazards (droughts, earthquakes, hurricanes, fire, floods, etc.); behavioral aspects of environmental risks; biohazards and disease transmission; and cognitive aspects (thinking, attitudes, communication) of global climate change.

The Department has strengths in three systematic areas: (1) modeling, measurement, and computation; (2) human-environment relations; and (3) earth system science. Candidates should be able to support one or more of these areas in teaching and research. The Department has a strong commitment to multidisciplinary research and teaching, and provides opportunities for interactions with other departments and research units on the campus, including the Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (CSISS), the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA), the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), the Institute for Computational Earth System Science (ICESS), the Graduate Emphasis Program in Cognitive Science, and the Graduate Emphasis Program in Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences (QMSS). The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service, regardless of academic rank. The application deadline is December 9, 2004, and the starting date is July 1, 2005.

Qualified applicants should mail a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and the names of at least three referees to:

Search Committee Chair
Department of Geography,
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4060;
FAX (805) 893-3146;

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August 18, 2004