Seeking Visiting Faculty in Physical Geography at University of Wyoming

The Department of Geography at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a one year appointment at the rank of Visiting Instructor/Visiting Assistant Professor, depending on qualifications, Fall, 2017 and Spring semester, 2018.  The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and academic life in the department and will have expertise in Physical Geography with an emphasis in fluvial geomorphology.  This position is from August 20, 2017 to May 15, 2018. Because this position is temporary for one year, it may not have the potential for renewal.

Candidates should be capable of teaching courses across our physical geography curriculum and supporting Master’s students in a variety of activities that range from geomorphic processes to water development. Applicants with prior teaching experience in large introductory physical geography classes will have a preference.  . The main duties for this position are to teach classes in introductory physical geography, geomorphology and fluvial geomorphology. Additional courses will be flexible depending on the qualification and interests of the candidate. A demonstrated specialty in fluvial geomorphology with at least a Master’s degree in Geography or related discipline is required. Salary will be compensatory based on qualifications. Applicants who are appointed to UW will be required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial appointment with UW.

Founded in 1886, The University of Wyoming is nestled between the Laramie and Snowy Mountain ranges of the Rocky Mountains in Laramie, Wyoming. The University of Wyoming is Wyoming’s only four-year university in the state with over 13,000 students. A land-grant institution with over 40 graduate programs and 12 research centers or programs. The Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) is known throughout the West as an example of a state-of-the-art clearinghouse for environmental and natural resource applications. The EPSCoR-NSF sponsored Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics is a leader in water research and development in the state. The Department of Geography at the University of Wyoming has excellent computational, research and teaching facilities, with strong connections to the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Interdisciplinary Program in Water Resources.

The natural character of Wyoming provides a wide range of opportunities to examine landscapes from the pristine and spectacular, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, to those in which excessive development have left them in need of rehabilitation. The Central Rockies location of Wyoming has the diversity of basins, mountains and plateaus that were both a challenge to pioneers and an attraction to adventurers. The Denver Metropolitan area is 3-hours away by car. Hiking, biking, rock climbing, camping, skiing, and wildlife watching opportunities are within minutes of town.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants must include a cover letter, C.V., a separate statement of teaching qualifications and philosophy and list of three (3) references by April 22, 2017 for best consideration.  Send materials to:

Search Committee

Department of Geography

Rm. 207 A&S Bldg.

1000 E. University Ave.

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY 82071-3371

Questions can be addressed to Dr. William J. Gribb, Department of Geography, Rm. 207 A&S Bldg., 1000 E. University Ave., University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071-3371. 1.307.766.3311,  Email:


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Assistant Professor of Geography at University of Wyoming
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