Now Hiring: Assistant Professor in Geospatial Representation, Design, and Critical Cartography

04 Oct, 2018

Now Hiring: Assistant Professor in Geospatial Representation, Design, and Critical Cartography

The Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley and the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) seek applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor faculty position in Geospatial Representation, Design, and Critical Cartography with an expected start date of July 1, 2019. The appointment will be in Geography, with 50% of teaching and service in BCNM.

For more than a century, the Geography Department at Berkeley has been a leading center of scholarship about earth’s landscapes and human relationships to the environment. Our inquiries encompass a wide range of topics, from the economies and cultures of cities and built landscapes, to tropical climates and the flow of polar ice sheets. We combine rigorous empirical work with deeply conceptual theoretical analyses, always recognizing the importance of both spatial processes and accumulated histories. We use geographic analyses to illuminate the abiding problems of the modern world.

The BCNM is an interdisciplinary research and teaching center at UC Berkeley. We critically analyze and help shape developments in new media with a view towards advancing the public interest. Connecting faculty and students from over 35 departments across nine colleges and schools of the University, we are a center, in every sense, of conversation and collaboration. Located in a global hub for design and information technology, and based in a public research university known for alternative thinking, BCNM supports cutting-edge scholarship and encourages imaginative artwork, designs, and experiments to offer insights into how the shifting media landscape alters our culture and society.

Geography and BCNM seek a scholar that would support both of our programs’ teaching and research. The selected candidate would also expand the offerings of the campus around the presentation, framing, and perception of data, at a time when such concerns are increasingly pressing. Such a hire would also support and connect the new Division of Data Science to the larger campus — intellectually, socially, and in the lives of our shared students.

A PhD or equivalent international/professional degree or enrollment in a PhD or equivalent international/professional degree program is a basic qualification at the time of application.

The Geography Department as well as the Berkeley Center for New Media are committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or affirmative action policy see:

To apply, please go to Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, 1-2 sample publications, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. For further guidance:

Applicants should also supply the names of 3 - 5 referees who will be solicited for letters. Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. We will refer referees that are named, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( at the time we solicit their letters. All application materials from the applicant must be received by November 5, 2018. Please direct questions to Josh Mandel (jsmandel [​at​]


Open September 24th, 2018 through November 5th, 2018

If you apply to this recruitment by November 5th, 2018, you will have until November 12th, 2018 to complete your application.