Assistant Professor - Indigenous/Latinx Geospatial Analysis, Representation, GIS - Department of Geography
University of California Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
October 6, 2023
Post date: August 9, 2023

Assistant ProfessorIndigenous/Latinx Geospatial Analysis, Representation, GISDepartment of Geography


Position overview Position title: Assistant Professor in Geography
Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table for the current salary scale for this position: The current base salary range for this position is $74,600-$97,200. "Off-scale salaries" and other components of pay, which would yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Anticipated start: July 1, 2024

Application Window
Open date: August 7, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Oct 6, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Oct 6, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Assistant Professor - Indigenous/Latinx geospatial analysis, representation and GIS -Department of Geography
The Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in critical geospatial practice and analysis at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall semester 2024. We seek a scholar with a commitment to and in the Americas with attention to Indigenous and/or Latinx politics, contexts, and issues, who has an analytically rich and critically engaged geospatial practice including critical data studies, geocomputation, remote sensing, or GIS. Thematic areas of interest could include (but are not restricted to) geospatial research in racial/ethnic inequalities and/or human rights or environmental politics or data sovereignty. This position offers synergies with emerging research and teaching programs in Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS).
The Department of Geography recognizes the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors. We embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. The Department is home to the Berkeley Black Geographies project, which has produced significant increases in student and curricular diversification and representation. Also, the Department has initiated an Antiracist Working Group to create a more inclusive environment and experience for our URM graduate students and to make our graduate program more intellectually inclusive. In support of these endeavors, we seek candidates who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through their research, teaching, and/or service.
The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:
The impact on productivity caused by disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic will be considered in our evaluation of applicants.
The Department of Geography is committed to upholding the university's principles of community so that every individual can be successful in a healthy, welcoming, and safe environment. Additional information about programs and resources supporting the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is available at:

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
A PhD or equivalent international degree or enrollment in a PhD or equivalent international degree program is a basic qualification at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications
Completion of the Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) by the start date of the position.

Evidence of strong research productivity, and the potential for securing extramural funding.

A record of teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, especially those from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds.

A track record of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the realms of research, teaching, and/or service.

Application Requirements

Document requirements


  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. More Information and guidelines.
  • Representative Publication - One of 3 completed or in progress journal articles,
    dissertation chapters, working papers, book chapters, or
    other appropriate products.
  • Representative Publication - Two of 3 completed or in progress journal articles,
    dissertation chapters, working papers, book chapters, or
    other appropriate products.
  • Representative Publication - Three of 3 completed or in progress journal articles,
    dissertation chapters, working papers, book chapters, or
    other appropriate products.


Reference requirements



  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Letters of reference will only be solicited for candidates placed on the long list.
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Campus Information

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley 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 protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letter.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location
Berkeley, CA

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