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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 244539-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Geography ( is seeking to hire a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Cartographic Design and Geographic Visualization. The position is a 9-month academic appointment, with standard opportunities for summer salary, and will begin on or after August 2022. A Ph.D. in Geography, Cartography, or allied field is required at the time of appointment. We welcome candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, bring new perspectives on mentoring and educating students from diverse backgrounds, and value collegiality and collaboration.

The successful candidate will establish a nationally recognized research program in cartography and design, adding departmental expertise in areas such as thematic map design techniques, science communication, narrative cartography and data journalism, digital and visual humanities, terrain representation and raster cartography, participatory and community-engaged map design, or social science methods and user studies in cartography. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate classes, sharing a large-enrollment introductory cartography course and contribute specialized classes to our undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The successful candidate will participate in department and campus service committees at levels commensurate with career stage expectations.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


A Ph.D. in Geography, Cartography, or allied field is required at the time of appointment.


Successful candidates will show potential for developing an outstanding scholarly research program in Cartographic Design and Geographic Visualization.

Additional Information:

The Department of Geography at UW-Madison has been a top-ranked program for the last century and has a longstanding tradition of excellence and robust support network for Cartography. UW-Madison Geography offers BA/BS and MS thesis degrees in Cartography & GIS in addition to Geography degrees and four professional degrees through the GIS Professional Programs. Collaboration opportunities exist with Cartography-facing units within Geography, including the History of Cartography Project, the Robinson Map Library, the State Cartographer's Office, and the Cartography Lab.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 22, 2022


ACADEMIC (9 months)

How to Apply:

Applications are due on December 17, 2021. The position will remain open until filled, but applications arriving after the deadline cannot be guaranteed consideration. To apply for this position, visit and search for position 244539. Applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF, which should include: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research interests (1-2 pages), 4) teaching statement (1-2 pages), 5) diversity and inclusion statement (1-2 pages; for examples of UW resources, see:, 6) up to three writing examples, 7) a cartographic design portfolio, if available, and 8) and the names and contact information of three references.

For further questions, please contact Departmental Administrator Jacqueline Wild ( or search committee chair Robert Roth (


Jacqueline Wild
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Assistant Professor(FA040)

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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