Career Opportunities in Geography at UConn

APiR position in Geography at the University of Connecticut

The Department of Geography at the University of Connecticut, invites applications for an Assistant Professor-in-Residence (APiR) in Geographic Information Science (GIScience) starting in January 2023. This is a renewable (dependent on funding and performance), 9-month, non-tenure track faculty position on the Storrs campus that will contribute to our GIScience curriculum, which includes general education geo-technology, introductory and graduate-level GIS, spatial analysis, and other GIS courses.

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Tenure-Track Faculty position in Geography at the University of Connecticut

The Department of Geography at the University of Connecticut seeks a tenure-track faculty in Social Aspects of Ethnic and Racial Health Disparities as part of a cluster hire of six tenure-track faculty positions in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences starting in August 2023. For Geography, we seek a colleague who can holistically investigate health inequities resulting from geographic inequities including but not limited to epidemics, environmental exposure, climate change, urban development, transportation, food insecurity, and migration. The ideal candidate's research and teaching should focus on investigating the relationships and the key causal pathways between patterns of health inequities, risk factors resulting from human-environment interactions, and relevant structural and systemic drivers of disparities across spatial scales.

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Welcome to the Department of Geography at UConn

The Department of Geography offers B.A., B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Geography. Interested students are encouraged to explore the information on these web pages and to contact the Graduate Coordinator or the Undergraduate Coordinator for additional information.

UConn Geography also offers a graduate level GIS Certificate. This program can be completed completely online or in a blended format, where students take courses online and in a traditional classroom setting.

Upcoming Events

  1. Oct 7 Geography Colloquium - UConn Environmental Corps12:15pm
  2. Oct 13 Teale Lecture: Robert N. Stavins4:00pm
  3. Oct 14 Geography Colloquium - Dr. Martin Medina12:15pm
  4. Nov 3 “Picking A Side? Korea’s Complicated Pacific Strategy”4:00pm
  5. Nov 11 Geography Colloquium - Dr. Susan Cutter12:15pm
  6. Nov 18 Geography Colloquium - Dr. Michael Demers12:15pm

Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Connecticut by Town

Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Connecticut by Town

Geography Curriculum Info

Studying Geography at UConn

Major or Minor in Geographic Information Science
Courses being offered in the Fall 2022 semester which count towards the GISc major and minor include:

    Recent Graduate Student Publications

    BenBella, Diane  & Ghosh, D. 2021. Combining Geospatial Analysis with HIV Care Continuum to Identify Differential HIV/AIDS Treatment Indicators in Uganda.  The Professional Geographer.

    Barocci, Antonio.  2020. Political arrests of women under fascism: gender and the special tribunal in Italy 1926–1928. GeoJournal.

    Adams, Aaron., Li, W., Zhang, C., & Chen, X.  2020. The disguised pandemic: the importance of data normalization in COVID-19 web mapping. Public Health.

    Terbeck, Fabian. 2020. Defining Suburbs: An Evaluation and Comparison of Four Methods. The Professional Geographer.


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    Alumni Spotlight

    Other Outstanding Alumni

    Caroline Mazo, class of 2018, is a Physical Scientist at the US Geological Survey.

    Tara Schwenzfeier, class of 2018, is a GIS Analyst at ForeFlight, a Boeing company.

    Nick Lacafta, class of 2016, is a Technical Records Coordinator at the University of Connecticut.

    Stefanie Walker, MA class of 2015, is a Senior Catastrophe Risk Consultant at Travelers Insurance.

    Amy DellaGuistina, class of 2014, is an Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability Senior Associate at Amgen.

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    UConn Geography Alumni Award Recipients

    2022:  Julie Annino, PhD '02, Senior Transportation Engineer, CT Dept of Transportation

    2021:  Patrick Heidkamp, MA '03, PhD '07, Professor, Southern CT State University

    2019:  Todd Dumais, BA '03, Town Planner, City of West Hartford

    2018:  Richard Annitto, BA '85, Vice President, GIS and Survey Division, LiRo Group

    2017:  Ben Spaulding, PhD '10,  Catastrophe Risk Manager, Homesite Group

    2016:  Patrice Carson, BA '82, Consulting Director of Community Development, Town of Bolton

    2015:   Tyler Kleykamp, BA '00, Chief Data Officer, Connecticut State Office of Policy and Management