Department of Geography at Berkeley

Why study Geography?

All human activity takes place on a geographic stage of great diversity and constant transformation. 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.

Search for Human Geography Faculty Position

The Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor faculty position in Urban or Economic Geography, with an expected start date of July 1, 2019. All application materials from the candidate must be received by October 15, 2018. To apply, please go to