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Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit


Deadline November 18, 2016

Harvey Mudd College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cultural Geography beginning  July 1, 2017.  We seek candidates whose scholarly work addresses social justice, urban landscapes, and/or the environment. We welcome scholars working with diverse methodologies, including fieldwork and geovisualization, as well as more theoretical approaches.  

We enthusiastically welcome applications from talented individuals from all cultural backgrounds. Candidates must have completed a PhD on or before the start date and be able to provide evidence of excellence in teaching and promise of significant scholarship. Among the criteria for appointment are experience with students from diverse backgrounds and/or the ability to teach those students effectively.

HMC is a highly selective institution that offers majors in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering.  The position is in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, an interdisciplinary department supporting a broad-based liberal arts program.  The teaching load is five semester-courses per year, including a writing-intensive first-year seminar and an introductory cultural geography course.  

HMC’s membership in the Claremont consortium offers significant opportunities for cooperation and collaboration with colleagues at the Claremont Colleges and the Claremont Graduate University. Situated approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, at the foot of the San Gabriel mountains, Claremont offers easy access to LA’s vibrant cultural scene as well as the ocean, mountains, and deserts of Southern California.

For full consideration, applications should be received by November 18, 2016, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should apply online (, where they should submit: (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitæ, (3) a sample of scholarly work (no more than 35 pages), (4) a statement of teaching experience and interests, as part of which applicants are invited to comment on any experience with or demonstrated ability to effectively teach students from diverse backgrounds, (5) syllabi for three proposed courses, (6) course evaluations, and (7) three letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability or potential. Please address the cover letter to Prof. Debra Mashek, Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA 91711. Questions may be directed to

The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.


California State University, Fullerton - Assistant Professor of GeographyEdit

Physical-Environmental Geography and GIS - Tenure-Track

California State University, Fullerton values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community. The Department of Geography at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Physical-Environmental Geography, with expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and/or GI Science. The position begins in August 2017.

'Position:'  We seek a broadly trained physical-environmental geographer to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in physical-environmental geography, and new courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The new faculty member will be expected to contribute to the growth of our GIS program by teaching introductory and specialized courses in GIS.  Faculty members are also responsible for advising undergraduate and graduate students. Decisions on promotion and tenure are based on excellence in teaching, research, and service.

The Department of Geography has eight full-time faculty members with diverse specializations in human, physical, and environmental geography, and geo-techniques. We offer Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Geography. The department is home to the university’s GIS lab and the Center for Remote Sensing and Environmental Analysis. For more information on the department, visit

Cal State Fullerton is located in the foothills of North Orange County, 25 miles southeast of Downtown Los Angeles. Physical geographers have ready access to the diverse natural environments of Southern California.

Required Qualifications:  Possess a Ph.D. in Geography by the start of appointment. Candidates must have and present evidence of:

  • College or university teaching experience and evidence of effective teaching</li></li>
  • Ability to teach introductory physical geography</li></li>
  • Ability to teach upper division and graduate courses in physical-environmental geography</li></li>
  • Ability to teach advanced courses in area of specialization</li></li>
  • Ability to teach courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)</li></li>
  • Potential for successful research and scholarly publication</li>

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    Rank and Salary: The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Additional teaching in summer and intersession is often available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

    'Appointment Date:' August 2017

    Application Procedure: A complete on-line application/resume must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration.  To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 8968BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:


  • Letter of application in which you respond to the required qualifications</li></li>
  • Curriculum vitae</li></li>
  • Research statement in which you describe your research program and discuss how students can be incorporated into your research</li></li>
  • Reprints of publications</li></li>
  • Teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, course syllabi, and teaching evaluation summaries</li></li>
  • Three letters of recommendation (see instruction below)</li></li>

    On the References page of the online application, enter the information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application.  They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter.  You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system. Please direct questions to Mark Drayse, Department Chair at

    Application Deadline

    Completed applications received by October 15, 2016 will be assured of receiving full consideration.

    Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

    The persons holding these positions are considered ‘mandated reporters’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. We are an EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


    Minot State University - Assistant Professor of Geography

    Minot State University’s Division of Social Science invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Geography. This appointment will be at the assistant professor level starting Fall 2017. Geography is part of the Division of Social Science, an interdisciplinary unit that also includes History, Sociology, Economics, Philosophy, and Political Science. The university seeks a broadly trained geographer to teach introductory principles, world regional geography, and a rotation of electives and GIS courses. Fields covered should include cultural geography, physical geography, and GIS. Teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The geography program offers a minor and supports students in general education, history education, elementary education, social science, and the sciences. Applicants for the position should demonstrate potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching, engagement in service, and an active research agenda. The position is a tenure-track position with a nine month contract. Advanced graduate candidates will be considered, with a completed Ph.D. in Geography required at time of appointment. Graduate coursework in political science desirable, but not required. Priority will be given to applicants with experience and commitment to high-quality teaching as well as research involving undergraduates, and service to the University and community. Minot State University is a public institution of higher education with approximately 3400 students enrolled. The University is built upon a core commitment to students, learning, service, cooperation, and a respect for people and place. Candidates should send a faculty employment application, an application letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching and research philosophy, and evidence of successful teaching. Please arrange to have official transcripts and three letters of reference sent directly. Address all materials to Dr. Daniel Ringrose, Chair, Division of Social Science, Minot State University, 500 University Avenue West, Minot, ND 58707. Electronic submissions are acceptable if followed by official paper copies: Review of complete applications will begin 31 October 2016 and continue until position is filled. The faculty employment application can be accessed online at A criminal history background check must be satisfied prior to employment. The state of North Dakota has an open records law; therefore, your application could be subject to review upon request. UPDATES:===South Dakota State University - Assistant Professor of Geography=== The Department of Geography at South Dakota State University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 22, 2017, with a specialization in Geographic Information Science (GIS). This is a 9-month, full-time position. The Department of Geography has several new junior faculty members and this hire is expected to complement dynamic and evolving programs consisting of B.S. degrees in Geography and GISc, an M.S. in Geography, and faculty supervision of PhD students in the Geospatial Science program. SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.


    University of Delaware - Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, GISEdit

    Description: The Department of Geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor beginning September 2017. The Department seeks a scholar who shows exceptional promise as an intellectual leader to advance research in the field of Geographic Information Science and ideally will complement and enhance the existing research areas of the department and college.   The Geography Department at the University of Delaware is a nationally and internationally recognized department that offers undergraduate degrees in Geography, Environmental Science and Environmental Studies, Meteorology and Climatology, Masters degrees in Geography, Ph.D. degrees in Geography and Climatology, and a graduate-level certificate program in Geographic Information Science. Our research and teaching interact extensively with programs across campus and beyond.   Our Department is strengthened by a new PhD degree, interactions with colleagues in the department's well-established climatology and physical geography programs, new synergies within human geography program, and connections to units on campus including the Environmental Humanities Working Group, Area Studies Programs, the Water Science and Policy Graduate Program, the Delaware Environmental Institute, and the Disaster Research Center.   The successful candidate will be expected to develop an ambitious GIS research program with a high level of publication and external support, teach courses in GIS at the undergraduate and graduate level, mentor students in our degree programs, and offer service to the department, college, university, profession and community.  Recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of America’s best universities to work for in 2012, the University of Delaware is located midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore, and is a Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Land Grant institution. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.

    Requirements: A Ph.D. in Geography or a closely related discipline is required at the time of appointment.

    To be considered for this position, applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application addressing their qualifications for the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research and teaching interests, 4) up to three publications as examples of the candidate’s scholarship, and 5) contact information for three references. The separate parts of the application must be combined as one file before submitting it electronically at

    Questions regarding this position (but not applications) may be addressed to the committee chair April Veness,

    Review of applications will begin on 3 October 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

    Further information about our department and programs may be found at

    DEADLINE: October 3


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    Visiting PositionsEdit

    Post-Doctoral PositionsEdit

    Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Energy and Environmental Policy - University of DelawareEdit

    Deadline: August 15, 2016

    The University of Delaware is recruiting a motivated researcher to develop a broad range of new research proposals and partnerships in energy and environmental policy. The Post-Doctoral Researcher is required to have a Doctorate from an interdisciplinary program. It is essential that the candidate be comfortable with both natural science and social science discourse on energy and the environment and demonstrated good English writing ability. Additional language expertise would strengthen the application. The position will be supervised by the incoming Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment, Dr. Saleem H. Ali and situated jointly within the Department of Geography (College of Earth, Ocean and Environment) and the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy.  Professor Ali will also have a Senior Fellow appointment at Columbia University's Center on Sustainable Investment and continued affiliation with the University of Queensland (Sustainable Minerals Institute), Australia. The postdoctoral researcher will also have access to these networks for research development.

    The salary range for this position will be $US 52,000 to $US 60,000, depending on experience with full benefits accorded by the University of Delaware. We have secure funding for the position for up to 3 years with the possibility of extension based on funds raised during the initially funded period.

    To Apply: Candidates should submit a cover letter with a statement of future research interests and  CV, as one document and names and contact information for three references.  Applicants should indicate in their cover letter the date by which they anticipate having their doctoral degree conferred.

    Applications need to be submitted though the portal system linked here.

    UD is classified as a research university with very high research activity (Category 1) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education


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