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Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University - Honors Faculty Fellow (Full-Time, Permanent Non-tenure-track) - Open Rank and Open FieldEdit

Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University is expanding its faculty and invites applications for a position in the core Honors faculty. Barrett faculty members are Honors Faculty Fellows designated as Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers with competitive salaries and generous benefits. The main responsibility of Barrett faculty members rests on the teaching of a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar, The Human Event, in which students examine primary materials reflecting diverse intellectual traditions from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty teach upper-division seminars and mentor honors students through independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other scholarly endeavors.

Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens of the world. Typical incoming students at Barrett are in the top five percent of their high school classes.

We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate teaching excellence, including experience and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2018; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.

Qualifications: A PhD, in hand by June 2018, in any academic field that adds richness to our college. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing and leading seminar- based discussions is highly desired. We seek applications from candidates whose teaching and scholarly activities address and reflect the diversity of our student population and who enhance the diversity of our faculty. Desirable candidates would augment existing areas of specialization and/or geographic focus of current faculty. While we welcome applications from candidates in any field, those specializing in African/Africana studies, Latina/o and Hispanic studies, Native American studies, and STEM fields are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education;(2) a C.V.;(3) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in the first and second semesters of The Human Event (HON 171 & HON 272), and a list of readings for both.

Please send your applications materials, formatted as .pdf files, to:

Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Aviva Dove-Viebahn, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at

  • Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on January 16, 2018.

Eastern Washington University (WA) - Assistant Professor, Geography/AnthropologyEdit

The Department of Geography & Anthropology at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a faculty position in the area of disasters, hazards and human and environmental impacts at the rank of Assistant Professor for the 2018-2019 academic school year. The position is a nine-month academic year appointment that would begin September 16, 2018. We seek candidates with a strong social science background who can provide expertise in the areas of disasters and hazards, either naturally-occurring or anthropogenic, with an emphasis on how these events impact human populations. Specifically, we are interested in applications from scholars who focus their work in disasters and hazards on issues related to 1) the health consequences associated with occurrences of disasters and hazards and/or 2) disasters and hazards within the urban context and/or from an urban ecology perspective. Candidates with demonstrated fieldwork experience working with local communities to prepare, avoid, remedy or remediate environmental and/or man-made disasters and hazards are particularly encouraged to apply.

The department has existing expertise in the areas of resource management, conservation, water resource planning, climate change, multi-scale biogeography, small-scale agricultural production, migration and relocation, urban governance and politics, and social and environmental justice. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to both bridge and integrate with our existing areas of specialization and develop new courses and research opportunities in the area of human impacts of disasters and hazards.

Application deadline: November 2017

Application link:


RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEW BRUNSWICK - TT Assistant Professor of Marine Social Sciences and Policy/Human Ecology Department

The Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor – AY in marine social sciences and policy. The successful candidate will establish an innovative program of scholarship, teaching, and service dealing with marine issues conceived broadly, and should be comfortable working with interdisciplinary teams to bridge the social and natural sciences. The candidate should possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in one of the social sciences (anthropology, geography, sociology, political science, economics, environmental studies, or related fields), focused on marine issues in either domestic or international settings, and have proven experience applying social science methods to significant marine issues.

The successful candidate should show potential to successfully obtain and manage grants to support research activities and maintain a record of scholarly publications. Research topics of interest for this position might include human dimensions of marine resource management; coupled socio-ecological marine systems and/or ecosystem services; ocean conservation and/or marine protected areas; sustainable use and management of marine resources and fisheries; governance, institutions and/or socio-economics of marine issues; equity and access for marine-dependent communities; law and policy dealing with small island states; climate change impacts on marine resources and communities; offshore development, pollution and environmental impacts; and other related topics. The candidate should be comfortable working with and leveraging interdisciplinary teams to bridge the social and natural sciences in marine issues, such as working with faculty in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, the Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, and the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at Rutgers, as well as with a new Center for Fisheries and Ocean Sustainability. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses within the curriculum of the Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior undergraduate major, such as courses on natural resources policy; marine policy, governance and institutions; or human dimensions of marine conservation, among other topics (see curriculum at:, and may also engage with related teaching minors, such as minors in Sustainability and in Fisheries. The successful candidate will also be encouraged to work with graduate students in other departments across the School and University through participation in Graduate Faculty appointments. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, service, and/or personal experience will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Applications will be accepted through November 10, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file containing 1) a cover letter including the names and contact information of three references; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; and 4) a writing sample or representative publication. Submissions to:

University of British Columbia: Canada Research Chair in GIS, Geospatial Big Data and Digital GeohumanitiesEdit

The Department of Geography at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus, invites applications for the position of Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) with a specialization in Geospatial Big Data and Digital Geohumanities, to enhance existing departmental strengths in human geography. This position is expected to be a full-time, tenure-stream appointment made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. degree and will be an emerging scholar who is active in their field of research and whose profile and research proposal both meets CRC program criteria and demonstrates an excellent fit with institutional strategic goals and the aims of the position. The Chair will be expected to maintain an outstanding program of research, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, and to contribute to service at the departmental level and beyond.

We seek a scholar specializing in the interactions between a) methodological innovations in Big Data, visual methodologies, or the cybernetic posthuman assemblages of the ‘Internet of Things,’ and b) social, legal, or institutional aspects of changing politics of knowledge production enabled by new geovisualization technologies deployed by corporations, governments, and social movements. The ideal candidate will have an established and innovative program of research that advances geographical and interdisciplinary perspectives and contributes to UBC’s strategic priorities and new initiatives in other units and programs such as First Nations and Indigenous Studies, the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, Sociology, the Bachelor of Media Studies, and the Science and Technology Studies Program.

The candidate must demonstrate teaching excellence in one or more of the following areas: digital humanities methods; GIS and society; spatial statistics; API programming techniques and social media analytics; data mining methods and Big Data; and cartography and geospatial data visualization.

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